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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 09, 2013
Maps  (4 Answers)

Where can I get maps for Jamaica ? Would Google Maps on smart phone work in Jamaica if I use data plan form local providers like LIME or Digicel. I also have Garmin GPS with Jamaica maps. Which would work well for driving around ?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 09, 2013
First Time Visit for 7 days  (3 Answers)

Hi: Our family of 4 is visiting Jamaica for frist time for 7 days. Plan to stay 3 days in Ocho Rios, 2 days each in Montego Bay and Kingston. Plan to rent car. Please advise if we should spend more or less days and where ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 18, 2013
jamaica in december  (3 Answers)

hi thinking of going to jamaica for 2 weeks in december is the weather good then thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 24, 2013
weather  (14 Answers)

I am going to jamaica next saturday. I didnt know it was rainy season until my friend said. Iv bin checkin the weather forecast its just showing rain. Could somebody tell me if theyve been away in june? And wat is the weather like? Does it rain here and there? Or all day every day?? Thank u x


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 16, 2013
Prefer not to stay all inclusive.  (23 Answers)

My husband and I have been to Aruba (which we love), and St. Maarten (which was ok), and the resorts we stayed at were not all inclusive. We are very interested in visiting Jamaica, but we prefer to explore islands, eat at different restaurants, and of course relax on the beach - so we aren't all inclusive people. I have read online that Jamaica is safe (just use common sense), and the locals are super friendly, but then you hear through word of mouth that Jamaica is not that safe. Would Jamaica be for us to visit, even if we decide to not do all inclusive? Thanks in advance for your help!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 25, 2013
Attractions in Jamaica  (5 Answers)

Hello,

Please help me with the attractions and things to do in Jamaica.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 24, 2013
Plane Tickets  (9 Answers)

We are planning a trip to Jamaica in February 2014. I know this is really far in advance but we have to save $$ to go. How far in advance is too far to buy tickets? What are the lowest prices I can expect to get on a ticket? Is $500 cheap? We would be flying into Montego Bay... Thank you in advance for the help!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 16, 2013
I'm thinking off going jamaica  (6 Answers)

Thinking off going jamaica in 2months time 2 go see my long term friend but I'm a english woman who will b traveling alone my friend lives in country an said its safer 2 be there then the city I will be staying in his home plz get bk 2 me many thanks x


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 10, 2013
Savanna La Mar market  (1 Answer)

I will stay in Belmont, in 15 km from Sav La Mar. I would like to get authentic goods for my kitchen. Some kind of pots, spices, wooden spoons, baskets. Also, I always bring from my travel to different countries scarfs. Can I buy such things at Sav La Mar market? and last question, how I can get from Belmont to Sav La Mar?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 27, 2012
About accomodation

Hi please can someone tell me about cheap hotels in Kingston?
Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 14, 2012
going to jamaica for one month  (5 Answers)

Hi my friend and I are going to Jamaica for one month we where thinking of hire a car but afraid as never drove in other countrys.
My question is in one month will we be able to travel starting from Kingston, Blue Mountains, Black river, Savanna La Mar, Negril, Montego Bay,Falmouth Ochio RiosPort Maria and back to Kingston.
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 11, 2012
Romance & Party  (1 Answer)

Hey, want to go to Ja for Party and Romance, but not sure which part of Jamaica to go to, and where to stay. I went before when girlfriends and we stayed in Montego Bay, any suggestions. My hunny and I want to have fun, party, and then romance at the same time, help!!! lol


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 11, 2012
About accomodation  (1 Answer)

Hi can somone tell me if in Jamaica we can stay at family please. As while in Cuba we stayed with familys and maybe there is the same thing in Jamaica.
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 05, 2012
Going to Jamaica  (1 Answer)

Hi all my friend and I are planning to travel around Jamaica for 1month we are over 50years woman can anyone help us and tell us which is the best way to travel around and also about accomodation. Will it be good to hire a car?
Thanks
Carmen


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 03, 2012
Which All Inclusive?  (8 Answers)

My family is planning a trip to Jamaica in December (just before the peak Christmas season). It looks like the prices for Grand Bahia Principe (Runaway Bay), RIU Montego Bay and Iberostar Rose Hall (not the suites) are all around the same price. I have two kids (4 and 1) and we really enjoy good food (my husband loves authentic Jamaican jerk). Which of the three resorts are recommended?

I've also seen the Sunset brand resorts and I'm getting drawn in by the water parks (for the kids), but am a little weary of some reviews I've read about the rest of the resort. Any thoughts?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 30, 2012
Going to Montego Bay Nov. 19-23 2012  (1 Answer)

Looking for anybody in the states that might be going as well. I have been to the resort we picked before and will be doing a lot of "free" Snorkeling with my wife. If you want to hang out at an all inclusive that has free snorkeling off the beach reply back. Note: Must provide own snorkeling equipment ;)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 17, 2012
Heading to RIU Mo'Bay any tips?  (3 Answers)

Just booked my trip to RIU Mo'Bay with CaribbeanTL.com, just 17 more sleeps and I'll be in paradise, yeh mon!!

