A Private Peninsula of All-Inclusive, Adults-Only Luxury in Jamaica
A new Luxury Standard in Montego Bay’s Most Unique & Idyllic Setting.
In the pristine, tropical paradise surrounding Montego Bay, just 30 minutes away from the international airport, a breathtaking landscape of turquoise, Caribbean waters and mangrove lagoons is home to our very own private peninsula of all-inclusive luxury: Excellence Oyster Bay. Featuring all-suite accommodations, a variety of upscale restaurants and bars, a world-class spa and impeccable service, this adults-only, Victorian-style waterfront resort redefines luxury standards. Two miles of secluded, virgin, white-sanded beaches, lined by lush tropical vegetation set a romantic atmosphere, perfect for enjoying the most beautiful sunsets in the Caribbean. Discover Jamaica’s natural beauty, enjoy its friendly hospitality and experience the ultimate all-inclusive, adults-only, luxury at Excellence Oyster Bay.
The moment you arrive, you quickly realize this is no ordinary resort. Voted the #1 Resort in Eastern Mexico by Condé Naste, this resort is in a league of its own when it comes to adults-only getaway. Located on one of the most breathtaking stretches of beaches in the Rivera Maya, the natural beauty is absolutely astonishing. And, that’s just one part of all the magic that awaits you.
The Gourmet Inclusive® Experience gives you an adventure of a lifetime, fulfilling your every wish and desire. There are six restaurants and four bars provide every type of cuisine and specialty drink that is sure to make your mouth water. The service and amenities are second-to-none.
Then there are the accommodations themselves. 157 elegantly appointed suites, studios and villas provide luxury of the highest level. And the new Palafitos-Overwater Bungalows are the first and only overwater bungalow suites in Mexico that give you a view of the turquoise Caribbean directly below your feet.
While vacationing to anywhere in the Caribbean can get pricey, there are ways to afford even the most exotic destinations such as Cancun. This popular location for adult vacations in the Caribbean is well-known to be a bit more on the expensive side because of the high traffic it always gets, but even a location like Cancun can be enjoyed on a budget without the need for to blow your entire budget on luxury travel.
An easy way to save cash on your food & lodging is to book an all inclusive travel trip. This releases you from worrying about what to eat & drink the entire time you're away, freeing up some extra money to spend visiting local attractions or buying souvenirs.
What to do in paradise
There are quite a few activities that don't cost that much when in Cancun, but will still allow you to enjoy its beautiful climate & scenery. Spend as long as you want soaking up the sun at a tropical beach near your hotel or any of the other spots in the area. Beaches are among the most popular places to visit in the Caribbean with their alluring white sands & turquoise waters, all but guaranteeing a different experience compared to the beaches back at home.
Rather than buying marked-up gifts from souvenir stores in the city, visit the stalls & vendors that sell hand-crafted items in the markets & streets, reported USA Today. Doing so will not only save some money, but get you a genuine piece of local culture to bring back with you instead of a mass-produced item with less character. You can also try to haggle the price down a little for a unique interaction you most likely don't get to try in the malls back home.
You can take a day trip out to the nearby Isla Mujeres if you want to escape from the crowds in Cancun. Though this island may seem to run at a slower pace than the mainland, there are still thrilling water activities you can enjoy, stated IslaMjueres.net.
One of the most common things to do on the island is renting a bicycle to explore the land. This is a great way to save some money while also seeing some majestic scenery. You can still work on your tan too as you pedal through the trails.
How to get around cheaply
Traveling by bike is generally a cheaper option no matter where you travel to. But when you're abroad there's no better way to enjoy the local area than by being exposed to it without being enclosed inside a vehicle. A 10-mile bicycle path connects the Hotel Zone in Cancun with the downtown area, USA Today added.
All you have to do is rent a bike & you'll be able to explore the entire area, while also getting some sun, fresh air & exercise to burn off the unlimited food from your all inclusive package. Exchange the traffic on busy roads for a more scenic, slow-pace on a bike path. If you're traveling with a group, you can make an outing of it & even bring some lunch for the trip.
Being free from a vehicle lets you see the finer details of a destination, empowering you to make detours or pit stops in a moment's notice. However, if you don't feel like working up a sweat, there are two options for bus lines called Turican & Autocar that can transport you from downtown to the hotels so you can still get around without a car.
