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Good hotels near the Sandals Carlyle Montego Bay?

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Good hotels near the Sandals Carlyle Montego Bay?

I am attending a wedding that will take place at the Sandals Carlyle Montego Bay but have chosen not to stay there as most of the family will be there. We would rather stay at a different hotel for tranquility (from our family) and only attend the Carlyle for the wedding and reception. So we are looking for something fairly close or with easy access.

I have never been to Jamaica... any suggestions? We want a good hotel with good food, accommodation and pools.

I have been to Cuba many times, can people tell me how the beaches, food and hotels compare here? I know a 4* in Cuba isn't really a 4* in North American standard... how about Jamaica?

Any hotel NOT to book?

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Good hotels near the Sandals Carlyle Montego Bay?

Royal Decameron is several blocks away.

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2. Re: Good hotels near the Sandals Carlyle Montego Bay?

I forgot to mention that we are 2 adults travelling and Adults only hotels is fine by us as well.

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3. Re: Good hotels near the Sandals Carlyle Montego Bay?

"So we are looking for something fairly close or with easy access."

Sandals Carlyle is at the west end of the airport runway. You might look at Sandals Montego Bay located at the other end of the runway. Sandals offers a shuttle bus between the two resorts. At a lower price point you might also look at the RIU Montego Bay which is also off the east end of the runway but is not adults only.

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4. Re: Good hotels near the Sandals Carlyle Montego Bay?

Royal Decameron is within walking distance to Sandal's Carlyle. For non AI, Toby's is close as well. You could also consider staying at one of the other Sandal's in Montego Bay. There are exchange privileges among the Sandal's resorts and free shuttles between resorts.

Are you positive they are having the wedding at Sandal's Carlyle? That to me, would be the worst one to have a wedding at. It doesn't even have it's own beach.

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5. Re: Good hotels near the Sandals Carlyle Montego Bay?

Good info Anod.

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6. Re: Good hotels near the Sandals Carlyle Montego Bay?

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, anod1, that is the hotel they are getting married at. I guess it was the most affordable? Not sure why they picked this one.

Can anyone tell me how much I can expect to pay for any of the other sandals close by for April 2014? If I book now the price is over $2000! I can not afford this. :(

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7. Re: Good hotels near the Sandals Carlyle Montego Bay?

Look at Royal Decameron for an AI or Toby's.

And I can understand staying at Sandals' Carlyle because it is the cheapest. I just can't see getting married there. Just wondering if they are staying there, but actually getting married at one of the others, since there are exchange privileges.

You could also consider the RIU. You would need a taxi to get to Sandal's though.

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8. Re: Good hotels near the Sandals Carlyle Montego Bay?

Bear in mind that if you don't stay at a Sandals resort, you will need to buy (whether you or the bridal couple) a pass for each of you to be present during the wedding.

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9. Re: Good hotels near the Sandals Carlyle Montego Bay?

And also, the wedding must take place at the resort the wedding couple is staying at...so very likely they are staying at the Carlyle.

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10. Re: Good hotels near the Sandals Carlyle Montego Bay?

"Can anyone tell me how much I can expect to pay for any of the other sandals close by for April 2014?"

Contact a good travel agent to get an exact price quote. Look for one who is a certified Sandals specialist. You might also look at the offerings of a charter operator such as Sunwing to see what they offer.