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

Why Visit the Island of Jamaica… June 8, 2011

Jamaica...Once you Go, You Know!

Everyone knows Jamaica as the home of Bob Marley and as the honeymoon capital of the Caribbean, but there’s more to it than just reggae and romance! The third largest island in the Caribbean has everything – wonderful white-sand beaches, magnificent blue mountains, waterfalls, wildlife, grand old plantations and great coffee.

Blue Mountains in Jamaica

Jamaica is also famous for its outstanding all-inclusive resorts, most of which are virtually self-contained beachfront vacation villages with an abundant array of included amenities and dining options. Jamaica hotels come in all shapes and sizes from ultra-exclusive, award-winning resorts with gourmet cuisine, stunning pool-scapes and impeccable accommodations and service to lively hotels with high-energy “entertainment staffs” that will keep you hopping all day and night. You’ll find Jamaica hotels that cater to couples only; some that are designed with families and children in mind; and some that welcome all ages to just kick back and relax on the beach with a good book and an umbrella drink!

Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort in Lucea

The main beach resort areas are Montego Bay, also known as Mo’Bay, Jamaica’s second largest city; Negril, boasting one of the longest beaches in the country with all the water sports you can imagine; Ocho Rios (Ochi), on the north shore, where you’ll find “the real Jamaica’ with picturesque fishing villages providing quieter retreats; and the South Coast offers a secluded and romantic hideaway.

Lounges at Iberostar Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica

The beautiful scenery, the wide variety of hotel choices, the friendly spirit of the people and, of course, the music…all contribute to Jamaica’s popularity and worldwide appeal.

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Just Natural Restaurant in Negril March 11, 2011

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Just Natural Restaurant in Negril

Just Natural is a picturesque vegetarian restaurant which has been located on the West End Road in Negril since 1998. Just Natural serves vegetarian and seafood dishes and Ital food (Rastafarian friendly).

Dish at Just Natural Restaurant

Enjoy healthy eating and on a budget then enjoy meals served in a garden like setting. This is for the adventurous who likes learning more about he Jamaican culture and cuisine. A wealth of information is available to you through your waitress who is bubble soul.

Wonderful food, kind people, beautiful garden setting, and a super vibe. Located on West End Road.

 

Grab on and Go! Jamaica – Spring Break 2011 Deals March 7, 2011

Jamaica’s Spring Break Breaks catch the power of NOW  

Breezes in Jamaica

Jamaica welcomes the rites of Spring with an island full of value-added deals and activities, perfect for value-loving travelers who want to breakaway …. right about NOW. With non-stop flights available from most major cities across the U.S., it’s easy to hook up clients with beach parties, concerts and nightly Jamaican celebrations, or just simple escape opportunities that fall within budget, especially if spontaneity rules.

Negril is still Jamaica’s Spring Break capital, while locations such as Montego Bay and Ocho Rios showcase a burgeoning culinary scene, world-class attractions and stunning topography and beaches. The following are exclusive deals that seize the day.

 

The Get Your Fun On! promotion at Sunset Beach Resort Spa & Waterpark and Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort Spa & Conference Center. Both resorts feature poolside parties and bonfire barbeques. All inclusive rates start at $125 per person, per night, based on double occupancy, and $170 based on single occupancy, including tax and service. A minimum three-night stay is required. The package must be booked by March 15, for travel through April 12, 2011

Hotel Grace Richmond Hill, an exquisite 18th-century bed and breakfast built by the Dewar’s Scotch Whiskey family, features a Spring is in the Air package giving guests a 20 percent discount on all suites, with rates that range from $189 to $400 plus tax. To receive the savings, book by March 15, 2011.

Breezes Trelawny has beach fun for families with its Kids Stay Free promotion available May 1 – June 30. Kids ages 2 – 13 stay free when sharing a room with an adult. A variety of supervised activities ranging from Circus School to snorkeling keep toddlers through teens happily occupied all day. Rates start at $115 per person, per night, including tax and service. Book by April 30.

The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall is offering a fifth night free with four nights of Club Level Experience. The Club is accessed by special key-card only, and provides a relaxing lounge environment equipped with a personal concierge, light breakfast service, snacks, hors d’oeuvres, beverages and sweets presented throughout the day. Rates start at $479 per room, per night; tax and service fees not included, through April 30.

