August 22, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin
We've found a killer substitute for the NYC Marathon. Try a pasta party, post-race spa treatment, and celebratory cocktail party in Jamaica. Head south for the December 3, 2011 marathon in Negril and shack up at The Caves, the beautiful cliffside boutique hotel located near the race starting line. The resort has created a delightful "Reggae, Running & Relaxation" package for runners that even includes race transfers. Plus, if you want to stay a little longer, you'll get 10% off any additional nights booked. After you experience one of the most incredible runs of your life (along the island's north coast), you'll get whisked away to The Caves for a party in the Blackwell Rum Bar, followed by a Blue Mountain Coffee Scrub at the spa, a dip in the sea, and a snorkeling tour through the gorgeous limestone grottos.