Frommer's Jamaica Paperback – Sep 22 2010
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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
Top Customer Reviews
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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.
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.
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.
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.