Jamaica offers not one but two popular spring break destinations: Negril and Montego Bay. The choice is yours — the rustic, relaxed atmosphere at the so-called “capital of casual” Negril, or a quicker-paced city experience in Montego Bay. Whatever your choice, you are almost guaranteed a relaxing and laid-back vacation from classes and the stresses of real life. Spring break is all about having fun and being with people you care about, and of endless fun-filled vacation days and nights.
At the Sunset Beach, Montego Bay you’ll find a resort/spa which has something to for everybody. Playful and exciting, you’ll splash your way through the magnificent, new Pirate’s Paradise water park – with twists, turns, rides and slides for all ages. Alternatively, simmer in the beachfront giant hot tub, or stroll through the tropical gardens. Spend a day pampering yourself with a treatment at the spa or release some of that pent up study energy on one of the many water sport activities available at the resort.
This once sleepy little fishing village called Negril has become a favored vacation spot since the sixties. Negril is known for it’s spectacular sunsets and tropical island flavor. One such place you can find this is at the Shields Negril Villas, Negril with this friendly, family operated hotel. This inexpensive hotel is located right on the beach and not to far a walk to all the action. Shields sports a swim up pool bar, as well as the lower deck it has an upper deck for sun tanning, a beachfront restaurant and very spacious rooms.
There are excellent water and extreme sports to be enjoyed in Jamaica which are great for a spring break vacation. One option is the Free Scuba Diving at Falmouth. Starting in 30 to 40 feet of water, the wall off Falmouth runs within a half-mile of shore. Chubb Castle, a Falmouth favorite, starts shallow, its top decorated with soft corals and basket sponges and its wall strung with rope sponges and black corals. A chimney, dropping from 35 to 90 feet, leads to even more tunnels and caves. Apart from the exhilaration of the dive, the sights will be something to remember long after graduation.
If it’s an activity in the water, whether surfing, windsurfing, paragliding or jet skiing, you’ll find there’s an opportunity to take part in it in Jamaica. Many of the hotels have their own activity staff trained to teach guests to use the equipment, and have equipment for hire so that guests can enjoy the sports during their vacation. The daytime activities at the beach, followed by the exuberant nightlife make Jamaica a great alternative to Spring Break in Florida!