Carrie and Mike's Wedding

You're invited!! Join us ON THE BEACH to celebrate Carrie and Mike's wedding!

At the all-inclusive Beaches resort

in Ocho Rios, Jamaica on

 Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Your island escape awaits in one of the Caribbean's most idyllic settings. After a warm greeting upon arrival, enjoy a tropical paradise filled with beautiful gardens, swaying palm trees, soft white sand and stunning turquoise water. 

Beaches Ocho Rios is a luxury all-inclusive resort for adults and families where you'll be able to relax and rejuvenate while enjoying great food, fun activities and gorgeous views!  

Travel is being arranged by Jodi Schlichting with EverAfter Travel: jodi@everaftertravel.org 612.730.5019

Guests reserving their stay with EverAfter Travel will be included in the wedding group for all events/activities and will receive the specially reduced group rates listed below. A limited number of rooms are being held for travel Monday 3/1/21 through Friday 3/5/21 (4 nights) at these group rates. For alternate lengths of stay and/or additional room categories, please contact Jodi for pricing and availability details.

 

Please confirm your stay by completing the online reservation form at your earliest convenience, but no later than 12/18/20 12:00 p.m. CST.

If you and the person/people you will be sharing a room with live at the same address and will be paying with the same credit/debit card, then only one reservation form needs to be submitted for your room.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Please use Chrome or Firefox to complete the online reservation form. Once your online reservation form is submitted, Jodi will be following up with you directly to confirm all of the details of your reservation prior to applying payment.

If you and the person/people you will be sharing a room with live at the same address and will be paying with the same credit/debit card, then only one reservation form needs to be submitted for your room.

CLICK HERE to see a "cheat sheet" to reference when completing the online reservation form.

Your $200 per person deposit guarantees your resort stay at the group rates listed below.

It is good to confirm your room early to ensure you get the room category you want. 

The final balance is due by 12/18/20 12:00 p.m. CST. 

Group rates are based on a minimum of 10 or more guest rooms confirmed with EverAfter Travel by 12/18/20 12:00 p.m. CST. 

Minimum three night stay required. 

Cancellation policies apply.

If an individual guest room is canceled by 12/18/20 12:00 p.m. CST, there is no penalty.

If an individual guest room is canceled 12/19/20 to 1/6/21, 45% of room rate is non-refundable.

If an individual guest room is canceled 1/7/21 or later, 100% of room rate is non-refundable.

Current COVID-19 Protocols (subject to change):

-Each passenger 12 years or older will need to take a PCR or antigen COVID-19 test within 10 days of departure and present the negative test results at the airport to check in for their flight. For the test date, Jamaica considers the day of departure as day one. EXAMPLE: If your departure date is 2/26/21, then the earliest you can take the test is 2/17/21 (click here for a test date calculator tool).

-----It is important that you read the specific testing requirement details available at https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/test-req/

-----Please note that samples collected using at-home kits and antibody tests are not accepted.

-----Many people have been having good experiences with getting their test results back quickly from places like CVS, Walgreens, or their local urgent care. 

-Each passenger will need to complete the online Travel Authorization Form for Jamaica prior to departure. The earliest this form can be completed is five days prior to departure. For the travel authorization form, Jamaica considers the day before departure as day one. EXAMPLE: If your departure date is 2/26/21, then the earliest you can complete the travel authorization form is 2/21/21. You can click here for an FAQ and to see a sample travel authorization form.

-----Once your form has been submitted, you should receive a response via email with your approval. You'll need to print out a copy of the authorization email with the QR code to show at the airport.

-----This travel authorization form serves the purpose of your C5 immigration form too, so you won't need to complete a separate immigration form prior to departure.

-You will need to wear a face covering on your flights, in the airports, and in the transportation vehicles to/from the resort.

-----Minneapolis airport https://www.mspairport.com/TravelConfidently

-----Montego Bay airport https://www.mbjairport.com/

-Upon arrival in Jamaica, they will perform a health screening and risk assessment. The health screening will include: temperature checks, observation of symptoms, and a short interview with a health officer. They may perform a COVID-19 test (nasal/throat swab) if you are exhibiting symptoms or belong to a high risk group. NOTE: you may see members of the Jamaican Defense Force (JDF) at the airport - basically police officers with guns - because they are under a disaster preparedness plan for the response to COVID-19.

