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Top Ten Travel Tips
1. Accommodations: Sandals (Jamaican owned), Riu, Club Azul (large hotel), smaller boutique hotels: Grand Pineapple, Tree House
2. Arts & culture (music, galleries, festivals,historical sites): Live music on the 7 mile beach, Bamboo Roots Reggae, Woodstock,Annual Reggae SumFest- Montego Bay, sugar plantations “Great Houses” over 30 throughout JA closest to Negril are in Montego Bay, Negril Lighthouse, Nine Mile Bob Marley Mausoleum – St Anne’s, Heroes Park – Kingston
3. Back to nature: Snorkeling near Booby Cay Island, Martha Brae River – Trelawny, Black River Safari – St Elizabeth, Dunns River Fall- Montego Bay, Botanical Gardens
4. Cheap eats: Coconut, banana, mango, peanuts all sold on the street, jerk grills all along the streets Many economical restaurants: Pimentoz Jerk, Sweet Spot, Sweet Spice, Ini Rastarant, Corner Bar, Woodstock
5. Funny moment: trampoline jumping at Long Bay Beach
6. Good people watching:Pimentoz Jerk Beach Park
7. Health and safety tip: use lemongrass to deter mosquitoes and sand fleas
8. Magical moment: Sunrise/sunset jogs on the beach , sunset at Ricks Cafe
9. Salon/spas:
10. Shopping: I support the small local vendors whenever I can they sell along the beach
11. Aha moment: Jamaica reminds me so much of Ghana because many Jamaicans trace their ancestors to Ghana