CARNIVAL: It’s party time in the Caribbean
Carnival celebrations in the Caribbean are the best parties in the world and come from a long and honored tradition. Carnival originated in Italy hundreds of years ago when Catholic Church members participated in costumed festivals before the first day of Lent. The word 'carnivale' originates from a Latin phrase that means 'put away the meat,' indicating that Lent is a time of fasting and sacrifice of material pleasures.
Find Your Happy Place in Kingston, Jamaica
Jamaicans on a whole do not always participate in "happy hours" unless they are celebrating a special occasion or sporting event. For those who have families, they would rather rush home to spend the evening with them as opposed to spending the night hours at a watering hole. Jamaica's single population and the more cosmopolitan crowd can be seen at many of the trendy locations in the New Kingston area. If one is interested in socializing with the natives and experiencing a local "happy hour" the following places are more than happy to oblige.
Jamaica is beautiful if you know where to go
Safety has become a concern in regards to traveling to Kingston, Jamaica, however, it doesn't have to be, if travelers tread carefully. Some people may view Jamaica as another typical Caribbean island, however, it is much more than a simple Third World country. Jamaica possesses a charm all its own, primarily because of the openness and warmth of its people and their generosity.
If You Are Looking For An Opportunity To Help Jamaica, This Is It!!! This Is It!!!
Yes, You Can Make A Difference in Jamaica right NOW and Combine this with a Vacation. Come to Jamaica and do Something for this Beautiful Island. Are you thinking about Jamaica but do not know what to do or where to start?
Jamaica Volunteer Vacations: A New and Growing Travel Trend
One of the fastest travel trends in the world today is volunteer vacations, sometimes referred to as voluntourism. Travelers not only want to visit foreign countries but also want to get involved with the indigenous people through community service. Jamaica, an exotic island known for its beautiful white sandy beaches and sunny weather, is the perfect place to sample this unique experience.
Jamaica’s Top Event Every Summer
Jamaica’s top event, the annual Emancipation and Independence Celebrations is held during the week of August 1 – 6. Jamaicans all over the world celebrate the emancipation of slavery and our independence from England. The most popular cultural activities are music, dance and poetry.
Procedures To Apply For A Marriage Licence
Getting Married in Jamaica? Confused on what documents you need? Here is the procedure to apply for a Marriage Licence in Jamaica.
Jamaica Travel Events Calendar February & March 2010
Jamaica continues to be the hottest destination for Spring Break, and Spring Break 2010 kicks off from February – March 2010. The exciting party season takes place in Montego Bay and Negril.
The gentle blue waters of Cornwall Beach on the western coast of Jamaica offer the perfect getaway for those who want to get away from it all. While not the most secluded beach on the island, Cornwall Beach is a place where visitors can succeed in escaping the bustle of urban life while still enjoying the opportunity to meet new people.
Cardiff Hall Public Beach
The mix of beautiful natural setting and unique atmosphere makes Cardiff Hall Public Beach a great destination for travelers looking for a taste of Jamaica. Not too far off the beaten path, Cardiff Hall offers a middle ground for tourists desiring a little seclusion, as well as easy access to an urban experience. Cardiff Hall Public Beach is notable for its tropical, yet metropolitan feel. It’s a good choice for families and groups of friends who want to be on the beach without having to fight the crowds.
Boston Bay Beach
When traveling, there’s nothing better than finding a place that hasn’t been overrun by tourists. When that place is an island beach, secluded enough for letting your fantasies run wild, yet close enough to major cities and attractions, you’ve found Boston Bay on the eastern coast of Jamaica.
Jamaica’s Luminous Lagoon – A Natural Wonder
A visit to Jamaica’s Montego Bay area would not be complete without enjoying a trip to the Martha Brae River and its spectacular Luminous Lagoon. The river is in Falmouth, Trelawney, and according to local legend, it is associated with Spanish Conquistadores.
Kool Runnings Water Park - Negril
The Kool Runnings Water Park was established in early 2007, and since then, it offers a welcoming family-friendly entertainment option in Jamaica. The park is located in Negril – the island’s “Capital of Cool” – on Norman Manley Boulevard. Kool Runnings is a state-of-the-art water park that features attractions for visitors of all ages, locals and tourists alike.
Make Your Wedding Dream a Reality in Jamaica!
Jamaica is the most popular site in the Caribbean for weddings – and no wonder! It makes the perfect setting for your wedding day – a day that will be remembered for the rest of your life. The island of Jamaica offers a wide variety of venues to accommodate any wedding desire, from a small and quiet ceremony to a large elaborate event – and everything in between. Let your imagination run wild in a place where fantasy and reality meet!
Prospect Plantation - Ocho Rios
The 1000-acre Prospect Plantation, which dates from 1721, is full of surprises and an attraction suitable for visitors of all ages. You can make friends with parrots and owls and take a variety of guided tours to learn about the plantation’s history and greenery.
Sandals Dunn's River Reunion Week
For the past 16 years, Sandals resorts have celebrated Reunion Week at each of their Sandals properties during Easter week. All the stops are pulled out for this special week for returning guests. While Sandals is famous for its gourmet food and “Luxury Included” ambience, they go far beyond the expectations for the average guest. Two of the main features are an off property excursion and a specially prepared meal fit for a king. Most of the trips have been to tourist attractions near the resorts. Besides the abundance of food and drinks, special activities and entertainment are the order of the day.
The Green Grotto Caves
Located on Jamaica’s north coast between two towns with the romantic names of Runaway Bay and Discovery Bay, lies the Green Grotto Caves. Named for the green algae that cover its walls, the caves have a long connection with Jamaican history.
