A Guide for Incentive Travel in Jamaica
When looking into incentive travel, it is important to have a guide that will make your trip more enjoyable for all.
“Welcome home.” That’s the greeting you’ll receive from the friendly locals when you arrive on the island known for its laid-back style and “no problem” attitude. Montego Bay is the ideal destination for groups who want to experience a little bit of everything in their incentive travel. The easygoing ambiance and stunning white sand beaches create the perfect slice of paradise for those seeking a relaxing retreat. At the same time, adventure-seekers will feel right at home with an endless array of watersports, sightseeing, and lush forests ready to explore via hike, bike, ATV, or zipline. No matter the preference of your guests, they are sure to be spoiled by the friendly hospitality of the Jamaican people.
It all starts upon arrival. To give your VIPs the royal treatment, Club Mobay provides a fast track arrival and departure experience that offers guests a smooth and expedited service throughout the airport. Meet & greet service will guide guests through customs and security quickly, handle their luggage, and escort them to the VIP lounge, as pictured above, to enjoy complimentary cocktails and local snacks until their transportation has arrived. Guests can enjoy the same stress-free experience when departing the island, as they relax in the VIP lounge and enjoy complimentary WiFi, shower facilities, and a private spa.
A short 15-minute drive will take you from the Sangster International Airport to the major resort zones in Montego Bay. Our favorite group-friendly resorts in the area can be found in our eBook here: Meeting Planner Review of All-Inclusive Resorts.
SECRETS ST. JAMES & WILD ORCHID
Set on a peninsula surrounded by the crystal-clear Caribbean, these all-inclusive oceanfront properties offer guests the ultimate in sophistication, relaxation and the privileges of ultimate luxury in 700 guestrooms perfect for incentive travel. Both properties share 7 gourmet restaurants, multiple bars, and lite-bite dining options for all guests to enjoy. The full-service spa has just re-opened in October 2016 after a renovation increasing the number of treatment rooms. As a guest at Secrets Montego Bay, guests may relax on white sand beaches and pristine pools at either property.
No reservations are required to enjoy these sister properties’ all-inclusive restaurants, aside from Himitsu – a hibachi-style restaurant complete with entertaining chefs that sing and dance for their guests! For a special VIP experience, guests can watch the legendary sunset with their toes in the sand at a private beachside dinner. And what would a Jamaican getaway be without some fantastic jerk chicken? Secrets Montego Bay brings this local dish to the property with a nightly jerk chicken cart open until the bars close.
With an endless variety of excursions available in Jamaica, guests won’t even need to leave the resort to enjoy the best the island has to offer. This property does a great job of providing daily hosted activities to participate in, as well as an impressive array of watersports, including snorkeling tours, kayak rentals, catamaran excursions, and much more.
ACTIVITIES IN JAMAICA
Catamaran & Snorkel
A 20-minute transfer to a nearby port is all that separates you from an incredible activity for any group. Private catamarans will guide your guests to the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the beautiful coral reefs filled with life. The lively crew will keep your group entertained by singing along to local reggae tunes and serving up rum punches as they sail across the Caribbean waters. Choose other stops to drop the anchor, including Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville or the world-famous beaches of Negril.
Good Hope Estate
Venture through the lush Jamaican mountains and you’ll feel like you’ve discovered hidden ruins. This 1-hour transfer to the Good Hope Estate is totally worth it, offering groups a one-stop shop for activities without feeling like an amusement park. This historic working plantation includes 17th century buildings with a unique background, ziplining, river tubing, a bird sanctuary, horseback riding, ATV adventures, and much more. The property is currently adding a riverside pool, waterslides, and poolside dining – as if it needed anything else to offer!
Dunn’s River Falls
One of the most popular excursions in Jamaica is the infamous Dunn’s River Falls. This unique “walkable waterfall” gives visitors a stunning, natural look at Jamaica’s lush forests. Groups are encouraged to plan this excursion carefully, as the 2-hour transfer and cruise schedules can be challenging – however, this beautiful oasis never fails to be a hit with travelers seeking an exciting activity with a beautiful backdrop.
Pro Tip: We put guests in the right hands when they venture out to explore this island oasis by partnering with local experts. Amstar provides superior DMC services with unique and exciting activities, a friendly staff, and a passion for the destination they represent.