Acceptance of Terms & Conditions
By submitting a booking you confirm that you and each of your party accept the terms and conditions contained herein.
Making a Reservation
To book your accommodation, you will need to complete our Reservation Form and pay a deposit or the full amount if you are booking within thirty days of the start of your booking period. The person submitting the Reservation Form is called the Party Leader. He or she must have the authority to contract on behalf of all other persons utilizing the accommodation and other services booked. By submitting the Reservation Form, the Party Leader is stating that all persons utilizing our services have accepted these Terms and Conditions. The Party Leader will be responsible for the full cost of accommodation and other services contracted.
A Confirmation with all necessary details will be issued and sent to the Party Leader who is responsible for keeping other members of the party informed. Our responsibility is to provide the accommodation and other services that you have booked with us. Please check your Confirmation carefully to ensure that you have been confirmed for what you intended to book. We reserve the right at our absolute discretion to refuse your booking, in which case we will refund in full any money you have already paid us.
What Is And Is Not Included
Rates include all Jamaican taxes, staff salaries, laundry, cost of water and electricity, cleaning and household supplies. The accommodation is fully furnished and equipped with linen, bath and beach towels, dishes, utensils, soaps and tissue paper. Unless you notify us otherwise, we will arrange to stock and charge you for an initial supply of groceries. Anything from the initial supply not opened or used may be returned for a full credit. Rates do not include any insurance, flights, airport charges, car rental, transportation (except where one set of Airport Transfers to and from Montego Bay are included free with the accommodation), baggage handling, staff gratuities, telephone charges, food, beverages, liquor, personal items and expenses, dry cleaning, or baby-sitting.
Airport Transfers to and from Montego Bay are included in the Weekly Rates for the villas and cottages. We allow for two suitcases per passenger, and we are under no obligation to transfer any additional suitcases, windsurfers, surfboards, bicycles or other unconventional luggage unless we have confirmed otherwise in advance.
Booking Lesser Bedrooms Than the House Contains
Some homes permit guests to book a lesser number of bedrooms than the house contains. Those not booked may be closed off and you are not permitted to enter those rooms without our prior consent. The rest of the unit is yours exclusively for the duration of your stay. No one else will share any part of the accommodation with you. The maximum number of persons allowed per bedroom is two. Additional persons may be allowed at certain homes. Under no circumstances will more persons be allowed to occupy the accommodation than the number stated on the Confirmation. An infant (i.e. a child who is less than two years old) may share a bedroom at no extra charge.
A reservation may only be confirmed when the Reservation Form has been submitted, we have confirmed the reservation and a 20% deposit has been received by us. The balance is due no less than 30 days prior to the start of the booking period. If the booking is made less than 30 days prior to the start of the booking period, the entire amount is due immediately. Note: We do not store card details.
We highly recommend that you obtain travel insurance, including trip cancellation insurance.
Your payments will only be refunded if (1) we are unable to provide the services or accommodation for reasons beyond our reasonable control in which case you will receive a full refund; (2) we are able to rebook the accommodation for the period you booked, in which case you will receive a full refund less US$50 service charge. There is no refund under any circumstances for any unused portion of booked accommodation or services. Cancellation of your booking may result in the forfeiture of your payments.
Building Work and Nuisance
From time to time, building work and associated noise is unavoidable near to your accommodation. This is not under our control and we accept no responsibility for the same.
We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that any necessary maintenance work is carried out as quickly as possible after notification to us to cause you minimum inconvenience.
There may be interruptions or malfunction in the supply of utilities to accommodation. We do not accept any responsibility in respect of the same and do not provide any compensation for such occurrences.
Satellite & Cable Television
No refunds or compensation of any kind will be made for the failure of any satellite or cable television systems provided in the accommodation.
The prices for accommodation are displayed on the Mysilversands website. All accommodation is priced by the week (a stay of seven nights). A stay of a week or more in the same accommodation includes Free Airport Transfers between Montego Bay and Silver Sands for all members of your party travelling together. A stay of less than a week does not include Free Airport Transfers. We can arrange these for you at the usual rates.
Nightly rates are posted for some accommodation. Where there is no nightly rate posted, the nightly rate is the weekly rate divided by seven. If you are booking a stay of less than a week, then the nightly rate applies. If desired, we can arrange the airport transfers at the usual rates. If you are booking a stay of more than a week in the same accommodation, then the cost of the accommodation is the weekly rate plus the product of the additional nights times the nightly rate, and the Airport Transfers are free.
Maximum Number of Persons Allowed
Note that the prices are based on a maximum of two persons sharing a bedroom. For example, a three bedroom rental will accommodate up to six persons. An infant, i.e. a child who is less than two years old at the time of the occupation of the home, may share an adult's bedroom at no extra charge. Extra persons, i.e. more than the maximum allowed under these terms and conditions, are NOT permitted UNLESS prior permission is obtained in writing and reflected on your Printed Confirmation. We reserve the right to charge the sum of US$25 per night for each additional person or the greater amount if specified in the details for the house occupied.
