Are you planning to travel to Jamaica for your vacation this year? If you are planning on staying in Jamaica for more than a few days or if you are traveling with small children, or several family members, or a large group of friends then you should think about renting a small villa or a townhouse in Jamaica instead of staying in a hotel.
Hotels can be extremely expensive, especially during the summer months when the tourists are out in full force. Staying in a hotel for more than a few days can be uncomfortable too. And if you’re traveling with small children or a large group of people then hotels can be too cramped to accommodate everyone in the party. It makes a lot more sense to rent an apartment, a villa, or a small house for the duration of your trip.
Think of how much more comfortable you and your family or friends will be staying in a cozy home instead of a cold hotel. For the same price or less than renting several hotel rooms you and your party can stay in a vacation rental that will have all the same amenities as a hotel but will be a lot more comfortable. You can even get vacation rental homes and apartments that are right on the beach.
Many people buy single family homes or small houses and apartments and rent them for a week, a month or the entire summer to tourists who are coming to Jamaica to spend some time in the luxurious tropical weather that the island is famous for. Many of these vacation rentals provide laundry service and house cleaning service just like you would get at a hotel but you get the comfort of staying in a home.
Renting a vacation home or apartment can also save you money because you can find a local grocery store or market and buy groceries so that you can cook your meals instead of eating out for every meal. Health conscious travelers will be much happier cooking their own meals than eating high calorie or high fat restaurant fare at every single meal while on vacation.
Many vacation rentals also have laundry facilities that you can use so that you can pack less clothing to bring with you and you can wash whatever you need to during the trip. You will only need to bring one set of summer clothing and you can buy whatever else you need to wear and bring them back with you.
If you are traveling with small children then you will appreciate the cozy atmosphere of a vacation rental because your children can maintain a semi-normal schedule in a real home that would be difficult to maintain in a hotel.
Renting a vacation home or apartment can also be a great way to set up a home base during your vacation. There are a lot of fun things to see and do in Jamaica and renting a home will give you a central point that can act has a hub and information center when everyone in your group is off doing their own thing.
If you look around carefully you can find very good deals on vacation home rentals, especially if you plan your vacation during the off season.