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New questions :)

After posting yesterday & getting some very helpful feedback, I have talked with the people going to Jamaica with us and we have narrowed some things down but of course have a few more questions! I hope you all don't mind!!!

Riu Montego Bay or Riu Palace Tropical Bay (Negril)?

How is the nightlife in Montego Bay & Negril?

Where are these beach bars everyone is talking about!?

Going in march, April, May, June or July lol we haven't narrowed that down yet! We are getting so many different opinions on the best time to go. So if you want to throw your opinion out there, feel free! If you already have, thank you!

*Group of mainly couples in our late 20s. Looking to drink, dance & have fun on the beach! Love swim up bars which I know RIU hotel chains have. Totally down for beach bars, jerk chicken and dancing!!!

THANK YOU!!!

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1. Re: New questions :)

If you want to hit the beach bars, then it's Negril you want. You won't find those in Montego Bay (except what the resort may have)

Neither place (Montego Bay or Negril) is really known for it's night life. Both have places to go and things to do (more live music available in Negril) but there aren't big nightclubs like in Mexico.

Mid April to Mid May would be a good time to visit.

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2. Re: New questions :)

That's fine by us! We are up for the new experience! How late are the beach bars open? & are they away from the resorts? Or all over?

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"Riu Montego Bay or Riu Palace Tropical Bay (Negril)?"

The RIU Montego Bay is close downtown Montego Bay, close to the 'hip strip', and close to the airport. For how close it is to the airport see the following

jamaicaobserver.com/news/134999_Scandal-rock…

The RIU Palace Tropical Bay is known for having the best beach for any of the RIU hotels in Jamaica.

"How is the nightlife in Montego Bay & Negril?"

Both have lots of nightlife. You will also find some nightlife at both of the RIU hotels you list.

"Where are these beach bars everyone is talking about!?"

Are you asking about the beach bars in Negril? If so they are about every 100 yards along the beach on Long Bay and extending north from downtown Negril for more than 2 miles. However, they are several miles from the RIU Palace Tropical Bay (a short taxi ride away).

Edited: 03 April 2014, 17:18
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