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Hi all, I know there are similar posts but thought i might get some 'unique' advice. We are a mature (but reasonably fit) couple in our 60s flying into Kingston and out of Montego Bay in early April 2013. We have about 10 days to see Jamaica (could extend it by a couple of days if really have to). We love old architecture, nature, town markets, history and culture and not much for just laying on a beach. We will be primarily travelling by public transport (and like to stay in places where we can cook for ourselves every about every 3-4 days)
Can anyone recommend:
(a) must see places
(b) a basic itinerary
(c) places to stay with cooking facilities
Looking forward to some replies
We are a couple traveling to Jamaica in the beginning of April for 8 days. We are landing and taking off from Montego Bay and are thinking of renting a car for the trip and traveling throughout the island. We have never been to Jamaica and have some basic questions:
1. We are looking for a small quit beach resort. Any recommendations (but not too expensive)
2. It seems renting a car will give us freedom to travel and should save money on the travel expenses - does this make sense?
3. Nightlife - where should we plan to stay over the weekend if we want to enjoy Jamaica nightlife?
Thanks. Any suggestions on any one of the questions will be much appreciated
Just wondering what the best and cheapest direct way to get to Jamaica from the states. Be going in about may next year 2014 just before the world cup. Im led to believe that i will need to get there from mexico or miami. Also want to know the best way to get to cuba from Jamaica. cheers.
Hi, we are two girls going to Cuba in july, and want to spend the last days of our holiday in Jamaica. Are there any airlines offering direct flights from Cuba to Jamaica? Are there any ferries going fro Cuba to Jamaica?
Planning to rent a car from Kingston airport but have some concerns - how easy is it to find the highway, do you have to go through the city or is it accessible via ring road, and secondly, what about the road through the Blue Mountains this time of year?
Greatly appreciate any advice
Just wondering what the chances of finding a budget place on or close by 7 mile beach , just showing up and walking around? Budget 50 $ or less a night. Looking for a basic cabin...no tv, just a clean bed and something friendly and secure. Also can anyone tell me if they have shuttles/buses/shared taxi , that run from Montego Bay Airport to Negril...and the costs?
How far are the Blue Mountains from Negril...worth the trip? Do they have tours there that leave out of Negril?
I have two weeks...no set plans, just like to explore...thanks.
I will be in Jamaica for 8 days later this month. Now I've read a lot about what I can do there, and lots of things interest me but I dont have time to do it all. Someone that has experience traveling in Jamaica can perhaps recommend a good route for me? Taking in account the travel times etc.
We have Accomodation for at least one night in Negril on the first night, so we start off there.
We love doing (active) things so we'd like to include the following in our trip:
Walking up the waterfall
Any other fun activity, perhaps one I have not even read about
And two places I'd like to visit:
I'm not really interested in the Blue Mountains, and exploring caves is not exactly my thing either.
Can someone give a good suggestion on how to travel? My main concern was that Treasure Beach and Blue Lagoon are located at opposite sides of th... more »
Hello, I am traveling to Jamaica as a family with two young children (5 and under 2). It was a last minute trip decision, thus, we are flying into Montego Bay from Canada and staying at a resort in Montego Bay but would like to see around Montego Bay and further if possible. I have a couple of questions.
1) We want to see outside of the resort areas, into, the town of Montego Bay and possibly further afield. But we don't want to do the package tours operated by the resorts as these can be very long (all day) and combine activities that wouldn't be good for young kids. Therefore, what transportation options could someone recommend other than these large tours? I've read the Jamaican section of Lonely Planet regarding the different public buses and taxis but I am not sure either of these would be appropriate? Primarily we'd be going from the resort into Mo' Bay. Any input on tr... more »
I've been asked what's going on with Blue Lagoon these days. Free? Charge? That new beachy place on the end? What's up there if you've been recently?
I love shopping in outdoor produce markets just about anywhere and used to do it all the time when I was in Mexico. I'd love to go check out Coronation Market when we're in Jamaica, but all the advice that I'm getting is that it's unsafe to go without a Jamaican friend/guide and I don't know anyone in town to go with. Does anyone else have any experience with shopping there -- mainly, I just want fruit and veggies and the experience, but not if it's actually legitimately unsafe.
Hello everybody, I am flying to Miami from Europe in June and planning to fly for a 4 days trip to Jamaica. Was planning to land in Montego Bay on Monday morning and come back on Thursday late afternoon to Miami.
What itinerary do you suggest to take advantage of this short trip? We love natural landscapes, relax, trekking and enjoying life of small villages.
Thanks a lot
Looking for cheap accomodations in 7 mile beach area. Our budges is $50/night
For anyone interested in the contemporary art scene in Kng.:
"Red and Other Colours"
An Exhibit by Mike Stanley & Margaret Stanley
1 Grosvenor Terrace Kng. 8 (Just off the Manor Park Plaza)
23 Feb. (Opening, 7:00 pm) through 8 Mar. 2013
Good work by good people. If you are in Kng. and interested be sure to stop and check it out.
I want to post a caution about My Time 'n Place (listing is http://www.lonelyplanet.com/jamaica/northern-jamaica/glistening-waters/hotels/time-n-place). I made a reservation and paid a deposit based on Lonely Planet's recommendation of it the Top Choice in the area. However, after looking over the place on arrival, my friend and I turned around and left, giving up the deposit rather than stay there.
The property no longer looks as it does in the photos on its own web site, much less like the photos of Similar Places that come up with the Lonely Plan listing. In fairness, the Jamaican driver who took me and my friend to the property thought that it might have been damaged by a hurricane, as broken lumber and trash lay in piles between the cottages and the beach and practically under the cottage assigned to us. Not a good sign that it had not been picked up long after the hurricane ... more »
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