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Jamaica 'Mon!

Found 145 km south of Cuba in the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica is an island paradise that is known for its tropical beauty, leisurely pace and lively music scene. Jamaica is best described as a cultural melting pot influenced by a diverse population and thriving tourism industry. The crystal waters of the sea, lush tropical beauty and centuries of history lend themselves to a vacation destination favoured by holiday travelers and honeymooners alike.

Warm and humid all year round, the weather is fairly stable with only the occasional storm. As can be expected from any island destination, water sports are popular with miles of powdery beaches, reefs and many sunken ships to explore. Jamaica also offers some of the most spectacular and challenging golf courses, mountain hiking, shopping and local sightseeing.

With a variety of accommodation options there is a place to stay that will fit all budgets. From local B&B's to Luxury All Inclusive resorts, there's something for every style.

The "Cannot Miss" Spots:


Straddling grand history and dynamic modern culture, this capital of contrasts is Jamaica's government and commerce center.

Montego Bay

With its "Hip Strip" booming with shops, restaurants and clubs, championship golf courses on lavish resorts, and legendary Colonial great houses - Montego Bay's natural beauty and man-made luxury make it a beloved destination. It's also of great popularity as one of the world's most well known locations for destination weddings.


Favorite destination for families, honeymooners and spring breakers. Negril's picturesque coast, lined with towering cliffs and bustling beaches, is home to many world-class all-inclusive resorts, as well as nightlife hotspots.

Ocho Rios

From the natural beauty of its waterfalls, rivers and beaches to the grandeur of its all-inclusive resorts, Ocho Rios is a favorite destination for all types of travelers, including eco-tourists, families, sports buffs, beach bummers and honeymooners.

Port Antonio

From its days as the "banana capital of the world" and, as the best-kept secret vacation spot of Hollywood's rich and famous, Port Antonio's eclectic heritage and majestic landscapes make it the perfect destination for travelers seeking an authentic Jamaican travel experience.

South Coast

Travel to the South Coast and you'll discover hidden treasures, serene beaches and some of the best seafood eateries in the world. Visit the crocodile-filled Black River and socialize with a welcoming people who love to share their culture and traditions with visitors.

To learn more about Jamaica or to start planning your own Jamaican Holiday, stop in to see your Travel Agent!

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About the Author

Laura has been a successful Certified Travel Counsellor since February 1999. She has worked in both Corporate and Vacation travel departments and has extensive experience as an avid traveller. She currently works as a Senior Consultant at one of the Okanagan's most popular agencies.

To reach her for inquiries you can email: [email protected]


"If you look like your passport photo - you probably need the vacation!"

Your Travel Agent

Laura-Beth Konschuh-Penney


The views expressed are strictly those of the author and not necessarily those of Castanet. Castanet presents its columns "as is" and does not warrant the contents.

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