Jamaica Stories and Tips

So you're there - what d'ya do?

Where to stay

As I have said, there is something for everyone here and I could not possibly do justice to the range in this opinion. The main tourist areas are Montego Bay, Ochos Rios and Negril and there are many websites which will give full details of these areas. I will also write a review on OR and Negril.
What to see

For us there were so many things that we would put on a must do list but the following were probably the best:
- Climb Dunns River Falls - you can climb up almost 900 feet on fast running waterfall from a start on the beach. Exhilarating, beautiful and worth the $6 entry fee.
- Take a sunset cruise - watch the sun setting from the west coast on a boat, make it romantic or join in the party atmosphere that is bound to be created by the crew - you will not see a sunset like it!
- Go on a plantation tour - we went to the Prospect Plantation and learned so much about the history of the island as well as being afforded the chance to see much of the wildlife of the island. Again the contrasts abound, from humming bird to albatross, orchid to giant palm...
- Go diving or snorkelling - the reefs are plentiful and the sights colourful. Watch out for the urchins though!
What to do

Whatever you want; be lazy on the beach, go hiking in the mountains, dance to the reggae beat or shop til you drop - it is everyone's island.

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