I tried to book a trip to Jamaica for this July but I failed. I could not find what I wanted and maybe what I wanted does not exist. I came close to booking the Palladium but after reading way to many on line reports of mold we opted not to book it. In stead I ended up booking the Grand Yucatan Suites @ Palladium in Riviera Maya Mexico.
Next year I want to try Jamaica and will start the search now. Here is what I am looking for:
Spending 2 weeks.
Don’t want to spend 2 weeks relaxing. We like to be busy.
Need a place that has plenty of space to take long walks. Do not want a small property.
Hotel has to be very clean.
Several pools is a plus. I hate when there is never a spot near the pool (the worst part about taking a cruise).
Plenty of restaurants is a plus. At least 4 or 5.
Safety!! I don’t want my wife to have to worry about being unsafe if we walk 5 feet off the property.
Night life. No need for a disco or a dance party but would like some nice live music at night.
Non high rise. We don’t care to stay at places that have more than 3-4 floors. The place would have to be exceptional for us to stay there if it has 10 floors. I find things get over crowded if the hotel is a high rise. It is too many people in a small foot print.
Stuff to do; Again I don’t like to relax on vacation so I like when the resort has stuff to do. Kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, hiking, walking, walks into town.
So does this exist in Jamaica or not? My budget this year was $4k-$6.5k for 2 weeks and it included air fare.