-- The Times
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.
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.Read more ›
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!