Volcanic cliffs, soaring mountains, and James Bond’s birth place… Experience a different side of Jamaica hotels this summer at Island Outpost hotels: The Caves, Strawberry Hill, and GoldenEye. With lower rates and smaller crowds, summer is the perfect time to visit.
Jamaica for travelers who love the sea but are sick of the sand
For those wishing to avoid the same all-inclusive retreat, the only answer is to head to The Caves, perched on limestone cliffs just outside Negril. Take a giant leap into the cerulean blue waters from one of the high diving points, spot rainbow-colored parrotfish and large-eyed squirrelfish while snorkeling through the honeycombed caverns, watch fiery sunsets with unobstructed views to the horizon, and kick back with a cocktail in the Blackwell Rum Bar, created from two of the many grottos within the cliffs. At the end of the day, guests can retire to their thatched-roof cottage, sans a trail of sand.
Special Offer: Book the “Escape to Romance” package for a stay May 1-October 31 and save 30% off winter rates. Includes four nights accommodations, food and beverage, private caves dining experience, private caves hot tub experience with champagne, and spa treatment (choice of full body massage or brown sugar scrub). Package rates start at $2,458 plus 20% tax and service.
Jamaica for travelers in search of cool breezes without the beach
Up in the midst (and mist) of Jamaica’s famous mountain range, the Blue Mountains, lies Strawberry Hill, a collection of cottages suspended 3100 feet above Kingston. The destination is a haven for nature lovers who prefer to be surrounded by a sea of lush greenery rather than the sea itself. Get the blood pumping on a hike or mountain biking excursion on one of the many trails on the 48-acre property, grab a pair of binoculars and spot most of Jamaica’s 26 endemic species of birds, or tour the island’s premier Blue Mountain Coffee estate (with samples along the way) to see how beans are harvested and processed.
Special Offer: The “Discover the Blue Mountains” package saves guests almost 25% off winter rates for stays May 1 – October 31. The three-night stay includes two hikes – on Gordon Town Trail and on Settlement Trail, daily breakfast, fruit and cheese welcome amenity, dinner with a bottle of wine, daily Blackwell Rum cocktail, and spa treatment (choice of full body massage or Hydrotherapeutic Coffee Scrub). Package rates start at $1,237 plus 20% tax and service.
Jamaica for travelers who want the sun, the sea, and a little history
Beach-lovers with an appetite for places with a glamorous past (and present) should book a stay at GoldenEye, author Ian Fleming’s former home and the site where he penned all 14 James Bond novels. GoldenEye’s villas and cottages open directly onto the beach or lagoon, so toes meet sand or sea without delay. Soak up the rays paddle boarding on the hotel’s turquoise lagoon, lounge on the croissant-shaped beach or wade in the saltwater pool located on a strip of land jutting out over the sea. For the ultimate cultural submersion, book the five-bedroom Fleming Villa, where Fleming’s writing desk still remains.
Special Offer: Guests who book the “For Your Eyes Only” package for stays May 1 – October 31 save 33% off winter rates. Includes picnic at Firefly (Noel Coward’s historic hilltop estate), 90-minute in-room couples massage, guided kayak excursion, sunset cocktails aboard the “GoldenEye” (glass-bottom boat), and four-course dinner with a bottle of wine. Nightly rates start at $560 per night plus 20% tax and service.
For more information and additional hotel offers visit: islandoutpost.com/special_offers/ or call 800.Outpost.