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Just back from Royal Decameron MB- Any questions?

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Just back from Royal Decameron MB- Any questions?

We just got back from RDMB over the weekend. I've posted some comments and advice in the hotel forum. Also, I think you can view some of our photos at:

snapfish.com/share/…SALB

I always appreciate the input that others give at this site (they call me "The Digger"), so if there is some question I can help a future visitor with, please ask and I'll try to help.

Some of the tips I just left for another traveler were:

Bring LOTS of ones ($50-$100)for tip money, an insulated thermos if you want coffee in your room, ear plugs if you are a light sleeper, bug spray if you don't like ants, and bigger cups for drinks. If you want to see quite a few small fish, nothing too big or exciting, it's only $12 to take the short snorkle trip to the buoys just offshore. Take a walk to the Pork Pit for chicken and ribs. Try other restaurants for better food. Try a pina colada at the casino. Look for the tall worker from Margaritaville in the picture and ask for a top-shelf margarita if you like those; he's a great bartender. And, don't forget to try the Bob Marley shot from Patrick and tell him that Floyd says "hi".

Have fun, and watch out for Tony and his co-workers outside the gates!

Floyd

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1. Re: Just back from Royal Decameron MB- Any questions?

Who is Tony and his co-workers? Are they a reggae band? LOL

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2. Re: Just back from Royal Decameron MB- Any questions?

Hi Floyd,

My friend and I are headed to the RDMB in February for a week. This will be our first time to Jamaica. Just wondering if you can let me know which rooms have the best view of the ocean. Also, we are thinking of taking one tour. Are there quite a few to choose from? Thank you! By the way your pictures are great!

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3. Re: Just back from Royal Decameron MB- Any questions?

"Tony and his co-workers" refers to a pretty nicely dressed, PUSHY, guy that likes to scout out people as they are entering or leaving the resort and tries to get them to go in a personal vehicle for drugs and transportation. You'll see him running across the street to catch you. One of the other guys actually followed us into our bus, without being asked, and started tying a string bracelet expecting money. Most of the other guys in the area will ask you if you need drugs, but will then back off after a "no thank you".

Pam, since this will be your first time in Jamaica, I'd definitely recommend that you get away from Mo Bay and see some of the other, prettier areas. At RDMB, all of the rooms have the same view (except the ground floor) of the water. However, we were at the end closest to the stage area and that was nice in that you could watch the shows from your room. So, if room 401 is available, that might be one to ask for, but I don't know the odds of it coming open the day you arrive. Since the small elevator broke down several times, if you are not in good shape I would recommend the second floor. On the first floor, your visibility will be hampered by the bushes and chairs.

A trip up in the mountains around Ocho Rios is nice. Go see Ferngully, and have someone show you about the various plants. Eating lunch at The Ruins there is good. And, you need to go to the Dunns River Falls at least once so you can say you did it; just avoid, or be ready to say "no thank you" at "the maze" (craft market) at the end.

Negril has BEAUTIFUL sunsets! The Bloody Bay beach has warm, clear water and nice sand. Rick's is famous for people getting drunk and jumping off the cliff. We hired a wooden, glass-bottom boat for the afternoon/evening and rode along the coast and watched the festivities from the water. There are lots of tours, and if you read the various threads, you will get lots of tips. I heard the Appleton Rum tour is fun, but we didn't get there. Also, I wanted to go to the Luminous Lagoon in Falmouth, but I was too sick that available night to make it.

The country is VERY poor, and traveling through the country will make you appreciate what you've got! Bring #2 pencils and supplies, and stop by one of the schools if you get a chance; they will be very appreciative and I think it will make you feel good.

Hope that helped!

Floyd