Jamaica is giving holiday shoppers even more reasons to rejoice. With exciting packages at prices that won’t break the bank, shoppers can whisk their loved ones away to celebrate the holidays island-style.
“Jamaica’s vibrant culture, diverse attractions and accessibility make for a memorable and easily planned getaway,” said John Lynch, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “This season, travelers can take advantage of special value-added packages offered by many of Jamaica’s finest hotels and resorts. And while on island, visitors can participate in cultural holiday festivities and attend some of our fascinating winter events.”
For visitors who want off-the-beaten-path adventures, Blue Mountain Bicycle Tour’s Ride the Blues package allows participants to cruise down the Blue Mountains on a road The New York Times describes as offering “one of the best scenic vistas in the Caribbean.” Visitors will learn how the world’s famous Blue Mountain Coffee was processed in primitive times, and enjoy an exhilarating dip at a cascading waterfall.
Girls Golf Getaway
Women looking for some quality tee-time can enjoy the Girls Golf Getaway package offered by Breezes Runaway Bay Resort & Golf Club. Rates for this five-night offer begin at US$1,065, based on double occupancy. The package includes a one-hour private lesson at the resort’s 18-hole, PGA-quality golf course; a one-hour Native’s Touch massage; and a manicure and pedicure at the full-service à la carte Blue Mahoe Spa.
CocoLaPalm is offering special savings on all room categories from January 2 – April 14, 2011. Rates start at US$140 for Standard rooms and are based on double or single occupancy. This special is not available from December 23, 2010 – January 1, 2011, or February 8 through February 24, 2011, and does not include tax and service charge.
The Fifth Night Free special at Coyaba Beach Resort gives added value with every fifth night free for stays now through April 15, 2011. This charming property near Montego Bay offers rates from US$360 per room, per night, based on double occupancy, including tax and service (but not meals). This offer is not valid during all major holidays.
Jamaica Inn’s Short Minimum Stay for 2010 Holiday Season allows guests to forgo the 10-night minimum stay, and instead book for seven nights from December 23, 2010, through January 3, 2011. While staying at the luxurious property, guests can relax at the full-service KiYara Spa, which offers treatments in open-air thatch-roof huts and only uses ingredients indigenous to the island.
Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa celebrates the season with its Winter Escape All-Inclusive special. Guests who book by April 28, 2011, can receive up to US$250 in resort credits. This deal offers a US$50 per room resort credit with a minimum two-night stay, and each additional night’s stay earns a US$25 incremental resort credit. The special all-inclusive rates are per room, based on double occupancy, and start at US$249 from now until December 20, 2010; US$539 from December 21, 2010, to January 1, 2011; and US$349 from January 2 to April 30, 2011.
Travelers can Escape the Cold at Foote Prints on the Sands from December 15, 2010, through April 15, 2011. A special room rate of just US$80 is offered for this period, based on double occupancy, with a supplement of US$20 for an additional person.
The Winter Escape package at Round Hill Hotel and Villas comes with a US$400 resort credit for stays of four nights or longer in an oceanfront room. Guests can stay in a Ralph Lauren-designed room with vaulted ceilings and ocean views at a nightly room rate of US$495, plus tax and service. This package is available for travel January 3 through February 13, 2011. Booking code Winter4.
Now through March 31, 2011, The Wexford Hotel in Montego Bay is offering special winter room rates of US$90 and US$105, based on single and double occupancy respectively, inclusive of breakfast, tax and service. Guests can also opt for the all-inclusive plan of US$120 per person, per night, and chill on arrival with a complimentary drink beside the hotel’s infinity pool, overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Guests at Richmond Hill Inn can enjoy special rates starting at US$90 for a standard double room, offered for a minimum two-night stay. This package is valid for travel until April 30, 2011.
Couples can Fall in Love Again at any of the four Couples Resorts properties: Couples Negril; Couples Tower Isle; Couples Swept Away; and Couples Sans Souci. From now until December 25, 2010, guests can stay at any of these properties for rates starting at US$316 per night, per room, and enjoy fine dining and beach beverage service to off-site excursions.
From January 5 through February 12, 2011, Villas by Linda Smith is offering Complimentary Couples Massages to guests staying in these luxury properties, each with its own swimming pool and full staff. Bookings must be made by January 1, 2011.