BeachBind 2018 Staff Discount Rates

For Approved Staff only 
Staff perks include $311 in perks as follows:
Discounted rate ($25/night off the regular rate ($175 value for 7 nights)
Free waterfall hike trip to Mayfield Falls for two ($136 value)
Typical staff duties may include set up/tear down, check-in, event & workshop staffing, general assistance, play monitor, & possibly luggage mule! Your position and exact duties will be agreed on prior to booking. 
All-inclusive per person rates for staff (two or more per room) are below.  Rates below reflect $25/night discount and are for staff member(s) only.  
If you are looking to add a third person to a room, please contact us for rates.
Rates for dates outside of 4/7-4/14 may vary

Think BeachBind is expensive?  

It certainly requires budgeting, but though it is hard to believe, BB can actually be LESS expensive than or about the same as many major rope cons!

 See how.   

Minimum 5 Nights

  • The resort requires a 5 night minimum stay. You must book for at least 5 nights between 4/7/18 and 4/14/18.  

  • You can get the group rate for additional nights before and after these dates as well (subject to availability or price differentials based on resort rates for those nights).

  • Note that since so many people tend to stay an extra day and leave Sunday, BB intends to keep the hard points up and the gym open on Saturday 4/14 in the day and evening and will likely have some relaxed activities planned. 

  • These rates are all-inclusive: all food (drinks including alcohol), all BeachBind events and workshops, and all entertainment and activities offered by the resort are included.

Which nights should you attend? Should you stay an extra night?

 

  • While the resort only requires a five night minimum, we encourage you to attend at least seven days (Saturday to Saturday being ideal).  If you talk to past attendees, the week is a shared group experience.  No one likes coming late or leaving early.  Of course, it is better than not going at all. 

  • Many people also stay an extra day.  BeachBind will have hard point access and some loose chillaxation, tying, and photo time on Saturday for those who stay.

Default payment schedule:

  • $100 deposit is required to secure your spot.  1/2 of the balance owed is due September 15th, 2017.  The balance is due December 1st, 2017.  For registrations after these dates, payment arrangements must be made with Tom's Trips.

  • Your deposit and all payments are 100% refundable until December 1st, 2017 if paid by check. Credit card payments are 95% refundable due to the 5% credit card processing fee charged to Tom's Trips. After December 1st, no payments are refundable due to the resort group policy (there is nothing we can do about it).

  • Payment plans different than the default plan are available if you register before December 2017. You can set up any number of payments (e.g. 3, 4 or even monthly, bi-monthly, or weekly). You can elect for automatic withdrawals or a self-pay installment plan using our website.  You can set up different payment dates by agreement with Tom's Trips. 

  • Your spot is secured only after you have paid your deposit and you have received a confirmation from Tom's Trips.

  • Payments will be made to our travel agent, Tom's Trips, either when you register or shortly after you register. Tom's Trips will contact you (or you can contact them immediately) to make payment arrangements.  

Airfare: 

  • Purchase your own airfare at any time (we recommend sooner than later to get the best rates). Airfare is not included in any packages or plans.

  • Airfare from most North American cities is currently around $400-$800 round trip.  You can book this on your own or through Tom's Trips.

Room types & nude rooms vs. regular rooms:

  • Nude rooms are adjacent to the nude beach and nude pool.  You have to be nude at the nude beach and nude pool, or you will be asked to leave (although you can walk to and from your room clothed).

  • "Regular" rooms are on the "Prude" side, which is clothing optional.  At Hedo, "prude" is simply a non-derogatory term for "clothing optional."

  • Most rooms are the "classic" rooms which are older, but still nice.   More expensive "premium" rooms are also available, which are rooms that have been recently renovated.  

  • The rooms right on the beach (Ocean view) are a little more expensive than the Garden View rooms, which are just behind those rooms and really not much farther from the beach. 

  • You can also get a suite or beachfront rooms with personal hot tubs on the beachside patio (Nude Beach Jacuzzi).

Cancellation policy:

  • Cancellations made prior to December 1st, 2017 are eligible for a full refund for any amount paid via check. Credit card payments are 95% refundable (5% is credit card processing fees paid by Tom's Trips).

  • After December 1st, 2017, all deposits and payments are non-refundable.  We recommend that you consider optional trip cancellation insurance, which can be purchased through Tom's Trips when you confirm your reservation.

Airport / Resort transportation:

  • Roundtrip transfers are $50.00 per person and are available through Tom's Trip's when booking.  You need this to get to the resort from the airport and back!

Club Mo'Bay- Airport FastTrack and arrival lounge:

  • Get through customs faster and with less hassle (very likely) with Club Mo'Bay.  They will have someone waiting for you with one of those fancy VIP signs your name on it and then escort you through fast track lines in immigration and customs.  They will assist with any issues and then take you to their arrival lounge, hand you a drink, and give you VIP treatment while you wait for your bus to be ready. 

  • Cost is $50/person.  You must sign up in advance.  They are often sold out if you wait to the last minute, so we recommend booking right away.  You can book through Tom's Trips or online through their website.

Passports:

  • Passports are required.  Please do not wait to get or renew a passport as it can sometimes take months.  Make sure your passport is not going to expire in 2018, even after the trip - if so, renew now! 

  • NOTE: Make sure your booking info on your airline reservation matches your passport exactly.  TSA (Transportation Security Administration) can deny boarding if they do not match exactly. 

Travel health insurance (highly recommended):

  • While the resort has a nurse available or can refer you to a local doctor for routine health issues, your medical insurance will likely not cover medical expenses in Jamaica.  A serious matter involving medical evacuation or long-term injury could be extremely costly.

  • Plans are available through Tom's Trips or private companies like United Healthcare.

  • RopeLab and Tom's Trips are not responsible for your travel insurance, medical needs or injuries while traveling. 

*Not included with all-inclusive BeachBind rates:

  • Airfare;

  • Anything not included by the hotel, such as spa services or SCUBA certification (SCUBA diving is included if you are already certified);

  • Off-Resort Activities: The above sample budget does not include optional activities like off-resort excursions or day trips. Excursions, such as the Mayfield Falls eco hike, are not included;

  • Airport - Resort transportation (round trip is $50 through Tom's Trips);

  • Trip cancellation insurance and travel health insurance;

  • Airline baggage fees.

Tipping:  The resort has a no-tipping policy, but you will want to tip non-resort staff such as your bus/taxi drivers and staff assisting with excursions.  The guides and bus drivers for the waterfall hike will expect tips and rely on them. 

Cell phones:  Cell phones work in Jamaica, but check with your provider to get an international plan and make sure you understand how it works.  AT&T, for example, has an international plan that you must purchase or you will be charged an exorbitant amount. 

Internet: The hotel has free wi-fi (up to three devices) in your room and most areas around the resort. There is an extra fee to access a faster speed.

Electrical current: If it works in the US, it should work in Jamaica.  The resort has the US standard 110 volts for its outlets, so in general, your electric razor, phone chargers, and other electrical devices will operate in the standard electrical current in Jamaica if they work in the US. If not, you will need a converter. 

  

See our extensive FAQ page for more details and lots of useful info. 

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