Information about Runaway Bay and surrounding areas in Jamaica
Exodus Retreat is ideally situated on the north coast of Jamaica at a midway point between Montego Bay and Port Antonio each only 1 hour away by car. The villa is within easy reach of East, west and south of Jamaica, and only 20 minutes away from Ocho Rios and famous attractions such as Dunn's River Falls (please see our attractions page for more information)
We have put together a summary of the most popular trips and the cost for transportation depending on the size of your group.
1 to 4 people = US$100 one way
5 to 10 people = US$ 20 per person each way
shopping and lunch round trip
1 to 4 people = US$ 80
5 to 10 people = US$20 per person
WHITE RIVER - round trip
1 to 4 people = US$ 80
5 to 10 people = US$350
KINGSTON - round trip
1 to 5 people = US$300
6 to 10 people = US$450
NEGRIL - round trip
1 to 5 people = US$240
6 to 10 people = US$350
1 to 5 people = US$ 80
6 to 10 people = US$140
Evening meal followed by clubbing
1 to 5 people = US$120
6 to 8 people = US$180
Please feel free to contact Clare 454-9486 or Everton the driver at 376-6860 at anytime to arrange your transportation for you.
(A complimentary cell phone is on loan to guests with international minutes for all to use as long as your vacation lasts after the first tour with Everton)
English is spoken, but your trip will not be complete without exposing yourself to the pleasant local patois, a smooth variation on English best learned not from a book or tape, but by interacting with the people of this beautiful country.
Currency is the Jamaican Dollar (JMD or J$), but US Dollars are widely accepted (though usually at lower exchange rate. Exchange rates may vary, so check a newspaper or website for current rates before you go. http://www.xe.com/ucc/ ATMs cards work at most of the major banks.
Banks usually pay slightly better rates for traveler's cheques than for cash.
We do recommend our own driver here at the villa who has agreed set rates, please see the rates below.
Driving is on the left-hand side of the road. Licensed taxis are indicated by red license plates. Some taxis have meters, some don't. It's always a good idea to agree on a fare before you get in. Taxi rates vary, but the charge is by car, not by the number of passengers. If you accept a driver’s offer of his services as a tour guide, be sure to agree on a price before the vehicle is put into gear.
There is a departure tax which is normally included in the airfare, if taxes are not included then please do check with the airline what taxes will be payable.
Electricity in Jamaica is the most expensive in the world, for this reason we have no choice but to conserve electricity as much as possible. A/C units do not have timer switches however, we do beg our guests to be careful with usage and not to leave A/C units on when not in the rooms. All the rooms are equipped with high speed fans and the location of the villa offers nice sea breeze.
110v AC (same as US). We do have 220 British sockets as an extra here at Sevilla Villa
HEALTH & SAFETY
Bring sunblock and drink lots of water in the strong Caribbean sun.
Sevilla Villa is built around a pool, for this reason parents need to take special care with regards to safety for their children, we at Sevilla Villa can not be responsible for any accidents. A life guard can be hired upon request.
Please contact the nearest consulate or embassy of the country to which you are traveling to determine your entry/visa requirements.