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Jamaica is Just as Awesome Beyond the Beaches

Whilst the world may be most familiar with Jamaica through a sun-drenched lens of lazy, beach days—the gentle wind rustling through the leaves of a coconut tree above you, and the sound of the waves lapping at your feet—in truth, Jamaica, is so much more. It is an island of contrast; experiences set…

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Sand Sun and Run Reggae Marathon

What started as a loose collection of runners at Kingston’s Mona Reservoir (also known as “The Dam”), became a club – the Jamdammers Running Club of Kingston, in June 1995. Over the years, the Club has grown both in size (over 100 members) and stature by re-writing the book on road racing in…

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The South Coast Is Jamaica's Best Kept Secret

The south coast offers so many things for visitors to the island to explore. Whether it's soaking up the sand on the white sandy beaches, riding horses along the shores or channeling the healing powers of our natural mineral baths. You can tour historical great houses, play around of golf on our…

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Carnival In Jamaica 2019

Carnival In Jamaica When you think about Carnival, what comes to mind? Depending on who you ask, you might hear that it’s a time of celebration and eating all the animal products you can before lent begins (Yes, it’s a thing. Ask a devout catholic and you’ll see). However, someone from the Caribbean…

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Fancy a Family Vacation

FANCY A FAMILY VACATION? If the idea of traveling with the whole gang seems daunting or undoable, look no further than Jamaica for a fantastic family escape everyone will love. The island’s exotic aura, dreamy sunsets, and delicious Daiquiris have long drawn lovers in search of renewed romance and…

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Jamaica Rum Festival 2019: 270 years in the making

There are many things that come to mind when you think of Jamaica: stunning beaches, mouthwatering cuisine, breathtaking sunsets that are as warm as the people and of course our carefully aged, rich and smooth Rum. The history of Rum in Jamaica is a long and interesting one seeing that the Appleton…

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The Secret to True Jamaican Jerk

Jamaica. The name instantly evokes an image of pristine waters embraced by immaculate sandy shores, with a year-round welcoming sun and hospitable people. But there’s much more to this humble island of 2.8 million inhabitants. An innate creativity and abundance of natural resources allow for an…

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How to Experience Jamaica’s Living Maroon Culture

Image by: Joshua Cogan Looking to experience something new on your next vacation to Jamaica? Consider diving into the traditional Jamaican Maroon culture with the Charles Town Maroons in Portland! Heritage and Culture The Charles Town Maroons will welcome you into their living space and community…

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Jamaica’s Rare and Endemic Species—and Where You Can Find Them

Image by: Joshua Cogan Did you know that Jamaica Ranks 5 th among the world islands in terms of endemic life? There are 28 species of birds, 830 flowering plants, 82 ferns, 27 reptiles, 21 amphibians, and 500 land snails that are only found in Jamaica. There are also a few species of bats and…

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Five Great Nature Hikes with Community Guides

Image by: Joshua Cogan Are you seeking an excursion through the rainforest of Jamaica with a knowledgeable guide? Consider taking a guided hike at Holywell Recreation area for an authentic and memorable experience. The Holywell Recreation area, located in the Blue and John Crow Mountains, offers…

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