Jamaican Hotel Offers Spring Breakers Educational Alternative

The eco-themed Great Huts resort in Port Antonio, Jamaica, is offering students a unique opportunity to experience Jamaica's culture and learn about the Jewish Diaspora in the Caribbean.

Dr. Paul Rhodes, proprietor of Great Huts, explains in a written release that the special value-oriented package for students, dubbed "Jamaica Shalom: Tikun Olam", will "allow them to shape their world view, remain intellectually active while relaxing in one of the region's most alluring vacation spots."

Seven-night accommodations start at $600 and are available for student-only travel from March 6-13 or March 13-20. Airfare is additional.

Students experience a sabbath service at the Kingston synagogue, Shaare Shalom; lectures on Jewish history in Jamaica, led by famed Jewish-Jamaican historian Ainsley Henriques; and community service at a Port Antonio homeless shelter and a home for the elderly.

The eco-tour combines trips to Moore Town, home of the Eastern Maroons, and visits to the Bob Marley museum, while exploring other unique landmarks in Port Antonio and Jamaica's capital, Kingston.

Visit www.greathuts.com.
 

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