Enjoy Jamaica

Edited by Maria Sharon Ubando, Anonymous, Eng, Lynn and 1 other

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If you are working very hard the whole year, why not take a week break and treat yourself to a good vacation trip? Reggae, nice beaches, Bob Marley, colorful Rastacaps - these are just a few of the cool things that we think of when we talk about Jamaica.

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Should you decide to try Jamaica, make sure that you prepare well for this. Check out some ways that you can fully enjoy your Jamaica vacation.

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Things to Do When in Jamaica

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    Visit the Bob Marley Museum.
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    For the Bob Marley fans out there, your trip to Jamaica will not be complete if you do not visit his museum. Enjoy your idol's memorabilia and re-live era. The location where the museum is situated is the same spot where his failed assassination took place. The King of Reggae's museum is located at 56 Hope Rd., Kingston.
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    Swim With the Dolphins.
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    Have you always wanted to swim with the dolphins while you get to enjoy Jamaica's cool waters? There are a couple of good places for you to go to enjoy both. You may choose between Ocho Rios and Dolphin Cove in Negril.
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    Strawberry Hill Resort.
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    Be closer to nature with a day or two stay at the Strawberry Hill. The place is located at 3,100 feet above sea level where you get to experience a world class accommodation with spa cottages in Georgian style. The place has become a top destination for known celebrities, the elite, and musicians, especially Reggae artists or just plain tourists who want to get away from the city buzz.
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    Rick's Café.
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    This is one of the places you should not miss when in Jamaica. If you love the sunset, you will have a great view from the cliffs. You will get to see locals jump from a 35-foot cliff and dive into the water. Your are sure to lose your breath. If you are not brave enough to do the jump yourself, you will still feel the adrenaline rush while you watch the local expert divers plunge into the cool blue water.
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    Canopy Tour.
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    You don't need to be in Africa to enjoy a jungle canopy. Look at the beauty of Jamaica from the top of huge trees while you are swinging through the canopy. Two places where you can enjoy the canopy tour are Ocho Rios and Montego Bay. Now if you are acrophobic, you may want to go quad biking instead.
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    River Rafting.
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    Want another activity that will let your adrenaline rush? Try the white water rafting at Martha Brae River. If you want a more tranquil form of rafting, you can try the bamboo river rafting instead. Enjoy the tranquility of the three mile river and discover how beautiful nature really is. Safely enjoy your bamboo rafting with more than 80 expert guides waiting to show you around.
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These are just a few of the nice places that you can enjoy when in Jamaica. Remember to carry your cameras and video cameras with you so you would not be missing any of your new experiences.

Basic Things to Prepare When Going to Jamaica

Jamaica is known for very nice beaches and there are indeed a lot of activities that you can do whenever you are there for vacation. Therefore, all you would like to do when you're there is to enjoy as much as you can and you would not like to be bothered by things that you have forgotten or that you failed to prepare. This is where good preparation comes in. The better prepared you are, the more you will have a stress-free vacation.

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    Itinerary.
    While spontaneous trips are also sometimes nice to experience, you still should not fully rely on being 100% spontaneous. You do not really have to plan out everything and you can still leave some room for adjustments, but at least list down some sort of a structure for your trip. You should have an idea what type of place you want to go to and what type of activities you are interested to do. This should be able to provide you with some basic guidelines on what you trip will look like.
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    Accommodation.
    As you plan your itinerary, planning and making the necessary bookings for your accommodations will relieve you from a lot of hassle. Also, doing this may be able to give you some comfort in other things. For example, you will be able to get free airport pickups if you already know which hotel you are staying in. Most hotels provide that kind of service. In other words, you will be able to maximize these free services when you plan actively for your trip.
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    Map or travel guide.
    If it is your first time to go to Jamaica, a map or a travel guide will be very useful. What is important to see in these guides would be the places that are highly recommended to visit. You definitely would not want to miss out on a place, just because you didn't know you were already near that place or didn't even have an idea that place actually existed in Jamaica.
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    Local SIM card.
    Roaming may be rather expensive and you cannot always rely on WiFi when you travel and keep moving around. Therefore, make sure that as you arrive in the airport, you buy the prepaid SIM cards sold at the counters. Although you are not expected to stay on the phone for so long during your trip, you will find it handy in case there are emergencies or in case you need to make a phone call to inquire about something.
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