Negril vs. Montego Bay & Ocho Rios
Posted 05 October 2008 - 01:57 PM
Posted 05 October 2008 - 03:51 PM
I haven't been to Negril, so I can't speak to much about that area, but it is the area known for the best beaches and being more of a laid back area.
Montego Bay seems to be the most well known of the tourist areas. It has what is called the 'hip strip' of clubs and shopping. It also has some of the great historical attractions like Rose Hall. It is close to the airport and the drive to the resort will be short. The plane noise bothers some people (depends on the resort)...but I kind of liked it. Everytime a plane went over all I could think of was how glad I wasn't on it
Ocho Rios falls stlightly in between MoBay and Negril. Allot of the cruise ships use this area as the port (some do use MoBay) and it can get crazy and crowded when they are in port. It has great beaches and still has some fun night llife and attractions. It's close to Dunns river and Shaw park.
If you want relaxation and great beaches...I think your best bet is Negril.
Posted 05 October 2008 - 10:14 PM
Posted 05 October 2008 - 10:26 PM
Oh wow I had no idea about the mosquitos in Montego Bay. Thanks for letting me know the difference.
Posted 05 October 2008 - 10:28 PM
Posted 06 October 2008 - 09:19 AM
For a honeymoon, I'd recommend Negril & Ocho Rios. I got engaged on a vacation to Ochi and we took our first vacation together to Negril about 4 years ago & been to Jamaica lots over the years.
Negril is home to the 7-mile beach. It's a long white-sand public beach. There are tons of hotels up and down the strip. Here is a link to a map: http://www.negrilinf....camap42008.pdf
There are also lots of boutique hotels on Negril's beautiful cliffs.
Ocho Rios is home to lots of the tours that are offered, and it's also home to beautiful waterfalls. My cousin got married there a few years ago, and it was lovely.
All three cities have a nightlife (Margaritaville in all 3, Jungle Nightclub in Negril, Club Amnesia in Ochi), but it just depends on your personal taste.
Check the Jamaica Tourist Board site for more info. Happy planning!
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