Read about this on "another" board.
great....NOT! thanks for the info link
Well, that's not cool!
So, there is still public access to Long Beach but just Bloody Bay is fenced off now? What about Office of Nature--couldn't people get to the beach by going in their entrance?
It looks to me like the only access is thru SATP gate. That's the gate that is pictured in the Gleaner article.
Office of Nature are Squatters, they don't own the land that they're on. They have been bickering with the owner for several years. I'm assuming that the access from the road to OON is also fenced off.
Don't know for sure---full first hand report at the end of February.
Well, that blows. Looks like the hotels there have finally accomplished what they set out to do - reserve that beach exclusively for their guests. It's too bad too - I remember before the RIUS were built it was such a nice and pristine beach, they've really ruined it it seems like. I'm grateful for the "alternative" pristine beaches that I've found, like Half Moon Beach.
I haven't been to Bloody Bay since RIU broke ground - as it broke my heart. I have lots of great memories of that once untouched beach. Truthfully, I couldn't imagine it with tons of other people there...it was always nice and uncrowded, no lounge chairs, no jet skis, no masses...it would seem to me that with 2 huge hotels there that it's almost as crowded as Long Bay at this point.
If you all are looking for a wonderful, lightly developed and chill vibed uncrowded beach experience check out Half Moon Beach.
I don't blame the hotels. I blame the Jamaican government for the mess that Bloody Bay has/will become.
I wonder who's pockets got lined in those sales.
In 22 years that beach has gone from virgin to an extension of Long bay.
As you know we are completely on the same page regarding the gradual demise of Bloody Bay and how it came to be what it is today. Very sad & I get upset just thinking about it.
It sounds like the final demise has happened and the OON will be no more. We knew it was coming pretty soon.
What a bummer.
I wish the article was more detailed.
I’ve mourned the death of Bloody Bay since the 80s. It really was a beautiful place. Luckily I have a dingy that can get me there but the Jamaicans lost a beautiful place and I’ll miss the little ones splashing in the water.
Unreal, this kind of thing gets my Irish blood boiling! Anyone think there is anything we can do to help? Let's face it, most Jamaicans never get to go to the beach and many don't even swim. It's bad enough their not made to feel welcome, but to deny them access to THEIR beach..! I had ideas about giving an A/I on Bloody Bay a try one of these trips..not now.. not unless they change their tune! Seamuis
RESPECT to you Seamius...well said!
This is really very sad. I really resonate with these words from Rastagirl777...
"I haven't been to Bloody Bay since RIU broke ground - as it broke my heart. I have lots of great memories of that once untouched beach."
This crass commercialism seems to be out of control. It is a beast that is never full. I see that the "untouched" Portland area is next on the agenda. And what is that massive hotel that is being built just east of Lucea? When we came back from Negril in May we noticed that the land was once again being scrapped raw. It is as if they wil not rest until they rip the soul out of the land.
And since I am venting a bit, I really don't see the economic condition of the Ja people being raised by these mega-resorts; so where is the up-side? It is all very, very sad.
Sorry - don't mean to get controversial. Just my humble opinion. I'm only a spectator; since I do not live in Ja. These are difficult things. I could be wrong.