Jamaica Journals

Weekend in Jamaica

A May 2002 trip to Jamaica by Smitha Guru

Quote: This was a weekend trip to Jamaica for the purpose of watching the cricket match (washed out due to rain) between India and West Indies. Hundreds of Indians living in the U.S. made the same trip, only to be disappointed with the rain, heading out instead to Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, or Negril.

Turtle Beach Towers

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Hotel

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We stayed at this hotel when we were forced to move to Ocho Rios after the rain cancelled the cricket match in Kingston. This was the only place where we found accommodation since all other Ocho Rios hotels were filled with other Indians in similar situations. Our initial mistake upon entering Ocho Rios on a wet day was not taking up the Sandals offer of $215/night, all inclusive. Not knowing the rates for the all-inclusive option, we declined it and instead stayed at Turtle beach towers at $66/night. The room was very, very basic and the bathroom was not to my liking at all. Since it continued to rain for the reminder of our stay (except the last day), I positively hated the place, but to...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on October 20, 2004

Turtle Beach Towers

Ocho Rios, Jamaica
(951) 454-8639

Passage to India

Restaurant | "Passage to India, Ocho Rios"

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We started our meal by ordering their tropical drinks and became quite hooked on their Pina Colada. For appetizers, we chose vegetable samosas. Their samosa (a deep-fried appetizer) is the best I've had to date outside India. Their breads were soft and the main course dishes were delicious. We had pulav rice to go with the bread and gravy. The gravy had the authentic taste of Indian food - not the American Indian version found in most Indian restaurants in U.S. or curry-style versions in Indian restaurants in England/Australia. They had a wide range of desserts too, which we did not taste since we were completely full. This has to be some of the best Indian food I've tasted...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 18, 2004

Passage to India
50 Main St.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
876/795-3182

Dunns River Falls

Attraction | "Dunn River Falls, Ocho Rios"

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Though the Dunn River Falls is a very small waterfall, the climb up is fun. One does not have to be very adventurous or have a high fitness level to be able to climb the falls. The guide supplied us with water shoes and led us up the falls in a human chain. It is a little slippery in places where the water flows with some force, but it's nothing you cannot manage. We had people in our group who made the climb carrying infants on their backs/shoulders! There were little niches from where we could get off the track if we wanted to. At the end of the climb, there is a little natural water slide where you can slide down the rock into a natural little pool. There's also an pit-like area where you can...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 18, 2004

Dunns River Falls
Ocho Rios
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
+876-974-2857