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Frommer's Jamaica Paperback – Sep 22 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Frommers; 6 edition (Sept. 22 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470614447
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470614440
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.6 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #428,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Publisher

Let Frommer's great featured lists outline the sites and activities that can't be missed:

The Best Beaches The Best Water-Sports Outfitters The Best Golf Courses The Best Tennis Facilities The Best Natural Attractions The Best Honeymoon Resorts The Best Family-Friendly Resorts The Best Places to Get Away from It All The Best All-Inclusives The Best Restaurants The Best Shopping Buys The Best After-Dark Fun

Frommer's Jamaica gives you the low-down on:

Montego Bay Jerk Pork

Your Jamaican Wedding Health & Insurance Falmouth The South Coast Mandeville Ocho Rios Runaway Bay Port Antonio Kingston The Blue Mountains Cays and Mangroves Calypso, Reggae & Rap: The Rhythms of Jamaica Jamaican Food & Drink Culture --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

Visitors are more likely to see charming, small boats than large fishing vessels on the beaches of Negril. See chapter 6.

  • Detailed maps throughout

  • Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information

  • Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife

  • Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas

  • Insider tips from local expert authors


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Aug. 14 2003
Format: Paperback
I recently got married and this guide was all I needed to find the best of Jamaica. With its section on the Best of Jamaica, I was given the top choices for everything from the best beaches, honeymoon resorts, romantic getaways, shopping buys, and gold courses. This guide made planning my trip simple, with all the information I needed to know before I got there, like the exchange rate, the calendar of events, and tips on dining out and shopping.
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The book has good info and history etc... a little outdated though. No colour pictures just black and white. Seller shipped slow. Took a long time to get here.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Don't bother if you already have the 2nd edition Sept. 22 2004
By Mary E. Hurley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I very much liked the 2nd edition of this text. I purchased the 3rd edition because we are planning our third trip to Jamaica. Unfortunately, this new edition contains very little updated information. In fact, two of the newer Riu hotels in Negril (one of which opened in 2001) are not even included in this guide.

This is a very helpful guidebook, but don't bother buying the new edition if you already have the 2nd edition. You can find as much useful information online.
19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
The ultimate honeymoon guide. Aug. 14 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I recently got married and this guide was all I needed to find the best of Jamaica. With its section on the Best of Jamaica, I was given the top choices for everything from the best beaches, honeymoon resorts, romantic getaways, shopping buys, and gold courses. This guide made planning my trip simple, with all the information I needed to know before I got there, like the exchange rate, the calendar of events, and tips on dining out and shopping.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Great tool for sifting through the options April 18 2008
By UsrX - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I grew up in Jamaica, but never really took advantage of the "tourist stuff" while there (who does that at home?). I found this book very helpful for sifting through all the many things the island had to offer and targeting the best (and most reasonably priced) restaurants, hotels, etc. on my last visit.

Only thing they missed, like most reviews, is the cultural differences across the island. Just like Arkansas and New York don't have the same culture, accent, terms, etc., the same is true of different regions in Jamaica.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great for Understanding the Country & Culture March 29 2013
By Firf - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I read this book almost cover to cover when I received it. I am travelling to Negril soon and this book looked like a solid informational guide for me. This book serves someone best if they have not yet planned a trip to Jamaica because It is divided into different sections by cities and sample itineraries. So, being that I already booked my trip, the sample itineraries and other cities sections were useless to me. I must note that this book has the most informative information on local culture as well as hotel and restaurant reviews than most other books on Jamaica I've looked through.

Good For:
1. Understanding local culture
2. Do's and Don'ts
3. Restaurant & Hotel Reviews

The best thing I got out of this book were the restaurant reviews. It made it so much more helpful in knowing all my local food options near my hotel.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I just returned from Jamaica and this book was of no help! Sept. 5 2009
By Reader2008 - Published on Amazon.com
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For example, the book lists a tour company for Ocho Rios. I called the company and they stated they do not even tour the area. In addition, with no photos of the attractions described, the book is useless. The airport gift shops had better Jamaican books than this one.

In addition, the book is suppose to be the source on Jamaica yet doesn't mention the bath area or the healing springs at all. I would not recommend this book.

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