Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Planning your visit to Jamaica

If you are planning a Caribbean holiday, you could consider Jamaica as an ideal destination. Aside from the spectacular coastline, sun, sand and the sea, there are plenty of natural wonders you can admire and activities that you can do. To make your planning easier, here are some tips you can consider.

Where you stay in Jamaica can make all the difference to your vacation. The island offers a fair share of hotels, all-inclusive resorts and private villas, cottages and apartments, commonly known as Jamaica accommodation rentals. Hotels provide the services you would find anywhere else in the world. However, if you wish to spend quality time with your loved ones, they may not be the right choice considering that you’ll be surrounded by strangers all the time and it is highly unlikely all of you would get rooms next to each other.

The other option is all-inclusive resorts. These simplify planning a trip on your own and save you all the hassles of making your own travel arrangements but they greatly limit your chance to explore the island on your own. Besides, they may not have activities that are suitable for all members of the family. They can also be a bit on the expensive side.

Now for the Jamaica accommodation rentals. Simply put, these are based on the concept of providing visitors a home away from home. They are very similar your home in terms of privacy, space and the ability to live as you like; however, they are also different in the sense they allow you to live like the natives and gain a first hand experience of their way of life. In a nutshell, they are same yet different. These rentals also provide the services you would normally associate with a hotel so you have the services of housekeeping staff and cook included in the package and so you don’t have to worry about the chores. Of course, the cook would pamper you with the sumptuous of local delights. You also have the perfect opportunity to explore the island at your own leisure and pace. Search the net and you’ll come across various listings of rentals and if all these leave you confused, you can consider Silver Sands villas, a secure community of villas and cottages in Jamaica’s north coast and at a convenient distance from some of the island’s greatest attractions in Ocho Rios and Montego Bay. The villas encompass a stretch of private beach and have amenities for people of all ages. The staff is local and can provide you insider’s tips on what to see and do.

Jamaica enjoys a tropical climate so pack some shorts, capris, tank tops, t-shirts and most definitely a swim suit. Be sure to bring along a sunhat, sunglasses, and plenty of sunscreen. There are two rainy seasons, from May until June and September to November. However, rain is pretty limited and you get plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

There is plenty to see and do from trekking up the misty Blue Mountains to marine activities such as swimming, snorkelling, windsurfing and water skiing. You can explore reserves, rainforests and botanical parks and even climb the Dunn’s River Falls. For the children there is the Dolphins Cove and Kool Runnings Park. For the golf enthusiasts, there are plenty of challenging golf courses located in breathtakingly beautiful surroundings. Search the net and you’ll find a listing of activities that you can do. Based on your interest, you can plan what to see and do.

1 comment:

Villas Vacation Rental said...

Hi Dude,

Visiting Jamaica is considered to be one of those things one must do to experience the wonders of the planet. It is a beautiful island, and many seasoned travelers have heard of its white sand beaches, beautiful waterfalls and majestic mountains. Thanks a lot...