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Thread: PORTLAND!

  1. #11
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    Re: PORTLAND!

    We like to stay an apartment type place that is owned by a Jamaica. It is in Fairy Hill Gardens, a small community near Winnifred Beach. Very safe and secure as all the homes surrounding it are privately owned. It is called Wright's Apartments owned by Rohan Lawrence, the nephew of Mr. Wright who passed away. He is very kind and will attend to whatever you might need.

    This link includes others on the website, also: Jamaicansensations.com Just click on the lodging tab and you'll see it. Wright's is very inexpensive and they all include kitchenettes.

    Good luck! [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70371-jump.gif[/img]
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    Re: PORTLAND!

    got to porty.. you have done negril so many times.. to be a true jaholic.. you got to go embrace all that is jamaica!!!! and portland is one of the sweetest places on that island..

    it is definitely not negril.. but it opens like a flower in bloom.... its incredibly lush.. lots of places to walk. .get lost... the beaches are more wild.. not filled with throngs of people and power boats...

    and for me i do love the town. there is something about it.... maybe because it feels so home to me..

    but the key is to stay in a place where you have all that you need... drink.. food.. view..... because its not a town for nite owls....yes there are places to go for drinks.. but its not negril in that way at all... i usually make a very full day.. then a full meal and whatever back at the ranch. wherever that is...

    if your concerned it being too quiet.. you could always combine it with Ochi which is 2 hours away.. or if your real dire.. negril is 5 hours.. i drove that once.
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    Re: PORTLAND!

    I think I will print and save this post when nuff people have posted their ideas and input ...

    that side is always on my "list" - but - the realistic and practical stuff always seems to have to get done first. I told Mr. we MUST make this side happen for my 50th!!

    GongGirlie ... SanSan Tropez will be our location when we get there ~ Mr. has known the owner and staff for a long time ... they have told him we must come one day! Jamaica Heights will be a must do as well ... seen some awesome photoz from this place and heard nuff nice things.

    {{Bandy}} Happy Planning!!

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    Re: PORTLAND!

    is how mi miss dis yah tread?

    Well of course Portland ah di best side ah Jamaica [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif[/img]
    It nice cah too much smaddy nuh pack up deh like Negril, Ochi, Mo'Bay...ahem, mi digress [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/blush.gif[/img]
    Di beaches are nice, clean, not crowded. It just natural.
    Di air is clean, it quiet...oh ahn it rain everyday (not like downpour or anything).
    Oonu know seh mi can go on ahn on... anyhow...

    What is di original question again? [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70402-thinking.gif[/img]
    Oh yes...where to stay?

    Their is Fern Hill. Mi like dem breakfast fi real, when mi nuh feel fi cook. Plus dem hah one nice view fram dem veranda. [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif[/img]

    Frenchman's Cove is my favorite beach. Mi nuh memba if dem hotel still open (mi will make a call ahn fine out, doh).

    Goblin Hill is right round di corner fram mi [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif[/img] Di owners are really sweet.

    San San Tropez is round di corner (on di oddah side) fram mi [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif[/img] When mi want a good pizza, mi go deh. [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif[/img]

    Jamaica Palace was closed when mi was home di last time. Dem was renovating it. Mi nuh know if dem open. But dem property is quite large.

    Den di amount of villas ahn guest houses. Link mi if you want dem name, Bandit (mi nuh know how dem would feel bout mi putting dem name on here).


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  5. #15
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    Re: PORTLAND!

    GO I think you will LOVE it there

    Here is a list I put together a while back hopefully it's still somewhat accurate

    Scotia Guest House (876)-993-2681
    Little Reef Guest House (876)-993-9743
    Sunny Side Guest House (876)-993-9788
    Ivanhoe's ((876)-993-3043 http://www.barrettadventures.com/cot...dexivanhoe.htm [email protected]
    Way Valley Guest House (876)-993-3267
    Holiday Home ((876)-993-2425
    In & Out (876)-993-3468 http://www.barrettadventures.com/cot...dexpalmers.htm
    Search my heart 876) 353-9217 http://www.searchmeheart.com
    Bay View Villas 876-993-3118 [email protected]

    DeMontevin Lodge (876)-993-2604
    Jamaica Heights Hotel (876)-993-2156 http://www.jahsresort.com/ http://www.jamaicaheights.net
    Triff's Inn(876)-993-2162
    Shadows 876)-993-3823
    Jamaica Palace http://www.jamaicapalace.com/

    Villas
    Tranquility Villa located near bonnie view in town http://www.tranquility-villa.com/pages/1/index.htm
    Moon San Villa located at blue lagoon http://www.moonsanvilla.com
    Belmont Villas 876-969-8938 [email protected]

    Also 5 miles outside of town are these:
    try http://www.sansantropez.com/
    and
    http://www.fernhillclubhotel.com/ suite 99.00 standard room 77.00

    Goblin Hill http://www.goblinhill.com/

    Trident Castle http://www.tridentvillas.netfirms.com/index.html

    Blue Lagoon Villas http://www.bluelagoonvillas.com/

    Norse Point http://www.norsehill.com/beachcottage.html http://www.norsehill.com/beachcottage.html
    Also check out http://www.portantonio-onestop.com
    http://www.portantoniotravel.com http://www.go-jam.com/menu-e.html
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    Re: PORTLAND!

    of the places on that list...i've stayed at Fern Hill, Search Me Heart and Tranquility. I can help with questions about any of those.
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    Re: PORTLAND!

    Jamaica Crest is not on the list

    http://www.discoverjamaica.com/gleaner/inns/crest.html

    loved that place
    have also stayed at fern hill and have toured goblin hill

    have always wanted to check out jamaica heights and also ivanhoe guest house gets good reviews
    Jamaica.....a place your body goes to find where your mind and soul has always been

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    Re: PORTLAND!

    [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/bannana_purple.gif[/img] Bandi, you will love it in Porty. There are many suggestions as to places to stay, however just remember its Jerk Capital!!!!!!! [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/hungry.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/proud_jamaica.gif[/img] Boston; need I say more.
    Beaches, Beaches, (not the hotels), Winnifred is pretty good, nice and quiet, u can walk the entire stretch (some fruit trees were there, don't know if its still that way). San San is just as the name suggest very shallow, nice and less crowd and noise as compared to Boston. There is an island close to San San.
    Don't forget to check out the Falls.
    Portland full a corner, suh nuh drive too fast or get a taxi.
    Enjoy [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/notworthy.gif[/img]
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  9. #19
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    Re: PORTLAND!

    Thanks so much everyone!!! [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70371-jump.gif[/img]


    I am not much of a party girl if you can believe it. I spent MANY of my summers as a kid sleeping in a tent, catching fish for dinner, and picking blackberries for pie [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/hungry.gif[/img]

    I love LUSH, and GREEN, and HOT RAIN [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70377-loveeyes.gif[/img]

    I am thinking of just a few days, to relax, unwind, and think of nothing but myself [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70361-embarassed.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/yahoo.gif[/img]


    I do love the music the most, so the only thing that might drag me away would be a good show [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70402-thinking.gif[/img]


    I will check out some of your suggestions this afternoon...

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    Re: PORTLAND!

    If you love music...and feel to hang in a community atmosphere, try Search Me Heart. That man loves his music...he's great fun and will arrange your transport for you anywhere you want to go. Culture is a great host...and his guesthouse is under 50 a night. You can walk down the lane to a great beach where you'll find NO ONE. You can shell to your heart's content down there. He's in a great location...not far from Porty and not far from the beaches.

    i think you'd be happy there...
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