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California & Jamaica Holiday - January 09.

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    • California & Jamaica January 2009 Sharyn Kitchener
    • The Georgian Hotel Santa Monica
      • Located across from Santa Monica Beach
      • Walking distance to Santa Monica Pier & 3 rd Street Mall (shopping precinct)
      • 15 minutes to LAX Airport (taxi US$40).
      • Two miles from Venice Beach (5 minutes by bus or 40 minute beach walk)
      • Art Deco, boutique hotel
      • Room types: Std Queen & King. Ocean View Queen, Signature Suite & Ocean View Suite
      • Suits families & couples
      • Complimentary wireless internet
      • Offers restaurant, & bar
      • http://www.georgianhotel.com/
    • Tour du Jour
      • Virtuoso ‘tour’ company
      • Specialised in day tours of Los Angeles area
      • Private tours – 8 tours to choose from between 3 & 7.5 hours
      • Experienced, passionate guides with modern vehicles
      • 4 hour LA Story tour of Los Angeles – covering West Hollywood, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills & Bel-Air. US$209 per adult + gratuities
      • Recommend doing tour at beginning of LA stay – gives you good bearings
      • Pick up & Drop off at your hotel
      • Excellent tour, informative & tailored to all ages (including children)
      • www.tourdujour.net Contact Richard Gitterman
    • Port Antonio - Jamaica
      • Goblin Hill Villas @ San San (3.5 star) 1 or 2 bedroom villas with private cook
      • Cook purchases ingredients, you choose menu and they cook – breakfast, lunch & dinner daily or as required. Grocery costs on top of room charges
      • Two bedroom Villa (Summer) for 4 people US$225 per night ++
      • Excellent value, little tired but great location for families & friends
      • www.goblinhillvillas.com
      • Geejan – private hotel (Island Outpost)
      • Located on six acres above San San Beach
      • Modern, up-market & suitable for couples
      • Offers private recording studio as part of the private suite
      • www.islandoutpost.com
    • Why Port Antonio?
      • 2.5 hours drive North of Kingston
      • Frenchman’s Cove – voted by Conde Nast Traveller as one of the world’s top 5 beaches
      • The enchanting Blue Lagoon (featured in the Blue Lagoon movie)
      • Swimming & snorkeling off San San & Winifred Beaches plus swim to Money Island.
      • Navy Island – made famous by Errol Flynn
      • Rafting down the Rio Grande by man made bamboo rafts (6 hour scenic adventure)
      • Currently working on small International Airport to service this region
    • Strawberry Hill
      • Located on Jamaica’s Blue Mountains – 3100 feet above sea level. 1 hour from Kingston
      • New Jamaican cuisine on terrace overlooking the twinkling lights of Kingston
      • Handcrafted 19 th century Georgian style cottages (1 bedroom, studios & deluxe villas)
      • Outstanding Spa (massages & treatments)
      • Overnight package includes dinner, breakfast & spa treatment for 2. US$450 per couple
      • Music memorabilia & history – Bob Marley, Chris Blackwell (Island Records)
      • Caters more toward adults.
      • Excellent destination as short distance from Kingston – weekend getaway
      • Offers conference facilities. Accessible via road or helicopter
      • www.islandoutpost.com or www.strawberryhillresort.com
    • Treasure Beach
      • Jake’s – boutique resort, beach location offering personality & charisma.
      • Villas on site @ Jakes
      • Private residences close by
      • Our Villa: Calabash Luxury Villa – US$800 high season p/n
      • 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom villa with pool, 2 cooks & manager
      • All meals prepared & cooked daily – you just pay for groceries.
      • Large swimming pool
      • Located on Treasure Beach
      • 3 eating areas (2 outdoor), wireless internet, heaps of space!
      • www.islandoutpost.com
    • Sightseeing – Treasure Beach
      • Boat tour with Captain Dennis
      • Dolphins at play
      • Black River
      • Crocodile spotting
      • Pelican Bar – fresh fish & lobster for lunch
      • Plenty of Red Stripe Beer!
      • 2.5 hours drive from Montego Bay or Kingston
    • Negril – Where to stay
      • Idle Awhile – beachfront location – 1 bedroom suite with separate rollaway/lounge
      • 14 rooms
      • Restaurant & Bar facilities
      • High season rack rate US$335.00 ++ per night
      • www.idleawhile.com
      • The Rockhouse (Australian owned) - 2 miles from Negril town (Design Hotels)
      • Adults only resort on cliff top comprising of 20 thatched octagon villas of timber & stone plus 15 traditional style hotel rooms located in the tropical garden setting
      • Stunning & remote location
      • The new Rockhouse Spa features the cliff edge Caribbean Drench cabana plus a full range of body and beauty treatments & Yoga overlooking the sea.
      • www.rockhousehotel.com
    • About Negril
      • Montego Bay: 15 minutes by plane or 1 hour by car
      • Kingston – 4 hours by car
      • Beautiful white sand beaches
      • Jamaicans selling their wares (drinks, water sports, gianga & more)
      • Party town of Jamaica!
      • Heaps of restaurants located on the beach from local Jamaica to Italian and more
      • Activities aplenty – parasailing, glass bottom boats, running, volley ball & more
    • Disneyland Hotels
      • Three hotels within the Disneyland Park
      • Grand California, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel & Disneyland Hotel
      • Grand California is deluxe, currently with 790 rooms & new wing being built – designed like a grand old lodge.
      • All located within 5 minute walk to Disneyland & California Adventure
      • Grand California backs onto California Adventure & Paradise Pier guests can access this ‘short cut’ through Grand Cal into California Adventure
      • Each property offers a ‘theme’ breakfast and/or dinner so you can dine with Disney characters (eg: Minnie Mouse, Lilo & Stitch, Goofy or Chip n’ Dale)
    • Disneyland & California Adventure
      • Guests at the Disney Hotels can access Disneyland 1 hour earlier than regular guests 4 times a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday)
      • Standard hours: Disneyland 10am – 8pm daily (closes later weekends)
      • California Adventure – 9am – 6pm daily
      • Best to purchase hopper passes so you can access both parks in the one day
      • Front of Line allows you to ‘book a time’ so you can jump the queue and access your rides without lining up for hours (only applies to certain rides)
      • It is recommended to pre-purchase tickets from wholesalers in Australia
      • Current rate for 1 day Disneyland/California Adventure is US$94 (10 years & over)
    • Hollywood
    • Jamaican kids on the beach
    • Seagulls in flight
    • California Screamin’