I laughed at people who said “you should go to Margaritaville when you are in Jamaica.”
First, I hate margaritas.
Second, I hate weird commercialized things like this.
Third, if it sounds like a tourist trap, if it looks like a tourist trap, if it smells like a….well….
Confession: Margaritaville was a lot of fun, and I didn’t even go in the water.
Ok–Margaritaville is probably as ridiculous as you imagine. But that aside, it definitely is a fun stop. After our snorkeling in Montego Bay Marine Park, the Dreamer catamaran dropped us off for about an hour.
First–the drinks were good and refills are cheap if you buy a glass. We didn’t get as far as a refill…
Second–the water play-things are pretty awesome, and had I been a little less hungry and had a little more energy, I totally would have partaken. But it was fun to see DH and his brothers tumble and fall like cartoons or horrible ninjas on American Ninja Warrior.
Third–the food, while I think overpriced, was delicious and enormous.
Fourth–there is a waterslide. One that looked like it was built in the 1960’s, but a water slide nonetheless. It spit people out at least 10 feet, and looked sort of terrifying. I didn’t try it, and DH banged his elbow up pretty good, so use with caution. It still looked fun.
So I learned not to judge something before experiencing it. Even when it sounds like something I would hate. Margaritaville is definitely worth a look-see in Mobay, especially if you want to practice running across a rolling log or scaling a slippery plastic slide.