Gina Baumgardner visited Jamaica last month on a FAM, to get familiar with several Jamaican properties. Here is a little about her trip, in her own words:
Where did you travel?
Montego Bay, Jamaica
What dates where you there?
May 15 to May 19, 2014. Thursday to Monday.
How long did it take you to get there?
We took a Charter flight from Nashville so the flight took approximately 3 hours .
Have you been there before? If so, when?
Yes, In October for a family vacation and two years ago visiting Sandals resorts.
Tell a little about your trip.
The charter flight on Miami Air was probably one of the best flights I have been on. Staff was fun, complementary drinks, movie each way and it was on time! The flight times were perfect also if driving from Memphis. There was plenty of time to get to Nashville for the 12:00 pm flight on Thursday and we arrived back around 5:30 pm on Monday which allowed time to get home without it being very late.
We stayed at the RIU Montego Bay which was very nice! Great lay out of the property, very well kept, food was good, the entertainment was very good, the beach was nice and large with lots of palm trees. Beautiful large pool area. This resort is very close to the airport, it took us only 10 minutes to get to the resort. Note: Since so close to the airport Be aware that there are planes that fly over this resort occasionally.
I toured several All inclusive properties in Jamaica. Royalton White Sands, Iberostar Resorts, Secrets Wild Orchid, Secrets St James, Sunset Beach, Hilton Rose Hall, Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton and Jewel Runaway Bay.
What was your favorite part?
As always The Beach and the Jamaican Hospitality are my favorite part of being in Jamaica.
Anything else you want to add?
Would recommend RIU Montego Bay for a fun weekend getaway . It’s a great resort for singles, couples and families. Going Thursday to Monday was perfect. Of course I always want to stay longer.