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Jamaica Highlights

  • Pro
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    Heavens-Mirror says…

     Gorgeous clean beaches, lovely friendly locals & cheap to eat out 

  • Con
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    Astrobuck says…

     Can't move around much, high crime in some areas 

  • In a nutshell
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    Kairus says…

     Tropical paradise and a tropical hell... 

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Negril

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Jamaica/Parish_of_Westmoreland/Negril-1694778/TravelGuide-Negril.html

439,983,103

Montego Bay

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231,465,87

Ocho Rios

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271,638,52

Kingston

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Jamaica/Kingston-1695079/TravelGuide-Kingston.html

108,175,30

Runaway Bay

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Jamaica/Parish_of_Saint_Ann/Runaway_Bay-1694432/TravelGuide-Runaway_Bay.html

85,187,13

Port Antonio

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Jamaica/Parish_of_Portland/Port_Antonio-1694604/TravelGuide-Port_Antonio.html

37,69,23

Lucea

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Jamaica/Parish_of_Hanover/Lucea-1694965/TravelGuide-Lucea.html

17,52,1

Whitehouse

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Jamaica/Parish_of_Westmoreland/Whitehouse-1694058/TravelGuide-Whitehouse.html

14,19,3

Falmouth

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15,59,4

Portmore

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Jamaica/Parish_of_Saint_Catherine/Portmore-1694594/TravelGuide-Portmore.html

2,2,0

Dunns River Falls and Beach

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12,17,0

Jamaica

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Jamaica/Jamaica-1695133/TravelGuide-Jamaica.html

8,21,9

Mandeville

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Jamaica/Parish_of_Manchester/Mandeville-1694936/TravelGuide-Mandeville.html

4,11,4

Savanna-la-Mar

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Jamaica/Parish_of_Westmoreland/Savanna_la_Mar-1694381/TravelGuide-Savanna_la_Mar.html

0,2,0

Treasure Beach

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Jamaica/Parish_of_Saint_Elizabeth/Treasure_Beach-1694148/TravelGuide-Treasure_Beach.html

27,49,6

Stony Hill

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Jamaica/Parish_of_Saint_Andrew/Stony_Hill-1694229/TravelGuide-Stony_Hill.html

Oracabessa

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Jamaica/Parish_of_Saint_Mary/Oracabessa-1694711/TravelGuide-Oracabessa.html

0,1,2

Port Royal

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Jamaica/Parish_of_Kingston/Port_Royal-1694593/TravelGuide-Port_Royal.html

3,2,0

Lyssons

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Jamaica/Parish_of_Saint_Thomas/Lyssons-1694958/TravelGuide-Lyssons.html

0,0,1

Little Bay

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Jamaica/Parish_of_Westmoreland/Little_Bay-1695015/TravelGuide-Little_Bay.html

4,9,0

Browns Town

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Jamaica/Parish_of_Saint_Ann/Browns_Town-1695872/TravelGuide-Browns_Town.html

0,3,0

Ironshore

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Jamaica/Parish_of_Saint_James/Ironshore-1695150/TravelGuide-Ironshore.html

0,8,0

Black River

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Jamaica/Parish_of_Saint_Elizabeth/Black_River-1695959/TravelGuide-Black_River.html

9,16,3

Alligator Pond

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0,3,0

Priory

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Jamaica/Parish_of_Saint_Ann/Priory-1694585/TravelGuide-Priory.html

Negril

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  • Rick's Cafe

    Negril Things to Do

    From Rick's cafe you may watch an extra show provided by a few young men that jump from the cliffs and higher to the water. The climax of the show is a jump from a very high tree. The tension is created by some dangerous movements in the tree, while the diver's friends pass a can collecting money from the people. I made a video with the natural...

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  • Beaches Negril

    Negril Hotels

    went on the 15-21st of may. Today i find out im overdrafting and i got a call from fraud alert....

