Summer Travel: Jamaican Beaches Beckon with Temperate Climates, Specials
(Montego Bay, Jamaica) - Escape the heat of summer in Jamaica. The sandy beaches and temperate climate are calling. And, the island is offering some of its greatest deals yet. Take advantage of one of the many special packages offered throughout the summer and fall months. With service from all major U.S. airlines it’s easier than ever to get there.
“We’re an island destination, and that doesn’t always mean it’s hotter than the mainland,” said John Lynch, Jamaica’s director of tourism. “Jamaica offers a temperate climate, island breezes, beaches and more.”
Getting to Jamaica is easier than travelers realize. Jamaica is now served by all major U.S. carriers, with nonstop service available out of many U.S. gateways. These routes also offer convenient connections from cities across the U.S.A.
Nonstop service to Jamaica includes:
American Airlines from Miami, New York (JFK), Dallas and Chicago (ORD); AirTran Airways from Atlanta, Baltimore and Orlando. Continental from Newark and Houston; JetBlue from New York (JFK) Boston and Orlando. Delta from New York (JFK), Atlanta, Detroit, Memphis and Minneapolis. Air Jamaica from New York (JFK), Philadelphia and Fort Lauderdale; US Airways from Charlotte, Phoenix and Philadelphia; Spirit from Fort Lauderdale; Apple Vacations from Chicago (ORD) and St. Louis; FunJet from St. Louis.
Travelers can extend vacations at The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall which is offering a 4th & 5th Night Free plus $150 Resort Credit promotion when guests book by October 31 and travel through December 22, 2010. The 4th Night Free is a room-only promotion where guests who book four nights only pay for three plus they receive a US$150 resort credit (one resort credit per stay). Rates start at US$189 per night based on single/double occupancy. The 5th Night Free is an all-inclusive promotion where guests who book five nights only pay for four and they receive a $150 resort credit (one resort credit per stay). Rates start at US$429 per night based on single/double occupancy. www.ritzcarlton.com
The Summer Getaway Special at The Caves, perched above Negril’s naturally formed volcanic caves overlooking the Caribbean Sea, offers five night’s accommodations for two. The ultimate romantic summer getaway, guests will be treated to two spa treatments (choose between a romantic sugar scrub or peppermint body detox wrap); breakfast in bed with mimosas; a private, Caves dining experience; hot tub reservation; and roundtrip airport ground transfers. The package is available for US$2,500. Guest must travel between August 1 and 31, 2010. www.islandoutpost.com/the_caves
Jamaica Inn and Round Hill Hotel & Villas are offering a deal travelers can’t refuse! Experience The Best of Jamaica and enjoy a six-night vacation package between the two classic resorts including breakfast daily, private transfers between the resorts and to and from the airport, plus tax and service. The package includes three nights’ accommodation at Round Hill in an oceanfront room located in the Pineapple House, and three nights’ accommodation at Jamaica Inn in a Premier Verandah Suite located either directly on the water or right on the beach, both with magnificent views of the blue Caribbean for US$2,874 and book through October 31, 2010. www.jamaicainn.com & www.roundhill.com
Extend summer vacation at Rondel Village. Guests are offered the opportunity to save by booking 4 nights in a one, two or three bedroom villa and receiving a 10% discount, or booking 3 nights in a superior room and receive a 20% discount. Enjoy the Late Summer/Fall Villa Special by booking before August 18, 2010 and traveling between August 27 and November 22, 2010. Rates start at US$75.05. www.rondelvillage.com
Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Montego Bay is offering a vacation that can’t be refused. Receive 60% off an all-inclusive stay at the 524-room beachfront property offering authentic Jamaican hospitality, sublime surroundings and world-class amenities. Book before August 15, 2010 and travel between August 15 and December 23, 2010 with no minimum length of stay required. Rates starting at US$156. www.caribbeanhi.com/jamaica
For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB’s Web site at www.visitjamaica.com, or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422). Follow the JTB on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jamaica, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/visitjamaicanow or on YouTube at www.youtube.com/aboutjamaicajtb