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Enjoy Montego Bay!

Jamaica has a wide variety of things to do for all tastes and age groups. Here is a list of activities and services you may find useful in planning your villa vacation.

GOLF

TENNIS
Plenty of courts for day or night play at Half Moon, Holiday Inn, Racquet Club. Also, for members only the Tryall Club and Round Hill.

AIR TOURS: ISLAND HOPPER
See the grandeur of Jamaica's mountains and coastline by helicopter. Approx $750 per hour.

APPLETON RUM DISTILLERY
Guided tour of distillery. Sample various rums. Combine with visit to YS Falls.

ADVENTURES with CHUKKA BLUE
Jeep Safari, ATV Safari, River Tubing, Canopy Tour, Horseback Riding in the mountains, river and the sea. Good fun, great adventure! See age restrictions.

BLACK RIVER SAFARI & YS FALLS TOUR
On south side of Island 90 minutes drive from villa. Take boat ride up Black River to see crocodiles in their natural habitat. Then visit picturesque YS Falls. Your driver can arrange this excursion.

CORAL CLIFF GAMING LOUNGE
On Montego Bay's lively Hip Strip. Live jazz to fashion shows, cabaret or reggae. Coral Cliff is Montego Bay's gaming lounge (slots only). Slots range from 50 cents to $5 for jackpots.

CROYDON IN THE MOUNTAINS
Working coffee plantation. Tour and tasting. Enjoy samples.

DEEP SEA FISHING and SAILING CHARTERS
41' Viking tournament-equipped sport fishing boat ... plus SunCat Catamaran for up to 60 guests w/crew of 5. Snorkeling, sunset and private party charters.

MORE CRUISES & FISHING EXCURSIONS
Boat tour of Negril or Marine Park. Max 8 passengers for deep-sea fishing. Full day $780. Half day $390.

DOLPHIN COVE
Ocho Rios Swim with the dolphins! And take jungle trail to see animals and birds. Wear swimsuits and take towels, no jewelry. Prices from $50 to $199. Reservations required with credit card deposit. Open every day. Near Dunn’s River Falls. 8:30-5:30.

MARGARITAVILLE
Sports Bar and disco with big screen tv, water slide, good light menu. Fun for teenagers and playful adults long into the night. Hip Strip (Gloucester Avenue) in town.  Also Coral Cliff across the street for slot machines.

DUTY-FREE SHOPPING
Montego Bay or Freeport (where the cruise ships dock). Also, Casa de Oro downtown, Half Moon Shopping Village and Holiday Inn shopping arcade. Also, big craft markets in MoBay, Ocho Rios and Negril. Dealing for best price is expected.

GALLERY OF WEST INDIAN ART
Jamaican oils and watercolors, Haitian primitives, colorful wood carvings, alabaster.  Original art not subject to duty.  11 Fairfield Rd. just west of Montego Bay (near Westgate Shopping Center) Branch gallery at the Tryall Club.  Also Décor Gallery, Montego Bay.

GOOD HOPE COUNTRY HOUSE
High in the remarkable mountains of Cockpit Country sits a unique piece of history: a 1755 Great House with working kiln and pottery on a 2,000-acre working farm. Go for a tour, swim, hike, trail ride through orange groves and along the cool Martha Bray river bank, picnic by the river or enjoy an excellent lunch in the Great House dining hall. Take a camera! 

GREENWOOD GREAT HOUSE
Built by the Barretts of Wimpole Street in 1790 for entertaining. The greatest Great House in Jamaica ... the finest antique museum in the Caribbean + amazing view from upper verandah of curve in the earth's surface. $12 and well worth a trip to Falmouth (one of Jamaica’s oldest towns). Combine with Good Hope trip.

GYM: ELITE FITNESS CENTER
Queen’s Drive, Montego Bay, overlooking the airport. State-of-the-art cardio-vascular equipment: treadmills, stair climber, recumbent & standing cycles, cross trainer and more. Mirrored workout room, tv, scale, coolers, free lockers, music. Vitamin and juice bar. Changing rooms, showers, accessories. Mon-Fri 6AM-10PM Sat 7:30AM-4PM Sun 7:30AM-2PM

HORSEBACK-RIDING
Chukka Blue 5 minutes west of Tryall. Excellent horses and guides. Start with a ride in the mountains, end with a romp in the sea. Another Chukka Blue near Ocho Rios. Half Moon Equestrian Centre. Rocky Point Stables - mountain riding. 