Any tips/ advice from fellow travelers on things to do/ places to see in Mo'Bay?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 15, 2012
any tour company going to kingston from runaway bay or ocho rios?

does anybody know who is organising kingston tours from runaway bay or ocho rios?are tour operators going to kingston and where and to see what?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 05, 2012
OK Negril?  (7 Answers)

Since reading responses from those who have traveled the Jamaica wonderlands, I am considering Negril instead of MB. Talked to sisters and they are OK with it but they still want all inclusive. So probably RIU Paridise since they are all suites and in our price range. I would appreciate any advice here...is this a good hotel? We are easily swayed and will no doubt want to go into Negril for a taste of local culture. Best places for the over 60 crowd? LOL Traveling first week of Sept. We really are fun ladies but it has been a rough year! LOL want a little pampering along with our fun. Do I need to make bus reservations from the airport?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 05, 2012
first time to Jamaica  (3 Answers)

Hi, My 2 sisters and I are all over 60. We take a sister trip every year and are wanting to check Jamaica off our bucket list. While we enjoy a litte local culture, we want to mostly sit on a beach under an umbrella, sipping a drink, eating when we want, and having sister time. We have never done the all inclusive but are wanting to try that. We all live in the US and one sister can't do a lot of walking. We do like to sit on the balcony and look at the ocean. We like to be pampered as we don't get that everyday. We are all on fixed incomes but put asside about4000,US for all 3 of us for our trip. We are looking at RIU MB? We do like to take in some local shopping. Our idea of good night life is a good dinner, some local music and a comfortable bed. LOL I am looking for input for a resort for the 3 of us. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 04, 2012
cheap and convenient accomodation in jamaica  (5 Answers)

i am looking for adresses of cheap but convenient accomodation in jamaica, as room to rent, guest houses..i am not a luxury traveller, i just want a place with a private bathroom and a bed , cause usually when i travel i am always visiting outside, i don t see the need for luxury hotels ..i am planning to stay in negril,ocho rios and kingston..
thank you for any answers!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 04, 2012
concerts and events in august in jamaica  (2 Answers)

i am going to jamaica in august and i know there are many celebrations during this month,does somebody know more about that?
i want to know what is taking place for the independance day and also for marcus garvey birthday
i am also looking for the date of the show A ST MARY MI COME FROM in anotto bay..
thanks for any information!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 26, 2012
Rocklands Bird Sanctuary still open/good trip?  (1 Answer)

Hi all----we are making our yearly trip to Negril this coming June and want to visit Rockland Bird Sanctuary (I think it is just outside Mobay). Any VTers been here lately and is it still a good place to see hummingbirds? We get to Mobay around 11am and want to go there before heading to our rental house in Negril. Will this be too late (or early) for seeing birds?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 28, 2012
Grand Palladium Lucea, Jamaica  (2 Answers)

We are going to Jamaica in December for our honeymoon. I have Celiac Disease and this will be my first time traveling out of the country since my diagnosis. Does anyone have any insight with gluten free being a problem or not in Jamaica?

Also any advice or suggestions while here would be helpful!

Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 11, 2012
packing  (1 Answer)

Is there anything I could bring with me in March when we come to Jamaica they would like to have that they don't have there? We travelled to other Islands and brought a case of hospital goods with us for them.something for the children perhaps?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 12, 2012
Dress code Couples Swept Away in Negril  (1 Answer)

My husband and I are traveling to Jamaica for the first time In February and first time at an Adults only. I see two of the dining choices at Couples Swept away have a dress code. One is Semi Formal and one is casual elegance. It says no open toe shoes. Does that apply for Women too? For semi-formal do I need to wear a dress? Also for Causal elegance can my husband wear khaki pants? Could I wear capri pants?


If you have been there before can you please let us know is acceptable for their dress code at the Feathers and Lemon Grass dining facilities? Also any other good to know tips would be appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 11, 2012
One day in ocho rios  (3 Answers)

We will be stopping at Ocho Rios for one day this January on a Carnival cruise. Do you guys have any ideas for using this short time? Also we are wondering if we should use the cruise excursions or local ones? I've heard rumors that locals can treat tourists badly.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 13, 2011
chill out hut beach bar in montego bay  (2 Answers)

i am looking for the email address or phone number of this restaurant between mo bay and falmouth and i can t find it on the net.the address is greenwood..somebody can help me please?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 03, 2011
a lift to rebel salute in january  (2 Answers)

i am going to the show REBEL SALUTE in january, and we are renting a minibus with some friends to drive from st ann s bay or ocho rios on the north coast of jamaica to the venue port kaiser on the south coast.. we have a couple of seats left, if somebody is interested we can take them.. my email is: [email]


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 26, 2011
the mausoleum of peter tosh  (3 Answers)

has anybody gone to visit peter tosh s mausoleum in bluefields on the south coast of jamaica, where is it exactly and is it true that it is for free? i want to know the difference with bob marley s mausoleum that seems a big business..



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