Samsara Cliff Hotel and Legends Resorts in Negril offer added savings with 20 percent off on room-only rates and 15 percent off on all-inclusive plans. Samsara was chosen by MTV as the official spring break programming location in Negril and has hosted Reggae greats at the property.

Jakes, located in the fishing village of Treasure Beach, is offering value-added rates for spring travel. This family-friendly resort minutes away from the ocean, and has activities for adults and children alike. Babysitting is also available for peaceful adult getaways, whether lounging on the beach or getting pampered at the Driftwood Spa. Rates start at $115 per room, per night, not including tax and service, through April 19, 2011

Hotel Grace Richmond Hill, an exquisite 18th-century bed and breakfast built by the Dewar’s Scotch Whiskey family, features a Spring is in the Air package giving guests a 20 percent discount on all suites, with rates that range from $189 to $400 plus tax. To receive the savings, book by March 15, 2011.

Breezes Trelawny has beach fun for families with its Kids Stay Free promotion available May 1 – June 30. Kids ages 2 – 13 stay free when sharing a room with an adult. A variety of supervised activities ranging from Circus School to snorkeling keep toddlers through teens happily occupied all day. Rates start at $115 per person, per night, including tax and service. Book by April 30.

The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall is offering a fifth night free with four nights of Club Level Experience. The Club is accessed by special key-card only, and provides a relaxing lounge environment equipped with a personal concierge, light breakfast service, snacks, hors d’oeuvres, beverages and sweets presented throughout the day. Rates start at $479 per room, per night; tax and service fees not included, through April 30.

 

Top 10 Reasons to Vacation in Jamaica February 15, 2011

Beach in Jamaica

 

1. Jamaica is most famous for the sprawling luxury all inclusive resorts that flourish there and are a great option for newcomers to Jamaica.

2. Jamaica’s glistening white-sand beaches are one of the main reasons to take a trip.

3. Shopping is a good reason to visit Jamaica. Craft markets dot the entire island, featuring everything from art and specialty foods to unique Jamaican handicrafts. Tourists find duty-free goods like perfumes, watches, jewelry and designer clothes, as well as local crafts – all for good prices.

4. Water sports are prolific in Jamaica and visitors can indulge in various water related activities. They can choose from surfing, diving among the coral reefs, river rafting on Martha brae, and so on.

5. Jamaica is an excellent place to understand the culture of the Caribbean. It provides for a lot of historical sightseeing and there are many buildings on the island that’s till bear testimony to its colonial past.

6. Golfers will be delighted by the many wonderful courses, primarily in the Montego Bay area.

7. Jamaican cuisine is not for the faint of heart, it is piquant and sometimes very hot. However, with the influx of visitors, the locals have altered the traditional dishes to suit a wider palate. Most of the food is Caribbean in essence, however the national dish, Ackee and saltfish, is uniquely Jamaican.

8. Jamaica is a popular destination for weddings. The tropical climate and the exotic locale make for a very memorable location to exchange wedding vows.

9. Families will enjoy the many activities, great beaches, and many child-friendly resorts.

10. Nature lovers will be sure to be astounded at the variety and abundance of flora and fauna in Jamaica, as the island sits across a number of ecosystems. Jamaica is known for its bird-life in particular, with some of the most exotic colorful species adorning the many trees on the island.

 

Destination Wedding Spotlight: Sunset Heal Jamaica Resort October 22, 2010

Wedding Gazebo and the Hibiscus Flower

A Jamaican Wedding at Sunset Heal is so Romantic!

 

Imagine your tropical wedding in a 40′ Gazebo surrounded by lush grounds and framed with their famous blue skies. Now imagine the fragrance of tropical flowers, as the island birds celebrate with you by singing your own private symphony!

Many people don’t know that the hibiscus flower blooms for one day only. Just as your wedding day is “for one day only.” At Sunset Heal, they will work with you to create the most beautiful experience for you and your loved ones – an experience that will fill your memory book and your heart.

