Island Proposition: A Guide to Proposing in Jamaica Planning the perfect proposal? Jamaica could be the perfect location for it. Jamaica may be in the Caribbean but it offers so much more than just pampered resorts, cotton wool sands and dazzling blue seas. Of course, it has all of these things, but what really sets it apart from the rest is its distinctly African feel.
Etiquette advice for taking Photographs of People in Jamaica We asked our facebook fans to help answer a question submitted to us by email: I love taking pictures of people when I travel. In some countries people do not want you to take their picture or they ask for money. What is the etiquette in Jamaica?
5 Reasons To Visit A Jamaican Supermarket On Your Vacation For many who vacation they never get the true experience of a culture and it's people. If you are locked anyway in an all inclusive resort this is one of the best way to experience a culture. The supermarket is a culinary and cultural classroom to learn aboutJamaicaand Jamaicans. Here are 5 reasons to visit a Jamaican Supermarket
Surf's Up in Jamaica! Jamaica is one of the islands that have made great strides in surfing. Since it is an island located in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba, Jamaica has the ideal conditions and climate for surfing enthusiasts. Although it has a prominent heritage of surfing, many people are unfamiliar with Jamaican athleticism in regards to the sport. Jamaica is well known for its cuisine, music, track stars and bob sledding teams, however, very little is usually mentioned about Jamaican aquatic sports.
Jamaican Arts and Crafts – Wood Sculptures Jamaica exports more than just bananas! Wood Carvings including Art Sculptures, along with other Arts and Crafts are definite exports of Jamaica. Jamaican arts and crafts are typically exquisite, thought given, and well cultivated.
Top 5 Foodie Spots in Kingston, Jamaica There is much more to Jamaica’s food scene beyond Jerked Chicken and Escoveitch Fish. “Out of Many, One People” is not just our national motto but also the best way of understanding the island’s approach to food. Thanks to settlers such as the Jews, Indians, Chinese, Syrians, Spanish, and of course, Africans & Europeans (among others) our food is truly anything but stereotypical.
Jamaica Trip Report - Not sure what to call it..a quickie I'm doing this first part live from the veranda at the Wexford in Montego Bay....All of this talk about Jamaica and tourism gave me a JOnes that I could not fill, so I had two days with nothing to do and wanted to see what it was like to fly over for one day and come right back.
Jamaica Trip Report - Soon come.... Am in Jamaica (Negril) and having an amazing time....right now it is pissing down - or raining heavily, in normal parlance....and was checking my email, so now I'm kinda hanging out at the internet cafe, waiting for the rain to ease before moving on. I am on the cliffs and am walking down, hmm, may end up jumping in a taxi....Last night went to a place in the country near here, where they had a sound system, speakers hanging in the trees, blasting out reggae, it was great.
Five Ways to Save on Your Wedding in Jamaica When getting married a lot of couples are surprised at what a wedding cost or what their dream wedding may cost. Due to rising costs and the stress associated with planning and having a wedding for many it may seem like eloping is the answer, but there are ways that couples can make that special day less costly and very memorable
Jamaica Trip Report - Feeling De Evening Breeze & More Another year, another mission trip. July 11th was circled on our calendars from the start of the year, and after months of planning and putting things together, the day had finally arrived. The group of six was extremely excited because without much deliberation we have agreed to bypass the "tourist" stuff we usually do in the days and use the time for mission purposes. We agreed that we would hold 4 days - Monday to Thursday - of Vacation Bible School (VBS), this in addition to nightly pre-service ministry meetings for women and five nights of services. We had a packed agenda. I would be on the island for 12 days; a week in St. Bess and the rest of the time primarily in Kingston.
Jamaica Trip Report - Here and There in Kingston Town As is customary, there was very little sleep the night before I left. Airport check-in was a breeze. I saw familiar faces at the check-in desk. They announce a full flight and begin the boarding process. Everyone was on board, so we left 20 minutes early!!!!
Jamaica Trip Report - May 2010 travels There were 3 of us for 5 days in Negril. We stayed at Bar B Barn. We totally enjoyed that property and already have my next trip booked. We did a lot "off the beaten path adventures" this trip, just driving different roads...
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.
