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Stories and Tips Jamaica

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Montego, Jamaica. Irie mon.

Written by Linda82 on 02 Jul, 2007

I enjoyed every minute of Jamaica. Upon arrival in a somewhat hot unconditioned airport, it already set the mood for my trip. Within five minutes of picking up baggage and finding our hotel shuttle bus (although we had more than enough offers for a taxi),…Read More

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Carnival Triumph

Written by saythankyou on 21 May, 2007

The embarkation process was relatively smooth. The whole process was about 40-45 minutes, but it was split into three different stations. You first had to register (even with your Fun Pass in hand), get your Sail & Sign card and then you had to go…Read More

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Jamaica - Weathering Wilma

Written by BrettinJaco on 21 Nov, 2005

Our plane landed in Montego Bay on Thursday October 20th, just as the sun broke through the clouds for the first time in a few days. Hurricane Wilma formed off the west coast of Jamaica earlier that week, then slowly moved across the Caribbean to…Read More

Negril, Jamaica

Written by jahparadise on 22 Sep, 2005

My first encounter with Negril, Jamaica, was in 2000, when I stayed at Grande Lido Resort for my honeymoon. This resort is quite lovely and located near Bloody Bay, sort of apart from the rest of the 7 Mile Beach area. My stay…Read More

More Important Advice

Written by carrie307 on 11 Jun, 2005

While there are white Jamaicans, they are by far the minority. If you are a white tourist, there is no way to fade into the crowd. You will stand out, you will be stared at, and they will think you have money.…Read More

Climbing the Waterfall

Written by Andria808 on 02 Oct, 2005

We docked in Ocho Rios very early in the morning and went straight to our organized excursion which was a bus tour of the island and climbing Dunn’s River Falls. My cousin Sara had been and done this before, so she assured me that…Read More

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Black River and YS Fallas

Written by britgirl7 on 13 Apr, 2005

This was a day trip that we booked from our hotel reception and included a boat tour of the Black River--lunch at a beach bar and a trip to the Y.S. Falls. We heard these were less touristy than the Dunn’s River Falls--and with other events,…Read More

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Written by RenaRF on 26 Nov, 2004

First, let me give you some background. My husband and I first visited Sandals Royal Caribbean in 1998 and returned in 2000. This was our third trip, just concluded (November 20 to November 24 2004). Let me start with the good so you…Read More

Port Antonio

Written by COG on 28 Jan, 2005

The Town of Port Antonio is a bustling market town on the northeast coast of Jamaica in Portland. It is a town where people live, shop, go to school, work, and meet up with friends. It is not a tourist town, and you…Read More

Frenchman's Cove Beach

Written by COG on 28 Jan, 2005

This private beach was free entry for us through our villa rental (Goblin Hill). You arrive at the front gate and have to walk through a natural garden, crossing small bridges over the river that flows to the ocean. The walk is short,…Read More

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