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where to stay

Hello good people of the Jamaica forum

My wife and I have just returned from Aruba (lovely holiday)

Jamiaca is our next holiday

However we have just stayed in Cancun and Aruba all inclusive and we are not fans of AI at all

we would rather stay self catering and choose our own dining and drinking holes

With that in mind and the fact we like to go out and about in the evenings see some decent entertainemnt (not the dross we saw in Cancun & Aruba - both Riu's) good live music, listen to reggae and ska

we have no idea which area to choose, Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios?????? so any tips on good hotels, villas, etc would be greatly appreciated but an are we can walk/taxi to the night life would be much preferable we are both 54 but do enjoy going out

Thanks

Edited: 29 September 2011, 16:52
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1. Re: where to stay

Sounds like Negril would be a good fit for you.

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Yes Negril would have to be top of the list also IMO -it fits the bill for you two 'youngsters'. Second choice Ocho Rios with Montego Bay third

Edited: 29 September 2011, 17:41
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thanks

I will look into Negril any tips for places to stay?

would prefer it to be on beach

Edited: 29 September 2011, 18:12
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4. Re: where to stay

What amenities do you seek, what price range, time of year, etc...?

Take a look at negrilinfo.com - there is a great map of the hotels and links to many, it might help you to narrow it down

portsmouth england
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Thanks suz

price isn't main factor

would like to be self catering on beach near restaurants and bars

Edited: 30 September 2011, 10:26
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6. Re: where to stay

That describes most of the hotels on the beach, lol!

Okay, here would be my suggestions to check out -

Higher End price range= Aqua Negril, Beach House Villas, Rondel Village

Mid to lower price range: Rooms on the Beach, Negril Beach Club Condos, Travelers -

Those, in my opinion, would put you in the area easiest accessible to walking to bars and stores and restaurants.

portsmouth england
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many thanks and to be honest the hotel isnt main priority as we dont spend much time in it

will check those out

thanks again

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8. Re: where to stay

Have a look at negrilonestop.com They carry a large number of the most popular non-AI resorts.

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9. Re: where to stay

We stayed in Lemer luxury Villas in Lances bay (between Negril and Montego bay). Ocean front, great beach nearby and restaurants are walking distance. You can also take a cab to night bars.

http://lemerluxuryvillas.com/

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