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River Rafting on the Rio Grande

In the beautiful parish of Portland, meanders the vast, choppy waters of the Rio Grande. The River got its name when the Spanish occupied Jamaica in the 15th and 16th centuries. It is one of the largest rivers in Jamaica at 3,034 km, and was named "Big River" (Rio Grande) by the Spanish. Today, it…

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A Day at the Beach in Port Antonio

Imagine white sandy beaches with clear, glistening blue waters tucked away in Jamaica’s hidden treasure, that is Port Antonio. This gem houses the stellar beaches of Frenchman's Cove, San San Beach and Boston Bay Beach, each with their own appeal and unique offering. From surfing to lounging, wining…

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Jamaica's Fun Facts

Photo courtesy of IMDB The Telegraph has collected a few pieces of Jamaica’s history in honor of the island’s 55 th Independence. Did you know that in the 1962 Bond film, Dr. No , Sean Connery and Ursula Andress took a dip in none other than the famous Dunn’s River Falls? But! Did you also know that…

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Jamaica has 6 of the 25 Best Hotels in the Caribbean

Deciding on a romantic getaway, friend vacay or a family reunion? Well you’re in luck. Travel + Leisure took a poll to find the favorite hotspots among the Caribbean, Bermuda and Bahamas. Six Jamaican resorts made the list, which is the most of any of the other islands listed. If that isn’t…

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Jamaica is the Ultimate Foodie Destination

Photo courtesy of Salvatore DiBenedetto (@thegrubfather) Jerk, chicken and Jamaica clearly go hand-in-hand. The island has always been a foodie’s paradise overshadowed by the gorgeous sunsets and 7-mile long beaches. In addition to a nice tan, why not take care of your taste buds as well? Ronda…

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A Jamaican Proposal

Jamaica is the island of enchantment, a place for the romantic to find dreamy vistas, and beautiful surroundings. From the seduction of nature to the elegance and intimacy of couples resorts, Jamaica has everything for those in love. It’s the ideal place to begin a new chapter together by proposing…

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Sportsmanship – Island Style

By Guest Blogger Warren Brown They say that good sportsmanship involves treating each other with respect. It is also about supporting one another, and helping to conquer someone’s athletic goals. I was introduced to the incredible power of positive sportsmanship during the inaugural Spinning® Escape…

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Winter Vacation Guide to Events in Jamaica

Hoping to trade snow for sand this winter season? There’s no better excuse to visit Jamaica now than these upcoming events. From local art and music festivals to golf tournaments and more, this Wha Gwaan winter vacation guide has something for the entire family. ONE WORLD SKA & ROCKSTEADY FESTIVAL…

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2016 Summer Festivals and Events

From world class athletes to internationally celebrated traditions and music, Jamaican’s never have trouble finding something to celebrate. Jamaica’s summer is jam-packed with live music, family-friendly entertainment, and the Islands legendary Irie vibe. KINGSTON ON THE EDGE URBAN ART FESTIVAL…

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The Real Jamaica: A journey beyond the all-inclusives

H/T to our Brethren Ross Borden Most Westerners go to Jamaica and never leave the walls of their hotel. Don’t be like them. I had always been curious about going to Jamaica. I knew there was next-level nature and adventure, incredible food, a legendary music and party scene, and a culture I had…

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