Jamaica: Travel Tips

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Discover postcard beaches, tropical forests, the birthplace of reggae music, its past pirate, Rastafarian culture or an interesting and varied social life is possible if you choose Jamaica as a tourist destination. Its clear Caribbean beaches also allow water sports, while its rugged mountainous interior are home to a nearly impenetrable vegetation and a world to discover. This small island has the nation’s capital, Kingston, and the cities of Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios main holiday havens.

Port at Montego Bay

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But before landing in the country that gave birth to Bob Marley, the traveler must take into account a number of tips to optimize your stay and avoid problems. Once you have changed the currency in the country of origin J $, it is preferable not to leave the hotel at night, especially in certain neighborhoods of the capital and the suburb of Kingston, Downtown, West, Spanish Trenchtown and Kingston.

View from our room complete with palms

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Jamaica is one of the countries with the highest rate of crime, although the tourist areas tend to be guarded. It is also known the sale and consumption of marijuana across the island. His tenure is punishable by a fine of $ 1,000 Jamaican ($ 20) and up to three years in prison. To tour the island it is advisable to rent a car at the airport or choose to travel with taxis.

The tourism capital of Jamaica’s Montego Bay. Resorts beaches bordered by sun loungers and local mountains are crowded in squalid ghettos. A long coastline that never gets old, Negril, is the next stop, which is encouraged by night.

In Ocho Rios, the cruise ships anchor the obligatory climb to the magnificent Dunn’s River Falls. Port Antonio attracts by its simplicity, while from Annotto Bay takes place the crossing of the Blue Mountains between mountainous regions full of coffee plantations. From here you can access Kingston, Jamaica. The central area of the city consists of two parts: the conflicting historical center and New Kingston, where the majority of tourist attractions like the Bob Marley Museum, built in his former residence. Frenchman’s Cove, northeast of Jamaica, is perhaps the most famous coastline of the country. This is a lake where water from a river meets the sea, surrounded by lush vegetation. Fascinating secret gardens are the Somerset Falls, 13 miles west of Port Antonio. The waterfalls in the midst of nature often visit on small rafts.

Jamaica: Travel Tips

Photography by Peter Shanks

For tourists, the theme of your holiday focuses on hotels in Jamaica all-inclusive, on the beaches and bars. You can also spend a honeymoon in five star hotels, for example in some of the six Sandals Resorts chain. In them, attention is directed also to other guests, who can, from playing golf to have a snack by the pool, massage or refined treatments. Other luxury establishments where you can relax like royalty are Hal Moon Golf, Tennis and Beach Club and the Round Hill Hotel & Villas, both in Montego Bay with private villas, suites and private beaches. In Negril reef particular Excel and luxurious The Caves, a hotel with eight rooms in houses of adobe. Yes, must be scratching his pocket. It’s what you choose the Caribbean as a vacation destination and sightseeing in Jamaica.

Jamaica … a trip to paradise!

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