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5 hour wait in MBJ...what to do?

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5 hour wait in MBJ...what to do?

A small group of us are leaving Negril departing at MBJ, however while most of our flights leave around 11am or 1pm, a friend of mine's does not leave until 7pm. What are some of the things she can do while in the area?

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1. Re: 5 hour wait in MBJ...what to do?

If she wants to be at the airport and not out on a beach or in town or rafting or something, there's a new lounge at the airport that looks pretty cool:

lilylilyphotography.com/2011/…

$30.

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2. Re: 5 hour wait in MBJ...what to do?

In Negril it is normal to depart your hotel about four hours before your flight time if taking a bus, van, or taxi. As you say some have an 11AM flight that will mean the group will be departing Negril about 7AM. At the airport there is (after security) some some places to sit, a shopping area, several places to eat, and the new lounge.

If I had a 7PM flight i would say goodby at the hotel in Negril and spend the day on the beach. Then I would leave about 3PM. Many hotels will allow you to stay the day for nothing extra. Contact your hotel to find what their policy is.

I might also call the airline and ask how early they allow check-in for flights. Some airlines do not allow check-in and/or leaving bags 8 or 9 hours before a flight. There is also no public sitting area before you pass thru security.

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3. Re: 5 hour wait in MBJ...what to do?

I would see if she could get a late check out and go to MB later than the group...vinnie is right..the group will be leaving in the am. otherwise, If she has light luggage she can go to the beach/the Pork Pit for lunch/walk the strip and taxi to the airport to check out the lounge Ohliz posted.

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4. Re: 5 hour wait in MBJ...what to do?

ohliz,,,, question about lounge? Does the $30 admission fee only include admission? Are the small snacks and drinks extra?

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5. Re: 5 hour wait in MBJ...what to do?

As per their web site it includes drinks and snacks and everything, even an escort/shortcut through security and immigration.

http://clubmobay.com/

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