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I'm looking for advice on renting a house or villa in Jamaica in January 2014. We are planning a multi-family trip and may have up to 10-12 adults and 4-6 children. Originally we wanted an all-inclusive but realized it may be way cheaper to do it on our own! I'd appreciate any suggestions!
Posted some photos from travels in Jamaica online ..........
If anybody fancies a look ? .
Any comments welcome .
I am in my early twenties and am a solo female traveller. I am thinking of flying to Jamacia in June for a couple of months. I am travelled on my own before in Australia, and with a partner through South east asia before.
I was wondering what it is like and if anyone has any suggestions for me for travelling/ moving to Jamacia for a while.
Also, how strict is it there to find jobs- I am a Canadian so I don't think that I could get a working visa, are there any other alternatives?
Just want to give a big "shout out" IRIE to all the regular posters on this branch, both "locals" and "tourists" hoping that we can make someone trip to Jamaica much more enjoyable !
Yeh Mon Jamaicamecrazy !!!!
ONE LOVE !!
The title basically says it all.
Me and my girlfriend are travelling through Jamaica soon and we found it a bit useless to enter the blue mountains from one city and come back to that same city. We're from the Netherlands, and have biked all our lives as a means of transport so we should be able to do it physically.
Does anyone know if such a trip would be safe? And is it easy to get lost or are there decent biking paths with good directions?
Are there companies that offer such trips?
Has anyone ever done a g adventures trip to Jamaica? I like to see reviews on a group tour, but cant seem to find any on their Jamaica tour. I've been to Montego Bay twice on cruises, but it isnt long enough, I never want to leave once i get there! The rest of my cruise cant even top the few hours i'm in Jamaica. I really want to go and stay for a couple of days, but afraid of going alone. So I figured a group trip would be best. Has anyone ever been?
Hi TT, I will be visiting Jamaica for two weeks from mid-August, arriving into Kingston and leaving out of Montego Bay, just wondering is it doable to see all the below in the amount of time or is not worth stopping at any of the below;
Blue Mountains (would love to spend a few days here)
Treasure Beach (definitely have to stop here)
cheers for any advice on the above!
I am going 8 days to Jamaica in March and I really want to fit in a day of trekking. It seems that Blue Mountains is by far the nicest place to go for this.
The thing is that I have to go to Negril for work and need to spend about 4 nights there. When I talked to the Jamaican Tourism Board they recommended that I didn't try to do both Negril and the Blue Mountains as it was quite far in between.
My hope was to do 4 nights in Negril, then stop in Ocho Rios for 2 nights on the way to see Dunns River Falls. And then do the last 2 nights up in the Blue Mountains with one day of trekking in between.
Can anyone say if this is too much driving, or if it is worth it? I will have a rental car. How much time should I count on for the drive. Google maps say it will take about 3 hours to drive from Ocho Rios to Portland Gap in the mountains (via Kingston). Is this about right?
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Does anyone know about or have experience with renting a motorbike in Jamaica?
I am an experienced rider (I understand that the roads and drivers are pretty chaotic there).
I would really like to rent in Ocho Rios, preferably an enduro type of bike as I'd like to get up into the Blue Mountains. But, I guess I could rent in Mo Bay as well. I'll be visiting some people in and around St.Anne's Bay as well.
Contact info would be much appreciated.
Many thanks!! :)
Hi all! Planning on visiting Jamaica in mid-June. I don't wanna risk the whole vacation raining away and it seems the web is full of contradicting information whether this part of the wet-season in Jamaica is actually wet or not. Any first-hand information on what I can expect? Also, how is this period for diving or snorkeling. Will the weather make the ocean less clear?
Thanks a lot!
Hello. I'm planning my first trip to Jamaica with my wife and kids. We're staying out in the sticks, not in a tourist spot. I want us to be able to contact each other by phone whilst we're there, and it not cost an arm and a leg! It's just for emergency, really. What's the most hassle-free way of doing this? Should we buy new SIM cards at the airport? Can we get them pre-paid so we just buy them and that's it, or do we then have to start topping them up with a credit card? And is it possible to sort all this out here in the UK before we set off? I've heard stories of there being huge queues at the airport of people trying to buy SIMs on arrival.
ALSO, given that we're going to be away from tourist areas, what's the best form to take money in? Cash? Travellers' Cheques? Leave it in the bank and draw Jamaican dollars at an ATM?
As you can see we're new to this - we'd be very gra... more »
do any of you have an idea of living costs in Jamaica?
I´m going to live abroad as a web student from August, and need to plan the financials before I choose my destinations. I consider Jamaica as one of my destination to stay for six months. What I need to know is:
1. Which part of Jamaica would you recommend to live? I will be dependent on English newspapers from the local area and fairly good internet to be able to do my studies, except from that I´m open minded about my surroundings.
2. Monthly rent : Price for 1 or 2 room furniture/partly furniture apartment with cooking facilities. I do not need high standard
3. Monthly costs electricity/water
3. Transportation costs using buses/minibuses
4. Average food budget for a single household
5. Cell phone/internet
6. Entertainment and fun: concerts, cinema, dance clubs, drinks
7. From where and with which company is i... more »
Does anyone have any up to date contact info for someone who could take us diving from the Morgans Harbour marina in Port Royal, Kingston? Thanks.
Soon my husband and I go to Belmont for a vegetable vacation and it is very unusual for us. Usually we have very active vacations with a lot of local flights and a lot of excurtions, but not this time.
What I am thinking: I like to take pictures with my huge professional camera. My husband will sleep till 11 am, but I get up at 6 am and would like to take my camera, go to the sea, take a lot of pictures, catch sunrise, sit in lotus position on beach. Will be I in a trouble? Will someone bother me? Will someone try to take my nice camera from me?
I will not drinking, smoking, walking in dark on my vacation for sure, but I love, love photography and would like to walk on beach left or right for a while with my camera.
IRIE fellow Jamaican Lovers.
I just got back from a wonderful two weeks in Jamaica.
Spent two days with friends in MoBay then headed down to Treasure Beach (TB) for 10 days and then back to MoBay for 2 days.
Both routes (the B7 and B8 roads) to TB was good , but the B8 still has a short section that is being worked on, but is no major problem.
The cost of a "private taxi" from Mobay to TB is still $110-$120US.
Beer at local bar in TB is $2US, tourists bars can be $3-4US.
Lunch are dinner at a local cafe is $4-5US. Fish is about $5-6US.
A local Jamaican breakfast (ackee and saltfish) is about $4US at a loacal place.
A "box Lunch" from a local "cookshop" is about $3-4US.
A quarter piece of jerk chicken is $3-4US depending on where you buy it.
A "route taxi" in MoBay from most points around the city that end at the "bus park" in MoBay is around $1US.
In TB a boat trip out to F... more »
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