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When registering for PCF4, delegates can opt for an "Accommodation plus Registration" package or a "Registration Only" package (for which delegates make their own accommodation arrangments).

 

"Option A - Accommodation plus Registration"

The Forum organisers hope that the majority of PCF4 delegates will choose to be accommodated in the Forum Hotel - the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort - for which special rates have been negotiated that can only be obtained at the same time as registration for PCF4. Further details of the hotel can be found further down this page under "Additional details".

The "Option A - Accommodation plus Registration" package provides the delegate with PCF4 "early-bird" (until August 31, 2006) registration at US$375 and the accommodation rates shown in the following table:

Hotel:

Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort

To obtain the reduced rates quoted for this hotel, your booking must be made on the PCF4 Registration form and the Invoice paid as soon as possible.

Price:

US$150.00 single
US$210.00 double
US$280.00 triple
(inclusive of all meals, drinks, entertainment, taxes and gratuities)

Address:

P.O Box 100, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica

Phone:

Toll-free in the US & Canada:
+1-800-234-1707
In the UK & Europe:
+1-44-1582-79-22-60
Resort phone:
+1-876-974-2200

Url:

http://www.sunsetjamaicagrande.com/

Fax:

+1-876-974-2289

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"Option B - Registration Only"

This option provides the delegate with PCF4 "early-bird" (until August 31, 2006) registration at US$550, but you make your own accommodation arrangements. Conference Passes (4 Convention Day Passes and 1 Evening Pass) required by the Sunset Jamaica Grande hotel for non-resident delegates to enter the PCF4 venue are included in the cost of registration.

 

Accommodation options for "Registration Only" delegates

Being a popular tourist destination, there is a great deal of accommodation available at various prices in Ocho Rios (from US30.00 for a single room with all conveniences).

Included below is a table showing a range of the hotels conveniently located for PCF4 delegates. Below the table, additional details of these hotels are given.

Please note, the inclusion of hotels on this webpage does not indicate that the Forum organisers can vouch for the quality, price or accuracy of other details. Delegates should make enquiries directly with the hotels to satisfy themselves about such matters. Delegates should also check prices with discount accommodation agencies such as Marzouca (which can sometimes offer rooms at better prices than those quoted directly by the hotels): http://www.marzouca.com/hotels.html


Hotel:

Simanda Villa

Price: from US$30 per room
Address:

Shaw Pk. Rd.
P.O. Box 190, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica

Phone: +1-876-367-1129 direct line (Contact: Mrs Simmonds)
Phone and Fax: +1-876-974-2840 or
+1-876-974-5462
Email: simi@cwjamaica.com   Further details

Hotel:

Village Hotel

Price:

from US$75 single/double

Address:

54-56 Main Street, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica

Phone:

+1-876-974-9193/6

Email:

villagehtl@cwjamaica.com

Fax:

+1-876-974-8894

Url:

http://www.geocities.com/villagehotel/index.htm

 

Further details


Hotel:

Crane Ridge Resort

Price:

from US$66.00

Address:

17 DaCosta Dr, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica

Phone:

+1-866-277-6374 (Toll Free)

Email:

admin@craneridge.net

Fax:

+1-876-974-8070

Url:

http://www.craneridge.net/

 

Further details


Hotel:

Sandcastles Resort

Price:

from US$74.00

Address:

103 Main Street, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica

Phone:

+1-876-974-5626
+1-876-974-2310
+1-876-974-2255-6

Email:

sandcastles@cwjamaica.com

Fax:

+1-876-974-2247

Url:

http://www.sandcastlesochorios.com

 

Further details


Hotel:

Rooms On The Beach Hotel

Price:

from US$89.00

Address:

Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica

Phone:

+1-876-974-6632
+1-876-516-1400

Email:

info@superclubs.com

Fax:

+1-876-516-1544

Url:

http://www.roomsresorts.com

 

Further details

 

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Additional details for some of the hotels in Ocho Rios:

Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort

Address: P.O Box 100, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies
Phone Toll-free in the US & Canada: +1-800-234-1707
Phone in the UK & Europe: +1-44-1582-79-22-60
Resort phone: +1-876-974-2200
Resort fax: +1-876-974-2289

The Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort is the venue for the Forum.

Cost: Fully inclusive package US$150.00 single; US$210.00 double; US$280.00 triple per night
(These are special rates for Forum delegates that can only be obtained at the same time as registration for PCF4)

Featuring 1,300 feet of sandy subtropical beach, Renaissance Jamaica Grande is the island's premier resort, offering guests a fantasy vacation with excellent cuisine and many activities including water-sports, golf, tennis, deep-sea fishing and more. Just a five-minute walk from historic Ocho Rios, Renaissance Jamaica Grande is a self-contained beachfront resort located along the breathtaking coastline of Jamaica near natural waterfalls and fern-covered cliffs.

The Fully inclusive package includes:

  • Tropically furnished (non-smoking) guest room with private balcony and ocean view;
  • Full buffet breakfast daily;
  • Lunch and dinner at your choice of our fine restaurants;
  • Lavish theme parties;
  • Late-night snacks;
  • Unlimited cocktails at our eight bars and discotheque;
  • Dancing at Jamaic'N Me Crazy discotheque;
  • Fitness centre/health club;
  • Club Mongoose - Fully-supervised children's activity centre with d aily activities and themes like how to speak and dance Jamaican, Sand Castle building, computer games and finger-painting;
  • Non-motorized water sports and activities including aqua cycles, pedal boats, sea peepers, and kayaks.

