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Little Help on location and activities

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Little Help on location and activities

Alright I am planning a trip with my friends for a little vacation in September to most likely Negril! There are four of us total two guys and two girls all in our late 20's early 30's. We love adventure and relaxation combo. My question is where would you recommend staying? We don't need an all inclusive because we like to get out and experience the culture. I was pondering coco la palms? It would be nice to have a better looking pool but as long as the beach is amazing as everyone says it is then I don't plan on being by the pool anyways. Any other recommendations with a central location? Are we crazy for going in September? Is there any nightlife?

As mentioned above we like activities to and usually rent a car but I have read that you should taxi it pretty much everywhere. Is there enough stuff for a few days of activities? I got the snorkeling idea with Captain moses, potential zip lining, but want to know about anything else? We have been spelunking in puerto rico, done volcano park in hawaii, and angor wat in cambodia. Just wondering what you guys would recommend? Or should I got to a different part of the island? From what I have read Negril seems to be able to offer the best of both!

Thanks so much for any help! I appreciate it!!

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1. Re: Little Help on location and activities

For things to do see the following


Renting a car is not recommended. For a few reasons not to rent see the following


To get to/from Negril and the airport see the following


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Thanks I appreciate that!! I am surprised there is no mention of the bioluminescent bays! That is an amazing experience! Thanks for your help!

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3. Re: Little Help on location and activities

Glistening Waters is a bioluminescent bay - over an hour drive from Negril.

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4. Re: Little Help on location and activities

CoCo La Palm is a great choice

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5. Re: Little Help on location and activities

Its my personal thought that way too any people try to compare Jamaica to this island and that island...and perhaps they shouldn't. Every single country is different in some way.

Jamaica is more of a place to chill ---with the zip lining and caving and such as a secondary thing.One does not really travel to Jamaica to do these things first. Its not the Amazon or the Himalayas.

Go thinking of "Chill" and THEN do a few things to get you off the beach....( if they can )

First find a resort that you'll be happy at and then add a couple of days worth of excursions. Your also going to find that travel in Jamaica can be expensive---but also its not like Bermuda where you can rent a scooter for a month and scoot around everywhere.

Understand the country--be smart and travel safe ! Work on your tan , kick back and enjoy a few Red Stripes and sway to some Reggae...set your heart free with some Rocksteady.

Jamaica is the best of them all---but you need to understand where your going and what the island is about.

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Consider staying on the Cliffs at Seagrape Villas, Catcha Falling Star, or Villas Sur Mer---lots of good eats all up and down the road and you can catch a taxi to the beach for a day----

Tony Vassell is my friend and driver and he can take you to Mayfield Falls or The Blue Hole Mineral Springs for a 1/2 day trip (tonyvassell@yahoo.com)

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