Persons Permitted at the Accommodation
In making this reservation, you are entitled to accommodation for the members of your party only and no other persons are permitted to enter the premises except for the staff employed at the accommodation and our staff or representatives (each a "Permitted Person") without our prior permission in writing. You are especially advised not to invite any sellers, vendors, door-to-door sales people, fishermen, carvers, and others into the accommodation. If you invite any person other than a Permitted Person into the accommodation you do so at your own risk and you will be held responsible (and Mysilversands Limited excludes all liability) for any losses or damages which may result directly or indirectly from your failure to comply with this requirement and your booking may be cancelled immediately without any refund. In such an event, you will be required to leave the accommodation immediately and Mysilversands Limited will have no further obligations to you.
Subject to the following, rate changes made after you have booked will not affect the price you pay, i.e. the price at which you booked is guaranteed. Prior to your making a reservation, the rates are subject to change without notice. If any new Government Tax or Levy is imposed, we reserve the right to pass these costs on to you.
If You Want to Make Changes to Your Reservation
If after making your booking, you wish to make any changes, please give us as much notice as possible. You may substitute persons who may have dropped out without any penalty or charge provided you have notified us. If you wish to change booking dates (a day or two on either side of your booked dates), we may revise your booking provided the home you booked is available for the new dates subject to an administrative fee of US$25.
If We Need to Make Changes to Your Reservation
After confirming your booking, it may become necessary to make changes to your booking or to cancel it and we reserve the right to do so. We will tell you of any changes as soon as reasonably possible. Where we are unable to provide the accommodation for reasons beyond our control, we shall offer you a full refund or alternative accommodation of a similar quality (if available). If the available alternative accommodation is of a lower price, we shall refund the difference in the cost to you. If we advise you of a change, you must let us know as soon as possible if you wish to accept the change or cancel the booking for a full refund.
We reserve the right to amend any pricing or availability errors, after your reservation has been confirmed, however, if we do so we shall give you notice of these changes as soon as reasonably practical and thereafter you shall have 14 days from the date of the notice in which to cancel your reservation. If you cancel you reservation we shall send you a full refund of any sums you have paid to us in respect to your reservation, however we shall have no further liability to you howsoever arising in respect to the amendment. If you confirm acceptance of any change or we do not receive a cancellation notice from you within the time stated herein then you shall be bound by the changes as if they had been part of the original agreement between us.
You are responsible for the proper conduct of yourself and any members of your party during your stay. In cases of serious misconduct, we reserve the right to terminate your booking or that of any member of your party. If we do so, we shall have no further responsibility or liability to you. If you or any member of your party deliberately or negligently cause any loss or damage to any accommodation, property or person, you agree to compensate us for any loss suffered by us, including legal costs, arising from such damage.
Breakage and Damages
Save for fair wear and tear, you are responsible for the condition of the home and its contents. While we do not secure a deposit against damage, we reserve the right to charge you for damages and breakage caused by you.
Check-in and Check-out
Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 10:00 AM. We may allow you to check in earlier or check out later at no extra charge subject to accommodation availability. If you need to check in before 9:00 AM or check out after 5:00 PM and it is possible for us to allow you to occupy the accommodation, there will be an incidental charge of US$50; if you need to check out after 8:00 PM, you will be charged for an additional night.
We can arrange transportation services with local drivers, either to or from the airport or to other destinations. The local drivers we deal with are independent parties who are responsible for their own licenses, insurance and vehicles' roadworthiness. As such when making these arrangements on your behalf we are acting solely as your agent and you accept the transportation service at your own risk. You can place orders with us either prior to arrival or with our representatives during your stay, however, we cannot guarantee availability at all times and you are therefore recommended to make your bookings as early as possible. If we give any advice on journey times, this is done in good faith but we cannot guarantee that any journey will be completed in the specified time. You are required to pay the costs of the transportation to us in advance of your journey and in return you will be issued with a travel voucher, which is redeemable by giving this to your driver. In the event that you subsequently make any variations to your journey we reserve the right to alter the costs appropriately. You may cancel any order for transportation up until 24 hours before the pick up time to obtain a full refund; if you fail to do so then you will remain liable for the full cost. We reserve the right to terminate any transport services in the event of riot, civil unrest, war, extreme weather conditions or any other events that in our opinion are likely to be a threat to your safety, if we do this we will refund to you the cost of the service. Drivers reserve the right to refuse to transport passengers where to do so would exceed the vehicles capacity or if they deem them to be intoxicated or abusive and no refunds will be given in these cases. In the event that a driver fails to arrive we will use our reasonable endeavors to arrange a suitable alternative and if this is not possible we will refund you the cost of the transportation and this will be our total liability to you. Parents or guardians are responsible for ensuring that their children are appropriately strapped in and we accept no liability whatsoever resulting from any failures to do so. If requested at the time of booking we can arrange for child seats to be provided free of charge, however, we can not guarantee immediate availability at all times. If services are cancelled due to a lack of appropriate child restraints we will refund the transportation costs.
We are not responsible in any way whatsoever for any damage, loss or expense arising in connection with the provision of any service or the rental of any accommodation or equipment including water sports equipment, or arising in connection with any airline, vessel or ground carrier, or for the action or omission of any travel agency or tour operator, or their agents. We are not responsible in any way whatsoever for any damage, loss, delay, harm or expense resulting from inclement weather, acts of terrorism, acts of God, labour unrest, monetary crisis, theft, quarantine restrictions, civil commotion, arrest or restraint by any government, the hazards of war, or any conditions outside of its control. If we have misrepresented the accommodation you have booked, we will move you to suitable accommodation or cancel the booking for a full refund at your discretion. The limit of our liability to you is the full price you paid to us.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.