Destination Jamaica

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Some of the beaches in Jamaica November 23, 2009

Treasure Beach

Treasure Beach

YS Falls

YS Falls

Doctor's Cave Beach

Doctor's Cave Beach

Reach Falls

Reach Falls

Somerset Falls

Somerset Falls

Rio Grande

Rio Grande

Green Grotto Caves

Green Grotto Caves

Boston Bay Beach

Boston Bay Beach

Seven Mile Beach in Negril

Seven Mile Beach in Negril

These are just a very small sampling of great beaches you will visit when you visit Jamaica! And as the saying going, “Everything is Irie” There is nothing like sitting on the beach in Jamaica and feeling the cool Caribbean breeze caress your skin…Awww

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Beaches Negril Resort and Spa September 4, 2009

Beaches Negril view from the Ocean
Beaches Negril view from the Ocean
Embrace the mellow spirit of Negril in this environmentally friendly hideaway, nestled amidst soaring trees and set upon the widest and most breathtaking stretch of world-famous Seven-Mile Beach.
Beaches Negril Pool Area

Beaches Negril Pool Area

Beaches is about fun in the sun. We offer thrilling watersports from windsurfing and waterskiing to a full-blow waterpark complete with water flumes and lazy river. Dive into the Caribbean’s most comprehensive all-inclusive scuba program. Or make waves in 3 impressive pools where you can relax and enjoy a cool drink at a swim-up bar
Beaches Negril Waterslide

Beaches Negril Waterslide

The entire family will have memorable adventures at Beaches Negril’s Pirates Island, the latest addition to Beaches Negril. Featuring two gigantic waterslides* that spill water and overflow with fun. A refreshing lazy river that goes around the island leads to all kinds of fun. Plus, a misting pool, a pool bar and snack/soda bar make of this island a true paradise in the tropics.
Beaches Negril Entertainment

Beaches Negril Entertainment

Beached Negril Boat

Beaches Negril Boat

 For those who prefer adventure and excitement, from exploring the undersea universe to skimming along the surface of the turquoise waters on skis, or from a spirited match of tennis to a brisk workout in the state-of-the-art, open-air fitness center, then Beaches Negril is the ultimate destination for you.

The Mill Restaurant at Beaches Negril

The Mill Restaurant at Beaches Negril

Dine splendidly on hearty and delicious fare with a Jamaican accent as you sit beneath the sloped roof of this semi-circular structure, overlooking the Main Pool and ocean beyond. Made in the image of ancient sugar mills, the ruins of which still dot the verdant Jamaican countryside, this charming open-sided venue transports you to another age entirely.
Kids Entertainment Team at Beaches Negril

Kids Entertainment Team at Beaches Negril

Unforgettable moments await kids of all ages here—from the thrill-a-minute waterpark with its gushing lazy river to the state-of-the-art XBOX 360® Game Garage and from teen-only nightspot, Liquid, to Scratch DJ Academy, where every member of the family can learn to spin like a pro. The fun never stops and the laughter always fills the air at glorious Beaches Negril.
Suite at Beaches Negril

Suite at Beaches Negril

Expansive rooms with bath bedroom and living room incorporated into one area. Full bath with tub and shower. These rooms can be found on the 1st through 3rd floors with balconies or patios.

Carter Elite Travel is a Certified Beaches Specialist:

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Beaches Specialist

 

Beaches and Sandals Move to Save the Reefs August 13, 2009

Beaches and Sandals move to Save the Reefs

Beaches and Sandals move to Save the Reefs

Environment

Sandals, Beaches move to save Ocho Rios’ reefs

 Sunday, August 02, 2009

SANDALS and Beaches Resorts in the St Ann/St Mary region have escalated their drive to rid the coral reefs of debris while monitoring its rate of depletion, reporting to the Project AWARE Foundation in the USA on findings – all in an effort to solicit assistance to slow this process.

The Project AWARE Foundation, established in 1992, is the dive industry’s leading non-profit organisation committed to conserving the underwater environments through education, advocacy and action. Grant funding is made possible by direct contributions from divers and water enthusiasts, and operates on a quarterly funding cycle.

The foundation provides grants to a variety of non-profit organisations, institutions and individuals involved in activities directly related to the conservation of underwater environments, both marine and freshwater.

It works to accomplish its mission through support of programmes in selected focus areas, including:
. coral reef conservation;
. shark protection;
. sustainable fisheries;
. ecotourism (as related to underwater environments);
. aquatic education with a special interest in children; and
. direct activities to conserve underwater resources such as shoreline and underwater clean-ups, mooring buoy installations and maintenance.

Within these focus areas, projects may include:
. public education (formal and informal);
. grass roots conservation and enhancement projects;
. environmentally focused research that leads to conservation measures;
. public awareness initiatives; and
. environmental assessment and monitoring projects.

The Sandals and Beaches dive teams embark regularly on clean-up exercises with help from guests staying at the various hotels. The teams remove debris from various reefs along the coast during regular diving sessions.

But there are two bi-annual major clean-up operations where a large number of divers clean specific sites.

Leroy Francis, assistant watersports manager at Beaches Boscobel, noted that the clean-up is done “whenever we are diving and we notice debris we try and remove them. It’s something that we and our guests really enjoy doing”.

