Royal Decameron Montego Beach
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Holiday of a lifetime!
My friend and I saved our pennies for 2 years to take a trip to Montego Bay and decided to stay at Jack Tar. We were attracted to the "Adults only" part as we are both teachers. I can honestly say that I do not have a bad word to say about this resort. It is perfectly located if you don't want to spend your whole holiday in the hotel complex, the aircraft noise is barely noticable and the food is out of this world. I love my food and Ijust couldn't get enough, especially breakfast! The room was huge and very clean and the cleaning staff were friendly and helpful at all times (something I have rarely experienced at a hotel). Most of the people staying in the hotel were American, so if you want to be surrounded by "your own kind" I would stay at the Holiday Inn. I have no problems at all with them (they're not as loud as you think!) so I had a wonderful time! I would like to thank all of the staff at the resort for making us feel so welcome and at home during our stay. I'm saving again for my next trip and I wouldn't stay anywhere else!
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it was alright but i got more bang for my money at jack tar puerto plata in dominican republic. i paid for superior accomodations, but was placed in a standard room. i was placed in a musty room with dirty sofas and chairs, but after viewing several room i finally found a clean one (what's going on here) they proceed to tell me it was a superior room but after i insisted in viewing both accomodations to compare the rooms i was accomodated in they conceded and gave me a letter of compensation to credit me for the difference. there was no bottled water available. the snacks were not good, esp. the hamburger (what kind of meat was that?!?!!?). the food was ok in the only restaurant not much of a selection and only one bar. no elevator, it's a four floor walk up. there is no nightly entertainment. what they call entertainment begins at 9:30 pm and finishes at 11:00. after eleven there's no life on the resort. you have to go out. they do not even leave the music on so u can stay up a little longer to sip a few drinks if you do not feel like going to sleep at eleven.
not a real good deal for the money. (July 2002)
Jack Tar Village Rocks the House!!!
My husband I visited Jack Tar Village for our honeymoon in May 2002. We had an excellent time. It kicked butt!! We would recommend this resort for anyone looking for a nice, romantic, fun, and exotic time!! We spent time off of the resort which was pretty cool. The locals were really nice and ready for a good bargain. The people working at the resort were very friendly and we actually made a few friends while visiting! The food and drinks were great. The room was pretty standard, but we didn't spend much time in the room, anyways. It would have been a little nicer if some of the trips were included (snorkeling especially). You could snorkel right off their beach, but you weren't allowed to go to far off shore. Overall we had an excellent time and plan to go back at some point.
Jack Tar Village - Great
My husband & I stayed at JTV in March 2002 for 7 days. We were looking for a relaxing vacation and found it. The staff was great. The room, food and drinks were all above average for the price we paid. The best thing about this resort is that you can snorkle off the beach. We will definitely consider going back to Jack Tar Village.
What a disappointment!!
My boyfriend and I went to Jack Tar - Montego Bay in April 2002. We had read reviews that stated that the food was minimal and the beaches were not that good, but that the staff made up for it and it would be a good vacation. We decided to go for it. We were sorely disappointed. Not only were we now in a resort that was run down and in disrepair, the food was terrible and the pool was miniscule, but the activities people were rude and lazy. They had a board with activities listed every day, but only did one or two (maybe). They insulted people who didn't want to participate and insulted us for complaining that they didn't have the activities that they advertised. The only saving grace was the good weather. Luckily the weather was beautiful or we would've really been miserable.
I must say the rooms were nice and the check in was a breeze, but other than that, there wasn't much to compliment. We complained to management and staff throughout the week, but nothing was done to improve the service.
Definitely don't go here and tell all your friends.
Fun! Fun! Fun!
My Auntie, cousin and I stayed at Jack Tar February 2001. We had such a great time. Although the food wasn't what i expected the staff was real nice and the activities were too. The best part i liked was that Jack Tar guest got in free to the local club Margueriteville.
Jack Tar Village
In July 2001, we stayed at Jack Tar Village for almost a week. The views at this resort are spectacular; from the moment you first enter the resort, a sweeping panorama
of the Caribbean Sea flows in all directions, as far as you can see. The open-air restaurant was beautiful, and in the sunset it was almost stunning, with solid wood beams, flowers and its location in front of the beach. Buffets were excellent, Caribbean specialties - I was a little apprehensive because Caribbean food is so diff. from Amer cuisine to which we're accustomed, but the cuisine was quite good with much variety.
Snack shop food was okay, although some things looked a little strange (big, "chunky" hamburgers and hot dogs fried in a deep fryer).
Water was comfortably warm but the beach was quite small. One of the few drawbacks at this resort - the beach itself was disappointingly small and rocky. Jack Tar Village would do well to expand its beachfront.
Service was wonderful - friendly, efficient and responsive, the staff appeared to enjoy their work and want you to have a good time.
Accommodations were comfortable. Resort was a bit stingy on the amenities; small lotion bottles were provided but no conditioner was provided in the rooms. Be sure to bring your own conditioner, and a good one because the water is so salty. You may want to bring your own shampoo, too.
