Tips & Tricks
Half Moon Shopping Village (Half Moon, North Coast Highway, 11 km. east of Montego Bay) – this shopping center, located within Half Moon resort and housed in bright yellow buildings, has a mix of pricey boutiques, as well as more affordable wares. Along with the shops, there are also restaurants, a bank and a post […]
Appleton Estate Rum Tour (Appleton, Siloah, Maggotty) — Appleton Estate Rum Tour gives the visitor an inside look at the rum-making process. Visitors watch resident donkey “Pax” demonstrate how juice was extracted from sugarcane in the 18th century. From there the tour takes visitors to the Distillery & Aging House where the different methods of […]
Kingston – now the capital of independent Jamaica, Kingston’s history goes back to 1692, when nearby Port Royal was destroyed by a massive earthquake, which spurred gradual redevelopment at a nearby area. Nowadays, Kingston (as the largest city on the island) acts as the country’s business center, as well as most government ministries being located […]
Blue Beat Jazz Lounge (Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay) – located on Montego Bay’s so-called “Hip Strip”, this upscale venue offers more mature vacationers and locals live jazz music in a cozy setting with atmospheric lighting and cool blue décor.
CAR RENTALS – the following car rental agencies function in Jamaica: Avis Car Rental: (876) 952-0762/979-1060 Budget Int’l Rentals: (876) 953-0534/952-3838 Hertz Car Rental: (876) 952-4250/979-0438 Island Car Rental: (876) 952-5771/952-7225 Thrifty Car Rental: (876) 952-1126/812-5989
Carlos’ Café (22 Belmont Road, New Kingston) – this is bar in the uptown part of Kingston, frequented by well-heeled locals, along with some tourists passing by. Thursday is Karaoke night, and Friday is Latin night. It draws a professional after-work crown on Friday evenings.