If you are planning a family trip to Jamaica, where you stay can make all the difference to your trip. Apart from a hotel, you can choose to stay in Jamaica accommodation rentals.
Jamaica accommodation rentals comprise private villas, cottages and apartments that are conveniently located near the tourist attractions on the island. These rentals are actually second homes or holiday homes of people from across the world. They come here to stay for some time and then rent them out for the rest of the year. The rentals are professionally managed and include the services you would associate with a hotel including housekeeping and laundry.
If you are travelling with your family or a large group, it is highly unlikely you all will get rooms next to each other so if you want to simply relax indoors and spend some time together, it would have to be crammed up in one room. A rental, on the other hand has its own living area with TV, DVD/CD player, Internet etc where you can play board games or lounge away in the porch reading your favourite book or simply enjoying the views of the Caribbean Sea.
Then there are some rentals that cater exclusively to families. Take the case of Silver Sands villas, a secure community of villas located on the island’s north coast in close proximity to the tourist towns of Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Negril and Port Antonio. The community has separate play area for kids and you can arrange for chilcare facilities should you wish to venture out and spend some private moments with your partner/spouse.
So if there is a choice between a hotel and a rental, it would be wise to book a rental as you can book a whole home instead of a room for more or less same rate and get more value for your money. This is because the rentals have a fully equipped kitchen with the services of a cook included in a package, which means you can save big money eating in. Jamaica accommodation rentals give you all the privacy and independence you need to explore the island at your leisure and pace.