Hi all! Well as the title states, my wife and I are headed on a (delayed) honeymoon over the xmas holiday to the SGR resort. We're staying for 5 nights in a honeymoon poolside villa...I did not book concierge or butler service.
I've been reading up on the Ocho Rios forum and have had many questions already answered...TONS of great info here!!!
Here's my questions, any and all help is greatly appreciated!
#1 - airport transfer - my wife can get motion sick easily, and I'm also anticipating a to-be-determined level of irritability b/c she gets that way when flying. With our package, the group shuttle is free, but I'm leaning heavily towards contacting Reggae Tours to arrange a private transfer. Someone help me out; would I be wise to just book the private car?
#2 - the room & concierge service - as I stated above, we're in a honeymoon poolside villa w/out any concierge or butler service. Will the time frame we're going (12/24-29) be so busy that we'll need the concierge to do all of the booking for us, or can we manage just fine w/ a little planning ahead? The only other perk I see is the booze in the fridge...do we not get any booze in the room at all if we just booked regularly w/out concierge/butler service?
#3 - things to do - we know we want to relax by the pools and beach, and we'll probably mess around w/ the free watercraft rentals or whatever, and we will most likely book a snorkeling excursion. What else?? My wife is a kindergarten teacher, and I've seen some mention of a visit to the local schools. What's that all about? Do we need to book things in advance of traveling, or can we decide last minute or the day before to do an excursion?
#4 - golf - aaahhhhhh golf. Oh how I love my golf! But I'm not planning on bringing my clubs. Two reasons; (1) its expensive to check them on the plane and (2) we're only there 5 nights and I'll likely get permission to play only once if I'm lucky. Of course, if I golf, my wife gets to go to the spa. I get it...its a honeymoon, not a golf trip :-). All that said, are the rental units decent? What about shoes? Should I bring golf balls/tees/glove/etc with (I'm assuming pro shop items are crazy expensive)?
Ok, I think thats it for now. Surely, more will come to mind later, but I'm also going to keep reading through the forum and hopefully will find more answers.