Royal Decameron Montego Beach
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We just got in and have to wait until 3:00 to check in so we head to lunch then the beach for some sun and drinks. We come back and they lost a piece of luggage. We find out later in the evening that I took the wrong bag at the airport. OOps! I feel bad for Raymond, the very nice concierge helping us. We didn't like our room so we are going for a …
... 3:00.) Then we went back out to walk among a trading village built by Royal Caribbean and manned by Jamaicans. We bought David a pretty, tropical, red shirt. Rain clouds were building and we knew it would take awhile to get back to the ship with security stops and all. So we bought a couple of DIet Cokes and headed back.
Once on board, we just rested until the ship started to leave. We found an indoor window with a good view of things and stood there until Jamaica was left ...
Sad to leave the beauty of the Jamaican people, the warm water on my feet, the gorgeous sunsets and the girls on this trip. Also, J our fearless leader. He kept us in check and made it fun. I don't want to go back to a Canadian winter. Not quite yet. ...
Great room. Nice hotel. Not my style as I don't feel comfortable with a butler assigned to me but I made the most of it. The room had a bar and a jacuzzi which I didn't use with the jets but did take advantage of to soak my feet.
I could have asked Michael to unpack my clothes, iron my dress, make me a drink but that is so not my style. ...
... The lady next to my tried to give me advice on all the beautiful resorts she has been to, but that was not the type of vacation I had in mind. Soon the couple behind me got involved as well, asking if I was sure that I want to travel all by myself. Was I?
A little hold up at the border, because I didn't use the right colored pen for my immigration form, but more importantly I didn't book a hotel and I was stupid ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Royal Decameron Montego Beach Montego Bay
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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.