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visiting Jamaican soon and want some tips

what is there to do and go see? Are there any cool buildings or museums?

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If you are in the capital Kingston there is a lot of museums some of which are historical in nature i.e you can visit Bustamante's museum (just opened), UNIA House where Garvey used to have his meetings, National Museum, different houses historical in nature i.e. Devon House, Port Royal has a museum, Youcan go to St. Ann to Seville which is the site of the first settlement in Jamaica by the Spanish, Rose Hall which is a museum and a haunted house, museums all over this island. Events coming up is Jamaica Carnival after Easter. Reggae Sumfest and Sunsplash and of course plays and other shows!Please contact me when you are coming so I can schedule a tour or two for you if you are coming with a guest or two.
Hi in Jamaica there are tones of interesting buildings.if you are going into the capital which is Kingston you'll find Devon's house, you can visit the Bob Marley Museum and also we have a Museum in Spanish Town in the old capital and you can learn a lot about there.If you were to go into Montego Bay which is our tourist destination you can find Green Gratto Cave you can find in st Ann you can find the house of the white witch of rose hall and a lots of other and several other cultural buildings in Ohio Rios where you can learn a lot.well as for cool places to hang out you can check you have so much i cant even name them all but i give you a few. eat and drink at island grill.get the best fish at little London restuarant if you are the party type just check Montego Bay and Ohio Rios you can lose.
Hi and thanks for asking,
In addition to the information below, it really depends on where your interest lie. If you are particularly interested in our treasured history and culture, I also recommend that you visit our National Gallery in addition to several galleries located across the island, and some of our Great Houses. Make sure you visit Outameni in Trelawny. The Rose Hall, Montego Bay, and definitely touring Negril and Portland might be of particular interest to you. Each parish really is unique in what it offers, so touring planning an island tour is always recommended. If you are interested in viewing our architectural design, there are buildings such as the new Spanish Court hotel, Kingston that might be of interest to you. Activities to indulge in will of course depend on your personality and interests and where you will be located. If you are a party-going person, clubs such as the Quad, New Kingston; Fiction, St Andrew. Medussa for a Caribbean latin night is good. If you are a nature lover, the places to visit are endless. Our historical Port Royal for fish eating and "jolly travelling by boat" for a start and several of our local falls, rivers or even hidden beaches. You may also like to try attending one or two art and culture workshops with our local artists, or drop by for a cookout with our hiking troops or fishermen. Do enjoy your stay. Most importantly, get connected with at least one Jamaican, try to understand our ways, and do not allow the travel agents to scare you away. Bless!!
First of all can you tell me where in jamaica you will be staying? that would be a great help for me to answer your question properly.

Roger
yes, you can visit the Bob Marley Museum, the Blue mountain peak, and we have a building that turn up side down that you call the geedy house in Port Royal.
You should go to Port Antonio - A picture-perfect display of nature’s finest works with dazzling walls of green mountainside slipping into crystalline waters. Port Antonio’s quiet charm casts a romantic spell that’s sure to enchant you.

There is Folly ruins, the most romantic ruins on earth.

Portland has a lot of Georgian Style buildings, however Museums and Galleries are located in Kingston.
Well you have made the right choice in wanting to visit our beautiful and very historic island. Wherever on the island you are going to visit, you are sure to have the historic experience that you desire.

Throughout the island we have Courthouses, forts, churches, railway stations and several other buildings and sites that house our rich past. Their posterity will prove to be of great amusement to your quite inquisitive mind.

