OH HAWAII!!!! don't go to Jamaica unless you want to feel unsafe the entire time. That's how I felt and I was on a resort with armed guards and still felt very unsafe the entire time. I also had employees of the hotel hitting on my 12 year old sister and 10 year old cousin things like "hey baby, come over here, don't be scared I want to make you feel good". and this was a very big name hotel so if this is the best it gets, the others scare me a lot.
Hawaii has so much more to do too, submarine rides, horseback, dolphin swimming, helicopter rides, zipline rainforest tours etc etc. It's more expensive because it tends to be more cruises on the island than anything else (because it's so far out there from everyone). Anything to do with cruises is always more expensive. jsut a sad fact of the industry.
EDIT: oh ya when we were in jamaica, every shuttle we got on to the driver had a beer in his hand and was sluring his speech. On these tight roads at the edge of cliffs, not very fun at all.
· 1 decade ago