Any of these alternatives can save you money compared to renting a car or paying for taxis every time you were to leave the 5 star resorts.
Luxury travel to the Caribbean is often filled with exotic escapades, but if you find yourself staying in the Dominican Republic, there's one particular journey you might just have to make to see an area of the island where the most adventure awaits.
The northern shore of the Dominican Republic is filled with mountains, rivers & waterfalls along with tropical beaches that give you the chance to either explore the dense vegetation or engage in other thrilling activities.
Fields of sugarcane & forests of coconut trees blend in with the foreign backdrop, presenting many opportunities to appreciate the natural beauty of the country, but there's another way you can enjoy it that's a bit more demanding.
People from all over come to this protected nature reserve to test their strength at climbing to the top pool. The Damajagua River feeds these pools & waterfalls as it makes its way all the way down the side of the Northern Corridor mountains, carving the lagoons out of limestone over countless years.
Once you're there, you'll realize getting to the 27 Charcos was the easy part. Now you have to climb them to experience the real fun & thrills of this natural attraction.
Making it to the top is no easy task
If you wish to climb all the way to the top waterfall of 27 Charcos, you need to be prepared for the challenge. You won't be walking up a steep path, but climbing up the very river itself. Most of the normal tours only take you as high as the first seven pools & falls, but a private guide can be arranged to reach the top.
While the spot is unique & beautiful, it's not necessarily a place for family vacations. Children under the age of 8 are usually only allowed to climb to the first pool due to safety concerns, added Colonial Tours.
The hike up the waterfalls will be difficult for even the most seasoned adventurers with the slippery surfaces & rushing water flowing all around you. Everyone who makes the climb is required to wear life vests & helmets to ensure their safety, according to USA Today.
If you endure the struggles of reaching as high up as you desire, rest assured the downward journey is much more exhilarating than the hike up. The guides will show you how to properly lay in the water so you can use the waterfalls & pools as a natural waterslide for your descent. The cool water combined with the shade from the treetops make this voyage a relaxing one after the strenuous hike up.
No matter how high you climb, the fun will be all the same as you experience nature in a new way.
The next time you're looking for a luxury travel destination, you need search no further than the Caribbean. The exotic scenery, 5 star hotels & idyllic climate all come together to create the perfect recipe for a sensational vacation, but the added allure of locations that served as the setting for some of Hollywood's most iconic motion pictures might just be the cherry on top.
Many of the popular tourist destinations in this tropical locale are near recognizable movie scenes. With enough adventurous spirit, you can see a few of these around your location.
Where it all started
Ever since the motion-picture camera was produced by Thomas Edison's company, the art of film has been capturing the beautiful Caribbean to bring all of its splendor to people far away, reported USA Today. Edison's company filmed the first movie in the region in 1903, & that led the way for other Hollywood filmmakers to take advantage of its natural grandeur.
Classic films have recorded the Caribbean waves rolling onto the sandy shores of Marigot Bay, St. Lucia, in "Dr. Doolittle" and the streets of South Bimini in the Bahamas where Hannibal Lector made his leisurely getaway in cult classic "Silence of the Lambs". These movies highlight the beauty you can experience firsthand on your vacation.
The birthplace of a legend
Some of film history's most legendary characters, movies & motifs have emerged from the Caribbean, but one in particular hails predominantly from Jamaica.
A small villa in Oracabessa is where author Ian Fleming wrote his first James Bond novel, according to Caribbean Travel Mag. The entire island also served as inspiration for many of the future exploits of the fictional super spy.
The settings for the book transferred over into the world of films from the very first movie. You can go to the same beach where Ursula Andress appears from the sea at Laughing Waters Beach for an entrance that lives on in Bond history. Whether it's a cruise port, a mansion or a waterfall, locations all over Jamaica have direct links to Hollywood, making this island getaway perfect for film buffs and Bond fans.
You can even recreate certain scenes to ensure the photographs from the trip are as distinct as possible while also capturing a memorable vacation that will endure just as the classic movies.
Travel to Jamaica or any of the other Caribbean film locations to see just what made those spots stand out from the rest & land on movie screens around the world.