Travelers looking to escape the cold winter months can count on Jamaica to offer great holiday deals. The destination has affordable packages that will allow travelers to celebrate the holidays island-style.
“Jamaica’s vibrant culture, diverse attractions and accessibility make for an unforgettable and easily planned getaway,” said John Lynch, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “This season, travelers can take advantage of special packages offered by many of Jamaica’s hotels and resorts. While on island, visitors can also participate in holiday festivities and winter events.”
A sampling of winter packages in Jamaica include the following:
Guests who book at the Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa, a new premium all-inclusive, adult-only resort in Ocho Rios, now through January 31, 2012, will receive up to 30 percent savings on their stay. Rates start from US$189 per person based on double occupancy and are valid January through March 2012.
The luxurious Grand Palladium Jamaica and Lady Hamilton Resorts & Spa are offering travelers all-inclusive rates starting at US$169, per person, per night based on double occupancy. Rates are valid from December 1 through 22, 2011, with travel between those dates.
Guests can ring in the New Year with Jamaican bands Byron Lee’s Dragonnaires at Sunset Beach Resort, Spa & Waterpark in Montego Bay and Bare Essentials at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort, Spa & Conference Center in Ocho Rios. Visitors who stay a minimum three nights from December 29, 2011 through January 1, 2012 at these two Sunset Resorts property will enjoy festive value-added amenities. Travelers should book by December 1 and will save up to 55 percent off regular rates; starting at US$187 per person, per night based on double occupancy for a standard room category. This offer is based on availability and is subject to change.
Rondel Village, located on Negril’s Seven Mile beach, is offering value rates to visitors when they book by December 15, for travel January 6-29, 2012. Guests booking four nights in a superior room will receive a 20 percent discount, and those booking seven nights in a villa will receive 10 percent off their stay. Rates start at US$538 for superior rooms and is based on double occupancy. The seven-night villa package starts at US$1,814, based on double occupancy. All rates include room tax and service charge.
Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours has created a “New Year, New You” package, which allows adventure travelers to let loose and enjoy a thrilling Zipline and River Kayak experience combo. Visitors will fly through the treetops in Jamaica’s lush rainforest and navigate the pristine waters of the legendary Martha Brae River. Rates start at US$123 per person.
The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica invites guests to experience a variety of offers this holiday season. Travelers can enjoy room only rates; Escape To Luxury, the resort’s all-inclusive dining offer paired with a complimentary 5th night; and Comfort You, which includes daily breakfast for two and a US$100 daily resort credit. Package must be booked by March 2012, and travel should be completed by March 31. Room only rates start at US$199; Escape to Luxury at US$439; and Comfort You at US$279. Rates are not inclusive of taxes and gratuities.
Travelers on a budget can escape to the South Coast and relax at the Two Seasons Guest House, where rates start at US$50 per night for a standard room with a minimum six-night stay.
Rates are valid from December 15, 2011 through January 15, 2012 and are based on single occupancy and include daily breakfast and complimentary Internet access. The guesthouse has 10 total rooms including three deluxe rooms, which features a fully equipped kitchenette.
Brides-to-be who have a February or March wedding at the historic Richmond Hill Inn will receive 15 percent off the standard all-inclusive wedding package. Guests must book by December 31. Package rates start at US$3,900 for 30 guests and include Minister’s fee, cocktails, food, music, floral arrangements and all decorations.
Tower Cloisters Resort is offering a “Winter Getaway” package to guests who book a seven-night stay in a one-bedroom condominium for travel between November 26, 2011 and January 31, 2012. Rates start at US$900 and are for two persons and include room tax and daily breakfast.