Destination Jamaica

The Beautiful Island of Jamaica in Style…Once You Go, You Know!

Recipe: Bully Beef July 31, 2009

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Jamaican Bully Beef

Jamaican Bully Beef

Ingredients:

  • 1 can corned beef
  • 1 medium onion (sliced)
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 medium ripe tomato (chopped)
  • 2 stalks scallion (chopped)
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper (de-seed and chopped)
  • 1 tbl vegetable oil or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp browning (optional)

 

Directions:

  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed frying pan (skillet) over moderate heat
  • Add onions, garlic(optional) and scotch bonnet to frying pan. Saute for approx. 1-2 mins
  • Add thyme and corned beef. Turn down heat to medium – low and stir until cooked
  • Add chopped tomatoes, scallions, and browning (optional), stir well and cook for another 3 minutes. Use paper towels to absorb the extra vegetable oil, if any
  • Bully Beef is usually serviced for breakfast with Johnny Cakes, boiled green bananas or toast. It can also be served with white rice (serves 4)
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Thursday’s Travel Specials – 07/30/09 July 30, 2009

Holiday Inn Sunspress Montego Bay

Holiday Inn Sunspress Montego Bay

 HOLIDAY INN SUNSPREE MONTEGO BAY 
Save Up To 40% per room
Book by  12/07/2009

Save Up To 40% In Jamaica!
After a multi-million dollar renovation, this All-Inclusive resort has abundant beautiful scenery, good eats, and fun activities on a 1/2-mile white-sand beach within the historic Rose Hall Plantation Estate. It’s especially popular with families and is conveniently located just 6 miles from the airport.

Valid for Travel:  02/23/2009-12/22/2009 

Package Includes:

  • Round-trip midweek air to Jamaica (except on land only package)
  • Transportation to and from airport
  • 4 nights, Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Montego Bay, all-inclusive 3-star accommodations
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • BONUS save 40%

*unless otherwise noted, fares do not include all applicable taxes, charges and government fees

Small sampling of pricing for this special:

  • From Los Angeles – 4 Nights – $765*
  • From Nashville – 4 Nights – $759*
  • From New York/Newark – 4 Nights – $739*
  • From Miami – 4 Nights – $639*
  • From Detroit – 4 Nights – $719*
  • From Chicago – 4 Nights – $725*
  • Land Only – 4 Nights – $479.00

We have pricing from every gateway in the US, so call today  at 888-213-7815 to book your Special Vacation at Holiday Inn SunSpree in Montego Bay!

You know what they say:

“Once you go, You Know!”

 

Grand Lido Braco & Spa July 29, 2009

Grand Lido Braco & Spa

Grand Lido Braco & Spa

 As if by magic, a replica of an old-fashioned Jamaican village welcomes you, with gingerbread architecture, a town square, skilled craftsmen and coconut vendors of selling their treasures on the cobble-stoned streets. Needless to say, the old-world setting has been wedded to today’s luxury amenities to create the world’s first Super-Inclusive Jamaican Village.

Grand Lido Braco Main Area

Grand Lido Braco Main Area

Travel + Leisure magazine, in its August issue, unveiled its much-anticipated World’s Best Awards 2007.
Grand Lido Braco Resort & Spa was ranked among the Top 5 Hotels in Jamaica and the Top 20 Hotels throughout the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas.
Grand Lido Braco Beach Area

Grand Lido Braco Beach Area

 Here, anything’s possible and everything’s included. Luxurious accommodations, In-room Dining, Sumptuous cuisine, Premium brand bar drinks, Championship golf and tennis, Sailing, snorkeling & scuba, Scintillating nightlife, Perfumed gardens and Separate au naturel facilities; all to give you your ultimate lavish Super–Inclusive vacation!

Grand Lido Braco Sitting Area in the Suite

Grand Lido Braco Sitting Area in the Suite

 Looking for Entertainment? A Jamaican Street Party is the highlight of revelry after dark. The fun wanders along four village streets where guests learn to dance local rhythms, old and new, and dinner is served under the stars.

Grand Lido Braco Oceanview Room

Grand Lido Braco Oceanview Room

 

Grand Lido Amazing Service

Grand Lido Braco Amazing Service

 By day, the comprehensive sports program keeps you fully occupied. Why not Golf at the PGA-quality course at Runaway Bay. And yes – this too is included.

No wonder the hours pass so quickly. You’ve walked the beach at dawn, hand in hand – and before you know it you’re sipping champagne again, enjoying the sunset.

