I'm glad I brought my mountain bike, my dive gear and an underwater camera.
I wish I had a trailer to haul the kids on my bike.
I wish I had brought more shorts and underwear. The beach is rough on clothes.
I wish I had brought a second laptop so my kids could surf and play while I work.
I wish I had not brought the DVD collection and player but the kids are glad I did.
Things change often here in Jamaica. It's best you contact a person you know for advice on current living conditions or accommodations. I run a blog at http://www.jamaicamax.com with details on current market condition's in Negril and Jamaica.
I rent a two bedroom suite in a nice secluded area. We just moved there from a unit on the beach but we needed more space for the money. Yes many expats live here in Negril much the same way I do.
I made some friends here in Negril and found a place via referral from a friend. You can contact me at http://www.jamaicamax.com and I can help anyone find rental rooms or homes for sale in Jamaica.
My housing costs are actually about the same. I spent $650 per month to rent a unit on the cliffs here in Negril. I just found a new lesser expensove two bedroom suite for $600 per month with elect, cable and water included. On average a home will cost you more in Negril than places like Florida.