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Introducing Savanna-la-Mar

Although Savanna-la-Mar is the largest town in western Jamaica and the capital of Westmoreland parish, ‘Sav,’ as it is locally known, offers few attractions. It has a distressingly high crime rate, and while it’s fine to stop here to change minibuses or route taxis, we don’t recommend hanging about after dark.

Sav is virtually a one-street town. Its axis is 2km-long Great George St, which runs past several petrol stations; this is where route taxis and minibuses congregate to take passengers on to Negril, Montego Bay, or further east to Black River.