 

Beautiful Sunset from the hills of Sunset Heal Jamaica

Jamaica is one of the most romantic places on earth and Sunset Heal is a beautiful sanctuary for your special day. In addition, when you hold your wedding in Jamaica, you can be assured that the weather will support you. Jamaica’s weather is good year round, so your outdoor wedding will be blessed with blue skies and lovely weather.

 

After wards, you can hold your Reception at the famed Peppermint Restaurant which serves up sumptuous delights to tantalize the taste buds of you and your guests. Choose your menu to match your wedding theme and they will be happy to accommodate!

 

Dinner Table at the Peppermint Restaurant

We will make certain that every part of your wedding experience is fabulous and Sunset Heal will attend to every detail as though you were one of their family.

Bridal Bouquet and Happy Bride at Sunset Heal Jamaica

Contact Carter Elite Travel at 310-722-3099 or Info@carterelitetravel.com for more information on the pricing and dates are open to book your wedding in Paradise at Sunset Heal Jamaica.

 

 

Spa Getaway at Sunset Heal Jamaica October 20, 2010

Spa candle at Sunset Heal Jamaica

Indulge in stress-melting spa treatments to ease your body and the mind. Deep relaxation happens when your senses respond to pleasurable stimulation, melting away tension and tightness to produce a healing state of contentment and peace.

Experience an oasis of relaxation and calm away from a stressful, toxic world. Sunset Heal Jamaica strive for a total sensory experience – using the basic senses as a guide to that magical condition of lightness, peace and clarity.

Isn’t it your time?

Yoga classes at Sunset Heal Jamaica

Call us at 310-722-3099 for your place in the Lemon Grass Spa TODAY!!!

 

Serenity Package:

Three (3) Night Stay for Two

Welcome Package

Lemon Grass Spa Signature Package which includes:

  • Aromatheraphy Steam Bath
  • Soft Scrub
  • Footbath
  • Swedish Massage

All Meals

House Wines and beverages

Round-trip Airport Transfers

Total Package cost is $1,528.00 for Two = ($764.00 each) – Airfare is additional

Beautiful Sunset at Sunset Heal Jamaica


Divine Getaway Package

Five (5) Night Stay for Two

Welcome Package

Lemon Grass Spa Signature Package which includes:

  • Aromatherapy Steam Bath
  • Soft Scrub
  • Footbath
  • Swedish Massage
  • Reiki Healing Session
  • Guided Tour to Roaring River Cave
  • Round-trip Airport Transfers
  • All Meals
  • House Wines and Beverages

Total Cost for package – $2,395.00 – ($1,197.50 per person) – Airfare is additional

Call us today at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com

Prices are good from travel November 1, 2010 – December 31, 2011

 

Getting Married in Jamaica October 4, 2010

Seaside Wedding at Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay

A marriage in Jamaica is easy and legally recognized in the United States.

We will share some of the legal guidelines for getting married in Jamaica – be sure to give yourself plenty of time to prepare all of your documents, and work closely with not just me (your travel professional) but also the resort’s wedding coordinator to make sure everything is in order before the big day. We don’t want anything to disrupt your extra special day.

These requirements apply to American citizens;  if you are a citizen of another country, be sure to check with your country’s embassy for any special requirements you may need to get married in Jamaica.

Marriage License

Visitors can be married just 24 hours after arriving in Jamaica, providing prior arrangements has been made for a marriage license. The cost of a license if 4,000 Jamaican dollars (approximately US $60 – US $65).  To apply for your marriage license, call the Jamaican Ministry of Justice at 876-906-4923 ext 31 or email: customerservice@moj.gov.jm

Required Documents

In order to get legally married by an officer recognized by the Jamaican government, the following documents should be sent via courier (example: FedEx) to your wedding coordinator at least four (4) weeks prior to your arrival in Jamaica:

* Proof of citizenship – certified copy of birth certificate, which includes father’s name

* Notarized copies of the bride and groom’s official ID (Passports)

* Proof of divorce if applicable (original certificate of divorce)

* Notarized copy of death certificate for widow or widower

* Parent’s written consent if under 18 years of age

When you are ready to plan your Wedding in Paradise on the beautiful island of Jamaica, give us a call at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com

Congratulations to you both