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#1 heatheroconn

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    Posted 10 March 2011 - 02:11 PM

    Hi Ladies,

     

    My fiance and I are getting married at Beaches Negril on Oct. 11, 2011.  Our son will be with us and he will be 20 months.  I am a little concerned about the bus ride from the airport to the resort, as I hear about the crazy driving!  Of course he will need to be in a carseat for the ride.  Will we have to bring one with us? Is the travel/resort pretty accommodating to toddlers??

     

    Thanks!

     

    Heather

     

    Thanks in advance!



    #2 jeannajj

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      Posted 17 March 2011 - 11:07 AM

      Hi ~ I just got back from Beaches this past week & traveled with my 18 month old daughter..since she was under 2-she flew on my lap for free so we did not bring a car seat. She sat on our laps on the bus also.  Was the bus ride safe? The ride there was a little bumpy & crazy but the ride on the way back to the airport seemed a lot better.  Another couple we traveled with had a 2 year old & 4 year old & they didn't bring seats either.  Depending on what bus you travel to the resort..I'm not sure how a car seat will fit?! We had 2 different buses-1 would work the other--not sure?


      I would somehow bring an umbrella or ANYTHING that would offer shade.  Our daughter fell asleep 2 on the beach & it was hard to put her under a tree..but we tried to make shade for her w/ towels.  A snap on umbrella would have been wonderful--if they make such a thing?!?! Or bring clothes pins to pin the towlels to the top of the chair..also a clothes pin would have been wonderful for our curtains in our room--seemed to not shut the entire way.


      Had a wonderful vacation & my sister in laws wedding there!



      #3 Cassie South

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        Posted 17 March 2011 - 11:40 AM

        Hi Heather,

         

        You will probably find child seats quite few and far between in many countries, including Jamaica. Most airlines will allow you to carry a car seat for free as part of your checked baggage. Key word there is "most" and I'm not sure who you are flying with. Even if you do bring the seat, that's not to say the transfer coach will have seat belts!

         

        You could find a private transfer company if you would like to ensure your childs safety but you will certainly pay a premium for that. A taxi at the other end is another solution.

         

        You could contact Beaches directly and query as to what type of vehicle they use for their transfer service and if it is "car seat compatible" if you're worried.

         

        This property has an excellent nanny service, I can't recall ever hearing a complaint about the child care staff or the kids club. The opposite in fact, it's usually glowing reviews.

         

        Hope that helps!

         

        Ginger ~ Blue Petal Weddings



        #4 heatheroconn

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          Posted 17 March 2011 - 12:47 PM

          Thanks for your input ladies!  Will definately plan to at least bring an umbrella!



          #5 jeannajj

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            Posted 18 March 2011 - 01:23 PM

            Heather~

            We also used the Daycare there twice.  My daughter did great there both times but trust me it was HARD leaving her & I made Dad, Grandma check on her both times to make sure.  I knew if I went in  & she saw me ~ she'd want to go with me.  It was nice to get her out of the sun for a bit those 2 days.  I would have used it more--just didn't for some reason.  1 of the times when I went to pick her up there was a little girl just crying saying Mommy, Daddy--I wanted to go find her parents for her.  :(  

            But the staff is WONDERFUL...   What we did was all went in the night before & let her play & get use to the girls/toys & that seemed to help a bit the next day when we took her.  (Just a little advice that worked for us)   Also~ if you are trying to decided if the Character Breakfast is worth it- DO IT.  My daughter LOVED it... Yes she was scared at 1st of them--but the whole trip she wanted to follow them.  I wasn't sure if it was worth the $50 for 4 people (we took my other 2 daughters 11 & 14) me & my husband.. and my 18 month old was free.   We even bought the $30 framed picture...  something we will always remember.


            If you have any other questions, please let me know.  I did so much research on this place before we left & had so many questions so I'd be happy to help.

            Oh..1 other advice-bring more diapers than you think.  I thought I had plenty & had to buy 2 at the Atlanta Airport to get us home.  I had leftover swim diapers but not enough regular ones.   Oh and bring extra sunscreen... the spray stuff is nice especially for touch ups & to get the top of heads--but goes QUICK.  2 couples that were with us ran out. I had brought 2  big tubes & 2 sprays--but again there was 5 of us..but both sprays were gone by the end of the week.






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