Among the amazing sites that are available to you is:
- Fort Charles which was the first fort to be erected in Port Royal(Kingston). You will be able to see remnants of the ammunition that were used by men at war, the museum that will serve as a journey for you back into the past, as well as the famous "Giddy House"
-Fort Charlotte is located in Hanover and was built in the 18th century. If you are in the western region of the island then you will be exposed to the historical artefacts of that area through the museum located near this fort as well as the remnants of times past.
-Mineral spas are located across the island: St. Thomas, St. Elizabeth, Clarendon and Kingston. They all have stories surrounding their origin and they served as medicinal support form many of the Jamaican ancestors.
-There are several Great Houses across the island which are reminiscent of the era of slavery and plantocracy. In Kingston there is the Devon House Great House and the Rosehall Great House in St. James, where you can have tours arranged by persons who have great expertise and knowledge in this arena.

It is ultimately impossible for us to explain to you all there is to offer based on your interest in Jamaica. However, we will be here to offer you any assistance whenever you are ready to make your journey down memory lane.
Well you have made the right choice in wanting to visit our beautiful and very historic island. Wherever on the island you are going to visit, you are sure to have the historic experience that you desire.

Throughout the island we have Courthouses, forts, churches, railway stations and several other buildings and sites that house our rich past. Their posterity will prove to be of great amusement to your quite inquisitive mind.

Among the amazing sites that are available to you is:
- Fort Charles which was the first fort to be erected in Port Royal(Kingston). You will be able to see remnants of the ammunition that were used by men at war, the museum that will serve as a journey for you back into the past, as well as the famous "Giddy House"
-Fort Charlotte is located in Hanover and was built in the 18th century. If you are in the western region of the island then you will be exposed to the historical artefacts of that area through the museum located near this fort as well as the remnants of times past.
-Mineral spas are located across the island: St. Thomas, St. Elizabeth, Clarendon and Kingston. They all have stories surrounding their origin and they served as medicinal support form many of the Jamaican ancestors.
-There are several Great Houses across the island which are reminiscent of the era of slavery and plantocracy. In Kingston there is the Devon House Great House and the Rosehall Great House in St. James, where you can have tours arranged by persons who have great expertise and knowledge in this arena.

It is ultimately impossible for us to explain to you all there is to offer based on your interest in Jamaica. However, we will be here to offer you any assistance whenever you are ready to make your journey down memory lane.
Yes certainly there are some Museums in Kingston. You have the Institute of Jamaica, Liberty Hall giving information on Marcus Garvey, National Art Gallery and the Bob Marley Museum. When you arrive in Kingston, it will be no problem for you to find these Nuseums.
Are you into photography? Or did you just want to see pieces of Jamaica's culture/history? Trust me, that's a huge factor in deciding where to go and what to see.
There are quite a few reply to your questions with regard to cool buildings and museums, and i agree in saying that Kingston will be the main place for that.
The main reason why people come to Jamaica is not exactly for museums but more to enjoy a relaxing holiday in one of the most beautiful place on earth, so to the question, what to do, the answer is often nothing, just be, relax and enjoy the surroundings. i am from Portland, often described as an unspoilt paradise, and it sure is, here things to do would be seeing some of the most amazing water falls, as well as a coast line studded with fantastic beaches and an easy access to the mountains. Port Antonio which is the main town in Portland does have an interesting architecture and a great market.
There are a lot of little spots in Jamaica to visit. There are the popular spots often visited by tourists and the less seen spots known to a few locals if that peaks your interest. There are spots in st. catherine, st. thomas and st. Mary yet to be discovered, especially if your into nature, history and out for a good spook.
Hi,
You can also check out for entertainment and dining activities.

It covers those areas on a daily and weekly basis.

As you've seen from the many answers, jamaica is a great place full of activities. If you want constant music, there's a dance every night, not only in Kingston, but also in the rural areas and this doesn't count the clubs.

If you want rivers and beaches, you ddon't even need to go outside of ingston for that.

