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information/help on Jamaica from those that have been!
10 years ago, June 2nd 2009 No: 1 Msg: #74724  
N Posts: 38
G'day guys

looks like we will be stopping by Jamaica on our next trip, we were going to skip it but we found $200 flights from new york to jamaica so its a good cheap way to get down in that area as from there will go to cuba then back in to mexico/central america!

where are the best places to go?

how long do you recommend we stay there for? we are thinking a week will be long enough

Is it easy enough to get to cuba from there? if so by boat of plane?

Is it as dangerous as some people say?

any other help would be great

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10 years ago, June 20th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #77056  
N Posts: 5
Hey there Katzy, I want to welcome you to Jamaica.So lucky you are to find these cheap flights, $200 is really a deal.

I've been to both Jamaica and Cuba and these places are awesome to go to.

Not to mention that they are near so you can spend precious time touring instead of being on a plane.

Jamaica is my favorite. I'm sure you'll love it too. Don't worry about the dangers of going there. Tourists and travels are usually pretty safe. The real danger happens when you go out and venture on your own in violent inner cities in Jamaica.

But the place has awesome beaches, mountains to hike and explore, great all inclusive hotels and lots of unique things to do. You'll find everything there, from great food , safaris, to great reggae music . For more info check out www.squidoo.com/jamaicavacations. You'll get all your questions answered here.
I love Cuba too, especially Santiago de cuba. Cuba is pretty safer than Jamaica yet the locals may be a little less friendly to you. The stuff there is a little cheaper but you won't find greater beauty there than Jamaica.

There are easy inexpensive Cuba travel packages that are easily available in Jamaica. I'd recommend you stay as long as you want! you'll find it hard to leave once you reach here. Wish you all the best! Reply to this

10 years ago, June 20th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #77058  
N Posts: 5
Hey there Katzy, I want to welcome you to Jamaica.So lucky you are to find these cheap flights, $200 is really a deal.

I've been to both Jamaica and Cuba and these places are awesome to go to.

Not to mention that they are near so you can spend precious time touring instead of being on a plane.

Jamaica is my favorite. I'm sure you'll love it too. Don't worry about the dangers of going there. Tourists and travels are usually pretty safe. The real danger happens when you go out and venture on your own in violent inner cities in Jamaica.

But the place has awesome beaches, mountains to hike and explore, great all inclusive hotels and lots of unique things to do. You'll find everything there, from great food , safaris, to great reggae music . For more info check out. You'll get all your questions answered here.
I love Cuba too, especially Santiago de cuba. Cuba is pretty safer than Jamaica yet the locals may be a little less friendly to you. The stuff there is a little cheaper but you won't find greater beauty there than Jamaica.

There are easy inexpensive Cuba travel packages that are easily available in Jamaica. I'd recommend you stay as long as you want! you'll find it hard to leave once you reach here. Wish you all the best!
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10 years ago, June 20th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #77064  
N Posts: 38
thanks heaps Yaime for the information!

i dont suppose you know rough flight prices from cuba to jamaica, i cant seem to find any online, the only ones we have found are about $350 which we think are abit expensive considering its so close!

thanks heaps

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10 years ago, June 22nd 2009 No: 5 Msg: #77289  
N Posts: 5
Hey Katzy, Glad to know you found the information helpful... I called a couple of airlines in Jamaica and found them to be pretty more expensive than what you found online. To go to Cuba the cheapest rates are as follows:

Air Jamaica charges $427 per person on June 27
$408 per person on July 6-13 (other dates are more expensive)

Cubana Airline charges $522 for all round trips they said that this charge is subjected to change but will never be as low as $350

These are the most popular airlines doing flights to Cuba from Jamaica.

Like you, I thought these prices are a bit expensive considering that we are so close to Cuba. I'm not sure if it would be cheaper to fly from Cuba to Jamaica.

If you have anymore questions I'd be happy to help you.

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10 years ago, June 22nd 2009 No: 6 Msg: #77291  
N Posts: 38
cheers mate. appreciate the info, unfortunately at those prices i dont think ill be able to do jamaica unless i can smuggle myself on to a boat haha

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10 years ago, June 25th 2009 No: 7 Msg: #77602  
N Posts: 5
Hey Katzy, probably this could help you . You could probably find the cheapest vacation packages right here
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9 years ago, January 21st 2010 No: 8 Msg: #100663  
For anyone interested in coming to Jamaica for vacation I would first suggest that you not spend the ridiculous amount for all-inclusives, even though they tell you about the great savings. who is really going to eat and drink that much? Come on, and then you have to pay crazy amounts for the activities they offer. I suggest a nice bed & breakfast or hostel. There are pretty nice ones in the Ochi Rios area. I personally stayed at Paradise Jamaica (you can search for it online) and it was really nice. I mean nothing will really compare to thebig hotels, but when you are going on vacation you just want somewhere nice and comfortable to fall asleep. You will save sooooooo much by going this route, and have a chance to really experience what Jamaica has to offer, rather than the fakeness and pretending that goes on in some of those big hotels. Reply to this

9 years ago, May 11th 2010 No: 9 Msg: #110665  
Actually, the areas where you find lots of tourists are not particularly safe (although not nearly as dangerous as being a drug dealer in Kingston). I would strongly recommend leaving the typical tourist areas, and spending your time at a family run guesthouse . Much safer, much more fun. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need suggestions, I've been traveling to Jamaica for 20 years.
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8 years ago, October 1st 2010 No: 10 Msg: #120143  
Just got back from jamaica last week and I could say that the trip was the most amazing my family and I ever had.

We tried the canopy tour and quad biking. We also went to the famous Rick's cafe and tasted some of their best tasting cuisine. We visited Negril, Montego bay and ochio rios where we witness some breath taking attractions. Don't miss to visit these places!

We stayed in le Mer luxury villas which is a few kms away from Montego bay and Negril. The place is really wonderful. As for the tour, our tour guide Alrick is such an awesome and reliable guy - their services were recommended by a friend.

Will surely love to go back to Jamaica!
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8 years ago, February 19th 2011 No: 11 Msg: #129436  
N Posts: 2
I have traveled to Jamaica, alone , for 4 years and LOVE it.

I highly recomened Montego Bay and the FREESTYLE Catamaran tour. I did the excursion 4 years ago while on Carnival, and am now soon to be engaged to the Captain of Freestylel. !
The tour includes free Rum punch, sailing, snorkling, and beach time or Margaritaville for as little as $35.00 per person. Its an amazing time and 100% safe! They are no longer affiliated with Carnival, but do their own bookings now.
Enjoy Jamaica! Reply to this

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