Budget Jamaica hotel accommodation
Going to Jamaica may seem like a dream outside of most people’s vacation finances, but it is possible to visit this beautiful island on a budget. The trick is to find the right kind of accommodation in the right area. Surprisingly there are a number of comfortable budget hotels on the island where you can get a good night’s sleep at very reasonable rates. For example, the Blue Harbor Hotel situated in Montego Bay is a small hotel with 25 rooms designed especially for the honeymooning couples – putting Jamaica within your wedding budget. The Blue Harbor is located only a convenient 15 minute drive from the airport. The rooms available are usually large and air-conditioned with spacious balconies and telephones.
You can enjoy lavish food from the restaurant which offers the best cuisine from all over the world. Budget accommodation in Negril includes the Negril Yoga Center which has rooms and cottages – most of which have fans and fridges (and where you can get yoghurt and other produce that staff make on the premises), and Roots Bamboo which is where you’ll find cabins situated right beside the beach. Roots Bamboo offers more of a camping experience with live music being played regularly, whereas the quieter Yoga Center is a favorite with women traveling with children. There are a number of other budget accommodation establishments in the area which cater for people who fall within the two extremes but these two show the wide variety of accommodation available. If you prefer to stay in Jamaica’s capital, Kingston’s Mountain Edge Guest House is set up on the hillside of the Blue Mountains, 3500 ft above sea level.
There are 3 cottages with double beds and attached bathrooms. A small roadside bar, trail to the river and a hot tub in the garden complete the onsite features, but the guest house also offers mountain bikes if you want to be a little adventurous and venture further afield. As you can see from the Mountain Edge Guest House, some budget hotels are set further away from Jamaica’s beaches, but there are some closer to the action – it really depends on what you’re looking for and what you’re willing to pay. Also, if you are hiring a car on your Jamaican vacation, being a few miles up into the mountains won’t be a problem as you’ll be able to drive down to the beaches whenever you’re ready and can escape the tourists when you’ve had enough! .
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