We're jampacked with activities.
have fun!!!
Hi...These are some of the great attractions that are in Jamaica...It all depends on where you would want to visit.
Green Grotto
The Green Grotto Caves
Located on Jamaica’s north coast between two towns with the romantic names of Runaway Bay and Discovery Bay, lies the Green Grotto Caves. Named for the green algae that cover its walls, the caves have a long connection with Jamaican history.
Devon House...
Places to See: Devon House
Devon House stands in the heart of Kingston, Jamaica, in the area formerly known as “Millionaire’s Corner” at Trafalgar and Hope Road. It was the architectural dream of George Stiebel, Jamaica’s first black millionaire. This celebrated historical site currently serves as a museum, park, shopping, and dining center for visitors and locals alike.
Asafa Trains Bolt For Bobsled Ride
Rainforest Bobsled Jamaica at Mystic Mountain
The hottest new destination in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the attraction capital of the Caribbean! Rainforest Bobsled Jamaica at Mystic Mountain boasts over 100 acres of land stretching from the coast road entrance near Dunn’s River Falls to over 700 feet above sea level at the peak of Mystic Mountain.
Jamaica Going Green
Jamaican Tourism Moves Towards Going Green
What is this Hotel’s carbon footprint? Is that beach blue flag certified? Are there any eco-friendly attractions available? What is a Jamaican tour operator to do when faced with these questions?
Holywell Recreactional Park Blue Mountian
Holywell Recreational Park - Jamaica
Holywell Park is one of the hidden natural gems of Jamaica perfect for those interested in eco-tourist attractions. A three hundred area “park in a park” is the gateway to the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park (BJCMNP) and has protected status over all other areas.It is located 3,500 ft above sea-level in the cool Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park. It is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of life. With lush vegetation everywhere the park is often bathed in tropical mist.
Jamaica Wedding Resource-Link
Jamaica Wedding Resource
Want to Get Married in Jamaica? Wedding and Jamaica are synonymous, not many people know this but Jamaica is ranked among the top 10 destinations worldwide, consistently for Weddings and Honeymoons. Here is a resource with wedding coordinators, pastors and more to help you plan that special day.
Smashing a forehand in Jamaica - Tennis-Link
Smashing a forehand in Jamaica - Tennis
It is an interesting fact that resorts offer the best tennis courts in Jamaica. These courts, with their unique locations and intrinsic style, are without doubt the best you will encounter in the Caribbean.


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This attraction is the newest in St Ann,which is a great pick
There's lots to do and see...we have lots of daily tours that take you to magnificent places around the island, especially the northern side of our Island which has Negril, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios-St.Ann, St. Mary and Portland, all of these areas are especially for visitors. All locations have from affordable accomodations to Luxury accomodations for example villas, all-inclusive resorts and lovely apartment rentals. These areas have various attractions.

There are caves such as the Green Grotto caves to visit and tour in Discovery Bay, St. Ann which is near to Ocho Rios.
Ocho Rios also boasts Dunn's River Falls and Beach...:-)...it's a beach with a beautiful refreshing falls streaming into the sea, you can climb the falls as many times as possible.

Montego Bay has many hotels which offer golfing. There are also tours which take you to historic buildings like Rosehall, which use to be a Great house of a female slave owner, lots of mystery and history there.

Ocho Rios, St. Ann also has a shopping village-'Island Village', which has a Reggae Museum and lots of duty free shopping. Ocho Rios also has the Prospect Plantation with horse back riding and an historic tour of the property.

Check out for alot more adventrous tours that is available to our visitors coming to Jamaica.

Thanks for choosing Jamaica....and i hope you enjoy your stay and return again and again ...one love
Ok...

Based on your question I am going to assume that you fancy art and history.

If that is the Case then Jamaica has rice culture and heritage to fill your appetite. This history leaves its mark all across the island. From :

* Discovery Bay - Where Christopher Columbus discover the island and where they set up harbor.

* Rose Hall - where you can pursue the Estate of Annie Palmer "The White Witch"

* Accompong Town & Maroon Town - Where the slaves settled when escaping from the Spanish and British

* Port Royal - the home off the buccaneers

* Port Antonio - The hidden gem of Jamaica. While there may not be many buildings but its rich culture and immense beauty is absolutely captivate.

