Hey there! Just looking for a little advice/help on planning a vacation to Negril.
First off this will not only be the first time my husband and I have been to Jamaica, it is also the first time we have ever taken a vacation alone in our 8 years together. Highly overdue!
What I'd like to know is benefits of staying at all-inclusives versus regular hotels. Here's where I've been looking and what I'm thinking:
This is currently my frontrunner of a choice, but of course, it's also the most expensive.
I like the all-inclusive idea because, 1) No worries about finding places to eat, spending money on bars, etc. 2) It's couples only, which is awesome, too. 3) There's plenty to do at the resort, but there's still the option to venture into town/do other things if we want. 4) Shuttle transportation to and from the airport.
Essentially, I LOVE the "no worry" factor...requires much less planning on my part!
The place is absolutely gorgeous (from what I can tell) and it looks like a total treasure. Their penthouse suite is only $100 a night in the off-season, so it would be much cheaper than all-inclusive...however, then the costs start piling on for food, drinks, activities, etc. I like this idea because it would require being more adventurous, getting out to see the sights, finding new restaurants/places to hang out. But, would also have to figure out our own transportation from Sangster to Negril. Biggest drawback to me: Without having ever been to Negril and reading a lot of info about crime...I just don't know if I'm really comfortable wandering around so much. Of course, much of it, I'm certain, we'd just have to be smart about it...but it seems foolish to assume personal safety just because it's a resort town.
So...for those who've traveled, what's better? All-inclusive (no worries, just chill and be lazy)? Or regular hotel (more planning ahead of time, wander around and would still probably cost about the same)? And specifically, if you've been to either of these places, I'd love to hear about your experience!
Any insights would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! :)