Reggae and white sand on Jamaican beaches, Kingston
When you say Jamaica you think or reggae music, white-sand beaches and other beautiful landscapes offered by the mountains and waterfalls to mention just the good parts. of course there are many negative aspects like crime and poverty but all you have to do is to be a bit more cautions and don’t let them ruin your vacation.
Jamaica is a popular and easily reachable destination whether you drive or fly in. there are flights every day landing in and getting to your hotel is provided by busses or taxies. You might have your travel arranged to the door of your hotel room or rent a car for a more extensive visit of the area. In any case you are not to find easy traffic as the route from the airport is usually jammed.
What can you find here? Well there’s plenty to choose from: fun, good music, fine hotels, excellent food and great outdoor activities like diving, golf, river rafting and other water sports to be found on the beach.
There are plenty of beaches to choose from. Here are a few names: Doctor's Cave Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Cornwall Beach, Boston Bay Beach, and Treasure Beach. It is good to try all of them just to have an idea and then decide on your favorite. But if you need a few hints it is good to know that Doctor's Cave Beach and Cornwall Beach are good for families and they have great soft, white sand. You can strip on Seven Mile Beach. The biggest waves are at Boston Bay Beach and it is the surfer’s favorite. Big waves can also be found on the South Coast at Treasure Beach but it is pretty dangerous and so it is better to remain at the stage of watching them.
If you’re thinking about what the best time to visit is, well this depends on what you fancy: hot or cool weather and if you mind rain. Summers are hot, spring and autumn are rainy. The best bet would be spring though as it is this period that has the most action going on; it is also called Carnival season and the period when Jamaica is packed with tourists. Reservations in advance are a must.
There are plenty of activities to choose from and if you don’t want to miss big events like the Jazz Festival in Montego Bay near the end of February you must check the events calendar for this period.
Attractions in Jamaica include the Ocho Rios area located in the centre of Jamaica. It has great restaurants with marvelous views, plenty of hotels and it is close to the major attractions like: Port Antonio, The Blue Hole, Navy Island, Somerset Falls, Dolphin Cover and Dunns River Falls. The Falls are a must as you’ll have an experience you’ll never forget: climbing the Falls on your bare feet, you will really feel like Tarzan! It is not a difficult climb and there are people to guide you.
Eating in town is an experience in itself as the best chefs in the Caribbean are here to offer you an unforgettable meal. The local dishes are delicious and must be tried and the more variety you try the better so it would be a good idea to choose the European Plan (EP) when you make your reservation at the hotel, which includes no meals this way you’ll be free to experience other restaurants.
The nearby area offers great hiking in the Blue Mountains with the possibility to get to beautiful spots difficult to reach by car. A car ride is also offering great views but it is also difficult and there are landslides in the rainy seasons so you have to be very careful. You can’t depend much on the public transport so those two are your only options.
Great beaches, great music excellent food and number one attractions make Jamaica a favored destination among the tourists.
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Kingston is the largest city in Jamaica and its capital, in the islands of West Indies. The population of Kingston is about 700,000, nearly one third of the population of Jamaica. Kingston is a colorful city with lot of contrasts. The glaring differences in the makeup of the city are due to the long and fiery history of the city. You could find sidewalk vendors conducting their business just outside ostentatious and modern shopping malls, hovels existing side by side with high rise complexes, and the plains in sharp contrast to the scenic hills. These dissimilarities lend the charm to Kingston. ... Read more »
Recent reviews for Kingston
The best accomodation in Jamaica - Jan 11, 2010, by lkjamaica
For anyone on this site that is interested in coming to Jamaica for vacation I would first suggest that you not spend the ridiculous amount for all-inclusives, even though they tell you about the great savings. who is really going to eat... Read more »
Villa Sol de Caribbean - Mar 4, 2010, by Anonymous
Please stay away from Sol de Caribbean Villa in Montego Bay, Jamaica. All our party got food poisoning at villa. The tv, fridge, air conditioner, dishwasher did not work. Bad food preparation which cause a lot of vomitting and diarrhoea... Read more »
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