* Bob Marley Museum - The name says it all.

These are a just few of the many attractions along your choice. I am sure myself or any of the Localytes would be happy to arrange a Customized tour to suit your needs.

If you have any questions, just ask.
As for what is there to do and see?, it really depends on what kind of vacation you want. The island literally has almost something for everyone, be it the party animal, beach bum, nature lover,spiritualist etc. I can see from some of the answers provided that allot of information was provided. One point to note is that some areas of interest are not the typical listed spots. So as for cool buildings are we talking post modern?, homes?, historical?..it helps to be really specific. There is allot to do once you have the right person with you, tailor made enjoyment is a heartbeat away. I hope you get the vacation you're looking for, have a great time...One LOVE
check out this site it has some good info
There are a lot of historical sites,Marine underwater tours, mini zoos,great food places, adventure tours, water Parks e.t c
It really depends on where you are going to stay.
Cheers
When you come to Jamaica, if you are visiting anywhere and you do not like something, do not push it away in disgust, just do not order that specific thing again, or don't go to that restaurant again, but I advise you try everything at least once and see what you do not like, unless you are allergic to some thing so that you will have the experience of having tried and not liked something. Ensure that wherever you go there is a some registration hanging in the office or food handlers' permit can be shown so that you know that the person has been trained in the area or has expertise from a reputable institution. Beware of taxi operators that do not belong to a fleet for you may be endangered. Otherwise, it is very safe when you go with someone attached to the hotel you are staying. Always tell someone where you are going and who you are going with for safety should be your utmost concern. Stick to tours with the hotel or tours given of for you will be in the safest hands!
you can go sight seeing across the island, visit great houses especially the rose hall great house in mobay and yes we have museums across the island, the bob marley museum in st ann is a must to visit.
Cool building are here for sure. Visit Rose Hall Estate and learn about the white witch. People say it is haunted, some have seen ghost. You may also visit the birth place of Reggae Legend, Bob Marley and see his pillow made of rocks. There are all sorts of meseums around the island, mostly in our capital city. As for things to do, the list goes on and on, some are, climb Dunn's River Falls, Bicycle down the Blue Mountain, Canope through the rainforest, horseback riding in the ocean, junp off a cliff while vewing the world's breath taking sunset, raft or tube along one of our many rivers, do some shopping. All this and much much more to do. Come Visit Jamaica.
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make sure you spend some time in the many nature parks, rivers and waterfalls around Jamaica.

Check out for a variety of nature tours
Try traveling the Localyte way:
1. Airport Transfers - We personally welcome you to Jamaica
2. Breakfast & Dinner - Mouthwatering food
3. Tour Pal (Guide)
4. Go to the countryside cut cane, cook food, dig or harvest yam and farm produce,with the Locals
5. Visit the fisherman’s Village and watch or fish with the fishermen and even have your own fresh fish prepared for you on the spot
6. Visit to a local community and meet the locals ,enjoy Jamaican Authentic natural fruit drink
7. Bird watching is also unique in this area
8. Drive through communities by the riverside with view of lovely vegetations.
7. A visit to the home town of the fastest man is not popular among tourist yet
9. Visit the Musical hall
10. Visit the real Market place to shop
11. WINE Factory (A brewery)If thats your style..
Remember:
It’s not about the sights, monuments, landscapes, and museums. Travel is about people. Meet the right people and you will have the right experiences
There are a lot of historical sitesMontego Bay is home to an appealing variety of historic buildings, museums, and interesting sightseeing opportunities. Stroll through Montego Bay’s sights on your own, or take a more organized approach to your Montego Bay sightseeing by checking on local tours. Take advantage of Montego Bay attractions and those in the surrounding area, both indoors and out. From a simple picnic or afternoon retreat to the park to a technical hike, a round of golf, or a more adventurous sport, there are plenty of Montego Bay activities to keep you busy.

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