JAMAICA - LINKS
Welcome to the page where we introduce you to some friends of ours, and other extremely useful sites:
For general information visit the official website of the Jamaica Tourist Board. For an overview of the best attractions on the island, go to the Association of Jamaica Attractions Ltd. In our opinion, the two best guide books are Lonely Planet and Frommer's Jamaica Day by Day. Top U.K. travel agency Holidays Please have introduced their own guide.
For other places to stay, the following hotels and villas are exceptional:
In Ocho Rios, Jamaica Inn is still the most charming small hotel. For a luxurious villa alternative, you will not find better than Prospect Villas, while High Hope is a B and B plus. For the Montego Bay area, Round Hill attracts a glittering crowd.
Our personal favourite escape is in Negril, where Tensing Pen offers incredible swimming, sunsets and atmosphere. In Treasure Beach Calabash House provides funky accommodation in a great location.
Apart from the world-famous Dunns River Falls, there are some local attractions that should not be missed. The largest operators are Dolphin Cove offering a chance to swim with dolphins, Chukka Caribbean with a slew of exciting tours, including the recently unveiled dogsled (honestly) ride, and Mystic Mountain. Coyaba River Gardens are delightful, and Noel Coward’s Firefly has an incredible view.
If you decide, like us, that Jamaica is a great place to live, the best realtors in Ocho Rios are Meldam and Judith Meikle at Coldwell Banker.