Exotic trip to Jamaica | From Montego Bay to Mandeville

Posted by on May 24, 2013

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This tourist area was named by Christopher Columbus in 1494 as the Gulf of Good Weather. The conquest of the English in the seventeenth century turned the region into a large sugar cane plantation and home to many wealthy Englishmen. Mo Bay as Jamaicans call it has warm temperatures throughout the year and offers crystal clear waters perfect for snorkelling. It’s also made for golf. One of the best hotels in the area is the Rose Hall. It is a magnificent resort, former sugar plantation, which has the largest aquatic complex on the island, the Sugar Mills Falls. It’s a good idea to try the jerk chicken, to the rhythm of reggae.

Montego Bay Jamaica

Montego Bay Jamaica

Mo Bay Beach

Mo Bay Beach

The town of Negril retains its wild and crazy holiday destination image, a legacy of the 70s, the more hippie era albeit a little watered down. Breathtaking sunsets, nudity on the beaches of Bloody Bay and Reggae barbecues everywhere characterize this area. Negril today attracts all kinds of travelers from young families to bachelors! It is also very close to this Ocho Rios which houses Dunn’s River Falls, a spectacular waterfall that has become the main attraction of Jamaica. West of Ocho Rios, in Oracabessa you can visit the beach 007 near the home of Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond.

Montego Bay

Montego Bay

Mo Bay Harbour

Mo Bay Harbour

Mandeville keeps one of the lesser known delights of Jamaica. Located in the mountains, taking a respite from the heat that makes sea level, it renounces the burden of coastal tourism in all directions and can be an alternative for more backpacker and adventurer tourists. Also it can boast of having the highest economic level of the island and the lowest crime rate.

Mo Bay Sunset

Mo Bay Sunset

Montego Bay Panorama

Montego Bay Panorama

Montego Bay photos: Robert Whitefield, Ricardo Miller, David Meyers, Katy Warner, Ana Silva, Heidi Zech.

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