Posts Tagged "St Mary Jamaica"

Jamaica’s best beach hotels and accommodation on a budget | guardian.co.uk

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Blog, Jamaica Lodging | 0 comments

Editor: Well, I had to smile at this recent article from The Guardian. Of the 10 Jamaica beach & budget lodgings they feature here, 9 of them have been recommended here at KeepItJiggy.com for years! If you're willing to get AWAY from the all-inclusives, you'll experience all that the REAL Jamaica has to offer! You'll find many more options like these by clicking "Travel Jamaica --> Where to Stay" in our menu above.   Jamaica's best beach hotels and accommodation on a budget by Decca Aitkenhead guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 20 March 2013 06.17 EDT We pick Jamaica's best hotels,...

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St. Mary Breadfruit Festival | Sunday, July 15, 2012

Posted by on Jul 10, 2012 in Blog, Festivals/Events, St. Mary Breadfruit Festival, St. Mary Jamaica | 0 comments

St. Mary Breadfruit Festival | Sunday, July 15, 2012

  Looking for some good FUN (and a little education) this weekend? It will be hard to top the yummy Jamaican breadfruit and the family-oriented entertainment at the annual St. Mary Breadfruit Festival, presented by the Jeffrey Town Farmers Association. The St. Mary Breadfruit Festival is always a favorite and this year's event should be no exception! It's a wonderful opportunity to meet the community of Jeffrey Town, located in St. Mary's lush, green hills, and sample the amazing variety of dishes made from breadfruit - from traditional roasted or boiled breadfruit, to breadfruit jam,...

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Jamaica’s Ian Fleming Airport Opens January 12!

Posted by on Jan 10, 2011 in Blog, Jamaica News, Jamaica Travel, Ocho Rios Jamaica, St. Mary Jamaica | 0 comments

Okay, not to be picky... but both the new Ian Fleming International Airport at Boscobel and Oracabessa's Goldeneye Resort are located in the beautiful rural parish of Saint Mary on Jamaica's north coast. True, they are very close to Ocho Rios (obviously the nearest well-known resort area) but I think we should give credit where credit is due!! Seems to me people should always know & appreciate where they really are, and St. Mary is a dramatically picturesque parish with a lot of things to do. Apparently the new airport has a passenger lounge, pilot briefing room and customs and...

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Discover St. Mary Jamaica’s 1759 Fort Haldane

Posted by on Oct 10, 2010 in Blog, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican History & Heritage, Maroons, St. Mary Jamaica | 0 comments

Discover St. Mary Jamaica’s 1759 Fort Haldane

Just a few interesting tidbits to add to the following article: Fort Haldane was built in 1759, one of several erected to guard Jamaica's main harbors from Spanish raids (and to help keep the enslaved and working classes under control). It was named after General George Haldane, then Governor of Jamaica. The guns were strategically positioned on a hill facing seaward over Port Maria for protection. If you're familiar with the famous Tacky Rebellion, one of Jamaica's bloodiest rebellions against slavery in 1760, you may recognize this Fort. On Easter Sunday, a runaway slave known as Tacky and...

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Couples resorts make top-25 travel list again

Posted by on Sep 2, 2010 in Blog, Jamaica beaches, Jamaica Lodging, Jamaica News, Jamaica Travel, Negril Jamaica, Ocho Rios Jamaica, St. Mary Jamaica | 0 comments

Couples resorts make top-25 travel list again Published: Saturday | August 28, 2010 Carl Gilchrist, Gleaner Writer The Couples Resorts chain has reason to celebrate. For the second year running, all four Couples Resorts properties are ranked on Travel + Leisure's Top 25 World's Best List for resorts in the Caribbean. These are Couples Tower Isle and Couples Sans Souci, both in St Mary; and Couples Swept Away and Couples Negril, both in Negril, Westmoreland. This makes Couples the first all-inclusive resort chain to have all its properties listed in the prestigious magazine's top 25 list for...

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