We opted out of returning to Half Moon in Jamaica this year – a combination of being unhappy last year and thinking we’d take a Christmas QM2 jaunt instead – also thinking we could do without two weeks lollygagging on the beach sipping Dark and Stormy’s every night.
Now we wish we had planned ahead because we are missing this annual trek to the bright sunshine.
So what do we do? Scramble for last minute good airfares to hotels that are second tier because all the good places LONG AGO sold out and LONG AGO posted their early bird specials, like stay seven nights for the price of five.
What about Bermuda this time of year? Too chancy with the weather? More temps in the 70s and not 80s? I ask because the Fairmount Southampton has a stay seven get two nights free deal that’s pretty decent. Easy flight. I haven’t been to Bermuda in a long time so my memory can’t drag up how warm it was.
HGTV has been airing Bahama’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt and they’ve been in and around the Exumas. The only gorgeous resort there put the tab for the room at over $7500, pre-grub and booze. For one week. Out.
Turks and Caicos good hotels have no availability in early March.
We did a meh all-inclusive once on the Dominican that was heavy on Jersey Shore peeps but the beach was stellar. Our room had one of those bathrooms where the tub was open to view into the bedroom. We couldn’t stop laughing. Also, the water pressure for the shower was pretty much non-existent which was probably why so many people were in the pool early in the morning and at the end of the night.
I can’t see us doing a Sandals, the adults-only version of Beaches. It’s probably all honeymooners or young couples on a romantic weekend.
The islands of St. Thomas and St. Johns are still in recovery mode since the hurricane. Resort websites say Sorry, Closed for 2018. Sad.
Where does that leave us? Pretty much, yep.