Places to See: Devon House
Devon House stands in the heart of Kingston, Jamaica, in the area formerly known as “Millionaire’s Corner” at Trafalgar and Hope Road. It was the architectural dream of George Stiebel, Jamaica’s first black millionaire. This celebrated historical site currently serves as a museum, park, shopping, and dining center for visitors and locals alike.
Rainforest Bobsled Jamaica at Mystic Mountain
The hottest new destination in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the attraction capital of the Caribbean! Rainforest Bobsled Jamaica at Mystic Mountain boasts over 100 acres of land stretching from the coast road entrance near Dunn’s River Falls to over 700 feet above sea level at the peak of Mystic Mountain.
Jamaican Tourism Moves Towards Going Green
What is this Hotel’s carbon footprint? Is that beach blue flag certified? Are there any eco-friendly attractions available? What is a Jamaican tour operator to do when faced with these questions?
Holywell Recreational Park - Jamaica
Holywell Park is one of the hidden natural gems of Jamaica perfect for those interested in eco-tourist attractions. A three hundred area “park in a park” is the gateway to the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park (BJCMNP) and has protected status over all other areas.It is located 3,500 ft above sea-level in the cool Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park. It is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of life. With lush vegetation everywhere the park is often bathed in tropical mist.
Jamaica Wedding Resource
Want to Get Married in Jamaica? Wedding and Jamaica are synonymous, not many people know this but Jamaica is ranked among the top 10 destinations worldwide, consistently for Weddings and Honeymoons. Here is a resource with wedding coordinators, pastors and more to help you plan that special day.
Smashing a forehand in Jamaica - Tennis
It is an interesting fact that resorts offer the best tennis courts in Jamaica. These courts, with their unique locations and intrinsic style, are without doubt the best you will encounter in the Caribbean.
Sex and Jamaica Travel
While tourism brings desperately needed foreign income, it has many potentially negative side effects. One of the scariest such effects has to do with sexual exploitation.
Shopping, Jamaica Style
Shopping in Jamaica can be described in one word…divine. Get ready to select some serious treasures during your shopping excursions on the island, and be prepared to bring home an extra suitcase to hold it all.
A Spring With Healing Powers: Jamaica’s Mineral Bath
Legend has it that a “Runaway Slave” who lived up in the hills of St. Thomas Was whipped by his ‘Master’ and while running through the bushes he saw this pool Of water where he started washing his wounds… A strange thing occurred the next Day… his wounds started to heal… This spring now became his medicinal
River Rafting On the Martha Brae River
Martha Brae River, near Montego Bay, offers an excursion for those looking to commune with nature; outdoor activities for all ages; and some exciting folklore to entertain those who visit. The river is located in Falmouth, Trelawney, and offers two main attractions—the thrill of bamboo rafting and the stunning Luminous Lagoon of Glistening Waters.
Golf in Jamaica—Tee it up island style
Golf in Jamaica has its own set of added benefits, and it’s not just in the course designs or the grass. Each course—there are ten in the country—has its own personality and character that shine through as soon as you arrive at the links. The beauty of the island shines through at these course that offer something a bit different from your typical golf experience in the United States.
Bringing out the South - Trelawny Yam Festival 2007
Every morning starts the same in south Trelawny. Sometime around 6am the sun shyly peeks up over the top of the farthest Cockpit and light slowly but steadily illuminates a world unto itself. A cock’s crow breaks the near perfect silence and rings the alarm for this world to wake.
Diving in Jamaica
Jamaica’s dazzling waters invite divers to experience underwater exploration at its most exciting. Diving and snorkeling excursions throughout the island let vacationers enjoy their Caribbean surroundings, where caverns and caves host a myriad of sea life.
US Citizens Traveling To Jamaica Get Your Passport ASAP
Have you been putting off getting your US passport? If you are a US citizen it is time to stop putting it off and get on the ball. Here is information on getting your US passport.
Welcome to Jamaica…Six Miles Style
On my most recent trip to Jamaica, I got what many have called a “true Jamaican welcome”. Yes, I spent two days in the country and then decided to go to Kingston, where two young men from Duhaney Park gave me a true Yard-style welcome, at gun point. I was robbed. I had almost 15,000JA on me and they took it.
How Stella Lost Her Groove In Jamaica
Our regular contributor, Kerri-Ann M. Smith, tells the true story of friend who "Lost Her Grove in Jamaica" with a man she met on the beach.
How to choose where you stay in Jamaica
Considering that Jamaica has an awesome variety of accommodations and resorts it is sometime difficult to choose where to stay. Here is a guide to choosing where to stay in Jamaica.
All about the Trelawny Yam Festival
Visting Jamaica in April? Learn more about one of Jamaica's growing food festival...the Trelawny Yam Festival 2006
Bob Marley birth village - Nine Mile
Come February 6, 2006, many people worldwide will participate in celebrations and festivities in remembrance of Jamaican born International legend and King of Reggae, the Honorable Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley.
Tips For Visiting the Dunn’s River Waterfall in Jamaica
Planning on visiting the Dunn’s River Waterfalls in Jamaica. Here are a few tips and hints that will help make your visit enjoyable.
Abeokuta Jamaica- A Hidden Gem
You will want to tell all your friends about this place but, when you have found it, you may want to keep it all for yourself! Abeokuta Jamaica
Kentucky in Jamaica? - A Hidden Gem
Kentucky in Jamaica? Couldn't be, I thought but I was wrong! After spending a night here on the edge of the world, I left calling it "Kentucky Heaven!"
Roaring River and Blue Hole – A Hidden Gem
Roaring River and Blue Hole are truly two of Jamaica's premier attractions which have never really been discovered by th average tourist. Less than an hour's drive outside Negril but a world away!