And The Winner Is….
We’ve been to Jamaica many times. My sister is a fan of Tryall and we are too. Done the whole Round Hill resort a few times. Half Moon has had some mixed reviews of late but we had more than a stellar stay. First of all, we got double upgraded room-wise. What started out as going at the last minute because we saw a 40% off sale, whatever our body language was when we arrived said to the staff, let’s put those people in a Royal Suite. Not too shabby.
The place was pretty empty when we arrived but by Thursday, corporate groups and incentive groups were arriving – ScotiaBank was there en masse. Lots of people on the golf package. Lots of wives on the beach waiting for the golfer husband to return from the 19th hole.
Food was okay. Some nights better than others. But overall, we couldn’t find a thing to complain about. Really. Okay, one thing.
Our flight out of Montego Bay was 5:12p last night but it is required to be at the airport three hours before departure. We know that things can be crazy with ten flights leaving at once in a small airport so we complied. We got to the airport in ten minutes, we were only one of two people waiting for the JetBlue counter, got through check-in and customs in 15 minutes max and then had three hours to wait upstairs.
Watched lots of oddball airlines coming and going – AirBerlin! SunWing Air. But Transaero topped them all. One side of the plane, the logo was in English, the other side, in Russian. I tried to get the Russian side logo but the plane turned before I could. This was a non-stop flight from Moscow that landed while we were waiting to take off – and get this, its turn around time was incredibly fast too – it took off back for Moscow before our flight!
When we landed at JFK, there was a long long long 5-ess-turn deep wait through immigration and we thought, the sequester, drat. But almost 20 booths were open, no slow down, the line went very quickly, and we got out to find our luggage and car service waiting. Could not have been easier.
Now we wait for the snow.