Jamaica Travel Guides for Backpackers

Places to Visit While You're in Kingston, Jamaica

The sun, the sea, and the sand, Bob Marley, the “irie” vibes, Usain Bolt, dreadlocks, a cool drink of coconut water on a sunny day: these things all come to mind when you think of the little island of Jamaica. But behind the tourist scene and the Patois, outside of the typical areas like Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, there is a richness of culture, intelligence, and fantastic places to discover: especially in our capital, Kingston. I’ll never forget when an Italian woman I know was describing my home as a place of marijuana, of dancehall music and culture, and […]
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How to See Jamaica In A Low Budget

The Caribbean Sea has a lot of great islands to be visited. One of the most unique in the world, it is, for sure, Jamaica. I’ve been there few times, but latest was in October 2018. This trip was research for a possible life there, which is something I’ve always dream for. I am from Romania, so I do need a visa. In this way, I was allowed to stay up to three mounts. If you want to pay less choose to go from May to late October. It is the rainy season, but we enjoyed a nice wheater. The […]
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The Merriest Town to visit in Jamaica

  Ocho Rios is a favorite cruise ship port in the Caribbean, which is based entirely on tourism and as a result possess so many excitements for the hospitality and enjoyment of the visitors by going the extra miles to ensure that all are treated like royalties.   About Ocho Rios The best place in Jamaica for a visitor to have a really good time is at a former quiet fishing village, transformed into a Tourism Messiah, called Ocho Rios. Thousands of Cruise Ships with visitors stop by for entertainment include those from the Sangster International Airport, which is just 1 […]
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Jamaica Montego Bay Resorts For Family Vacations

Jamaica has an exciting range of attractions that are great for family vacations. With great tropical weather from January to December, Montego Bay offers everything from scuba diving to giant water slides for children. Many resorts in Jamaica are fitted with facilities for people with disabilities. Half Moon Hotel The staff and servers at Half Moon Hotel in Jamaica are exceptional. You can trust them to take care of your family whenever you visit the resort. Their caring and attention to detail inspire guests to return to the warmth of this tropical island each year. The over water bungalow is one […]
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Castleton Bontanical Garden

  Peaceful Botanical Garden Imagine yourself in a peaceful garden. No noise of vehicles passing by or honking horns or a million people talking at once imitating the sound of a beehive. No crowds or feeling swept away by the current of people rushing on their busy lives. No sign of the rapidly spreading epidemic of the concrete jungle.  Just the sounds of nature soothing all your worries away for the moment. Beautiful lush, exotic plants showing their beauty through various shades of vibrant green. All this in a warm climate, clear blue skies and the occasional singing of birds. […]
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Tidbits of Jamaica: Kingston and Other Parishes

Welcome to the land of Reggae, vibes and  excellent food. Jamaica, the third-largest Caribbean island, has a population of approximately 2.7 million people and with over 10, 299 sq. km, of vibes and beauty, for you to explore. Its previous Amerindian name ‘Xaymaca’, means and the island is referred as – “the Land of Wood and Water”. Jamaica's greatest treasures are not only its people, but hidden places that veer off the beaten path. But nonetheless, we will get to them. Here…  In stages…   :-)                       There’s lots to explore – from misty mountains, […]
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Destination Jamaica : Travel for R&R

Going on a retreat means taking time away from your daily life to balance yourself. Grab your figure-loving two- or three-piece bathing suit as we travel to Jamaica to explore her holistic landscape. Why? You ask? We’ve already started a new year, and what better way to rejuvenate and restore than by travelling to the St Thomas hillside to the Bath fountain springs, or road-tripping to some of the North Coast's world-renowned spas? Find out how in eight stops. But before we do, let’s get a few things out the way. How does a little R&R benefit me? If you […]
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8 Things to do in Ocho Rios

Jamaica is known for its lush landscape, reggae music, and warm tropical weather. This island has so much to offer it would be almost impossible to fit it all into one trip. If you area planning your next holiday in Jamaica, consider staying in Ocho Rios. Ocho Rios which is Spanish for “Eight Rivers” is located in the parish of Saint Ann on the north coast of Jamaica. In the spirit of this town's name here are Eight things to do in Ocho Rios. 1. Take a Trip to the Falls One of the highest rated activities to do in Ocho Rios […]
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5 Budget Things To Do In Kingston On The Weekends

Whether you are from Jamaica, or you are a tourist, there are many fun things that can be done in Kingston on the weekends; even with a small Budget. The perception that many people have is that if you really want to have a good time, you would need to spend a lot of money. Below are 5 activities you can do in Kingston that can be tailored to your needs and will suit any budget. 1- Go to the beach Going to the beach is an amazing way for many people to hang out together. It could be used […]
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What You Need to Know Before Travelling to Jamaica

The Jamaican Experience Hey! Are you travelling to Jamaica? Are your suitcases packed? Are you equally anxious and excited because you are not sure what to expect? Read on and allow me to give you an overview of all there is to know about Jamaica. When you step off the plane at the Donald Sangsters International Airport in the resort town of Montego Bay, the first thing that will welcome you is the sweltering heat of the Jamaican sun. Immediately, you will wish for your swimsuit and a refreshing bottle of Red Stripe beer, the Jamaican beer of choice and […]
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How to experience Jamaica like a local

I had planned a trip to Jamaica since I first fell in love with reggae music and the Jamaican culture. But, being a full-time student and only having small student jobs it wasn't easy to save up all that money (around 2000€) for the whole trip.  Finally, on the 24th of December 2016, we were on our way to Jamaica. We had booked our flight already in May 2016 via Skyscanner, which was 1,100€. Having a small budget, we booked our apartment in Montego Bay via Airbnb. Which by the way is in my opinion always the best solution if […]
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Kingston, Jamaica: Top 10 must see sites

Though Kingston is the capital of Jamaica, it is one of the places least visited by tourists on the island. This is because Kingston serves as more of a business hub for the country and so lacks some of the islands typical charm that is more often found on it's north coast. There are however quite a few must see geographical, historical and cultural sites that lend themselves to getting a more comprehensive experience of Jamaica. Here is a top 10 list of must see sites in Kingston: 10. Downtown Kingston Waterfront- One of the lesser known gems of the […]
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A Piece of Jamaica

Welcome to Jamaica If you are planning a getaway, Jamaica – the land of wood and water, has a lot to offer: friendly and happy people, delicious and exotic foods, natural beauty, music, nightlife, rest and relaxation, white sand beaches and everything else you think you need to make your vacation great. Welcome to Jamaica (or as the locals say – Welcome to Jamrock). I want to introduce you to one of my favourite spots to visit, Jakes Treasure Beach Hotel in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. Though this is not not your typical 5 star hotel, it may do you more good than […]
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