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Airports:
Kingston                   Kingston / St. Andrew   MKJP   KIN      
Montego Bay           Saint James                   MKJS MBJ   
Ocho Rios/Boscobel   Saint Mary   MKBS           OCJ


Where to stay:  Points?
Montego Bay
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall (All-Inclusive)
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall (All-Inclusive) (Adults Only)
Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa, Jamaica (All-Inclusive)
Holiday Inn Montego Bay (All-Inclusive)
Half Moon
Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island (Over Water Bungaloo)
Sandals Montego Bay
Secrets
Iberostar Grand Rose Hall


Kosher:
Chabad   http://www.jewishjamaica.com/kosher/
Chabad Kosher Hot Spot  - 1-3 Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay  +1 876-452-3223   Open:10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Bringing food with you requires a Permit: https://www.moatrade.gov.jm/MOA/
apply for a Veterinary License
when your adding all your items to the list you can search Kosher for a full list. Also Consignor= Store you purchased it from

Chabad:
CHABAD JAMAICA  876-630-4400 | 876-452-3223
RABBI@CHABADOFJAMAICA.COM

What to do:
Luminous Lagoon (Glistening Waters) and Rose Hall Great House
Horseback Ride n' Swim! through the ocean
Green Grotto Caves (From James Bond Live and Let Die)
Mystic Mountain Bobsledding (From Cool Runnings)
Zip Lining
Sailing
ATV Tour
Bamboo rafting excursion down the Martha Brae River
Floyd's Pelican Bar
PLEASE UPDATE

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Re: Jamaica master thread
« Reply #120 on: February 11, 2020, 04:21:51 PM »
How did you like the place besides food?
Can't complain I had a One Bedroom Suite on the Ocean 2nd floor.
I opted out of the swim up room suite because of the lack of Sun hours.


The resort is great but too big for me, I rather go to a smaller place next time.
I'm not a fan of big hotels with more than 200 rooms
service is slower and usually less personal. Here the service in general was slow, but it was friendly and personal.

The pool was great but embarrassing how they charge for a Cabana
I got one for free for 2 days They try to charge you $80-$120 per day
they have 20 per pool and the only 2 or 3 that are used got them comped.

My wife got a massage she said it was $250 for 60 mins
one of the most expensive massages she ever got and it was below par

Cigars obviously are extra as well

The feeling of the hotel is what can we sell you that's more money. They work on commission.


Summary
Rooms, Beds and in room Amenities: Excellent. Rooms are very dark with 1 lamp in the whole room. Balconies have concrete pillars which can be annoying when sitting out.
Food and Drinks: not ideal for the Kosher customer
extremely limited menu of items you can get. with few products that originated in the USA
Pools and Beach: The pools could be a bit cold since they aren't heated but relaxing when its hot out.
The Ziva pool is bigger and more spread out seating while the Zilara is overpacked with many seats surrounded by other seats.
Staff: Friendly and Awesome
Shows and Activities: Great
« Last Edit: February 11, 2020, 04:25:41 PM by davidmal »
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Re: Jamaica master thread
« Reply #121 on: February 12, 2020, 02:10:29 PM »
Just got back from the hyatt. they no longer heat up kosher food thanks to one person making a huge deal when their food got burned..................................
They did say you can coordinate with chabad and they will heat up chabad food.... 

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Re: Jamaica master thread
« Reply #122 on: February 12, 2020, 02:22:06 PM »
Just got back from the hyatt. they no longer heat up kosher food thanks to one person making a huge deal when their food got burned..................................
They did say you can coordinate with chabad and they will heat up chabad food....
So sad. Horrible

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Re: Jamaica master thread
« Reply #123 on: February 13, 2020, 01:33:06 PM »
Just got back from the hyatt. they no longer heat up kosher food thanks to one person making a huge deal when their food got burned..................................
They did say you can coordinate with chabad and they will heat up chabad food.... 
Thats insane!!!! Meet the chef
the girl I forgot her name she was very helpful I think it was angel

she's the second to top

she could have helped.
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Re: Jamaica master thread
« Reply #124 on: February 13, 2020, 02:17:34 PM »
Thats insane!!!! Meet the chef
the girl I forgot her name she was very helpful I think it was angel

she's the second to top

she could have helped.
nope its the resort policy i spoke to head chef of both hyatts he was really nice but explained that untill a month ago they did it with pleasure but since that guy made a huge scene and wanted to charge the resort 1000 dollars..... its too much of a liability.

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Re: Jamaica master thread
« Reply #125 on: February 14, 2020, 12:39:48 PM »
nope its the resort policy i spoke to head chef of both hyatts he was really nice but explained that untill a month ago they did it with pleasure but since that guy made a huge scene and wanted to charge the resort 1000 dollars..... its too much of a liability.
Crazy I was there a month ago....

luckily I wasn't the guy


also just tell them you'll sign a waiver.

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