If you will be traveling to Jamaica for the first time you may want to get a better understanding of how the transportation system works on the island beforehand, it could save time and money. Although Jamaica is regarded as small Island, it is much bigger than some people imagine and so travel time could be a bit longer than anticipated. Consequently, it is important to get the facts before you go, this could save money and time.
Private and shared airport transfers are the two types that the country offers which are done with cars, mini buses and large coaches. Some vacation packages are sold with shared transportation included to and from the resort. For most part the travel services do not give the clients an option of choosing their transfer preference, they are just told that airport transfers included. The good about this type arrangement is that everything is already paid for and it also gives some a level of security knowing that the travel service is responsible for getting you to and from the hotel.
However, there is also a downside to this type of airport transfer, for most part big buses are used which generally does not get going immediately. The wait varies, but one could be at the airport for up to two hours before finally hitting the road. Then there is another annoyance of doing the rounds, unless your hotel is the closest to the airport you may have to endure the dropping off of the visitors who are staying resorts closer to the airport first which prolong wait before getting to your hotel.
Private airport transfers may cost a little more but may worked out at the end. The journey from the airport to your resort and back is part of your vacation. Don’t start in despair regretting every minute of the wait. Check on both private and shared transfer rates and see what works for you.