To prepare for a trip to Jamaica, there are generally 2 solutions if you do not know anyone on the spot.
The first solution is to book a stay in one of the resorts concentrated on the north coast, where everything is taken care of, which is not suitable for all travelers. The second possibility is to organize your own stay, provided you have already made this kind of trip for another destination: Jamaica is not the country where you will test your skills to fend for yourself… you already know them!
A trip to Jamaica… to be prepared scrupulously
To do this, it is not impossible mission far from there, but it is recommended the utmost caution: do not leave anything to chance, do not leave alone (discouraged) and learn scrupulously about the places to avoid.
Once you are well aware of all the essential information, know that it is possible to discover serenely this mythical island, the crazy charm and the people very warm, provided not to do anything.
An island to Discover… legally
If you dream of discovering Jamaica other than in a starry hotel, know that it does not deserve its bad reputation.
It is a simple matter of common sense and this is true for all destinations: stay in the crowded areas and not get lost in the bad neighbourhoods.
If the cradle of marijuana smokers never fails to challenge those who love Rasta culture, be aware that paradoxically, it is one of the countries where the penalty is the most severe in the world.
Travel to Jamaica: ideas of culture and nature
The beaches in the north are very touristy, this is the case of Negril to the North West, Montego Bay to the north, the Second city of Jamaica where is held a reggae festival in summer, the popular reggae Sumfest, and further to the east, Ochos Rios. Nevertheless, you will tread the fine sand on some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean region.
The visit to Kingston is a must. In addition to the architectural heritage of British settlers, the city has more of an asset, such as its small, picturesque churches (Kingston parish Church or St Andrews Parish Church), the Bob Marley Museum, the Devon House, the Vale Royal…
On the nature side, the interior of the island offers superb landscapes, famous for the many rivers and waterfalls of all beauty, as in the preserved park of Cranbrook.