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  • Great Drinks & Company

    Negril Nightlife

    Our favourite bar in Negril. We started and ended most nights here. Rodger's sister Patriche runs the bar. She has the basic liquors, red stripe, and mixers. Most popular drink was rum and coke. I always asked for "girlie drinks" and she made me fresh carrot and mango juices with vodka ($4). Look for the tiki hut with the Canadian and American...

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Montego Bay

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  • Doctor's Cave Club

    Montego Bay Things to Do

    This beach club is just what the doctor ordered...seriously...some docter liked the place so much he bought it and then donated it back to the city of Montego Bay. And after spending three days relaxing at the said beach club I can understand why. With its well maintained beach and its perfectly still turquoise waters Doctor's Cave is the best non...

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  • Round Hill Hotel & Villas

    Montego Bay Hotels

    I got to stay one night (only one night boo!). We arrived at night and left after breakfast. I did...

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  • Beaches

    Montego Bay Things to Do

    When you read in a brochure or advertising that your hotel is in "Montego Bay" be prepared to stay a few (or many) kilometers distant from town - Montego Bay is a common (and uggly) city taking proffit of a protected bay, with several beaches around it, and hotels spreading along almost 100 kilometers of coast. To browse the beaches and have an...

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Ocho Rios

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Kingston

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  • For the adventurous only

    Kingston Warnings and Dangers

    First off I had a great time in Kingston. That being said, it is definitely for the adventurous traveler only. It can be very tense at times especially in the downtown vicinity but this applies to pretty much 90% of the city. Uptown is a little more forgiving but not by much. If you do not feel or look confident of yourself I would not recommend...

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  • Terra Nova Hotel

    Kingston Hotels

    I stayed here for 6 weeks the first part of 2006 and off n' on over the next year and a half, as I...

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  • Avoid "Rush Hour"

    Kingston Transportation

    It seemed to be quite congested leaving Kingston around 6:00 PM. Took us twice as long to get back to Ocho Rios then it had for us to get there earlier in the day. Also, lots of "windshield cleaners" approached and cleaned our vehicle without asking first, throughout our day in Kingston.

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Runaway Bay

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Port Antonio

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  • enjoy local bar

    Port Antonio Nightlife

    enjoy a local bar....having a rhum-coke or a mud-slidemostly jamaican bars are hold by friendly ladies

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  • Geejam

    Port Antonio Hotels

    San San Po Box 166 Drapers, West Indies, Port Antonio, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • enjoy the reach falls

    Port Antonio Things to Do

    Reach Falls (sometimes spelled Reich Falls) is the most natural and undeveloped large waterfall in Jamaica. The main waterfall is about seven meters high and 20 meters wide, falling in to a large pool below. It is here that scenes from the Tom Cruise movie cocktail were filmedThe scenery surrounding Reach Falls is stunning and showcases natural...

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Lucea

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  • Artificial Beaches

    Lucea Off The Beaten Path

    The resorts mean a heavy investment, most of it in... beaches. There is too much artificial details in some of the visited beaches, with the hotels trying to control the coast. That was clearly seen in Palladium hotel, with sand moving from place to place, and plastic canvas not yet totally hidden below the sand. The work is not aggressive to the...

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  • Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort &...

    Lucea Hotels

    My fiancee and I stayed at the Grand Palladium Resort & Spa from June 25, 2012 through June 30,...

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  • Hotel's gallery

    Lucea Shopping

    Conceived to act as a real city, the big resorts have a complementary shopping area that goes far beyond the common gift shop. The variety is not too big, and the prices are high, but if you go outside and visit a mall, you will find out that it is almost the same.

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Whitehouse

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Falmouth

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  • Amaaaazing Jerk Chicken & Red Stripe...

    Falmouth Restaurants

    Before we arrived in Jamaica, I had already decided we would seek out the best jerk chicken. We were fortunate enough to do a walking tour and our local guide recommended Club Nazz & Restaurant. She was spot on! The restaurant is located on the first floor (the club is on the second floor) and you have a choice of indoor or outdoor seating.The menu...

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  • Time N' Place

    Falmouth Hotels

    Time'N Place is a really peaceful and calm little place with 3 Huts, a bar and restaurant right on...

