Jamaica

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

A Brief Description

Jamaica’s 4,400 sq miles comprise a beautiful mountainous interior ringed by a necklace of golden beaches. Once the crown jewel of the British sugar empire, its coastal plains and lofty jungles are still the setting for colonnaded mansions and thriving plantations. The island has been independent for three decades, and cultivation has given way to tourism and many of the mansions are now opulent inns flanked not only by sugar fields but also by golfing greens. The northern beaches where pirates once plundered rum are now beautiful resorts.

Kingston, the capital, is a scintillating hurly-burly of a town, rich with cultural history and museums. Most visitors stay in one of the north coast resort towns of Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios. Farther east, Port Antonio is a peaceful romantic village with wistful traces of colonial grandeur while the south side is wilder with windswept sugar fields, winding coastline, and deserted beaches.

The climate in Jamaica is tropical with warm temperatures throughout the year although evenings are cooler as are the more hilly regions. Rainy months are May and October but showers may occur any time. The lowest rainfall occurs between January and April and the hurricane season is between July and October, though a hurricane may occasionally arise in June or November.

Getting to Jamaica

British Airways fly from London Heathrow to JFK with a connecting Air Jamaica flight on to Montego Bay International Airport on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The journey time is approximately 12 hours 25 minutes. Jamaica is 6 hours behind GMT.

Accommodation in Jamaica

Half Moon Golf, Tennis & Beach Club (5 star)

Famous as a playground for royalty and movie stars, this luxurious resort is set in 400 acres of lush tropical gardens around the a private half moon shaped bay and sweeping white sand beach. All 239 rooms and 179 suites in the form of colonial style villas and cottages have beautiful views and 5 star luxury. Facilities include a large choice of restaurants and bars, a championship golf course, 4 squash courts, 13 tennis courts, jacuzzi, sauna, full gym, massage and beauty treatments, horse-riding, a full range of water sports, and deep sea fishing.

Tours & Excursions

  1. Half day tour of Montego Bay starting with a drive along the beautiful coastline, through the town down Gloucester Avenue with stops at various craft markets and shops.
  2. Half day tour of Kingston the Capital City of Jamaica including Spanish Town the old Capital of Jamaica and stopping at the Bob Marley Museum.
  3. Visit to the Blue Mountains, which reach over 7,000ft, home of the world's famous "Blue Mountain Coffee" and visit Rasta Dennis, a local processing plant.
  4. Sailing cruise around the beautiful coastline of Montego Bay or evening Catamaran sunset cruise.
  5. Visit to a local distillery to see how the famous Jamaican rum is made including a little tasting!
  6. Day tour to Ocho Rios and Dunn’s River Falls climbing the 600 ft waterfall prior to a fabulous lunch and then free time for shopping and sightseeing in Ocho Rios.
  7. Bamboo rafting on the historic Martha Brae River or Valley Rafting at Lethe.
  8. Visit to a typical rural Jamaican village and on to a banana plantation.
  9. Choice of sporting activities including golf, tennis and water sports.
  10. Deep sea fishing for blue marlin and tuna, including all necessary equipment and instruction.

A Typical Trip

A typical five day incentive trip to Jamaica might include:

  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow to Jamaica
  • Luggage and guest transfers by deluxe air conditioned coach
  • Welcome drink on arrival and hotel porterage
  • 4 nights accommodation inclusive of breakfast
  • Specially selected dinner location on the first evening
  • Gala dinner at a specially selected location on the final evening
  • Welcome pack in guests’ rooms including useful information and map
  • A half day city tour to give guests an overview of the destination
  • A full day excursion including lunch on location
  • Souvenir gift for each guest
  • Event Manager to ensure the smooth running of the event

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