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ketchum December 27th, 2010 10:42 AM

Jamaica and Grand Cayman help
 
:confused:ok I am going to ocho rios jamacia and grand cayman I would like to know if jamacia is as bad as they say?
I know it's just your opinion but I will read them and decide what to do when I get there. thank you

Donna December 27th, 2010 06:56 PM

Your best bet in Jamaica is to book some kind of an excursion. Always best to be with a group. Jamaica is actually a very beautiful island, very lush with many good things to do. The falls is always an exciting excursion if you haven't already done that, worth the time....just beware of the vendors at the top of the falls, they don't like to hear you say "no". I must agree, they have some of the most agressive people I've come across on the islands.

LisaK December 28th, 2010 01:31 PM

I agree with Donna, Jamaica is a gorgeous island with lots to do and see, i would not however,explore on my own, go with a ships tour or with a local REPUTABLE tour operator. Dunns River Falls is a blast, there is zip-lining, lazy river rafting, plantation tours just to mention a few

Moiraine December 30th, 2010 12:01 AM

Jamaica is beautiful. We went on a tour of the Appleton Estate from Montego Bay. The roads are terrible but the view is worth it.

Donna December 30th, 2010 03:53 AM

Do you have any ideas for Grand Cayman? If you've never snorkeled with the Sting Rays, I'd suggest that one..

LisaK December 30th, 2010 08:53 AM

yep a snorkel trip with the stingrays is a must do in Grand Cayman

ketchum January 3rd, 2011 06:17 AM

Thanks Donna we are doing just what you said we booked dunn river falls in jamacia and are renting snorkeling gear in grand cayman.

mcconnell95 January 3rd, 2011 05:16 PM

Just got back. Of Jamaica, Cozymel & Grand Cayman, my 2 boys like Jamaica the best. My husband was really worried about Jamaica, so we booked a day pass to Half Moon Bay Resort through ShoreTrips. It was really nice. Our driver was Billy.

I talked with others on our cruise, and they also booked beach stays at resorts and had no problems.

My boys did not want to do the sting ray thing so we booked the Tiki Beach excursion through Carnival. Wish we would have booked a beach trip on our own.....lots of time wasted dealing with the busses.

johnthed0g February 19th, 2011 04:18 PM

We did a trip to Negril as we were in Mo'bay, I was surprised how nice it was...most impressed & would go back, now that's something I never thought I would say! Due to weather conditions our ship overnighted there, we were advised NOT to go out, one lot who did got robbed....
Grand Cayman was unfortunately too rough to tender in so we missed the port.

Truck Cruiser February 20th, 2011 12:19 AM

We have been to Ocho Rios twice and have loved every minute of it. We did the bobsled rides on Mystic mountain and went to Couples resorts San Suci all on our own. We have never had a problem there.

Most posts I have read that have problems with the vendors go to Dunn River Falls. I have never been there and never had a problem while on the Island.

We did the Swim with the sting rays and turtle farm while in Grand Cayman....sadly though the waves were too rough to swim with the rays so we missed that.


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