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  • War Memorial

    Falmouth Things to Do

    The Falmouth Cenotaph is a simple, large white cross in the middle of a garden. This war memorial was erected to honor the Jamaican soldiers who fought and died in World Wars I and II. The cenotaph is located next to the courthouse.

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Portmore

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  • Not a whole lot.

    Portmore Things to Do

    Portmore is a nice suburban area...I always say it's the Jamaican equivalent of Hoboken, NJ. Nothing to do, but it's pretty safe.

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  • Never to Be Seen

    Portmore Warnings and Dangers

    Unfortunately, this is a local beach in my neighborhood, and is not located in a tourist area. Unless you are going with a local that lives there, and is familiar with the area, I would not venture out to find this place. The good news is, it is just a taste of what Jamaica has to offer.

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Dunns River Falls and Beach

  • LOST PICTURES!

    Dunns River Falls and Beach Things to Do

    THIS IS A LONG SHOT - I was in Jamaica and did the Dunn's River Falls tour on Jan 11th, 2013. We asked a lady to take our picture with our disposable camera and she gave us HER camera back instead of ours..now they have all our pictures and I'm desperately trying to get them back! If you somehow know someone who was in this similar situation and...

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  • Not too Touristy

    Dunns River Falls and Beach Off The Beaten Path

    Typically conventional to visit Dunns falls, but I have the experience of taking a tour where it was just my girlfriend and I, in a vehicle with a tour guide who took us around the Ocho Rios area, where he showed us various history and lifestyles of Jamaica, some of his work companions and friends, and even caught up with people along side the road...

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  • Right side of the falls

    Dunns River Falls and Beach Off The Beaten Path

    There is a section on the right side of the falls that you can clim, ask for someone to show you, you should be at least a decent swimmer because some sections between the rocks are a little deep and you need to swim across. Also the water is rushing at you at a decent rate but there are steps/ladder type under the water and it can be climbed. NOT...

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Jamaica

See all 8 Jamaica Tips
  • Top hot spots for adventure seekers in...

    Jamaica Things to Do

    1. Travel Around Jamaica - Private Day ToursUsing Travel around Jamaica (TAJ tours) to book all the best spots. They can arrange pick-up from the airport or your local hotel.2. Dunn's River FallsDunn's River Falls are truly breathtaking cascading waterfalls offers 600 feet of climbing to its guests. If you are physically able to climb the falls it...

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  • Sunset Resort

    Jamaica Hotels

    Calabash Bay P.A., Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, , Jamaica, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • "jamaica travel solo part 2"

    Jamaica Warnings and Dangers

    Here are some more common sense items for you Jamaica trip.1. DO NOT CARRY LARGE AMOUNTS OF CASH WITH YOU and DO NOT FLASH LARGE AMOUNTS OF CASH AROUND. Just keep a few bucks with you in your pocket or beach bag for tips etc. And never leave your beach bag or items unattended or out of view.2. Make photocopies of your driver’s license and passport...

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Mandeville

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Treasure Beach

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Top Jamaica Hotels

Montego Bay Hotels
231 Reviews - 465 Photos
Negril Hotels
439 Reviews - 983 Photos
Ocho Rios Hotels
271 Reviews - 638 Photos
Kingston Hotels
108 Reviews - 175 Photos
Runaway Bay Hotels
85 Reviews - 187 Photos
Port Antonio Hotels
37 Reviews - 69 Photos
Portmore Hotels
2 Reviews - 2 Photos
Whitehouse Hotels
14 Reviews - 19 Photos
Lucea Hotels
17 Reviews - 52 Photos
Ironshore Hotels
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Stony Hill Hotels
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Savanna-la-Mar Hotels
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Port Royal Hotels
3 Reviews - 2 Photos
Irish Town Hotels
1 Hotel
Orange Hill Hotels
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If you're going to Jamaica travel to the mountain village Nine Miles and see the mausoleum of Bob Marley, Jamaica's most famous Rastafarian son. During the rest of your Jamaica vacation, enjoy the...