Boston Bay Beach (18 km. east of Port Antonio) – this is one of the most beautiful beaches in Jamaica. It’s also popular with surfers. This beach got its name, because American agribusiness traders began shipping locally-grown bananas to Boston (USA) from 1870 onward (including a time when a company subsequently set up to continue […]
Blue Lagoon (Fairy Hill, 13 km. east of Port Antonio) –– Enjoy rum punch on the shaded veranda or watch the colors of the lagoon change with the movement of the sun. The Blue Lagoon is over 178 ft deep and is Port Antonio’s most famous attraction. Hours: Daily 9 am to 10 pm. Local […]
Fort George Village Shopping Arcade (downtown Port Antonio – across from the court house) – opened in 1997, this three-level shopping center houses various types of retailers – from jewelry to PCs and other electronics, to jewelry, souvenirs, etc.
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.
Almond Tree Restaurant (Hibiscus Lodge Hotel, 83-85 Main Street, Ocho Rios) – located within this seaside resort, this is a charming upscale two-tiered patio restaurant with its eponymous almond tree growing through its roof. Seafood and other items are served here, including some with local influences, such as jerk lamb.
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
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 […]
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 […]
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.