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If you've ever been to Jamaica... read this :)

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#11 starchild



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    Posted 26 April 2008 - 04:36 PM

    I'm with the others, use common sense and don't do any exploring of random neighborhoods late at night and you should be fine. (you probably wouldn't be walking around a part of Memphis you aren't familiar with so it's the same thing)

    We went out of the resort to someone's home and had a memorable time, but we got the trustworthy vibe from the person who invited us. We wouldn't have gone with some of the people who offered.

    Recently I read some cruise reviews of people saying not to get off the boat at Ocho Rios because it is so dangerous but I wouldn't agree with that from my experience, that seemed a little extreme to me :P

    I've only stayed at Riu Ocho Rios which I highly recommend :)

    #12 roo66

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      Posted 26 April 2008 - 04:54 PM

      I have been to jamaica twice i wouldnt feel safe just walking out of the hotel.we took lots of trips and we never had any problems .the bus driver either stayed with us or agreed a meeting place and was always there.i found it best togo with just a few couples at a time not a whole van full. the driver spent lots of time telling ud=s interesting stuff.i preferred ocho rios i thought the beach was very narrow at negril .i loved the restuarant at the end of the island (CANT REMEMBER)the name very famous for watching the sunset and for the very brave to jump from the cliff.you will be approached to by stuff from beach vendors. we were offered drugs at negril which frightened me.i would love to go back sometime.do leave the resort but keep safe.i felt very safe and walked with my son through new york times square just last summer i wouldnt do that in jamaica.i have fantastic memories of jamaica.last tip dont get married before 4.00 unless you want to melt.

      #13 Birdie07

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        Posted 26 April 2008 - 09:45 PM

        I echo everything said. We did leave the resort twice and were fine both times. People are very nice.

        As to resorts we only stayed at the Riu Ocho Rios. And I'm pretty partial to that one haha

        #14 Chris&Julie

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          Posted 27 April 2008 - 01:37 AM

          Thanks again for all of the feedback guys!!! We will definitely take it all into consideration!!
          Julie & Chris

          #15 JamaicaBride010908

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            Posted 27 April 2008 - 10:52 PM

            We were married at Couples Swept Away. It was amazing. Jamaica's an incredible country. As everyone's said, you have to be careful everywhere, but we loved the country and found the people very nice and friendly. I have a review on our wedding and the resort.

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