Jamaica Trip Report - Ice Cream & Auto Parts "Is this your first time to Jamaica?" - With just a hint of a smile tugging at the corners of her mouth, the young lady at the Immigration desk asked me this as she flipped through page after page of Jamaican entrance stamps in my passport.....with a similar smile and a brief shake of my head, yet another stamp was added to the passport....Other than a brief wait for our luggage, the airport was a breeze; in fact, we probably waited longer for our bags than we waited at Immigration and Customs combined....less than an hour after wheels down, I had a cold Stripe in my hand....
Jamaica Public Holidays 2011 - 2012 Here is a list of Jamaican Holiday for 2011 and 2011. During the Jamaican Public holidays, expect all government offices and most retail establishments to be closed.
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 Trip Report - Negril Pictorial The Negril Pictorial is a trip report by our forum member "JamaicanMe" has some stunning images of Negril and the surrounding area. The pictures are from JamaicanMe's latest trip, starting out with some beach scenes in Negril and includes The Negril River, the Great Negril Morass, Rick's Cafe and Bluefields Bay. It is a must see if you are visiting Negril, Jamaica.
Jamaica Trip Report - Tasting Negril The Tasting Negril is a trip report by our forum member "Roots" has over 30 amazing images of Negril. Take a pictorial journey around Negril. It is a must see if you are a first timer travelling to Negril, Jamaica.
Jamaica Trip Report - Jamaica Snaps Take a journey on the roads of Jamaica with our forums members. This pictorial takes you along the Jamaican country side displaying sites you may see during your trip to Jamaica.
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.
Jamaica Trip Report - March At Home It’s taken me a full week to recover in getting back. As soon as I got to NY, I had to go to work the next day and of course, I was completely slammed. Just coming up for air. This aint really a true, true trip report at all tho, suh mek mi wahn oonu fram no! I don't have any pictures of plates of food and I wish I didn't have to go to the 2 unexpected funerals that came about. The trip was primarily for work – the first week and a half was anyway – a Stolzoff documentary that’s being made ... and that’s all I can say about that for now. Afterwards, I managed to finagle another couple weeks out of my job to let me stay longer.
This week we feature the North coast "living" trip report by Jamaicans.com member Ja. Jewel. This trip report includes photos of Jamaica's beautiful foliage, old buildings and people.
A Jamaica Volunteer Vacation I’ll Never Forget My students and I had arrived very late at the Norman Manley International Airport on a balmy Wednesday evening. After traveling by bus and winding our way through the busy night time streets of Kingston, we finally arrived at our Smokey Manor vacation site way up in the mountains.
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.
Who Says You Can't See Kingston Jamaica like a Tourist - Day 1: Port Royal We took a late AirJamaica flight. It was the flight that everyone always complaints of being late. Well the flight arrived on time. In fact we got in early and had to call to say we were at the airport. This is the second time we took Air Jamaica this year and it was on time. We arrived at my wife’s aunt house to Escovitch fish waiting for dinner.
Cornwall Beach 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.
Jamaica to Cuba - Part 3 Today is our last day in Cuba. As usual we went to breakfast. After breakfast I had to change some Euros at Cambio before leaving. While in line I was questioned by a German tourist who asked if Jamaicans are prejudice. He was afraid to go because someone in Germany told him Jamaicans are prejudiced. I assured him we were not and that it was safe to go to Jamaican.
Jamaica to Cuba - Part 2 We awoke at 7.00am to get an early start before our city tour. Our package included breakfast so we headed to the hotel’s main restaurant. The restaurant was packed. It was a buffet style continental breakfast except for the eggs. One of the things we enjoyed was the gentleman who cooked our eggs. He seemed so contented in what he did and had a great smile on his face. He was one of the few people who seemed really happy while we were in Cuba.
Jamaica to Cuba Part 1 We got to the airport very early. The check-in process to Cuba was complicated. The boarding passes and documentation were for Cubana airlines even though we would be traveling Air Jamaica. There seems to have been some mix-up with our itinerary so the ticket agent had to reprint all our documents. The ticket agent reminded us to be sure that we had our all important visa card. This is the document that Cuban immigration would stamp for entry and exit from the country. They would not stamp your passport as long as you have this card. You can buy the visa card in Jamaica through the Airline or travel agencies that provide service to Cuba.
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!