INTERNET
Most of our villas now provide complimentary ADSL Internet access, many wireless, so do take your laptop. Check with your agent to learn the latest Internet access status in your villa. (Guests in Tryall Club villas may use the Tryall Internet Room. Round Hill guests may use the Round Hill Internet Room.)

MOUNTAIN VALLEY RAFTING AT LETHE
Float downstream on a bamboo poled raft through Jamaica’s tropical countryside. Jitney tour of area and lunch optional. Your driver can arrange this excursion.

MARTHA BRAE RAFTING
1 hr 15 min ride. 18 miles east of Half Moon near Falmouth, one of Jamaica’s oldest towns, distinctive Georgian architecture.

MASSAGE
For a real treat, we can arrange an array of spa treatments with one of our preferred massage therapists. They’ll come to your villa for as many facials, massages, manicures and pedicures as you and your group want. Heaven!

NEGRIL
40 minutes west of Montego Bay. Let your hair down. 7 miles of white sand beach, clubs, restaurants, reggae, beach bars. Totally casual. Watch sunset from Rick's Cafe. Great diving and snorkeling on Negril's reefs. Hire a boatman.

OCHO RIOS
90-minute drive east of center city Montego Bay 

DUNN’S RIVER FALLS
Take swimsuits and sneakers and walk the falls with guides. Modest entrance fee.

DOLPHIN COVE
Swim with the dolphins! Wear swimsuits and take towels, no jewelry. Near Dunn’s River Falls. 8:30-5:30. Reserve in advance. Check prices & child rates.

ISLAND VILLAGE
New shopping & entertainment center. Margaritaville Bar & Restaurant with water slide, concerts, good food and drink, duty-free jewelry stores. Multiplex digital movie theater, art gallery, coffee shops, more bars and restaurants; boutiques, beach and swim-up bar, etc. Modest entrance fee. Plan to spend several hours here. Worth the trip.

MYSTIC MOUNTAIN 
Gondola chairlift, zip line, rain forest bobsled.  Excellent and exciting excursion for those who want an adventurous day!

PIER I
Funky and casual native waterfront bar with loud music. Cruise Montego Bay and party every Friday night. ($25/person + cash bar). Opposite craft market in town. 

RESTAURANTS
See our list of recommended restaurants should you wish to dine out. Good variety available ... from roadside jerk pork stands to elegant candlelight Continental cuisine.

ROCKLANDS FEEDING STATION
Reach out and touch Jamaica's exotic Mango Hummingbird, Orange Quit and Doctor Bird. Bird feeding daily at 3:30 in Anchovy (15 minute drive).

ROSE HALL GREAT HOUSE
Legendary home of Annie Palmer (the White Witch) who ruled cruelly and died violently. Bad story. Great house. Open 7 days/week 8-5:00. $15.

ROUND HILL BEACH PARTY
Members only. Every MONDAY, beach barbecue with lobster, bonfire and Calypso band.  Every WEDNESDAY, a la carte dinner on seaside terrace with Reggae band.  Every FRIDAY, Jamaica Night with Jamaican buffet, steel band or reggae band + Jamaican floor show.  Check price and dress code when you call for reservations.  50% discount for Children under 12.  Beverages extra.  Call in advance for reservations.

SCUBA DIVING & SNORKELING, SAILFISH RENTALS
Half Moon.  Also Rose Hall Beach Club.  Poseidon divers offer lessons, equipment and dives.  Also for members only, Captain's Water Sports at Round Hill. Also, excellent diving on Negril's reefs.

SUNSET CRUISES ... FISHING EXCURSIONS
Sunset cruise ... or fishing trip including gear ... or boat tour of Negril or Marine Park. Max 8 passengers for deep-sea fishing. Full day $900. Half day $450.

TRYALL CLUB BEACH PARTIES
Members only.  Every MON-WED-FRI.  Beach barbecue and dancing, Reggae music, entertainment, fun.  $35 for adults, $27.50 for children under 12, no charge for children 3 and younger.  Add 10% service charge.  Drinks additional.  Call one day in advance for reservations.

YOGA
We can arrange a private yoga session for you. $85 per hour. 


All prices subject to change.

The Fine Print: 
Homeowners and Villas by Linda Smith, Inc. are not liable for any activities in which you choose to participate during your vacation.

Jamaica

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