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Travel partner flaked on me.... what to do for my trip now

houston
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Travel partner flaked on me.... what to do for my trip now

So my best friend and I were planning a 30th birthday in Negril. I bought my plane ticket and was waiting on her to do the same. So she officially flaked on me even though i bought my ticket 4 months ago and we have been planning it for a year.

I wanted to stay at an all inclusive but maybe not. I wanted to be on a great beach. My budget is about 2k. Probably a place single friendly. I just have no idea what to do now :\ Help!

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1. Re: Travel partner flaked on me.... what to do for my trip now

Check out Coco La Palm. Safe, clean. great location. Great part of the beach.

Edited: 08 January 2012, 21:45
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2. Re: Travel partner flaked on me.... what to do for my trip now

As a single at an all inclusive you'll probably have to pay a singles supplement. That can be pricey. You will not have to pay that at a non-AI hotel. Coco is a nice option.

That said, skyauction has some good deals on AIs, in Negril and also Runaway Bay. I stayed at Breezes Runaway Bay solo on a skyauction deal and enjoyed it. I think I paid $150 a night, supplement, taxes and all, for my own room.

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3. Re: Travel partner flaked on me.... what to do for my trip now

For a single who wants an all inclusive on the beach in Negril I might look a Hedonism II. They offer a 'single share' program where singles pay the same price of a double (no single supplement charge). The place is very open to singles and a real party place with the disco open until 5am every day).

Edited: 08 January 2012, 22:51
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4. Re: Travel partner flaked on me.... what to do for my trip now

Don't be afraid to discover other options in Jamaica.

It isn't all about fancy places unless that is your desire.

If you want a place where your a single traveller but not alone....where you can still go and visit the busy places at negril.

Check this out.........

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1625485-d24229…

Edited: 08 January 2012, 23:41
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5. Re: Travel partner flaked on me.... what to do for my trip now

I'm a big fan of Hedo, and have been many times as a couple. I would not recommend it for a single woman unless she really understands what she is getting into. It attracts too many frustrated single men with completely unrealistic expectations of easy sexual adventure, and they can get rude with single women.

Let us know when you are traveling. Prices vary and specials are common at various times of the year.

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6. Re: Travel partner flaked on me.... what to do for my trip now

Still go on your trip Negril is a fantastic place, defo try and book an AI as you will almost certainly meet new people, i always find the swim up bar a cool place to hang out and people seem to chat away quite easily. Beautiful beaches.

Also at an AI you wont feel out of place eating on your own either, and will have ready made entertainment on tap

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7. Re: Travel partner flaked on me.... what to do for my trip now

Try Grand Pineapple, a budget friendly all inclusive

that is on a great location on the beach.

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8. Re: Travel partner flaked on me.... what to do for my trip now

Try Grand Pineapple, a budget friendly all inclusive

that is on a great location on the beach.

houston
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9. Re: Travel partner flaked on me.... what to do for my trip now

Thanks for recommending CLP. They are on my list of possibles =)

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10. Re: Travel partner flaked on me.... what to do for my trip now

Hedo def wont be my cup of tea. I will check out grand pineapple again but they seemed to be very family oriented. And there is no way I am not going. even if i go alone .. no biggie! thanks for the replies and keep them coming if u got them.