The Caribbean island has always been traveler’s favorite choice of destination. Jamaica is a place where you get to experience the great local music scene, relax your mind as you stroll on the long sandy beaches and enjoy the slow pace of life that it offers. It is tempting to know that Jamaica offers the spectacular views, crystal waters and baking sunshine to the interested visitors. Other than the beauty of its nature, the Rastafarian culture is definitely one of the reasons why most of people would like to give it a visit. Booking all your need here is easy and using Hoot Holidays is a great example. However, take note that visiting Jamaica during spring break can caused you to experience higher prices because most of the college students swarming the island at that time of the year.
Cost of traveling to the island can be broken down to accommodation, food, transportation and activities. A night in a shared hostel dorm in Jamaica will cost you USD15 approximately. But if you would like a single room, prepare to pay around USD20 per night. And as for the budget hotels, most of the rates start from USD50. Casual meals and lunch can cost around USD5 per meal and dinner will be around USD12. The good news about the island is that rates for buses are inexpensive at around USD0.90 per trip. However, taxi’s rate is pricier and for a 10-mile trip, you will need to pay USD20. Activities in Jamaica will cost you around USD40-80 for snorkeling and visiting Bob Marley Museum is at USD20 per person.(image by San Antonio Current)
Things To Do and See
There are a lot of activities for you to enjoy during your stay in the island. Jamaica is famously known for the notable figure, Bob Marley. It’s not a surprise to know that a museum was built as tribute to the Rastafarian icon and greatest influence. You should visit Bob Marley Museum, or head to Bob Marley Care for jerk wings and tenderloin kebabs. Other than that, rafting is a much desired activity as well. You can head to the Port Antonio area on a bamboo raft, and taking a trip down to the Rio Grande River. It is one of the best ways to enjoy the crystal springs, waterfalls and numerous caves hidden away throughout the island.
For lovers of snorkeling activity, you can easily spend a couple of hours uncovering the deep blue ocean on your trip as well. Head to the Norther coast of the island where you can easily spot coral reefs, array of sea life, sponges and caves. If you’re tired of snorkeling, you try swimming with the cute dolphins too! Ocho Rios will give you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim with dolphins and if you’re looking for a bigger thrill, you can always swim with stingrays in Oracabessa as well.(image by Susan Knodle)
Shopping in Jamaica can be done easily in Montego Bay, Jamaica’s center of tourism. Get ready to spend a lot of money on souvenirs and other items as you shop around the main Crafts Market and the City Centre Plaza. And just toward the southeast of Montego Bay, an area famously known for birds can also be found. Cockpit Country hosts over 70 different species of birds and the scenery is beyond amazing with interesting sinkholes and pockets of dissolves limestone.
Jamaica is a great place to get immersed in the Rastafarian culture and to enjoy the laid-back nature of the community there. Although it would be a lot easier to spend most of your time on the Jamaican beaches, our suggestion is for you to experience the local music scene and the culture of the people.
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