Charming aspect of hotel was its nod to "tea time." Early afternoons, tea and coffee appears on a sideboard in the lobby along with cookies and other sweets served with tea.
Entertainment worked hard at putting on a good show - high on enthusiasm, the shows are definitely adult-oriented with emphasis on sexuality.
Resort is within close proximity to a downtown area and many shops. Beware of people trying to sell you any/every thing - most are so poor, it's disturbing.
Resort grounds are well-maintained and the landscaping is beautiful, with fruit trees, Caribbean flowers and vegetation. The resort also has a pretty nice workout room that is air-conditioned and in a separate little room about
a hundred yards from the main building.
Would recommend this resort to any adult who wants to enjoy relaxation and have some fun - Montego Bay was a wonderful experience, staying at Jack Tar Village.
Definately a singles resort!
My friend and I visited Jack Tar Village in July 2001 during SumFest. We must say other than a few minor incidents we had a dream vacation. The staff and service at Jack Tar was very professional and effecient. I had the opportunity to stay at another all inclusive in MoBay later and found I missed the atmosphere of Jack Tar. However, if you are coming to Jamaica for the beaches DON'T stay here-the beach (what there is of it) leaves much to be desired. Having said this however, if we return to Jamaica we will definately be staying at Jack Tar Village. Thank you front desk staff(especially the humorous and friendly guy in the late evenings)and also the Special Events team, you all obviously worked VERY hard to keep us entertained-thank you all for making our vacation WONDERFUL!
My boyfriend and I went to Jack Tar in Aril of 2001. We read all sorts of reviews on the hotel/food etc.etc. Most reviews were dissappointing and we were wondering what it would be like. We got a great deal for the vacation.
We were thoroughly impressed. Food was wonderful, variety, and plenty of it! Drinks too!!
Hotel was clean and staff was super friendly. Our rooms were fabulous....with each room having a private deck! I had read reviews saying the bathrooms were dirty. I found them to be very clean! This was a trip to remember. The only problem we had was stepping on a sea urchin..OUCH!!!! BRING WATER SHOES OR BUY THEM THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We highly recommend this resort! Plus, Sandals in MOntego Bay is right next to the airport....LOUD!!!!! Jack Tar was way better and less expensive!!!!
WE WILL BE BACK!!!!!
Me and my sister went to Jamaica in July of 2000. We stayed at Jack Tar Village.
The staff were very curteous and polite, always asking if there was anything they could accommodate us with. I enjoyed the entertainment. Our room was an ocean view and it was nice, except the bathroom was old. The food the first two days was very good, however, we tired of it by day three. We arrived at Jack Tar at 10:00 a.m. and it was very hot and our room wasn't ready until 3:15 p.m. We didn't know check-out was at 1:00 p.m., therefore, house-keeping was still cleaning the rooms vacated by departing guest. Though staff tried their best to accommodate us for this inconvenience it was very hot and with nowhere to shower or rest by the time we did get our room, after supper I was exhausted from the being in the heat and slept from 7:00 pm until the next morning. All the plans me and my sister made to tour Jamaica that night didn't take place. Overall, I enjoyed our vacation and because the staff treated us so well I would recommend Jack Tar as a place to stay. I enjoyed the beach and all the activities we participated in.
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... because we haven't done many side trips in Jamaica, but they cost so much. To leave the hotel costs you $100 minimum in a taxi, even if it's 15 minutes down the road, then you add on the tour price and tips and it comes very costly. Also, after 6 full-on weeks where we were doing something everyday, it is nice to sit around doing nothing for a change. A whole heap of Pommies turned up today and have spent all day at the swim up beer drinking. No hats, ...
... which is a crazy pub in Montego Bay. We got there at 11am and there was a massive catamaran anchored next to it and heaps of college students in their swimmers and bikinis partying in the pub and the ocean. They have a huge water slide on the side of the pub for drunk people to slide on and land in the ocean. Loved to have gone there without the boys for a crazy afternoon.
Came back to the resort and had our delayed AFL Grand Final day. ...
... there just in time, don't like these close calls, not good for the stress levels. From Miami we flew to Montego Bay which was only an hour and a half flight. Got to our hotel, and it's fantastic. It's got a nice big pool right next to the beach, a lazy river and a couple of water slides. We've got the all-inclusive package so you can eat and drink as much as you want. Spent the afternoon floating around the pool drinking Piña Coladas and Red Stripe beer ...
... say so.. After some discussion they were satisfied with me providing my flight ticket back to the US and let me go.
There I was, surrounded by cab drivers trying to take me places (at least I hope they were) and no clue where to go. I second guessed myself, if it was smart to not have booked at least the first night and fought my way through to the Margarita Ville Bar right outside the airport to get a cold Red ...
My wife and I spent our Honeymoon at a friends villa in 1991. All of the photos are stored away. I think I have one of Meg in a bikini-worth a look. This was the first time I had really been out of the country. A nice introduction to travel as four weeks later we were living in Saudi Arabia. Some of the best fish I ever had was at this place by the side of the road. The beer was cool and the table was two 2x6 beams on 55 gallon ...