GENERAL DESCRIPTION Jamaicas rich history stretches back beyond the 15th century, and includes the settlements of the gentle Arawak Indians (who named the island Xaymaca),Spanish mariners, English conquerors, and Asian migrants, all of whom added tothe multi-ethnic heritage of this Caribbean island. Modern Jamaica is the land of reggae and rum, wearing a mantle of roughshod romance that attracts travelers the world over looking to escape the routine of daily life. The landscape is a mosaic of palmed golden beaches and a beautiful mountainous interior. Once the crown jewel of the British sugar empire, its coastal plains and loftyjungles are still dotted with colonnaded mansions, thriving plantations, and ruins of others that did not survive the slave rebellions. Many of the remaining mansions are now opulent inns flanked not only by the sugar fields, but also by golf courses, while the beaches that once harbored ruthless, notorious piratesnow harbor vacationers seeking the perfect tan. And youll note that music is the heartbeat of Jamaica; nearly everywhere you go you feel its rhythm pulsingthrough the air, the marketplaces, through the locals and, soon enough, throughyou. For vacationers with a free and festive spirit, Jamaica is your place to shine!
Jamaica is a tropical island with a mountainous interior and, along with the rest of the West Indian archipelago, is a part of the summit of a string of underwater mountains. The lofty interior mountains contain over 120 rivers, many waterfalls, and thermal springs. The landscape varies from the beach-ringed, semi-tropical rainforests of the north, to a flat and arid south. Limestone makes up most of the underlying terrain, with dozens of caves that store and naturally filter large water reservoirs. Tropical weather dominates the coast, with a more temperate interior climate. Jamaica is sunny year-round, but you may have a few rain showers from spring through autumn. Hurricane season lasts from late August to early November, though strikes are rare and then only last an average of 2 days, with plenty of advance notice to prepare. The mountains can get cool enough to require a light sweater, especially in winter. • Winter Average 75° • Summer Average 80° Language Spoken • English and Jamaican Patois, the lively dialect of Jamaican Creole English. Water: Its usually safe to drink the water, which is filtered and chlorinated. Nonetheless, to be on the safe side, drink bottled water whenever possible. Safety: Kingston has a crime problem so, if you choose to go there, take common sense precautions and remain alert to your surroundings. Departure Tax: You will be charged a US$27 departure tax at the airport, payable either in US or Jamaican dollars. The Jamaican exchange equivalent for this tax is J$1,000.
Situated along Seven Mile Beach, this is one of the best strands of sandy beach on the island, and is known for its carefree atmosphere. The pace is slow, with very little shopping or nightlife. Still, there has been a boom in hotel construction that converted Negril from a hippie hideaway in the 60s and early 70s into a mainstream tourist destination good for families, singles, and couples alike.
Far from the ordinary, this inspired resort offers the ultimate in personalized pampering and luxurious accommodations. Fronting the longest and best stretch of Negril’s famous Seven Mile Beach, guests are treated to 24-hour room and Butler service, complete pampering at the Red Lane® Spa, an inspired selection of restaurants and bars and unlimited land and motorized water sports including scuba diving and waterskiing. Combining refined elegance with a laid-back atmosphere, couples, spa-lovers and honeymooners alike enjoy unforgettable stays at this romantic seaside escape.
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Offering the absolute pinnacle of personal service, those who reserve a Butler Suite will enjoy the extraordinary services of a personal butler trained by the most elite guild of valets – the Guild of Prefessional English Butlers. From the moment you arrive, every detail is handled with unobtrusive grace, with your butler ensuring that every moment of your stay is beyond flawless.
Make all dinner reservations, tour bookings, on property activities and spa treatments for you Serve you your favorite drinks while you lounge on the beach or pool Serve you lunch on the beach or on the pool Liaise with housekeeping re servicing of your suite Ensure that your suite is kept in perfect condition and arranged the way you like during your stay Expedite all room service orders for you Arrange a perfect romantic dinner for two in the privacy of your suite on or your patio. Unlike our competitors, our butler level guests can order from any resort restaurant menu for dining in their room or suite Shine/clean your shoes for dinner Tend to your wardrobe Collect and return all laundry for you Bring you amenities before dinner Escort you to dinner where they have reserved a beautifully decorated table at the restaurant of your choice – with preferential seating Ensure your suite is turned down and your room has all it needs for the night Your butler wants you to expect the unexpected. Prepare to be "wowed" Plus mush more!
Luxurious suite located on the second floor of the Plantation Suite Building with a large living area and a separate bedroom. Offering personal butler service and 24-hour room service, the suite features lavish West Indian style furniture. The bedroom has a four-poster mahogany king-size bed and a 40" plasma television and the large living room features a fully-stocked bar and 40" plasma TV. The bathroom has double vanities, a walk-in shower and a whirlpool tub. An oversize balcony offers views of the manicured gardens.
With an emphasis on romance and relaxation, this adults-only resort blends gracious amenities and bold bohemian styles to create an inspired island oasis. Catering exclusively to couples, it features eclectic yet chic guestrooms, an alluring full-service spa, a dynamic offering of restaurants, enjoyable bars including a popular piano bar and a variety of included activities and excursions such as shopping in Negril and glass-bottom boat cruises.
Two Pools Four Hot tubs Swim-Up BarWater Skiing/ Scuba Diving