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"Okay I'll keep this one short. Probably the most notable attraction in Jamaica is Dunn's River Falls. The falls empty into the Caribbean Sea. It is one of the very few rivers in the world that actually fall directly into the sea. This is very near my dad's house so I like to go there on a regular day. The prices are really cheap.
Lovers Leap: Located in St Elizabeth, the area grows most of the mellons, peppers, scallions, tobacco and corn for the rest of Jamaica. Yet it has low rainfall, so they mulch the ground with grass to retain the water. Lovers Leap is a 1700 ft cliff from which a couple of slave lovers leaped to escape their master who wanted the girl for himself, true story (hence, "LOVERS LEAP"). It has a restaurant and a small museum with Indian and more recent artifacts.
Rick's Cafe: Located in Negril, with the first public bar and restaurant of its type on the West End Cliffs, Rick's Cafe offers an alternative to Negril's majestic seven mile beach. From the cliffs, countless visitors and locals have jumped or dived into the crystalline water below. The highest platform jump is 35 feet and ensures the thrill of a lifetime. I have never been here but I want to!
Mystic Mountain: Jamaica's newest attraction located in Ochi, Mystic Mountain consists of different attractions like "Bobsled Jamaica" and "The Rainforest Sky Explorer". I have been, and I LOVE IT! The Sky Explorer is kind of scary though, it goes REALLY high, you can see the whole ocean!
Again, there are COUNTLESS other festivities to engage yourself in, if you're looking for attractions. You have Ruins Restaurant and Green Grotto in Mobay, Martha Brae in Falmouth, Doctor's Cave and Aquasol Theme Park in Mobay. You can also research on Google, I'm sure a lot of attractions will come up."
"My mom raised us on Jamaican food, that's all I can eat. From bammy, to rum cake (Christmas cake), to bun and cheese, to curry goat, oxtail, curry chicken (my favorite), fish tea, grater cake, gizada, mannish water, rice and peas, red peas soup, UGHH you all need my mom's cooking right now! I could go on and on and on, but I'm going to elaborate on three main dishes I feel are more popular than the rest.Ackee and Saltfish, Jerk Chicken, and Patties, shown below respectfully in that order.
Ackee and Saltfish: Known as Jamaican's National Dish, this delicious meal is prepared with salt cod sautéed with boiled ackee, onions, Scotch Bonnet peppers, tomatoes, and spices, such as black pepper and pimiento.
Jerk Chicken: The best damn chicken there is to eat! With its hot spices usually cooked freshly off the grill, it is seemingly probably the most popular in Jamaica. Anywhere you go in Jamaica, you see a Jerk Chicken stand, whether it's on the side of the road or in a market. This is all I eat when I go to Jamaica, along with patties! And my grandmother can second to that! I always waste all of my money on it.
Patty: I think out of all three, the Jamaican beef patty is probably the most popular in America, they even sell it in corner stores. The patty can be eaten with coco bread, as shown above. This is also another favorite of mine."
"Jamaica has the best nightlife! I don't need to explain myself. When you are in Jamaica you are guaranteed to have a good time at any given day of the week. I've been to beach parties, dances, foam parties, and I've been to clubs. A lot of Jamaica's clubs consists of go-go girls, which is odd to have at a club in America, but very normal in Jamaica. The nightlife in Jamaica has relocated itself in London, New York, Florida, Boston, LA, and many more places all around the world. Jamaica's nightlife reputation will continue to carry on through generations.
Margaritaville: Located in Ocho Rios, Negril, and Mobay, it is a very hot tourist spot, but you will also find a lot of residents partying there also. Hailed as the place to party on Montego Bay’s “Hip Strip” Gloucester Avenue, Margaritaville is perfect for anyone looking for exciting entertainment, a lively atmosphere and delicious food.
Quad: Located in Kingston, celebrities pass thru all the time. It is a must-go! Quad is the nightclub of choice for many uptown Kingstonians. The concept of Quad is four different nightclubs in one building.
Jungle: Located in Negril, the Jungle was the hottest thing talked about while I was there. International celebrities are also seen a lot in this hot night club.
There are many more hot spots that I've heard of or been to. Plum Pack and G-Spot in St. Elizabeth, Triple X and Scrub-A-Dub in Negril. Strawberries and The Roof in Ocho Rios. Traditionally the best nightlife is simply "yawdflex". It doesn't have to be at a venue, just throw your own! That's how it has been done for years and it never fails. If you are ever going to visit Jamaica, let me know, I'll give you the most updated 411 I know of.
amaica holds some of the most prominent yet sizzling events of the world every year, here's the inside scoop.
Reggae Sumfest: Ahhhhhhh the Sumfest! The largest concert festival in Jamaica, it takes place each year in mid-July in Montego Bay. Sumfest, started in 1993, is officially sponsored by Red Stripe. All I'm going to say is some of the past celebrity performance line-ups then I'm done with this part lol. Beres Hammond, Baby Cham, Rihanna, Capleton, Buju Banton, 50 Cent, Frankie Paul (great family-friend), Lady Saw, Freddie McGregor (great friend of my dad's). The line-up gets bigger and better every year!
ATI/RTI Weekend: ATI weekend, aka Emancipation weekend takes place during the week of Jamaica's Independence Day in Negril. It recently formed an alliance with RTI weekend so all the events will consist in one weekend, which is probably the craziest thing that could ever happen to Negril. It consists of four nights of straight partying. It's smart to rent hotel rooms, trust me! With the beach, the booze, and the bikinis you will NEVER get bored. Thousands of people from all over Jamaica and other Caribbean islands come every year to become part of Negril's premier event. It usually attracts 18-30 yr olds.
Sting: The greatest one night reggae show on earth, Sting takes place on Boxing Day each year, the day after Christmas, and incorporates everything that a hardcore reggae fan could wish for - an incredible line-up, electric atmosphere, amazing performances and a few on-stage clashes. One night can make or break your career, the show is that important. Since Xmas time in Jamaica is the time everyone goes back to Jamaica to visit their home and family, Sting always sells off, from the artists to the people.
Again, there are hundreds of other popular events, but these ones always attract my eye. Some of these parties also stopped, but replaced with new ones with the same concept: eat, drink and party nonstop!