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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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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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Explore Rastafarian Culture at Rastafari Indigenous Village

Do you seek an authentic cultural experience or ways to immerse yourself in the community and history of a new destination? Jamaica, a small island nation has a big personality and its people of the Rastafari Indigenous Village are waiting to welcome and share their story with you. Engage your…

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