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Jamaica is a certified spring break destination, drawing thousands of college-aged young people a year.
But it’s so much more than that.
As we’ve talked about on the blog, families find a lot to love about Jamaica, too.
And so does another growing travel demographic: Girls Getaways!
Recent years have seen an explosion of girlfriends of all ages booking much-needed vacations together. Often, they head to tropical places where frozen fruity drinks flow and paradise-found beaches welcome them for long, leisurely afternoons in the sun.
What’s better than looking over the tips of your toes at aqua-blue water and giggling with your best friends over old memories?
Given those criteria, Jamaica is an easy choice for your girls getaway destination.
Whether you’re looking to plan an extra-special bachelorette party, a wedding shower, an “empty nest fest”…or a for-no-reason-at all trip, Jamaica will welcome you and your girlfriends with open arms. And give you the scarce luxury of uninterrupted time together.
Check out these 5 reasons why Jamaica is becoming a go-to girls getaway destination… and more specifically, why renting a villa over a resort is a winning choice.
1. It’s Affordable
Jamaica is an inexpensive plane ride away from many mainland US destinations (under $500), which already puts it high on the list for exotic-yet-affordable travel. No matter your friends’ varied life situations, getting away to Jamaica won’t break the bank.
And you can save even more when you book a villa for you and the girls instead of going with a resort. Often, resorts charge by the person, not by the room. With a villa, you know exactly how much you’ll be spending per night and can split the cost accordingly among all of you.
Go ahead and do the math! The more people you invite to join your girls getaway, the more you save, which is not the case at many resorts.
2. Lots of Space
At a villa like Jamaica Ocean View Villa, you can each claim your own private space for a comfortable night’s sleep or a quiet moment.
This is also great for when you need to decompress from all that “sharing” and “together time.” (Friends are essential, but after day 4 or so you might need some time by yourself!)
And because a villa provides the spacious comforts of home (like a stocked kitchen, a living room, a private swimming pool, a rec room, and more), it’s really easy to stay out of each other’s way.
Resorts, on the other hand, can be much more claustrophobic.
3. One Word: Shopping
We know it’s a cliché. But it’s also based in truth, right? Women know that going shopping together is one of our most important bonding rituals.
And Jamaica offers plenty of shopping opportunities. From high-end wares at the Half Moon Shopping Village to local craft markets and more.
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Take home a haul of unique souvenirs, or just spend a few hours window shopping and browsing with your best friends.
Either way, you’re guaranteed to have a great time.
4. No Fighting Over the Itinerary
Some in your group might want to take a whitewater rafting excursion. Others might be more “kick back on the beach” types.
In Jamaica, your friend group can have it all. From the magnificent beauty of Dunn’s River Falls to the palm-tree studded beaches and nightlife of Ochos Rios, no one will find a moment to get bored.
And at Jamaica Ocean View Villa, we can arrange for your private transportation, which makes it easy for everyone to branch off and try different things at different times.
5. You Can Expand Your Horizons Together
Jamaica is an authentic and lovely place, with welcoming people and a vibrant culture known the world over. Get out and explore it together! You’ll learn about a new culture and collect a bunch of new memories to relive in 10 years over a bottle of wine.
Try some authentic Jamaican jerk chicken and other adventurous cuisine. Listen to live, authentic reggae music. Go to a rocking summer festival and dance the night away. And do it all together!
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No matter whom you’re traveling with, Jamaica is going to wow you. But if you’re looking to book an unforgettable girls getaway, do contact us! Our ocean view villa just steps from the beach boasts 5 bedrooms, a full staff to pamper you, and room for up to 16 of your closest friends.