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Jamaica [Paperback]

Christopher P. Baker
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Jan. 15 2003 Lonely Planet Jamaica
-- 45 maps guide the traveller from the Blue Mountains to Montego Bay
-- loaded with least-known sites, best beach parties and hottest roadside jerk stands
-- knowledgeable notes on the area's outstanding reggae music scene

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 3rd Revised edition edition (Jan. 15 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1740591615
  • ISBN-13: 978-1740591614
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 12.8 x 1.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,022,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For reliable and authoritative travel information, reach for your Lonely Planet guide.

-- The Times

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5.0 out of 5 stars For those who want to see and do everything Jan. 6 2002
I have used four different guidebooks in two trips to Jamaica in the past two years. This Lonely Planet guide is clearly the most thorough and comprehensive (although the others are more than adequate). I can't think of anything of significance that was left out, and I've been studying the island for 30 years now. That said, it's probably far more than most tourists to Jamaica will need or want. The vast majority go to major resorts for fun in the sun. If that is your intent, then this book will be very helpful to you in planning your trip--choosing a place to go, places to eat and stay, and things to do-but so will the other guides. This is, however, the guide par excellence for those who want to know as much as possible about Jamaica, its people and culture, and who will be traveling around the island, perhaps to areas remote from the tourist industry, for an extended period of time. It will be invaluable for anyone who is moving to Jamaica and working there-such as missionaries, teachers, embassy staff, and Peace Corps volunteers.
The guide starts with an excellent 66 page overview of the island that you should read before you go. It also has a great 47 page history of popular music. And lots of beautiful color photographs. Followed by detailed information on where to go, where to stay, and what to do in every area of the country. Along with priceless sage advice on the local culture. The author really knows his way around the country and the people. It can be a tricky place to be, and most tourists don't venture far from the resort areas, so if you are going cross-country on your own then you should definitely read what he has to say.
Because it is so comprehensive and informative, I can also recommend this guide as a beginning reference on Jamaica.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best guidebook on Jamaica ever! July 8 2000
By A Customer
This is the guidebook that answers all of the questions you might have about this beautiful country. I was able to enjoy 2 wonderful weeks in Negril, and planned most of my activities, hotel accomodations, restaurant visits, entertainment, and transportation using this book. What I appreciate most about Lonely Planet books is that they give information on all of the towns in a given country - not just the big resort places. The ratings of hotels and restaurants was very accurate, as were the maps. They tell you the good, the bad and the ugly in realistic terms that make getting around a breeze. This book is a must if you are planning to travel to Jamaica!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An HONEST guide book, indeed!! April 11 2004
By Mair
What can I say? This is the greatest book that I've ever seen on traveling to Jamaica.
Within the first 100 pages of this book is accurate, important information about everything you could imagine about Jamaica. I loved that this information came first, before all of the "guide" things. I beleive that within these important pages of this book, the reader can determine if indeed Jamaica is a place they might want to go to, or stay away from.
If you read this book and still have questions about Jamaica, you need to read the book again because its ALL in here.
I'm truly impressed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Info is right on! June 8 2000
By Jam Fan
We've got 3-4 Jamaica travel books and this is the one that was most helpful and continues to be - we go to Jamaica a lot :)
If you want to get out and explore the island beyond your hotel (and you do!), you'll really appreciate having this book. It lists restaurants, hotels, attractions and gives an excellent view into Jamaican history and customs.
Prices were quite accurate at the time of our last visit and so were descriptions of places to eat and stay. Great book, don't leave home without it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great Jan. 11 2002
By A Customer
Very informative. A must have if you are planning a trip and are not familiar with Jamaican culture.
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