Our very own tripcentral.ca travel agent, Lee-Ann Barker, enjoyed a 7-night all-inclusive Jamaica vacation just a couple of months ago. She and her husband stayed at the 4* Braco Village Resort & Spa, which features lots of entertainment day and night, as well as several dining options and great food.
“The hotel is a moderate size and is divided into two sections,” she said, “along with a pool in each section. One section is considered the ‘quiet side’and the other the more ‘lively side,’ which is where the activity staff spends most of the day playing games with guests.”
“The quiet side is for those who want to relax with a good book, or take a nap under the shade of the palm trees. The property is kept very clean and well kept.”
“While the Braco Village Resort & Spa may not have the absolute best beach in Jamaica, it is still a great walking beach and also has a great little area for those who like to snorkel. If you’re interested in the very best of the best beaches, you’re better off heading toward Negril’s famous 7 Mile Beach.”
“The food was great, which I always find in Jamaica. Mixtures of international and fine dining are both something you can find at Braco Beach. There is also a cafe open throughout the day serving great international coffees and baked goods. For those who love pasta and pizza, the cafe turns into an Italian restaurant in the evening and has some of the best pizza I’ve ever had. They have a wood-burning oven serving up the best pizzas and calzones. The only thing that was a bit of a disappointment was that there wasn’t enough local cuisine.
My husband and I stayed in a one-bedroom ocean-view suite, which was very clean. It featured a beautiful balcony looking over the gardens and ocean. All rooms, no matter which category you decide to go with, are all just steps away from the beach. The property offers beachfront suites as well, which I would recommend to those who spend a little more time on their balcony so they can enjoy the views.
“YSFalls & Blake River Tour is by far the best excursion in my opinion. Everyone raves about Dunns River Falls, and yes, it is nice but YSFalls is truly breathtaking. It feels as though you are in a tropical forest with this majestic waterfall, truly a beautiful site. The cost of the tour was approx $80.00 per person and is a full day tour.
First you start at the Blake River for a boat ride through the mangroves and you see many crocodiles along the way. After that, you have a local lunch and then drive further inland to experience YSFalls. I went with my husband on this tour but it’s great for everyone of all ages. Also, once at YSFalls, you can zip line or river tube but this is at an additional cost and is done locally within the park.”
The helpful, friendly staff at this resort makes it a great value for your Jamaica vacation dollar. Lee-Ann said, “I chose this destination because I have been to Jamaica several times in the past and I am never disappointed with the service, food and the many things to do off property, like shopping, nightlife and local sights.” She said it’s a great place to relax and meet new people.
Have you ever been to Jamaica? Where’d you stay, what’d you do? Tell us all about it! If you’re interested in booking a jamaica vacation, email Lee-Ann or giver her a call at 1-800-665-4981 ext. 7274.