Best Things to Know about Jamaican Souvenirs, Arts and Crafts

Best Things to Know about Jamaican Souvenirs, Arts and Crafts

Jamaica's tourist industry is growing year by year by the thousands of tourists visiting the country and buying arts and crafts. They spend millions of dollars each year to buy the best souvenirs to their family and friends. Handmade goods are extremely popular on the Caribbean island of course mostly as souvenirs. The use of arts and crafts in Jamaica initially served as a lifestyle of living, producing handmade pots to drink and eat. Jamaican artisans also depicted landscapes and life in th... [ read more ]

Jamaica's Film Industry, Movies Shot in Jamaica

Jamaica’s Film Industry, Movies Shot in Jamaica

American movie-makers always had a strong relation to Jamaica. Its beauty and landscapes attracted many movie-makers to shoot their film in Jamaica, the countries film industry is still growing. It is hard to ever forget Jamaica's beauty if you once saw it, said even Columbus who called the country the “fairest” island he had ever seen. Jamaica's beautiful landscapes, its stunning beauty and nice beaches are very often used as filming locations for many not just American but other mov... [ read more ]

Guide to Jamaican Music Culture

Guide to Jamaican Music Culture

The music of Jamaica follows the history of the island; as major changes occurred socially and politically, new genres of music were created as a means for islanders to make their voices heard. To really make the most of your Jamaican vacation, try and attend an event where live music will be performed. Jamaica's music culture is a fusion of elements from the United States (rhythm and blues and soul), Africa, and neighboring Caribbean islands such as Trinidad and Tobago.  Jamaican music's in... [ read more ]

Tourist Guide to Jamaica’s Traditional Dances

Tourist Guide to Jamaica’s Traditional Dances

Dance is a popular pastime in Jamaica, and travelers can enjoy performances or join in on the dance floor fun. Dance is a part of Jamaican culture and everyday life, and it always has been. Whether European settlers or African slaves, every new Jamaican brought their own native dances, and many have evolved and combined to form traditional Jamaican dance. For most of Jamaica's history, traditional dances from Europe and Africa have been part of feast celebrations and life-affirming rituals. ... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Kingston

Tourist guide to Kingston

In the next few sections we will provide you a short guide to Kingston, the capital of Jamaica. Being the largest city of Jamaica, Kingston is located on the southern coast of the island. The city was established in 1692 ad it faces a natural harbour protected by the Palisadoes. Palisadoes is a long sand spit which  connects the town of Port Royal and the Norman Manley International Airport to the rest of the island. Kingston is the largest predominantly English-speaking city south of the U... [ read more ]

Discover the Coyaba Gardens and Mahoe Falls

Discover the Coyaba Gardens and Mahoe Falls

Ocho Rios is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Jamaica, one of those varied and multifaceted places that any kind of traveler can enjoy, from solo travelers to couples and families. Although there are many attractions in Ocho Rios that are perfect for everyone, one of the most notable sights in the area are the Coyaba Gardens and Mahoe Falls. The gardens and falls complex is the perfect place to escape from the crowds and to enjoy the beauty of nature. Walk around the exquisite... [ read more ]

Sights in Montego Bay

Sights in Montego Bay

Montego Bay is one of the undisputed stars of the Jamaican tourist scene, and for many people one of the first places where they end up staying (and visiting) while in Jamaica. MoBay is the second largest city in Jamaica after the capital, Kingston, and since it is close to Sangster International Airport it receives most international flights and tourists. Montego Bay is not a quiet, sleepy place where you can doze on the beach without seeing another soul, but it is the heart of Jamaican tou... [ read more ]

Jamaica's colonial mansions

Jamaica’s colonial mansions

Jamaica has plenty of stunning scenery, beaches, reggae, sun and coffee, but another great thing that can be found in large numbers all over Jamaica are colonial mansions. Of course, the history behind these beautiful buildings is almost never pleasant, and they are a result of colonial exploitation, but that doesn't change the fact that they are exquisite works of architecture. Jamaican Georgian architecture combiners the elegant lines of Georgian styles with the practicality necessary to s... [ read more ]

Top 5 museums in Jamaica

Top 5 museums in Jamaica

Jamaica is the ultimate tropical tourist paradise, with amazing beaches, countless resorts, theme parks and activities, but also a genuinely fascinating culture, history and people. Getting to know Jamaica can take quite a lot of time, especially since there are so many fun tourist attractions to distract you, but once you get to the heart of it, you will be completely won over by the vitality, resilience and variety of Jamaican culture and art. The best way to take a crash course in all thi... [ read more ]

5 essential travel experiences in Jamaica

5 essential travel experiences in Jamaica

Jamaica is one of those destinations where you can never get bored even when you're doing absolutely nothing. You just have to kick back, relax, listen to Bob Marley and watch as life goes by. But even if your holiday plans in sunny Jamaica include only lounging and sunbathing, there are still some activities that everyone who steps foot on the island should do. Tasting the authentic flavor of the Jamaican way of life is impossible is you don't try at least a few of the 5 essential travel ex... [ read more ]