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I would like to visit Jamaica this coming summer, what is the best

city in jamaica to vacation in for price and beautiful sights?
  • Loraine
     asked this on November 25, 2012 at 08:47 AM
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Hi Loraine,

I just did a trip to Jamaica at the end of June! Summer is a great time to go because everything is so much cheaper, but I'll warn you that the humidity and heat is definitely apparent, but you'll survive with a Red Stripe, some a/c, and a dip in the water!

I'd recommend staying on the North Coast side, look at Ocho Rios (which has the most attractions in one area) or Montego Bay which has everything you could think of from golf to water activities to night clubs. I'd personally avoid Kingston. There are a ton of large resorts like Sandals & Half-Moon, but if you want a unique experience, do some research and stay at one of the smaller hotels and villas like Jamaica Inn or Round Hill Hotel. You'll feel like a celebrity rather than a number at one of these places.

Things to do... visit the Rose Hall Great House if you like ghost stories, climb Dunn River Falls with a guide, maybe go bamboo rafting on the Martha Brae River, visit Glistening Waters at night, and definitely go on a catamaran cruise! Island Routes is a good tour group to book with. Oh and if you want to splurge, do a spa treatment somewhere. Jamaican Inn has a massage hut right over the water... amazing.

As for things to eat... must try a Jamaican patty... when you fly in Tastee Patties has a location right at the airport. Beef is the traditional kind. Also when in Jamaica you must try jerk chicken, jerk pork, and jerk fish. I liked the jerk barbecue chicken the best from Chill Out Hut near Montego Bay.

Take your sunscreen and have fun!!
  • MrsJBolt
     answered this on November 27, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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Greetings Loraine!
My husband and I were in Jamaica in January of 2010. We stayed at a resort only minutes away from Ocho Rios. We LOVED IT!!! Everything was priced very reasonable as well! The scenery was breath taking, and there is so much to do all with in minutes! I had a dolphin experience at Dolphin Cove, and also swam with stingrays (de-barbed of course) there is also sharks to see, and many other tropical creatures to see there as well. We also climbed the Dunn's River Falls, and went to the top of Blue mountain where there is the Bobsled museum, and once there you can take a zip-line thru the rain forest, or ride the bobsled cars via a track down the mountain and back up again. and all of these places are within 10 min. of down town Ocho Rios. We hired a taxi (from our resort, only use these!) and he took us on a tour of the surrounding mountain, and then into the main shopping area in town for a wide selection of shops with everything you could imagine! If you would like a relaxing time with your hubby, there are also peaceful and tranquil river raft rides you can take and just sit back to enjoy the scenery. My husband and I fell in love with Jamaica, and mainly the Ocho Rios area, We WILL be returning, poss. even this winter, and this time we will be taking our kids, and be heading back to Ocho Rios. When we did go back in 2010, the weather was beautiful! not to hot, and not to cold. When ever you decide to go, I hope you have a wonderful trip!
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