I was in Jamaica a week ago to attend one of my two TESA (Travel Entrepreneur Success Academy) meetings for the year. The three day event was held on the beautiful property of Sandals Ochi Beach Resort. During one of our morning sessions, we were blessed with the presence and high spirits of Richard Moss III, aka "Richard Routes" Trade Development Manager of Island Routes Caribbean Adventures Jamaica. Now, those of us in the travel trade are very familiar with Richard and his larger than life personality, so it was pure joy to have him show up and get the energy levels up.
The company he represents, Island Routes, is an excursion company in the Caribbean islands and their desks can be found in all the lobbies of the Sandals and Beaches Resorts. Having Richard show up that morning reminded us all that your vacation isn't about your awesome resort, but the experiences you have while you are there. Richard says, "Get off the resort and have an adventure."
I have to tell you Jamaica and Island Routes have a wonderful play land available for any traveler. Jamaica's backdrop of lush vegetation, snaking rivers, cascading waterfalls, and sea green waters combined with Island Routes and knowledge create experiences that will leave memories of a life time. The great thing is that these off the resort activities can be booked before you go, which falls right in line with why you were looking for that all-inclusive experience….you've paid everything before you go!
What can you do while you're in Jamaica? Well, here is a list of some of the top hand picked tours you can select from.
- Deep Sea Sport Fishing
- Dolphin Swim and/or Encounter
- Dunn's River Catamaran Cruise
- River Tubing and the Blue Hole
- White Witch Zipline Canopy
- Reggae Catamaran Cruise
- Rick's Café Experience
- Appleton Rum Factory Tour
- Bamboo River Rafting
The list above is only a sample of the different things available from Jamaica's four main resort regions. Be sure to contact your travel consultant when booking for more details and pricing. Are you ready now to get off the resort and "Live Funner"?
Lisa Rossmeissl is the owner of Boomerang Escapes, a home-based agency located in Old Bridge, New Jersey with agents in TN, and WI. She has been a professional travel consultant since 2008 and specializes in Australia and the South Pacific. Australia, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands are among the specialist certificates she holds. Her agency’s focus is on creating itineraries with their client’s wants, desires, and budgets in mind. She and her planners believe in getting to know the traveler to ensure they have a vacation to remember. With each planner specializing in a different market area, Boomerang Escapes can offer a wide ride of leisure vacation planning.