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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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Experience A Jamaican Oasis Fit For The Entire Family

Something For Everyone Awaits in Jamaica According to findings from the American Academy of Pediatrics, American children spend an average of seven hours a day on entertainment media, including phones, computers, and televisions. Parents are therefore opting for meaningful outdoor and cultural…

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The Island's Most Instagrammable Spots for Cruisegoers

Cruise passengers looking to capture memorable moments of Jamaica’s beauty will find plenty of content worthy of populating their Instagram feed. The picturesque, sun-drenched shores of Jamaica oozes with no-filter-needed backdrops that can make anyone envious. And with world-renowned food and…

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Why You Should Visit Kingston, Jamaica, in 2018

via WestJet Magazine This metropolis is in the midst of a cultural renaissance thanks to a growing local food movement, major infrastructure investments and a world-class music scene. From the guest rooms of The Courtleigh Hotel & Suites in Kingston, you can catch a beautiful view of the setting…

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Top 5 Heritage Sites in Kingston

Hope Botanical Gardens In 1881, two hundred (200) acres of Hope Estate was purchased by the Government to establish an experimental garden. Fifty (50) acres of the land were devoted to the development and distribution of new varieties of sugar cane, and ten (10) acres for planting teak, Liberian…

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What to Do in Kingston: A Visit to Belcour Preserves

Up the winding hill above the heat of Kingston to a white marker in the road, we were led on a downward path that ended at a gate surrounded by greenery, flowering plants and fruit trees. The fresh cool air of Irish Town at 9am awakened all six senses, including the one that foretells of a good…

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