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Resorts Near Kingston?

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Resorts Near Kingston?

My wife, 3-year old daughter, and I are considering a trip to Jamaica.

We have always heard that the best/safest places to visit are near Montego Bay; however, on our days of travel, there is a dirt cheap fare to Kingston. We're mostly looking for a relaxing weekend near the beach or at our hotel pool Are there any good beaches or resorts near Kingston, or is it best to avoid this part of the country?

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1. Re: Resorts Near Kingston?

No need to avoid the airport or all of Kingston (some parts are def not advisable tho), but if you're looking for beach resorts, you'll basically need to go to ocho rios... 2-2.5 hours from KIN... You can have a taste of paradise in the mountains above Kingston at one of the nicest resorts the island has to offer, strawberry hill, but it'll cost a pretty penny...

Hope that helps

Chelle

Edited: 06 June 2011, 00:37
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2. Re: Resorts Near Kingston?

How is driving in Jamaica?

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3. Re: Resorts Near Kingston?

I recommend NOT driving in Jamaica. For a few reasons not to see

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g147309-c2512/Jamaica…

Hire a car with a qualified Jamaican driver to take you about. Sit back and enjoy the sights. Your hotel can arrange a car and driver for you.

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Driving is fine in Jamaica. Jamaica recognises licences from the us ,uk, most countries. a sedan is typical around $60usd per day.Kingston is nice, historic there are many attractions.Like any city there are areas with crimes and slums but New Kingston where the hotels are is safe.The resorts in Kingston are

Wyndham Kingston

http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/KINWH/main.wnt

The Knutsford Court

www.knutsfordcourt.com/

Courtleigh Hotel & Suites

www.courtleigh.com/

Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

www.jamaicapegasus.com/

The Spanish Court

www.spanishcourthotel.com/

Altamont Court Hotel

www.altamontcourt.com/

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All the hotels mentioned above are better geared toward business travellers and not what I'd personally call resorts... For the most part it would be similar to traveling 1200 miles to go to an inner-city holiday inn... Fine if you needed to be there...

But otherwise not worth the trip...

as for driving in Jamaica, some fare fine with it, some would never do it... Best to experience as a passenger before doing...

Chelle

Edited: 06 June 2011, 11:52
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6. Re: Resorts Near Kingston?

I would not recommend driving in Kingston on a first trip -

For a quick weekend trip, you might want to look at Liguanea Club - Near enough to Emancipation Park to walk over there, beautiful grounds, a large swimming pool, great tennis courts, good restaurant.

If you were interested in getting out and about, you could do some day trips from there and not deal with the long ride over to Ocho Rios, especially if you are just looking for a weekend getaway.

Another hotel to check out would be Morgan's Harbour.

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