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Q: Which airport do we fly into? How far is it to the Beach House Villas?

Q: How do we arrange transportation to the Beach House Villas?

Q: Where is the Beach House Located on the seven-mile beach?

Q: Since the villa has a kitchen is there a grocery stores nearby?

Q: Is the food expensive?

Q: Will there be staff with the Villa, and can we hire a cook?

Q: Is tipping customary, and how much is appropriate?

Q: What kind of clothes should we bring?

Q: Is the seven-mile beach clothing optional?

Q: What current does Jamaica use? Do we need to bring a converter?

Q: Should we bring our own dive gear?

Q: What is the exchange rate, and where do we go to exchange our money?

Q: Can we pay for things in US curency/ credit card or do we need to convert to JA$?

Q: Is the water safe to drink?

Q: Is Ganja(marijuana) legal in Negril?

Q: Is the Negril area safe?

Q: Do I need a passport to enter Jamaica?

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Q: Which airport do we fly into? How far is it to the Beach House?

A: You will fly into Sangster Airport in Montego Bay. The drive is about and hour and fifteen minute drive along the lovely coast road and is quite a nice introduction to Jamaica and it's countryside.


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Q: How do we arrange transportation from the Beach House Villas?

A: Beach House Villas can arrange ground transportation service at $20/person one-way ($40 roundtrip) for 1-4 guests; $120 round trip for 1-3 guests or $100 round trip for 1 guest.

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Q: Where is the Beach House Located on the seven-mile beach?

A: We are loacted between T-Water and Beach Club hotels. A ten Minute walk to the town circe.

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Q:
Since the villa has a kitchen is there a grocery stores nearby?

A: There is one at the town circle (about a 10 minute walk), and also one in the Sunshine Plaza (about 1/2 mile).

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Q: Is the food expensive?

A: Imported items will be pricey, however if you purchase local Jamaican products, they are very reasonable in price. Check all the price tags before you purchase. If needed, you may also bring canned or boxed foods with you in your luggage into Jamaica. No fresh food like meat & fruit. Restaurants are moderate in price.

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Q: Will there be staff with the Villa, and can we hire a cook?

A: Daily housekeeping is provided, full office personnel, a gardener, 24 hour security and restaurant/bar staff. You may arrange for a private cook upon arrival to the property – see Guest Services. Our restaurant also offers Room Service & meal plans. We are not all-inclusive so we leave this open for you to choose. There are many interesting restaurants options in Negril and most guests enjoy experiencing them.

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Q: Is tipping customary, and how much is appropriate?

A: It is appropriate to leave something for your housekeeper. About $20 US per couple for a week's stay. You may tip drivers any other staff member as you wish.

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Q: What kind of clothes should we bring?

A: Very casual & comfortable. Bathing attire, cover ups such as sarongs & sun dresses for the ladies. Shorts, T-shirts, lightweight cotton slacks etc. Sandals or flip flops. Water shoes if you plan on doing water sports or a hike up the waterfalls. A sweatshirt or sweater would be all that is necessary for night time during the winter months.

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Q: Is the seven-mile beach clothing optional?

A: It is not uncommon for women to be topless on the seven-mile beach. Total nudity is restricted to the adult clubs Hedonism and Firefly. Negril is becoming family oriented and nude sunbathing is not as accepted as in the 70's. Please be discrete for the faint of heart, and the families who travel with children.

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Q: What current does Jamaica use? Do we need to bring a converter?

A: Jamaica is on 100 volt / 50 cycle … you will not need a converter.

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Q:
Should we bring our own dive gear?

A: There is rental gear available with most water sport companies. You may wish to bring you own mask, and snorkel and fins.

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Q: What is the exchange rate, and where do we go to exchange our money?

A: The rate has been fluctuating around 65-70 Jamaican dollars to 1 US dollar. You may trade at the local banks, or at the Cambio, which is less than a five minute walk from Beach House Villas.

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Q:
Can we pay for things in US curency/credit card or do we need to convert to JA$?

A: Yes … but it is easy to overpay when paying in US funds. Convert your money in small increments as needed. Converting
it all to Jamaican dollars, and then back to US$ again may cause you to lose money.

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Q: Is the water safe to drink?

A: Yes … the tap water in Negril comes from nearby Logwood and is very safe. There is an abundance of fresh natural springs and waterfalls throughout Jamaica and bottled water is also available.

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Q: Is Ganja(marijuana) legal in Negril?

A: No .. It is not legal to possess marijuana in Jamaica.

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Q: Is the Negril area safe?

A: Negril Beach is perhaps one of the safest places in Jamaica. You may walk the beach day or night and free to move about all of Negril without a problem. Common sense is all that is necessary, keeping in mind not to do something you wouldn't do at home. We do have in-room safes in the villas for the valuables you wish not to carry with you.

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Q: Do I need a passport to enter Jamaica?

A: Yes … You will need a current passport to enter the country

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