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    A trip to Jamaica?

    Hey all!

    So we were planning a trip, and the wife was looking at an all inclusive, I think called Beaches, in Jamaica.

    But my father in law was very upset, because he was convinced Jamaica is super dangerous.

    We were not planning on leaving the resort.

    Anyone here have any experience with the island who can give any advice?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Ash View Post
    Hey all!

    So we were planning a trip, and the wife was looking at an all inclusive, I think called Beaches, in Jamaica.

    But my father in law was very upset, because he was convinced Jamaica is super dangerous.

    We were not planning on leaving the resort.

    Anyone here have any experience with the island who can give any advice?

    Thanks!
    Your wife’s name isn’t Stella, is it?

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    Vermont
    To each his or her own, but my wife and I choose to not stay in locales where the grounds are (have to be?) patrolled by guards with assault rifles. (I know a lot of people who have enjoyed Jamaica, some not so much).

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    Have a great trip! And stay on the property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bundabergdevil View Post
    Your wife’s name isn’t Stella, is it?
    No…?

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    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    To each his or her own, but my wife and I choose to not stay in locales where the grounds are (have to be?) patrolled by guards with assault rifles. (I know a lot of people who have enjoyed Jamaica, some not so much).


    That doesn’t sound promising…

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    Grand Cayman is nice and just as easy to get to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Ash View Post
    No…?
    You’ll be fine. Taye Diggs’ are the biggest dangers in Jamaica.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Ash View Post
    Hey all!

    So we were planning a trip, and the wife was looking at an all inclusive, I think called Beaches, in Jamaica.

    But my father in law was very upset, because he was convinced Jamaica is super dangerous.

    We were not planning on leaving the resort.

    Anyone here have any experience with the island who can give any advice?

    Thanks!
    State Department has advisories for the entire island country due to COVID and, due to crime, to the following areas of Montego Bay:
    Montego Bay

    Violence and shootings occur regularly in some areas of Montego Bay. Do not travel to the following areas:

    Canterbury
    Clavers Street
    Flankers
    Hart Street
    Norwood
    Rose Heights
    Make your own judgment. We have had two wonderful visits to Mexico in recent years (Mex. City and Oaxaca), and it is a country with lots of crime problems -- but certain regions and areas are OK.
    Sage Grouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Ash View Post
    Hey all!

    So we were planning a trip, and the wife was looking at an all inclusive, I think called Beaches, in Jamaica.

    But my father in law was very upset, because he was convinced Jamaica is super dangerous.

    We were not planning on leaving the resort.

    Anyone here have any experience with the island who can give any advice?

    Thanks!
    You will be fine. I - admittedly quite stupidly - went to Jamaica over this past New Years. Airport to van to resort… stay there for a week …. Resort to van to airport.

    It’s super safe.
    Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. - Winston Churchill

    President of the "Nolan Smith Should Have His Jersey in The Rafters" Club

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    Quote Originally Posted by sagegrouse View Post
    State Department has advisories for the entire island country due to COVID and, due to crime, to the following areas of Montego Bay:

    Make your own judgment. We have had two wonderful visits to Mexico in recent years (Mex. City and Oaxaca), and it is a country with lots of crime problems -- but certain regions and areas are OK.
    The State Department has travel to Jamaica at Level 3 - Reconsider Travel.

    That said, try reading foreign countries' travel advisories about coming to the United States. I wouldn't want to travel here and I live here!

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