 

Guest Services

  • Currency exchange services;
  • Daily activity programs;
  • Tour desk; concierge; car rental;
  • Multi-lingual staff;
  • Shops, including: florist; sundries and gifts; skin care/sunscreen shop;
  • Photo store;
  • Beauty Salon;
  • Baby Sitting Services;
  • Dry cleaning and laundry service;
  • Duty-free boutiques and perfume store;
  • Local arts and crafts store; art gallery;
  • Airport shuttle;
  • Business Center.

Accommodation

The 708 guestrooms were newly refurbished in 2005 with contemporary tropical décor. Balconies are furnished with chairs and cocktail tables. Other amenities include in-room safes, cable/satellite television, Internet access and compact refrigerators upon request. Please note: all rooms are non-smoking.

Amenities

  • 1,350 foot white sand beach with private docking available;
  • 3 swimming pools, including the Fantasy Pool with swim-up bar, waterfalls and Jacuzzi;
  • Fully equipped health clubs with aerobics room, free weights, cardiovascular equipment, steam-rooms and saunas, massage rooms, facials and body clinic;
  • Full range of water-sports, including scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, parasailing, wind surfing, water skiing, wave running and deep sea fishing;
  • Video arcade and slot machine electronic game rooms;
  • Off-premises golf, horseback riding and river rafting.

 


Simanda Villa

Address: Shaw Pk. Rd., P.O. Box 190, Ocho Rios P.O., St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies
Phone: +1-876-367-1129 direct line (Contact: Mrs Simmonds)
Phone/Fax: +1-876-974-2840 or -5462
Email: simi@cwjamaica.com
Proprietors: C & E Simmonds

This location is about 10 minutes walk from the conference venue.

Cost: Room from US$30 per night (see table below)

Category of Rooms

No. Persons to Room

Rate  US$/Room

Comments

One Bedroom, 2 beds

4

$40

Fan

Studio, 1 bed

2

$30

Kitchen & fan

Studio, 1 bed

2

$40

Kitchen & A/C

Two bedrooms

4

$70

Kitchen, Living room, A/C

Two bedrooms, 3 beds

6

$60 – 80 (under 4 -over 4 persons)

Kitchen, Living room, fan

One b/room

2

$30

Fan, no kitchen

Two b/room

4

$40

Fan, no Living room

 


Village Hotel

Address: 54-56 Main Street, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies
Phone: +1-876-974-9193-6
Fax: +1-876-974-8894/5440
E-Mail: villagehtl@cwjamaica.com

Cost: Room (single or double) from US$75.00 per night including breakfast

The Village Hotel is most conveniently located across the road from the Forum venue.

Situated in the heart of Ocho Rios, between the breeze caressed hillside of Ocho Rios and the blue Caribbean Sea, the hotel is within easy walking distance (3 min)  from the beach (which has all water sports facilities), entertainment, shopping centers, banks, and post office.

The hotel has a swimming pool; restaurant and bar; total body care center; and, 34 air-conditioned rooms, each with private bathroom, cable TV, telephone, safe deposit box, some with kitchenettes, and some with own private jacuzzi.



 


Crane Ridge Resort

17 DaCosta Drive, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies
Phone: +1-866-277-6374 (Toll Free); +1-876-974-8050;
Fax: +1-876-974-8070

Cost: Room from US$66.00 per night

The Crane Ridge Resort is a complex of nine three-story residences encircling a fresh water swimming pool with swim-up bar and whirlpool.

It offers spacious one and two bedroom suites with large private balconies, perfect for breakfast and a view of the Caribbean Sea and Ocho Rios. The two bedroom suites have a master bedroom with Jacuzzi style tub in a quaint loft. All suites have a Caribbean feel and energy, with pastel tiles and light wood furnishings accented by upbeat tropical prints on bed linen and curtains. Satellite television, individual climate control, spacious closets, telephones and equipped kitchenettes will be found in all suites.

Hotel Picture 1

 


Sandcastles Resort

103 Main Street, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies

Cost: Room from US$80.00 per night

A Colonial style complex, conveniently located in Ocho Rios yet still enjoys a secluded Beachfront location within walking distance to restaurants, nightlife and shopping facilities. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the resort is located five minutes from Turtle Beach and 104 kilometres (65 miles) from Montego Bay Airport.

Sandcastles Resort

Each Studio Room has: Small dining area and kitchenette; Twin Bed/Double Bed; Shower; Air Conditioning; Safety Deposit Box; Satellite TV. The hotel features:

•  Lounge and bar;

•  Dining and entertainment - Castles Restaurant is an a la carte restaurant that offers Continental and Jamaican cuisine. The hotel provides nightly entertainment and daily activities;

•  General facilities - concierge, gift shop, beauty salon, commissary, pool, whirlpool, wading pool;

•  Sports and leisure - water sports, scuba diving, golf, pool volleyball, dart competition, domino tournament, reggae dance class, bingo.


Rooms On The Beach Hotel

Address: Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies

Cost: Room from US$89.00 per night

Rooms on the Beach

Located on the beach in Ocho Rios, Rooms On The Beach Hotel provides an Internet café and sundries shop in the lobby in addition to an outdoor swimming pool and fitness equipment. Guests can relax by the pool or work out during their down time. Complimentary continental breakfast is offered every morning in the hotel's restaurant which also offers a full lunch and dinner.

The Rooms On The Beach Hotel has 68 guest rooms and 25 suites, all of which include two double beds and an ocean view. Guest rooms are furnished with the guest's comfort in mind. Amenities include, cable televisions, CD players, coffee makers, hair dryers, and iron and ironing boards. A host of fine services will ensure that their stay is most enjoyable. PLEASE NOTE: Families or guests with children under 7 years are advised not to book the Oceanview Room with Balcony.

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