Have decided am going to Jamaica next year. Could anyone tell me roughly how long flight is? is it as far as mexico? when is the best time to go? thanks
We stay at Couples Swept Away in Negril which is an amazing resort with a beautiful beach.
from Gatwick only 6 days to wait
Been to Jamaica twice. great food
Drove me absolutely crazy for a week. I used to think Bob Marley was okay but after a whole week of him all I can say it was a good job he was no longer alive and kicking because he would most certainly not have been "jammin" any more.
It was okay and that's about it. We stayed at Club Caribbean in Runaway Bay and it made us realise that longhaul All Inclusive was just not for us. We already had the opinion it probably wouldn't be but it did cement it home to us. Nothing spontaneous about longhaul AI. Even the glass bottom boat that went from the hotel every couple of hours had to be pre-booked. Very disappointing.
Dunns River Falls and the Blue Mountain bike ride though, well that was something else! We loved it. And, seeing the massive cruise ships in Ocho Rios was another fab sight.
But I so wanna go Jamaica!
Know before you go from the UK FCO says arrival is 10$ US and departure is 1000 $Jamaican and this website claims to be up to date at 10th November 2011.
However there's a website called Travel Weekly which says that the arrival tax is doubled to $20 US starting November, and departure tax is 1800 $ Jamaican (approx $21 US)
I contacted First Choice, the UK tour OP and they directed me to their website which doesn't mention any arrival tax but says the departure tax is 20 $US.
Some websites say the departure tax is payable in Jamaican dollars and warn to beware exchange rates charged. Other websites say it is specifically charged in US dollars.
Does anyone know the CURRENT REAL facts?
I'll take a pocketful of currencies just in case so I'll personally be OK
- but this possibly might be a significant issue for larger groups or families.
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