Posts Tagged "jamaican vacation"

Must Do: Fi Wi Sinting Festival | Portland Jamaica | Feb 17, 2013

Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in Blog, Festivals/Events, Jamaican Culture, Maroons, Portland Jamaica | 0 comments

Must Do: Fi Wi Sinting Festival | Portland Jamaica | Feb 17, 2013

Family Fun at Portland's Fi Wi Sinting Festival The 23rd staging of Fi Wi Sinting, a celebration of Jamaica’s African heritage, will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at Somerset Falls, Hope Bay, Portland from 10AM-8PM. Admission J$800 (about US$9.00), Children J$200 (about US $2.50) and Students with ID J$500 (about US$5.50). The phrase "Fi Wi Sinting" means "It is ours" in Jamaican patois, and represents how Jamaicans embrace and celebrate the food, traditions and customs that followed their ancestors from Africa. Take the entire family and enjoy a fun-filled day of mingling with...

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4 Great iPhone Apps for Your Jamaican Vacation

Posted by on Jan 31, 2011 in Blog, Jamaica Travel | 0 comments

Yes, if you have the right set-up on your world phone, you can use it while on vacation in Jamaica. But be prepared to spend a small fortune! Trust me, I know!! International roaming is expensive because you are piggybacking onto a partner GSM network such as Digicel's in Jamaica. I finally decided to bite the bullet and get a Digicel SIM card with a Jamaican number to simply swap into my unlocked quad-band phone when I'm there. I can even top it up from home. I don't own an iPhone (yet!), but here's some good advice for those of you who do. With regard to maps, you may be able to use the...

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Wha’ gwaan in Jamaica? Updated Event Calendars!

Posted by on Jan 29, 2011 in Festivals/Events, Jamaican Culture, Jamaican Food, Jamaican Music, Reggae & Africa, Reggae & Canada, Reggae & UK, Reggae & US | 0 comments

WOW :wow: :love: - there are so many HOT reggae artistes performing worldwide in the next few months - Gyptian, I-Octane, Mavado, Protoje, Jah Vinci & Popcaan, Jah Cure, Etana, Lady Saw, Lutan Fyah, Richie Spice, Anthony B, Barrington Levy, The Wailers, Pablo Moses, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Turbulence, Warrior King, SOJA, Rebelution, Freddie McGregor, Marcia Griffiths, Junior Reid, Michael Rose, and many, MANY more!! Check out our "Int'l Calendar of Events" page to find your favorites!! We spent days and days updating all the fabulous events and upcoming festivals around the world. And we...

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Visit Historic Folly Point Lighthouse

Posted by on Jan 9, 2011 in Blog, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican History & Heritage, Port Antonio Jamaica, Portland Jamaica | 0 comments

Visit Historic Folly Point Lighthouse

I finally did it! On my 15 previous trips to Portland, Jamaica, I had always planned to find the charming Folly Point lighthouse but never made it. So, no more excuses. Last month I made it my mission, and… mission accomplished! While I could have chosen a somewhat sunnier day, I still like the photos I shot and it was definitely worth the trip because I just love lighthouses. One of Port Antonio’s prettiest landmarks - the bright orange-red & white striped Folly Point Lighthouse – has lit the way for seagoing vessels on Jamaica’s northeastern coast since 1888 and is still an active...

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Visit Green Grotto Caves on Jamaica’s North Coast

Posted by on Nov 24, 2010 in Blog, Falmouth Jamaica, Jamaica Travel, Montego Bay Jamaica, Ocho Rios Jamaica | 0 comments

Visit Green Grotto Caves on Jamaica’s North Coast

October 5, 2010 at 5:43 pm Ideally located on Jamaica’s scenic North Coast, between the resort centres of Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, the Green Grotto Caves are a major historical and natural attraction for both local visitors and tourists who crave adventure. Said to have once been a haven for pirates and even runaway slaves in the 18th century, the caves (named for the green algae that cover its walls) are characterized by coastal limestone and are easily accessible. The tour of the caves (measuring 1,525 metres in length and 12 metres in depth) lasts just under an hour! The structure of...

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