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    Senior Member Bill's Avatar
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    Jamaica warning

    In case anyone is thinking of going.

    http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_p...a_jamaica.html

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    Do ANY American toursists, except those with family living there, actually go to Kingston?

    Flights into Mo' Bay are operating normally.

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    My feeling is "why go to an island where your safety may be an issue?" We experienced Jamaica from a cruise, and while it was beautiful and the snorkeling was great, give me the beaches and safety of Aruba anytime!!

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    We have gone to Jamaica when we could not afford Aruba. Right now for June we could go to a comparable all inclusive in Jamaica for 50% of what the same type of resort would cost us in Aruba.

    Would we stay on the grounds of the resort and never leave? Yes. But, when you need a vacation REAL bad, sometimes you just have to make do.

    Imo, for Aruba you are paying a premium for the perfect destination-- safety, dining, beaches, weather... Again, fine when you can afford it.

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    I find the Island of Jamaica to have a lot more personality and beauty than Aruba. BUT - I love Aruba for the safety and freedom of being able to do what I want when I want and not need an escort to leave the resort.
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    Jamaica

    Just returned from 10 days Mo Bay. No problems. Had a fab time. Third visit to Sandals Carlyle. I must say, they really treat their returning guests VERY WELL...picked up at the airport by a chauffered Mercedes, upgraded room, tray of cheese and crax and a bottle of champagne in the room, t-shirts, returning guest dinner, boat excursion. And...cheaper than Tamarijn. Still planning to return to Tam in November.

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    Was in Kingston, Jamaica, many years ago... Spanish Town and Port Esquibel, too. I'll be going back... right behind the 82nd Airborne and the Pope.

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    I'm with you 44.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shnyda View Post
    I find the Island of Jamaica to have a lot more personality and beauty than Aruba. BUT - I love Aruba for the safety and freedom of being able to do what I want when I want and not need an escort to leave the resort.
    Jamaica has a personality alright, so didn't Sonny Corleone.

    Quote Originally Posted by SanNic44 View Post
    Was in Kingston, Jamaica, many years ago... Spanish Town and Port Esquibel, too. I'll be going back... right behind the 82nd Airborne and the Pope.

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    I'm sure that would not be enough for me to go.
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    We went to Jamaica last summer and we will probably never return. Abject poverty, crime and the general feeling of always being unsafe...no thanks.

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