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a VirtualTourist member asked on Feb 21, 2015


Jewel Paradise Cove

Hello all we are new here! This is the wife. I have a number of questions.

Has anyone been to Jewel Paradise Cove Resort? We are going to be there from May 24 to 30th. Would like to know what to expect at the resort.

How bad is the airport and customs? What should we expect?

What are some good things to do in jamaica? My hubby wants to do appleton rum tour, zipline, bobsled, parasailing, snorkeling, and on and on. What would you guys recommend?

What should i be packing? My hubby's friend told him to keep an eye on the locals as they like pretty white women. Is this true? Do i need to be careful what i say and do? I am now worried after listening to him talk to my hubby about his jamaican vacation.

What should we bring for cash?

My hubby wants to bring his expensive canon camera, i want to buy a cheap compact camera. What would you all suggest?

5 Answers

answered on 2/21/15 by
a VT member from Glasgow

Hi.. we were in Jamaica a few years ago and had no problems with the local people and believe they don't come white than me!!! They were friendly and inquisitive but never threatening or pushy.

We went to Mystic mountain where we did the bobsled--it was a laugh, certainly nothing like I would imagine "real bobsled " would be like.
Much slower but fun none the less-- you can buy a ticket for numerous rides that work out much cheaper then single rides.
You take a aerial cable lift to the top of the mountain- up over the forests-- absolutely amazing views but can be a bit hairy if the wind gets up- which it did when we were on it.... and my husband hates heights at the best of times.

You also have the option to walk up the water falls - which looked like fun.. much you have a swim suit and water shoes( if you don't have water shoes you will end up having to "rent" them and if I remember they were quite pricey.

You can do zip lining here as well and as I said husband dislikes heights so he didn't try it but I loved it...

As for the camera -- that's really down to preference. I have some expensive cameras but I took my little compact sharp shooter and an underwater camera and found these to be enough.

Have a great time

answered on 2/21/15 by
a VT member from Glasgow

NB:- as for cash -- we used US dollar with no problems - just get some smaller denominations.


answered on 2/21/15 by
a VT member from Cottage Hills

The beach is very small at the resort.

answered on 3/17/15 by
a VT member

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Many Thanks

answered on 3/27/15 by
a VT member from Montego Bay

Jewel Paradise Cove is very nice, new management and great customer service. Customs is easy, airport is small but you will move fast if there are not many flights at the same time. Many things to do here including trip to the Blue Mountains, Trip to Negril, Pelican Bar, Fire Spring, Glistening Waters , Dolphin Cove, Rafting on the Martha Brae, Black River Boat ride, Blue Hole Mineral Falls and so much more.

Beautiful people get more attention no matter where they go, thats why some movie stars are more popular than others.

Please understand that you will be among the 3 million tourist that come to Jamaica every year and leave wishing they knew better and stayed longer, there is nothing to worry about, come with an open mind and ready to relax and have a awesome time in Paradise.

Every attraction you go to will offer to take your photos and sell them to you for US$25 or more, if you bring your own camera you dont need to pay this plus you will get more quality picture of the things that interest you personally.

you will be safe and have a great time.

i am a tour guide here, if you need tours or just to meet and share time with a local feel free to contact me at 18764533444

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