Yachting Guide to Jamaica
Visitors arriving to Jamaica by private boat must enter through an official port of entry, flying their ‘quarantine’ flag. Port Antonio, Kingston, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay clear the greatest number of yachts. While there are also clearance facilities at Port Kaiser, Port Esquivel and Discovery Bay, these are more commonly used for commercial purposes.
My Jamaica Travel Series: Seven Days & Six Nights in Oracabessa
Oracabessa or Oracabeza as it was named by the Spanish that inhabited Jamaica , is located in the parish of Saint Mary. It is 2 miles away from Ian Fleming Airport and it has been a safe haven for private jets to fly in and out with ease. Oracabessa is known as an artistic community with studios flocked mostly by musicians, painters and carvers. It is also home to the James Bond beach Club and has gained notoriety due to the James Bond Film Series. It is one of the islands in Jamaica that are frequented by celebrities due to its private nature and understated charm. A trip to Jamaica isn’t really worthwhile unless you plan to stay at least a week in order to soak up the culture, music and some of the historical sights around the island.
Storm Watching in Port Antonio, Jamaica
There is no long, lingering twilight in the Caribbean. As is always the case in the tropics, night drops her cloak of darkness quickly once the sun has painted the sky with her wishes of “sweet dreams”. Our oceanside patio in Port Antonio almost seemed like the movie set for a Hitchcock film.
James Bond Crush - Goldeneye, Jamaica
As part of our Bond Crush travels, visiting the birthplace of the world’s most famous spy was high on our list of locations to visit. Luckily for us, this meant a visit to Jamaica was in order! Our visit to Goldeneye would serve two purposes – we would not only be able to stay on the hallowed grounds of the esteemed author Ian Fleming, but we would also be able to see some of the locations used in the filming for two great Bond movies, “Dr. No”, and “Live and Let Die”.
The Best Way to Raft the Rio Grande
Imagine being poled romantically in a bamboo raft down a wide, placid river, marveling at technicolor hues of aqua and emerald green, trailing your fingers and wrists in sweet, cool water. Imagine floating by towering stands of bamboo swaying in the gentle breeze, then rounding a curve to a lush jungle of trees dripping with fruit, only to find the next curve revealing a kingdom of vaulting cliffs to cast cooling shadows over your raft.
Five Best Beaches in Jamaica
No matter where you are in the Jamaica there is a beautiful beach to visit close by. How do you choose which beach to visit? Here are our favorites in no particular order.
Jamaica Travel Advice Q & A: Do they still stamp the passports when you visit Jamaica?
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to help answer a question submitted to us by email: Now that it is a requirement for you to have a passport to travel to the Caribbean I was wondering whether they still stamp the passports?