EXPLORE A range of possibilities exist for those who want to explore the island. First rate tour operators like Jamaica Tours offer services ranging from limousine tours with personal drivers to excursions on brand new buses with other like-minded visitors. Also, don’t be afraid to do it on your own; rent a car, grab a map and go for a drive. Touring the island on your own is not as daunting as you might think. With major improvements to roadways, the locals are more than happy to point you in the right direction if you get lost. Read our activities pages for some great suggestions.
GO SHOPPING Shopaholics, this may just be the place for you. One of the great things about shopping in Jamaica is that you can score a great deal anywhere. From vendors at the local craft markets to the high-end jewelry stores. Bargaining is expected, so engage the salesperson for great rewards. Duty-free shopping is available in all the resort areas and at both international airports, and prices for luxury goods may be up to 30 percent less than in North America or Europe. Read about the decadent splurges and fun T-shirt picks in this issue’s shopping pages.
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EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE CALL TOLL FREE 1-888-991-9999
US CONSULATE, Montego Bay: 952-0160 BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION, Kingston: 510-0700 CANADIAN CONSULATE, Montego Bay: 952-6198
JAMAICA TOURIST BOARD, Montego Bay: 952-4425 JAMAICA TOURIST BOARD, Kingston: 929-9200 POLICE: 119 AMBULANCE, FIRE: 110
CALENDAR OF EVENTS SPRING 2009
MARCH 1 – 3 MARCH 7 MARCH 9 MARCH 28 – 29 APRIL 4 APRIL 10 – 13 APRIL 13 APRIL 13 APRIL 19 APRIL 26 MAY 2 MAY 2 MAY 3 MAY 13 – 17 MAY 22 – 24 JUNE 10 – 15 JUNE 13 JUNE 13 – 14 JUNE 13 – 21 JUNE 16 JUNE 19 – 27 JUNE 25 – 29 JULY 3 - 5 JULY 19 - 25
CARIBBEAN CLASSIC GOLF INVITATIONAL & MUAY THAI – MONTEGO BAY DRAX HALL KITE FESTIVAL – DRAX HALL, ST. ANN FUN IN THE SON GOSPEL FESTIVAL – KINGSTON JAMAICA ORCHID SHOW – KINGSTON HARMONY HALL EASTER CRAFT FAIR – TOWER ISLE, ST. MARY MONTEGO BAY YACHT CLUB EASTER REGATTA – MONTEGO BAY ST. ELIZABETH HORTICULTURAL SHOW – BLACK RIVER TRELAWNY YAM FESTIVAL – ALBERT TOWN, TRELAWNY JAMAICA CARNIVAL ROAD PARADE - KINGSTON TREASURE BEACH OFF-ROAD TRIATHLON – TREASURE BEACH JAMAICA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY SHOW – NATIONAL ARENA, KINGSTON JOHNNY BRISTOL CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC – OCHO RIOS, ST. ANN WESTMORELAND CURRY FESTIVAL – SAVANNA-LA-MAR, WESTMORELAND STYLE WEEK JAMAICA 2009 - KINGSTON CALABASH LITERARY FESTIVAL – JAKE’S HOTEL, TREASURE BEACH CARIBBEAN FASHION WEEK – NATIONAL INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE, KINGSTON CAYMANAS & CONSTANT SPRING GOLF CLUB TOURNAMENT - KINGSTON CARIBBEAN VEGGIEFEST, SPA & WELLNESS CONFERENCE – THE HILTON KINGSTON OCHO RIOS JAZZ FESTIVAL – OCHO RIOS, ST. ANN THE IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL JAMAICA SHOW – PCI BUILDING, KINGSTON KINGSTON ON THE EDGE URBAN ART FESTIVAL – KINGSTON EPICUREAN ESCAPE – GRAND LIDO RESORT, NEGRIL PORTLAND JERK FESTIVAL – PORT ANTONIO REGGAE SUMFEST – CATHERINE HALL, MONTEGO BAY
Please note events are subject to change without prior notice. Contact source Jamaica Tourist Board for further information.
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