We just returned from a week-long stay at the Beaches Negril and Beaches Sandy Bay properties to celebrate my daughter's 40th Birthday. My daughter had been referred to Rocky and after reviewing the positive comments on TripAdvisor about his services, she called him from Indianapolis and set up an all-day excursion to Black River Safari (great!) and YS Falls (wonderful!) followed by dinner at Rick's Cafe that evening. He quoted my daughter a price of $100 per person, which included the entrance fees to the Black River Safari and YS Falls. (NOTE: We paid extra ($48 adults and $24 kids) to take a zip line tour (5 platforms) over the Falls, and it was SO worth it! The guides were well trained and charming and funny.)
Our trip was set for Tuesday, April 5, but unfortunately the night before, my son-in-law became very ill and had to be taken to the hospital in Montego Bay by ambulance. It was too late to call Rocky to cancel, and besides, we felt it was best that we continue with our plans to take the tour so as to take my grandsons' (10 and 12) minds off worrying about what was going on with their Dad.
When Rocky showed up the next morning to pick us up at 8 am, we explained to him that it would only be the four of us, and why, and he said 'no problem'
We had the BEST time ever! Rocky was warm, friendly, courteous, and very informative about Jamaica and its landmarks. His van was clean and in good shape. He was a very careful driver, especially considering the condition of the local roads and the craziness of the local drivers. In addition, he was very caring with us, knowing we were all worried about about what was going on with my son-in-law (turned out he had a kidney stone - ick!). He used his personal phone several times during the day so we could stay in touch with my daughter to monitor the situation with my son-in-law.
When we returned to the resort about 8 pm that night, he accepted the $400 payment, instead of the $600 he had originally booked) with no problem whatsoever.
Rocky is gracious, charming, and by the end of the day, we felt like he was family. I can think of no higher compliment to pay him. We will be returning to Jamaica, possibly next winter, and we plan on getting in touch with him again to book him for some different sightseeing locations.
Thanks for a great day, Rocky! You're "the bomb!"
Joanna and Gary from Arizona
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