The Jamaican Villa Experience
It may be the more crowded time of the year to visit Jamaica,
but November through April is usuall yunderstood to be the best
time. The reason for this are two-fold. The Jamaican weather is
a bit more moderate through this time, which is considered to
be winter in Jamaica. While winter for many other parts of the
regions of the globe where many visitors to Jamaica originate
is also during this period. So those wishing to escape the cold
at home, find that the Jamaican "winter" is just the
ticket. However, the summer time in Jamaica is very moderate amd
not too hot. Temperatures rarely rise above 85-90 degrees, and
waters are warm and inviting.
The capitol of Jamaica is Kingston, which offers many popular
yearly festivals and cultural events that are host to people from
all over the globe. Probably most popular among the staple attractions
of Kingston is the Bob Marley Museum.
While Kingston does offer many atractions, there are many parts
of Kingston in which the visitor should be wary. Poverty and gang
violence is an unfortunately common in many parts of Kingston.
Other popular destiinations on the island of Jamaica include
Montego Bay, which lies on the Northern coast. Locals often refer
to Montego Bay as "MoBay". Many international flights
arriving on the island will do so in Montego Bay's Sangster International
Airport, where you can easily find a cab driver eager to take
you to your destination. Montego Bay is known to many Jamaicans
as the spot where the tourists go, and therefore has a somewhat
high number of indesireable types who seek to prey upon them.
Travel a bit more west and you'll come to the jewel of Jamaica
- Negril.Negril is located on the western coast of Jamaica, approximately
50 miles from Montego Bay. Visitors to Negril will usually arrive
on an international flight to Montoego Bay. A taxi ride to Negril
from Montego Bay will cost the visitor about 60-90 American dollars,
and is quite a scenic trip. This 1.5 hour trip winds along the
North coast of Jamaica and offers some stunning views of the sea
along your way to Negril.
Negril is home to a number of large all-inclusive resorts, where
many tourists bottle themselves up and rarely step outside of
the resort grounds. This however, denies the visitor the experience
of what Jamaica is really all about. Local cuisine, crafts and
shops, fishing and boating tours, and of course the Jamaican nightlife.
Negril has many clubs along Negril Beach. Most within walking
distance from quaint beach villas. The Beach House Villas and
Hotel is situated in the center of 7 mile Negril Beach, and offers
easy access to Negril's many restaurants, shops and clubs.