With the decision about what to get mom or dad this year just weeks away, why not consider a Jamaican getaway as that ideal gift? Now is the perfect time to begin planning as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day is fast approaching. A number of the island’s hotels and attractions have created packages to celebrate moms and dads. Also, the island has a number of non-stop flights available from most major cities across the U.S., making it easily accessible for travelers.
"Jamaican is a wonderful destination for parents to unwind and enjoy a well-deserved getaway from a hectic routine," said Jamaica's Director of Tourism John Lynch. "From airlines to attractions, hotels and tours, Jamaica has some of the best travel deals to grant moms and dads a convenient and affordable escape."
Here are value-packed offerings to whisk mom and dad away for a memorable Jamaican vacation:
Make it a family getaway and enjoy the Celebrate Family at Sunset Resorts package. Book your family at Sunset Beach Resort, Spa & Waterpark in Montego Bay or Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort, Spa & Conference Center in Ocho Rios and experience countless amenities including one of the largest supervised kid’s center, for children ages 2 – 12 years. Book for five or more nights to receive the fifth night free. As part of the package, the resort is preparing a Champagne Brunch on Mother’s Day, in addition to a welcome treat on both Mother’s and Father’s Day. Save over 60 percent off regular rates. Offer valid from April 14 to June 29, 2012. Visit www.sunsetresortsjamaica.com for reservations.
Moms and dads can delight in Richmond Hill Hotel’s special rate of US$150 plus 10.5 percent tax for a one-bedroom suite per night, for two persons. Situated 500 feet above the exciting resort city of Montego Bay, parents will enjoy the elegance of this quite bed and breakfast facility, which is just minutes from the Doctor’s Cave Beach. Visit www.richmond-hill-inn.com for more.
Dads looking to take a break from the rigorous daily routine can escape to tranquility at Frenchman’s Cove, located on Jamaica’s east coast in Port Antonio. Book before April 30, and receive a 10 percent discount by quoting ‘Father’s Day’ when making your reservation. A great treat for the busy dad is a few days of rest and relaxation at this lush 45-acre estate, with its world-famous beach, 16 private villas and a Great House containing 10 rooms and 2 suites. Rooms start at $110 per night, villas from $165 per night, plus tax and service charges. For additional details, go to www.frenchmanscove.com
Moms can Escape To Luxury at The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica and relax with luxury accommodations and sumptuous cuisine at the hotel’s celebrated restaurants. As an added bonus, this package is coupled with a complimentary fifth night, so mom can extend her stay. Rates start at US$499, per room, plus tax and service charges. The special is available through December 21, 2012. The 427-room AAA Five Diamond Resort is also preparing a special Mother’s Day Brunch filled with champagne and gourmet cuisine, highlighted by traditional island favorites. Rates start at $45 per person, plus tax and service charges, and is valid until May 8, 2012. For additional information, visit www.ritzcarlton/rosehall
This Mother’s Day, surprise mom with a memory she’ll treasure forever: a pampered villa vacation in Jamaica from Villas by Linda Smith. Treat her like a queen anytime from Mother’s Day until school starts in September (May 12 - September 1) by booking Give Mom a Week in Paradise This Year!” and she will receive a full staff at her beckon call: chef, housekeeper, butler, gardener and even a laundress so the family returns home with suitcases full of clean clothes. Included in the package with weekly rates ranging from US$133 to $550 per bedroom per night is a bottle of champagne and a couples massage so dad gets something special too. For new bookings between now and Mother’s Day, one free night will be added. For details, visit www.jamaicavillas.com.
Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours honours moms and dads with Thrill and Chill Out.
Families and friends can treat moms and dads to exciting adventure tours they’ll love and always remember on their next Jamaican getaway, saving 10 percent on a second. The more the merrier on every tour from horseback riding and ziplines to catamaran tours and dolphin encounters to give on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Put mom in the driver’s seat on an exhilarating dune buggy ride through the countryside or let her sit back and relax for a leisurely ride down a sparkling river on a bamboo raft. Dad can catch a ride with playful dolphins or take a horseback ride into the blue Caribbean surf. This special offer is available for booking through June 30, 2012 for travel until December 31, 2012. Go to www.islandroutestours.com for details.
Moms and dads from the United States, Canada and Latin America in for a bit of adventure can enjoy an exhilarating getaway to Jamaica at CHUKKA. For moms, book by May 13 and for dads, book by June 17 for travel through May 31 and June 30 respectively and get 15 percent off Zipline Canopy & River Tubing Safari islandwide (Montego Bay, Falmouth, Ocho Rios).
The two in one nature adventure allows you to travel by air and water as you see the scenic beauty and lands that Jamaica has to offer. Rates are US$124 per person for Montego Bay & Falmouth and US$83 per person for Ocho Rios. Visit www.chukkacaribbean.com to find out more.
To book a vacation to Jamaica, visit www.visitjamaica.com or speak to your local travel specialist.
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