Archive for the ‘Jamaica’ Category

Montego Bay

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Montego Bay is the capital of St. James Parish and the second largest city in Jamaica after Kingston, and third by population size. The city of Montego Bay is also referred to as Mo Bay, due to its location on the north shore of the island it has earned its title of “tourist capital of Jamaica” a long time ago. As of latest measurement the city has a population of 100 thousand people.

Montego Bay is a popular travelers destination in Jamaica, it receives the bulk of international flights at the home airport of Sir Donald Sangster International Airport, the largest of the two international airports in Jamaica. One of main reasons it’s a popular travel destination is because of the sheltered Doctor’s Cave beach with shiny clean and blue waters being the most famous beach on the island, of course it’s duty free shopping is also favored by its tourists.

The city is suitable and comfortable of walking around, especially the Gloucester Avenue is a popular destination by foot, it’s lined with tourist hotels, stores and restaurants and has sidewalks on each side. The restaurant scene is spread all over town and serve foods from all nationals, of course drinks are also served. It’s recommend to try a tropical cocktail or taste a cold Red Strip in its signature brown bottle, let the food come and enjoy the Jamaican scenery. At Montego Bay is a cruise line terminal situated, many tourists make their start here for a trip to the Caribbean after a short holiday break in Jamaica.

Tourists traveling to Jamaica are required a valid passport and visa. American and European citizens are required a valid passport and a proof of hotel booking only. Jamaica has all year round high temperatures therefore there’s no seasonal variation. When rain appears, its short and heavy followed by sunshine.


Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Kingston is the largest English-speaking city within the Caribbean, as well the capital of Jamaica and is its cultural, financial and industrial center. The city is situated on the south eastern coast of the island and has a population of 800 thousand people.

Kingston city structure involves a mixture of modern and old, its city life is among the best and the worst known in the Caribbean. For travelers there’s a excellent hotel structure, fine dining facilities and great shopping deals such as the Sovereign Shopping Center and the Chelsea Galleries. The narrow downtown streets are lined with higglers (street vendors). The commerce style of the higglers is known as uncomfortable and unwelcome, therefore Downtown Kingston is not recommended for a relax day of shopping. Visit the New Kingston areas for shopping pleasure in the numerous shopping malls.

The city is filled with historic museums and buildings, like the Arawak museum, National Gallery and Devon House. Those who think of Jamaica, think of Bob Marley, Kingston has the one and only Bob Marley Museum on the globe. Bob Marley’s lifestyle is still followed by many of the Jamaicans, this seems fine but it has increased drugs use which led to higher crime and petty theft in the city.

Travelers to Jamaica are required a valid passport and visa. American citizens are required a valid passport and proof of a hotel booking only. Jamaica has a tropical climate around the year with constant high temperatures therefore it has no seasonal variation. When rain comes, its short yet heavy and followed by sunshine.