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Experiences in Jamaica: Rebel Salute

In the immortal lyrics of Morgan Heritage, “ reggae bring back sweet, sweet love .” Reggae lovers from all over the world are drawn year in, year out to the cultural stylings of the Rebel Salute reggae festival. This family-oriented event is renowned for its respectable environment free of alcohol…

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Experiences in Jamaica: Reggae Marathon

The annual Reggae Marathon by Running Events Jamaica is more than a race event, it’s an experience. The feel-good island vibes of Jamaican music, cuisine, and a white sand beach combine to add an extra high to your morning workout. This year’s event hits the shores of Negril on Sunday, December 8…

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Things to Do in Jamaica in December

The holiday season is an exciting time to visit Jamaica as spirits are high and there’s a lot to see and do. The air is crisp and light and the streets are bright with festive lights and decorations. The food is plentiful, menus take on a yuletide theme, and holiday parties happen throughout the…

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Dream Weekend 2019

Dream Weekend: Jamaica’s number 1 party festival The green and lush town of Negril located in Westmoreland came alive for Dream Weekend, a party series that runs from August 2-6 annually. This year was the 11 th staging of the festival which builds on Jamaica’s rich culture, music and entertainment…

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Shama takes Jamaica Surfing

There is no pride as great as the one felt when a Jamaican excels on the international stage! Jamaicans are naturally talented at sports. The fluidity of Jamaican Patois and music as intense as it may be can also be graceful and powerful as seen in the way surfers maneuver the waves in Jamaica…

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Enjoy the rhythm of Jamaica with these things to do

Wha Gwaan If you’re visiting Jamaica during the months of July to December, you’ll find a range of events to attend from sports, entertainment, shopping to even wellness and art. Jamaica is rich in culture, history and art as well as music. We’ve selected some of the best events to attend to end…

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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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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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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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