You’ll be finding sand behind your ears and between your toes for weeks after you get home from Jamaica. At least, you will if you spend your time wisely. Make a beeline for the coast as soon as you arrive. With cocktail in hand and a Bob Markley jam in your heart, relax on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach in Negril or take your surfboard just offshore at Boston Beach on the east coast. Near Ocho Rios, climb onto a bamboo raft and ease your way down the White River. Shutterbugs rejoice: Jamaica has unreal photo opportunities around every corner. You’ll no doubt be publishing a spread in National Geographic this time next year.
While you’re in Ocho Rios, the locals will agree on one thing: Visit Dunn’s River Falls. Well, they’ll also agree that you should swig a rum punch and “get all right”. But there’s plenty of time for that later; you don’t want to be tipsy while you’re at the falls. You’ll form a human chain and climb a series of wet stones as warm waterfalls rush toward you with the gusto of a bartender’s heavy pour. Trust us, it’s a task best undertaken in your right mind. Some Jamaica holidays call for serious adventure, so saddle up for dune buggy safaris and cliff jumping in Ocho Rios. You’ll be ready for The Amazing Race before you can say “Jamaican me crazy!”
From Montego Bay to Ocho Rios, you can spend some cash like it’s going out of style. Visit Tuff Gong, founded by Bob Marley himself in the 1960s, and take home a vinyl or other Marley Gear. Pick up some new clothes at Half Moon Shopping Center, and then browse the art at Ahhh Ras Natango (but not before you’ve stopped to smell their sunflowers).
Food is life and life is food in Jamaica. Fried dumplings and salt fish share the menu with creamy pumpkin soup and fried plantains. When someone asks you if you want “the jerk”, there’s no reason to look over your shoulder for an ex-lover. The jerk chicken is a must-try, so answer “Yes, please”. We knew that money you saved booking Jamaica packages would be put to good use. Eat up!
Music is the lifeblood of Jamaica. You can’t escape it, so don’t even try. Come nightfall, laid-back, open-air bars and throbbing nightclubs welcome you to stop worrying and just be happy. Before you know it, the rhythm of the island will be in your heart, and your hips!
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