-----Jamaica entry protocols https://www.jtbonline.org/home/covid-19-tourism-protocols/

-The resort will do temperature checks upon arrival. Staff are required to wear face coverings at all times, and guests are asked to wear a face covering in designated indoor spaces like: the lobby, retail stores, elevators, and waiting areas of common facilities (e.g. spa, beauty salon, restaurants/bars, etc.). Guests are not required to wear face coverings at the beach, the pool, or in restaurants/bars when actively eating and/or drinking. 

------Beaches Resorts protocols https://www.beaches.com/cleanliness-protocols/  

------Please note that the Beaches Ocho Rios resort is in the "Resilient Corridor," which means they've been trained and follow COVID-19 safety protocols.

------There is a Facebook group that you can join which has a lot of great info/tips from past guests, and it will also have posts from future guests as they return to the resort as well: “Beaches Ocho Rios Fans Official”

Flight Information

You may book your own flights directly with your preferred airline. Once your flights are booked, please send the confirmation details to Jodi Schlichting with EverAfter Travel for coordinating your shared round-trip airport transfers to and from the resort. 

Shared Round-trip Airport Transfer Information

Shared round-trip airport transfers that bring you from the airport to the resort and back are included in the rates below.

Travel Information

A valid passport is required for international travel. The "six month validity rule" requires that a passport is valid for six months beyond your return date. It is the personal responsibility of each traveler to ensure that they have the correct travel documents and identification.

Please refer to the U.S. Department of State website for the latest travel document requirements, advisories and resources: 

https://www.travel.state.gov and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website for the latest travel-related health information:

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/

Travel insurance Information

Optional travel insurance is available and EverAfter Travel encourages travelers to consider purchasing insurance as it can not only cover things like trip delays/cancellations, but it also provides medical coverage while you're traveling just in case something happens - this is very important because your own medical insurance typically does not include international coverage. IMPORTANT NOTE: Travel insurance needs to be added within 14 days of deposit in order to include coverage for pre-existing medical conditions.

You can click here to review all of the insurance option details for Allianz Travel Insurance and get a quote if you are interested.

When you are attempting to get a quote, the amount of insurance needed is typically the total value amount of your vacation package.  Also, you will need to enter F030702 as the Travel Agency ID (ACCAM#) when prompted.   

 

*IMPORTANT things to note about Allianz Travel Insurance:

-Insurance coverage starts the day after it is purchased

-You can only add Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) coverage on the date of deposit

-Coverage for pre-existing conditions only applies if insurance is purchased WITHIN 14 days of deposit 

-There are several policy types to choose from and the policy price is determined by the following: the amount of insurance you need, your age(s) and the specific policy type you choose 

-You can call and speak to one of the insurance agent experts directly if you have any policy questions at 1.866.884.3556

Beaches Ocho Rios Resort

You can let your taste buds go wild with flavors from all over the world at seven gourmet dining options, and enjoy a refreshing cocktail at one of seven different bars and lounges.

During the day, you can dive into any of the five sparkling pools, play lawn chess or croquet, snorkel and explore a whole new world under the sea, or simply relax and sunbathe on a chair overlooking the ocean.

 

And the fun doesn’t have to stop after the sun goes down. Beaches Ocho Rios provides various activities and nightlife for guests of all ages with nightly entertainment, shows, live music and theme nights.

CLICK HERE to check out a digital photo brochure of the resort.

HIGHLIGHTS

-All-inclusive resort: gourmet meals, premium spirits, entertainment, activities and more are included

-Located about two hours from the Sangster International airport in Montego Bay (MBJ)

-Located on a beautiful white sand beach with gorgeous turquoise water

-Lush landscaping and swaying palm trees throughout the resort

-Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee is served 

-Six varietals of Robert Mondavi wine are served

-Complimentary WiFi

-All taxes and gratuities included - Beaches resorts have a strictly enforced 'No Tipping' policy (except for spa therapists)

FACILITIES/SERVICES

-Seven restaurants with everything from Italian to French to Mediterranean and more

-No reservations required at most restaurants

-Culinary concierge services available for anyone with food allergies or dietary restrictions