Grand Lido Braco Resort & Spa, we simply call it laid back luxury…

Grand Lido Braco Resort & Spa welcomes singles, couples and families, 16 years and older.

Grand Lido Braco Snorkeling

Grand Lido Braco Snorkeling

Grand Lido Braco Love is in the Air

Grand Lido Braco Love is in the Air

 

Recipe: Oxtails July 27, 2009

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Jamaican Oxtails

Jamaican Oxtails

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs of oxtails
  • 1 tin of broad beans
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 scallion
  • 1/2 a scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1/2 lb of carrots
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp of allspice
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of pepper

 

Directions:

  • Chop the scallion, scotch bonnet pepper, garlic, onion, tomato, carrot and thyme
  • Season the oxtails with scallion, scotch bonnet pepper, garlic, thyme, allspice, salt and pepper
  • Fry the oxtail and seasoning in a tablespoon of oil for about 10 minutes
  • Stir in the water, onion, tomato and carrot, turn down the heat and simmer the pot until the oxtail has softened (about three hours), stirring occasionally
  • Add the beans and simmer for a further 30 minutes
  • Serve with Rice and Peas
 

Sandals Ocho Rios July 24, 2009

Sandals Ocho Rios

Sandals Ocho Rios

 Newly transformed, this resort offers two resort expeniences in one, spanning the lush foothills of the St. Ann Mountains on the Manor side, down to Jamaica’s most sought-after stretch of coastline on the Caribbean Riviera side.

Sandals Ocho Rios Overview

Sandals Ocho Rios Overview

 Closer to the sea than any other resort in the area, it encompasses Jamaica’s natural splendor from a sandy beach to luxuriant gardens filled with babbling brooks.

Sandals Ocho Rios Main Pool

Sandals Ocho Rios Main Pool

 Unlimited golf and scuba diving are among many exceptional amenities.

Sandals Ocho Rios Romantic Dining

Sandals Ocho Rios Romantic Dining

 The Manor side of the resort, tucked away in beautiful landscapes with a total of 100 pools and the secluded hillside Ciboney Villas, is the perfect hideaway for two people in love.

Sandals Ocho Rios Suite

Sandals Ocho Rios Suite

 You will find 11 restaurants (plus 6 more included nearby), 93 villa pools, 22 whirlpools, a private beach club and so much more.

Sandals Ocho Rios Beach

Sandals Ocho Rios Beach

Certified Sandals Specialist

Certified Sandals Specialist

 

Thursday’s Travel Special – 07/23/09 July 23, 2009

Grand Lido Braco

Grand Lido Braco

GRAND LIDO BRACO BY SUPERCLUBS 
Book by  12/17/2009

Stay in a Village Style Resort on Jamaica!
Adults-only, Super-Inclusive® Victorian-style village on the beach – Blending modern luxury with Old World charm, this quaint Super-Inclusive® hideaway ranks among the top 5 Jamaica resorts in Travel + Leisure’s 2007 ‘World’s Best’ awards. Built in the style of a 19th-century Victorian village, it’s surrounded by 85 acres of tropical vegetation and fronted by a generous stretch of palm-fringed beach. The secluded setting is ideal for the island’s largest clothing-optional facilities.

Valid for Travel:  01/01/2009-12/31/2009 

Package Includes:

  • Round-trip midweek air to Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel
  • 4 nights, Grand Lido Braco Resort & Spa, super-Inclusive 4-star accommodations
  • All meals, snacks, beverages
  • Activities & non-motorized watersports
  • Hotel Tax & service charges

* unless otherwise noted, fares do not include all applicable taxes, charges and government fees

Small sampling of pricing for this special:

  • From Los Angeles – 4 Nights – $1299*
  • From New York/Newark – 4 Nights – $1199
  • From Boston – 4 Nights – $1159*
  • From Chicago – 4 Nights – $1189*
  • Land Only pricing – 4 Nights – $939*

Give us a call TODAY to book your special getaway to Grand Lido Braco at 888-213-7815!

We have pricing from almost every gateway in the US, so call us today!!!

 

 

Recipe: Rum Punch July 22, 2009

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Jamaican Rum Punch

Jamaican Rum Punch

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup of lime or lemon juice (whichever one you prefer)
  • 3 cups of strawberry-flavored syrup
  • 2 cups of Jamaican White Rum
  • Ice cubes
  • Sliced lemon for garnish and cherries

 

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients together in a punch bowl
  • Serve cold over ice cubes with a piece of lime or lemon
  • Water or Rum maybe added to weaken or strengthen as desired