Forget the all-inclusive resorts and experience the real Jamaica with Cockpit Country Getaways! Stay with a local family and experience the rustic lifestyle of the Jamaican countryside. Take a trip to the river with the kids, head to the family farm to learn yam cultivation or cool out at a local bar while taking in the favorite Jamaican pastime of dominoes. Experience delicious country food and even help prepare the meal if you'd like. Select from a wide variety of accomodations, from homes that have conveniences like indoor plumbing, cable and air conditioning to homes where fetching your own water, bathing outside and cooking over a wooden fire are part of everyday life.
Overnight accommodations range from US$40 - US$65 per person per night, including breakfast. Dinner is available for an additional US$10 per person per meal. Special long-term rates can be arranged for visits over an extended period of time.
Cockpit Country Getaways have been carefully inspected and are clean and safe with reputable and friendly hosts. The homeowners are part of a community development program designed to:
- Provide supplemental income to households who are able to provide acommodations to visitors in keeping with the recommendations and standards of the tourism industry.
- Support and enhance Cockpit Country's eco-tourism opportunities such as hiking, caving and riverside picnics by providing overnight accommodations and meals.
- Support and enhance the tourism product of Jamaica by offering an alternative to "sea and sand" vacations.
- Provide guests and homeowners an opportunity for cultural exchange and development of international friendships.