-Seven bars including a swim-up bar, a disco and two adults-only bars

-Five pools

-Two whirlpools  

-One sauna

-One steam room

-Pirates Island Waterpark with 11 water slides for all ages 

-Fitness center with complimentary classes

-*Red Lane Spa

-Shopping available on property

-Complimentary photo sessions are available with resort photographers

-*Beaches Craft Studio

-Kids Camp for children up to 12 years old

-Nannies accredited by the International Nanny Association (INA)

-*Babysitting services available

-Advanced Certified Autism Center with staff certified by the IBCCES

-Cribs available upon request

-Highchairs available in restaurants

*Strollers are available to rent

-Nurse's Station on site

-*Candlelight dinners on the beach

-*Private cabanas

-*Dry cleaning and laundry service

 

*additional fees may apply

ACTIVITIES/ENTERTAINMENT

-Daily  activities  and nightly entertainment including live shows and theme nights

-Weekly white party with an amazing chocolate buffet

-Snorkeling excursions

-Glass bottom boat rides on Underwater Vision boats

-Banana Boat rides

-Kayaking

-Paddle boarding

-Aquatrikes

-Windsurfing

-Hobie Cats

-*Snuba

​-*PADI Dive Center for scuba diving using Newton Dive Boats

-Golf green fees and transportation are included at nearby Sandals Golf and Country Club

-Lawn chess

-Ping pong

-Billiards

-Croquet

-Tennis

-Shuffleboard

-Basketball

-Board games

-Trench Town Teen Lounge game room

-Xbox Play Lounge

-Caribbean Adventures with Sesame Street: stage shows, character breakfasts and street parades

*additional fees may apply

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

All rooms offer the following amenities:

-Daily refreshed minibar with juice, soda, bottled water, domestic beer and Robert Mondavi wine

-Air conditioning

-Cable TV

-Daily maid service

-All rooms are non-smoking

-In-room safe

-Iron and ironing board

-Coffee maker

-Microwave

-Hair dryer

-Luxury and Concierge level room categories available at this resort      

ROOM RATES

The following room categories are included in the wedding group room block Monday 3/1/21 through Friday 3/5/21 (4 nights), but just a reminder that additional room categories and alternative lengths of stay are available upon request through EverAfter Travel.

-Guests may apply Sandals Select Guest (SSG) points and reservations do qualify to earn SSG points

-10% service personnel discount can be applied (police/military/firefighter)

Caribbean Luxury Family Sized Suite

Arranged across the first to fifth floors in the resort’s Caribbean Village, these premium rooms have recently been richly decorated and feature soft, muted décor, traditional mahogany and marble furnishings including a king-sized bed or two double beds, en-suite bathroom featuring a combination bathtub/shower and hosts a mahogany vanity with a wall-mount makeup mirror, and plasma television. The room includes a stylish seating area with sofa bed and mahogany desk, leading to private, shared or french balconies where views of the resort grounds beckon. These accommodations are ideal for larger families with ample space for a further rollaway bed.

Bedding: one king bed or two double beds

View: garden view

NOTE: Rates in grid below are per person

Caribbean Oceanview Luxury Suite

Totally refurbished to an exquisite standard, these enormous, twolevel Mega suites combine the beauty of the ocean with stylish contemporary interiors. Located in the Centre of the resort’s Caribbean Village each accommodation features exquisite mahogany furniture including a king-sized bed or two double beds, plasma television and a well-appointed en-suite bathroom which features a bathtub/shower combination and hosts a two-basin mahogany vanity with a wall-mount makeup mirror. A living space boasts a spacious area featuring a French-style balcony, providing sensational views of the Caribbean Sea and the resort’s grounds. These Mega-suites are ideal for larger families with ample space for a further rollaway bed and the can connect to adjacent suites if required based on availability.

-Bedding: one king bed or two double beds

-View: ocean view

NOTE: Rates in grid below are per person

RESORT MAP

CLICK HERE to check out an interactive resort map.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Please use Chrome or Firefox to complete the online reservation form. Once your online reservation form is submitted, Jodi will be following up with you directly to confirm all of the details of your reservation prior to applying payment.

If you and the person/people you will be sharing a room with live at the same address and will be paying with the same credit/debit card, then only one reservation form needs to be submitted for your room.

CLICK HERE to see a "cheat sheet" to reference when completing the online reservation form.

"Jodi was so helpful. She asked questions and listened to what we were looking  for. She was very detailed and did an amazing job."

—  Lynn | Lino Lakes, MN

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