Bancroft Roberts, diving supervisor at Sandals Grand Ocho Rios, said he was very concerned at the large amount of rubbish being found on the reefs and the rate of depletion taking place.

 

Dunn’s River Falls and Park June 18, 2009

Entrance to Dunn's River Falls

Entrance to Dunn's River Falls

Dunn’s River Falls is one of Jamaica’s national treasures. It is one of the most popular attractions in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.  The Spaniards called this area “Las Chorreras”, the waterfalls or springs and it is truly one of the most beautiful spots on the island.
Group getting ready to climb the Falls

Group getting ready to climb the Falls

Dunn’s River Falls is described as a living and growing phenomenon, it continuously regenerates itself from deposits of travertine rock. Dunn’s River Falls had the distinction of being the only one of its kind in the Caribbean, if not the world.
The wonderful Dunn's River Falls

The wonderful Dunn's River Falls

 

Dunn’s River Falls Park is the perfect environment for fun and relaxation for the entire family. There is a delightful new discovery around every corner.

 

Group making their way up the Falls

Group making their way up the Falls

Visitors climb the Falls in a human chain led by an experienced Falls Guide. You will pause at the “massage parlour” and experience the soothing effects of the water as it cascades to the sea.  If you decide not to climb the Falls, you can follow along at the safe vantage point of the terrace or deck on the side of the Falls.
The view of the beach from up near the top of the Falls

The view of the beach from up near the top of the Falls

Beautiful flowers along the side of the Falls

Beautiful flowers along the side of the Falls

 

For those who love mother’s nature’s gifts you can lose yourself in lush tropical foliage – ferns, bamboos, ginger lilies, crotons, orchids and a variety of palms and breadfruit trees.

 

Iberostar Rose Hall June 17, 2009

 

One of the pool area at Iberostar

One of the pool area at Iberostar

The Iberostar Rose Hall complex occupies a prime stretch of beach in the exclusive Rose Hall neighborhood, a 20-minute drive from the Montego Bay airport. At night, the hotel lobby glows and hums as guests gather in the lobby bar for a drink, and you can even smell the fresh ocean breeze passing through the corridor.

One of the Lobby area at Iberostar

One of the Lobby area at Iberostar

The hotel use of bold colors throughout the rooms are truly amazing, splashes of rich red contrasted with pops of lime green and opulent aubergine. Most of the rooms are outfitted with all the necessities: a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, a fully stocked mini-bar, a coffee maker – perfect for brewing Blue Mountain coffee, an alarm clock, a safe-deposit box and high-speed internet access. The spacious marble bathroom features a Whirlpool tub ans separate shower, and the living room area was both stylish and functional with a good size desk and a sofa that could double as a bed.

Beautiful King-size bedroom at Iberostar

Beautiful King-size bedroom at Iberostar

The entire property itself is designed in such a way that it caters perfectly to a wide range of clients. The Rose Hall complex involves a total of three different resorts – Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, your classic, all around, all-inclusive: Iberostar Rose Hall Suites, an upscale, family-friendly, all-suite, all-inclusive; and the Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall, a five star, adults-only all inclusive.

Sitting area in the room at Iberostar

Sitting area in the room at Iberostar

Rose Hall Suites guests have exchange privileges with Rose Hall Beach, while Grand Hotel Rose Hall guests have exchange privileges throughout the entire complex.

Personal swing on the balcony at Iberostar

Personal swing on the balcony at Iberostar

 

Cabanas around the pool area at Iberostar

Cabanas around the pool area at Iberostar

Overall, the staff was friendly and eager to help guests in any way that they could and that truly sets this Grand resort apart from the rest.

Closer view of the cabanas at Iberostar

Closer view of the cabanas at Iberostar

 

Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island June 13, 2009

Entrance to Sandals Royal Caribbean
Entrance to Sandals Royal Caribbean

Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort transport you to a timeless experience of impeccable service, genteel manner and effortless sophistication, all set against the vivid aquamarine majesty of the Caribbean Sea. Now when you are ready to venture even further afield, the offshore island awaits, burgeoning with the exotic allure of the orient.

Resort view of Sandals Royal Caribbean
Resort view of Sandals Royal Caribbean
Lazy River at Sandals Royal Caribbean

Lazy River at Sandals Royal Caribbean

Sandals Cay - Sandals Private Offshore Island

Sandals Cay - Sandals Private Offshore Island

This exotic Eden has something to enrapture even the most demanding tastes- ultra-secluded sunbathing areas, an inviting pool with swim-up bar, plus an authentic Thai restaurant with delectable dishes that whet more than just your appetite.
I have to share something with you here, on my most recent visit to Jamaica, we had a very elegant all white party on Sandals Cay and it was the most amazing party I have attended in a long time. The ultimate details that Sandals displayed was turly over the top and I would recommend this location for any wedding , reception, special parties and so much more.
So climb aboard the Dragon Boat and be ferried to your own private kingdon – a place where fantasies are meant to come true.
View of the one of the most relaxing spots on the beach

View of the one of the most relaxing spots on the beach

Bridge over the lazy river at Sandals Royal Caribbean

Bridge over the lazy river at Sandals Royal Caribbean

Certified Sandals Specialist

Certified Sandals Specialist