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About Phil Lafayette Tours
Phil Lafayette Tours offer a personalized and professional service with a Jamaican flavor. Our team will let you discover the island’s natural beauty. We will share the history, culture, music, and hidden treasures of Jamaica. Our promise is to deliver quality service and customer satisfaction at an affordable price. We go above and beyond our customers’ expectations, ensuring that you leave with a love for the island and a great desire to return.
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Susan N wrote a review Apr 2020
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There is no other way to see Jamaica than with the Fabulous Phil Lafayette! Phil is a very special person and it showed by the way he is so honored and respected by the locals on the island. We felt like royalty from the start. Wkonokhen we arrived at the port, it was very, very busy with traffic and people. We mentioned to one of the taxi/tour drivers that we had reservations with Phil. He immediately called Phil on his phone to let him know that we were with him and that he would keep us in a safe area until Phil arrived. There was some confusion with the time change and our ship arriving early....not at all Phil's fault. We didn't mind waiting as long as we knew we were in the right place. When this driver, Marc, saw Phil pull up he personally escorted us to the sidewalk letting the other drivers know we were with Phil and they graciously let us through and exchanged greetings! Ya Mon!! Phil met us with a big smile and a hug and showed us to his very comfortable tour bus. We had planned to do the Blue Hole waterfall and tubing. Due to some weather that had been through the area over the last few days, we were unable to do this excursion as the waters were getting a lot of run-off and were not very safe. Phil was so honest and forthcoming right away with this information. He offered us a few other options and recommended Konoko Falls. He told us about the crowds due to how many ships were in port so he knew what would be best, but left the decision up to us. Konoko Falls was wonderfull! We were still able to visit and climb a beautiful falls with a great guide and the gardens were amazing. On the way to Konoko Falls, Phil took us down some local roads where we could visit with some of the island artisans. We could see how much they appreciate Phil bringing them customers....their carvings were beautiful. We drove up partly into the Fern Gully which was so pretty and over to an amazing grand overlook. We stopped at a local gift and merchandise shop and we felt very welcome there to shop freely with no pressure. Then Phil took us to Scotchie's for lunch. Phil placed the orders for us with his personal favorites and it was delicious. The pork and rice were perfect and the fried sweet cornbread was insane! Phil knows everyone...at every stop we made he was always greeted by the locals, smiling and making conversation. He made us feel like we were all family and friends. Phil told us so much about the history of Jamaica and his experiences growing up there. His stories are as much funny as they are informative. Lots of laughing and singing with Phil....and also learning some of the Jamaican language.....Ya mon, No problem, mon, and Iree (sp?) which means awesome! Phil went out of his way to make us feel like we were "ambassadors" of Jamaica.....which is what he sets out to do on every tour. Our tour with Phil was relatively private, only 4 of us, due to the Corona virus impact starting to take effect. We enjoyed having quality time with Phil, but we know that his livelihood depends on tourists and the cruise ships. Unfortunately, our ship was the last cruise before the cruise travel ban was implemented. Our hearts go out to Phil and everyone in Jamaica who is effected by the impacts of the virus. But what really touched our hearts the most was when Phil personally called us about a week after our tour to ask how we were doing and if we were ok after news had broken that someone from our ship had been flown out of Jamaica that day with the virus! Like I said, Phil is a very special person. As soon as we are able to travel again and we can get to Jamaica, we will absolutely be calling Phil to spend the day with him again. We know we have a friend in Jamaica!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Travelingkristine wrote a review Feb 2020
Michigan35 contributions19 helpful votes
Jamaica Phil was an excellent Guide. Picked us up at boat dock then he took us to the blue hole. Absolutely beautiful. Then to a Delicious jerk restaurant- very authentic. Ending with a nice beach area. Very knowledgeable guide. Very safe.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Bryon S wrote a review Feb 2020
Orland Park2 contributions
A wonderful day something I will rember for the rest of my life Phil makes it a great excursion 5 stars
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Rob wrote a review Jan 2020
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When you go on a trip with phil You laugh the whole day, Gives you verry good information over al the places and locals you pass on the ride. Verry nice transportation en phill stay by the bus so you can leave everything in side the bus Phil is verry flexible if you want something Else also to visit everything is possible by phil Defenetly go with him for your trip You won’t regret it
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Date of experience: January 2020
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rarmstead1 wrote a review Dec 2019
Decatur, Georgia4 contributions
From the moment we booked this tour till the time it was over, the tour operator was in constant communication with us making sure we knew where to meet the van, that we were having a good time while on the tour right up to the end. Our tour operator and driver, Iran was super knowledgeable about the island and provided rich history and unfiltered answers to our questions. He also made special accommodations or our group of ten. It rained much of the time we were there, however the quality and service we received made it impossible to care about. We had the best time at both locations and all along the route. Thank You Phil Lafayette Tours!!!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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