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Old November 6th, 2005, 04:07 PM
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It has been since my ill-fated honeymoon in 1990 that I was in Ocho Rios. Will be there a week from tomorrow. Don't need to do the falls again and was planning to take my time getting off the ship and just go down to margaritaville and hang out there for the day. Anyone been recently? I understand there is no cover during the day and you can hang out in the pool, slide and swim up bar. Are beers reasonable? PLan on having some Red Stripes while I am there. Any feedback?
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Old November 6th, 2005, 06:41 PM
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Hi Dave,
I have been to Margaritaville in Montego bay (but not the one in Ocho Rios) a few years back, it was nice, great food jerk chicken, fish, pork etc.. Lot's of drinks to choose from I don't recall it being too expensive I think it was pretty reasonable. The day I was there it was slow and not the spring break atmosphere they advertise on their web site. No one was using the cool slide, but it was awesome looking. I would take a raft down the Martha Brae river if I were you, maybe bring a few red stripes along for the ride However at least stop at Margaretaville and have some lunch and drinks. Hope this helps. Showcat
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Thanks showcat. I don't expect a srping break crowd in November anyway but a nice atmoshpere and swim up bar is in order.
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Hey Dave,

We'll be in Ocho Rios on Dec. 1st and, after a tour we have set up with Mark Morris, we'll be heading to Margaritaville to enjoy a salty margarita or three. If you'd like to mix a marg in with those Red Stripes you'll be downing, here's a website that will give you a freebie or two:

http://www.margaritavillecaribbean.com/winshaker.php

Just print out a couple of copies of the page and enjoy the result. And as we golfers say, "Please don't drink when you drive". Enjoy your cruise!

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Great Jack, thanks! How are things in O-ville? That is my home town, was over there this past weekend. Let me mom have my kids for the weekend. Some festival at Lake Eola or something.
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Thanks for the link Jack. I printed out a few so I can give them to the girls I meet on board. Funny, I couldn't find the shaker anywhere. It said click here for contest and then showed what it looked like and said "you found me" it could be that easy, I could only get the congratulations you won page by the link you sent me. I love Margaritas!!
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Dave, the page I gave you is the one you get after you go through the rigamarole of trying to find the salt shakers. Rather than putting you through all that backbreaking and brainteasing work, I figured you'd rather cheat a bit and go straight to the treasure page.

Enjoy yourself, and be sure to mention my name as you pass out those freebies to the ladies. I need all the good press I can get.

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You got it Jack, I printed several. I will tell the girls where I got it from!Don't know how they can tell if you use more than one a year though.... I have been playing around on the website and still can't find it. I had already been to the wewbsite previously but hadn't paid attention to the lost shaker game. I'll let you know if I find it.
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Jack, I found it. I went to Stores, then lisence plates, and it was there. Then I went back and it had moved. I think it must rotate around the site but it seems you have to browse the Trading Post to find it.

Thanks again!! 8)
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Thanks, Jack! I love Margarita's, too!

Can you tell me something about Mark Morris?

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Hi Fern,

I found out about Morris from one of the folks on a roll call thread on CC. So I contacted him for details and then booked his 4-hour O.R. tour for all 5 in my party.

He charges only US$20 pp. The tour covers Shaw Park (a residential community), an overview of the town, Fern Gulley (a tropical rain forest), a ceramics studio with a local artist, and a photo op at Dunn's River Falls (no climbing).

That's all I know about it, but I figure that for $20 how much do I need to know? You can email Mark Morris at marco@anngel.com.jm. Go for it!

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Thanks Jack,

This sounds like something we'd enjoy. Will check with DH and probably "go for it" . We've been to Dunns' River Falls (no climbing, too!) so maybe he could take us somewhere else!

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Thanks Jack!! We did get our free Maragritas, some shots while we were at it and gave some "free marga" things to our friends around us. It was great fun!

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Glad you enjoyed Margaritaville, Dave. So did we! And I was pleasantly surprised by the free margaritas we got with the coupons. They were good-sized, and potent! I had 3 of them, didn't spend a cent, and could barely navigate my way back to Mark Morris' van. <JK>

And btw, this man's tour (12-seat air conditioned minivan @ $20 pp for 4 hours) is well worth the price. Mark is an erudite gentleman, with a great sense of humor, who held our attention for the entire tour as he fascinated us with facts and figures about his beloved Ocho Rios.

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