As of January 1, 2005, US Citizens will need a passport to re-enter the United States when returning from Jamaica.
The Grand Lido Resort does not allow children under the age of 16 at any time, including the wedding ceremony. Families traveling with younger children will need to arrange for supervision (see below).
Wedding Guests not staying at the Grand Lido Resort will be charged a $120 per person 'day use' fee to enter the resort.
We've tried to simplify travel arragements for guests, but we're not travel agents. Everything below is correct to the best of our knowledge, and will be updated if we learn anything new. You should verify everything with the resort or your travel agent prior to booking!
The resort community of Negril, Jamaica has many excellent accommodations available within a wide price range. The four-, five-, and six-star resorts (especially the Grand Lido) usually have exceptional reputations. There are some decent three-star resorts - we would strongly advise doing some research before committing to one. One- and two-star hotels are suggested only for those with extensive backgrounds in third-world travel and who are prepared for the sort of inconveniences that may occur.
Many of the five-start resorts are described as 'all-inclusive' or 'super-inclusive'. These resorts include all of your meals, drinks, and many activities in the up-front price of your stay - many even have strict 'no-tipping' policies. Many will include transportation to and from the airport. This greatly simplifies the process of budgeting your vacation. Where possible, we've included links to the amenities included at each resort listed.
The Grand Lido Resort and Spa - ****** - in Negril, Jamaica (1-877-667-8737) is a super-inclusive luxury resort open to adults and children age 16 and up.
Beaches - ****** - Link to amenities - (1-888-232-2447) is an excellent all-inclusive nearby resorts that is designed especially for families with children of all ages. It include supervised activities for children that allow the adults to enjoy private time (and wedding ceremonies).
Beaches - Sandy Bay - ****** - Link to amenities - (1-888-232-2447) is the sister resort to 'Beaches' - all-inclusive, family-friendly, and also includes supervised activities for children.
Club Hotel RIU Negril - ***** - Link to amenities
RIU Tropical Bay - ***** - Link to amenities
Couples - Negril - ****** - Link to amenities
Couples - Swept Away - ****** - Link to amenities
Sandals - Negril Beach Resort and Spa - ****** - Link to amenities
Sunset at the Palms Resort and Spa - *** - Link to amenities
While there are many ways to fly to Jamaica, Southern California residents should consider flying Air Jamaica from LAX to Montigo Bay (MBJ). They have direct non-stop flights on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Please note that these flights leave at 11:00 PM of that day, and arrive at 6:45AM the next morning - you don't lose a day travelling on the flight out. The return flights depart at 4:00 PM and arrive at 8:05 PM, allowing you to enjoy half a day at the resort (or really sleep in).
Air and Resort Packages
Air Jamaica Vacations (1-800-568-3247) has excellent air / resort packages for all resorts and hotels in Jamaica. Because of the numerous details involved - and because if you fly Air Jamaica from LAX you will be departing on one day and arriving the next, we strongly suggest doing basic research on the Internet and then booking by telephone and confirming details important to you with the booking agent. Many flights have a limited number of 'sale pricing' seats available - be sure to ask.