It was 3am and I was searching for alternatives to the hum drum ridiculously expensive tour options offered by our resort in Ocho Rios. My family of five was set to leave on vacation in a few weeks and the excursion was my last "to do" on my list. I stumbled upon Jacques Tours Jamaica, read the great reviews and sent Jacques an email to get more information on the spot. To my surprise, Jacques responded within 15 minutes, at 3AM!
The professionalism with which he responded would have been impressive for a major corporation in the US, much less a small tour company in a tiny foreign country like Jamaica. After several emails back and forth, we set a day and itinerary and my "to do's" were complete:)
I can tell you that I had no idea what to expect from the tour and crossed my fingers I had made the best choice for my family (teenagers, you know what I mean...). We just got back home a few days ago and every single one of us would pick our day with Jacques as the highlight of the entire vacation. He drove us safely from place to place, giving us awesome local history lessons along the way and did it with such an easy going, friendliness that was simply priceless. He went by our schedule and was open to anything we wanted to do. We visited some of the local attractions, did some shopping and ate lunch at one of the local favorites he recommended (OMG! soooo good). Here is a quote from one of my teens that kind of sums it all up.
"How do you describe someone so perfect for their job. So interesting to talk to, so knowledgeable about the local terrain. I can with one name...Jacques. From his disarming smile, to his trustworthy manner, a ride with Jacques is not one I would ever pass up."
If you are reading this looking for the best of the best for you and your family, STOP HERE and book Jacques Tours Jamaica. I guarantee you won't be disappointed and might be the hero for finding this diamond in the rough. Safe travels, you can thank me later :)