Montego Bay to Negril

Azul Sensatori Jamaica – Taxi Services

Taxi from Montego Bay Airport to Azul Sensatori, Jamaica

One of the newest hotel in Negril on the world famous 7 miles beach.  The drive from Montego Bay to Azul Sensatori is 1 1/2hours. You have a choice of private or shuttle service. Why not travel in a private car so you can quickly enjoy the beautiful accommodation Karisma has to offer.

The cost for private transfer for 2 adults is $65 one way and $130 round trip. On your transfer from Montego Bay to Azul Sensatori, you will be guided by a team of professional drivers and tour operators. You will go through the parish of St. James, Hanover, Lucea, and Westmoreland. Your entire drive is surrounded an interesting contrast; luxurious vegetation on your left, the locals in the middle, and the Caribbean Sea on your right.

During your drive, you can stop along the way, or continue to enjoy your complimentary beverages provide as our welcome to Jamaica gift to you.

There are several private taxi operators and you can review all our services. We would love to be your transportation of choice, but we also have MUCH RESPECT in Jamaica. So book your private transportation and enjoy all that Azul Sensatori has to offer.

 

Montego Bay Airport – Taxis Services

There are several airport transfer operators at Montego Bay Airport. However, there are two taxi companies operating at Sangster International Airport that are authorized to meet customers inside (they wear red pants) the lobby. All other operators wait outside the airport to your right waiting for private paid arrival customers, or if you are taking a shuttle, then you proceed to the desk inside the airport where they will lead you to the shuttle services waiting for arrival customers.

The two companies share a common Authorised Airport Taxi desk located just outside the Customs exit. The names of the companies are JUTA and JCAL.

All private taxi and tours operators including the authorized airport taxis are members of these two organization. Therefore, when you hire a driver, his or her car will also have JUTA or JCAL written on their vehicles.

Some operators also put the name of their company on their vehicles, while others don’t. Not having their name on the vehicle is not required. What is required are: Jamaica Tourist Board licensed (JTB), a red plate, insurance and a licensed operator.

The authorized airport taxis are a bit more expensive. For example a private taxi from Montego Bay airport to Negril range from $65-$75. While the airport taxi is $100. Why the difference? 1) They must pay a fee for the privilege and 2) They live in Montego Bay so the extra commute is costly on gas.

The airport taxis are best for short run around the Montego Bay area, and the resorts in Montego Bay.  Those prices are competitive.

So when you book your flight and hotel, compare airport transfer prices. Regardless, of who you choose, we all work together to get you to your resort.

 

Transportation to Reggae Marathon in Negril

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On December 7, 2013 there will be many visitors to Jamaica who needs transportation:

  • From Montego Bay to Negril
  • From Hotels to the venue
  • Sighteeing
  • Restuarants

There will be several types of transportation available.

  • Hotels will offer Reggae Marathon specials
  • Tour operators will bungle transportation in the pricing
  • Shuttle services
  • Private transportations

Regardless, of which means of transportation you choose. It will be a special event for all to see. The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, December 5 is registration

Friday, December 6 – Pasta party at Couples Swept Away Sporting Complex

Saturday, December 7 – Reggae Marathon at  5:15am

The street will be close on the Beach Road, so reserve a taxi on Friday, if you want to meet the bus in the square by 5:15am.

Visit there website for more information – reggaemarathon.com  or call 876-967-4903

We are excited and contact us also, if you need any form of transportation.

Montego Bay Airport to Negril Transportation Team

Taxis From Montego Bay Airport

Once you clear custom and enter into Montego Bay arrival hall, you will be approached by many tour operators. They are selling their services for the best price possible. They will provide safe shuttle transportation from the airport to your hotel. However, if you want private transportation, sometimes it is not so easy for the price you are willing to pay.

Therefore, it is best to arrange your private transportation prior to landing into Montego Bay. The prices varies depending on where in Jamaica. Here are some guidelines in US$ for private transportation for up to three people:

  • Montego Bay airport to hotels in and around Montego Bay – $35 to $50 one way
  • Montego Bay airport to hotels in Ocho Rios – $80 to $95 one way
  • Montego Bay airport to hotels in Negril – $65- $70 one way
  • Montego Bay airport to Grand Palladium in Lucea – $50 to $60
  • Montego Bay airport to hotels or friends in Kingstons – $230 -$300

Many adventurous people attempt to take taxis that are not insured, nor certified. We don’t recommend those forms of transportation because it can create a problem. Here are a few reasons:

  1. If there is an accident, there are no recourse
  2. Prices varies and once you get into their cars, anything can happen
  3. Stops along the way at local shops are frequent
  4. Clean cars with air condition is not an option
  5. They are not certified to transfer tourist around the island

Therefore, follow the same rules in your own country. In Jamaica taxing tourist around the island  is a form of survival. Many of these people are safe drivers, and good people. However, without the proper license and insurance, you actually place your wonderful vacation at risk.

If you would like to use our services from Montego Bay to Negril or to any of the resorts around the island, excellent. We can also refer you to other licensed transportation operators.

 

 

 

Transportation from Montego Bay to Negril

Transportation from Montego Bay to Negril

There are several mode of transportation from Montego Bay airport to Negril. Your decision will be base on cost, waiting time, group, private or a combination.

The following will help you in making the right decision that works best for you.

Hotels – Many of the large all-inclusive hotels include transportation in the cost of the hotel. Others charge $25 per person one way or $50 round trip shuttle service to hotels using many license vehicles.

Advantage: Lower cost and the opportunity of riding with other visitors.

Disadvantage: 1) You must wait for other arriving passengers. 2) You might have others going to nearby by hotels, so the driver will stop at Grand Palladium and other hotels in Negril before arriving at your destination. If your hotel is the first and last on the list, then you will enjoy a bit more of Jamaica. 3)Your pick up time to the airport will be an hour earlier, so no extra time in the sun.

Private transportation – These companies are licensed by Jamaica Tourist Board and operate as independent contractors.

Advantage: You are the only person in their vehicle, and the only stop, is the one you request. Many private drivers offers cold beverages at no additional charge. You don’t have to wait for anyone, and you can spend an extra hour on the beach or enjoy one last service at your hotel.

Disadvantage: Cost. The additional cost range from $5 – $12 per person one way or $10 – $24 per person round trip. The best thing to do, is to contact these companies.

Shuttle Services –These services are available if your hotel does not offer shuttle services or the cost is not included in a flight and hotel stay in Negril. Shuttle bus may or may not stop at other hotels in Negril before reaching your destination.However, they will not leave the airport until the last seat is taken.

Advantage: Lower cost. $18-$20

Disadvantage: Same as hotels with many more stops.

Tour Package – Many travel agencies include the cost of transportation in the tour package

Advantage: Included in package

Disadvantage: Same as shuttle services and hotels. Unless you are traveling in a group.

Regular taxis: If you choose this method of transportation. May sure they have a red license plate, and you negotiate the price up front before getting into their vehicle.

Advantage: None. Except supporting a local Jamaican.

Disadvantage: Many drivers are not familiar with Negril roads, especially on the cliff. Therefore, without familiarity the drive can be challenging. Cost maybe higher at your drop off point.

Plane: This is the fastest method

Advantage: Get to Negril in less than 15 mins

Disadvantage: Additional cost for local taxi from Negril airport to your hotel.

Regardless of your chosen method of transportation from Montego Bay to Negril. We all welcome you to Jamaica.