Well, I just got back from my first trip to Jamaica and I am counting the days until I get to go back . . . as a 100% tourist.
As a travel agent I get to go on familiarization trips to different locations, this trip happened to be Jamaica. While in Jamaica I toured 10 resorts in 3 days, had a dolphin encounter, and a snorkel/catamaran ride. The point of these trips is so that I can now come back and be more knowledgeable about the various resorts when I have clients who are interested in visiting Jamaica.
Jamaica is a beautiful country but very different. The Jamaican Tourism Board (JTB) has a slogan that says, "Jamaica-Once you go, you know" and those words are so true. Jamaica is a very poor country that is full of happy people. The Jamaican people are so laid back and go-with-the-flow with that "No problem" attitude.
There were some amazing resorts in Jamaica. I was able to tour resorts that were budget-friendly, family-friendly, adults-only, and couples only. Each of them had their own perks and reasons to choose to stay there.
Because this was a working trip, I didn't get to lay around on the beach or pool nearly as much as I wanted to so I'm already planning my own first Jamaican vacation as a traveler instead of a worker.
Thinking of a destination wedding or family vacation to Jamaica? I can definitely help you plan it.