Essential Travel Items For Jamaica

When traveling many of us leave packing until the last minute and then start rushing around gathering last minute Items!

It helps to be organised so we don’t forget important things,such as our”Passports.” (It Happens)
Writing a list before hand is a great way to keep tract of the things we will need for our fun filled vacation.


Jamaica is a tropical climate and one of the things I have to have when in Jamaica is Mosquito repellent!

I particularly love to use Aloe Vera. (Single Bible)

its a fabulous plant that has many health benefits and is excellent for the skin, and hair.

Its a great natural repellant as well as a recommended treatment for sunburn, having a lovely cooling effect.

Make sure you give yourself plenty of time when it comes to writing your list so you can remember everything you might need while on your vacation and have the time to buy them.

Here is  a list of  some of the essential items you will need when traveling to Jamaica

  • Passports (Valid for at least 6 Months on date of entry)
  • Airline Tickets 
  • Cash and ATM Cards (Including extra funds for emergencies)
  • Important numbers written down
  • Snacks and Water
  • Toiletries (Including Baby Wipes)
  • Medications/ Medical Equipment 
  • Reading Glasses 
  • Mosquito Repellent 
  • International Phone with Credit on it (Vaule for money on calls and Internet Use)
  • International Power Adapter 
  • Phone and Device Chargers
  • First Aid Kit
  • Quick drying towels and Clothes 
  • Sarong
  • Beach Bag
  • Waterproof Shoes 
  • Waterproof Phone/Device Cases
  • Sunhat/Baseball Cap
  • Slippers 


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Secrets Wild Orchid. Montego Bay, Jamaica- Luxury Mini-Break!

With restrictions soon to be lifted, many are thinking about taking a well needed break to reflect over the past year or so and what we have experienced. All year round Jamaica makes the perfect break.

What about a luxury mini break 5 Days/4 Nights Luxury All-Inclusive Accommodation at a Montego Bay Adults Only Resort with Afternoon Catamaran Party Cruise?!

and Snorkeling Experience!

This is a fantastic package and guaranteed memorable experience. Montego Bay is a great spot for experiencing all Jamaica has to offer . A main tourist hub, why not take a walk along the famous” Hip Strip” and enjoy the sights.

Woman Shopping In Montego Bay

5-Day Luxury Mini-Vacation Package at Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay, Jamaica

from: Viator, A Tripadvisor Company

The tropical adventure of your dreams awaits you in Montego Bay. Whether you’re looking to relax on perfect white sandy beaches with clear blue skies above, be swept away in the rocking nightlife steps from your hotel, or enjoy thrilling experiences that etch lifetime memories, you’ll find it in the enchanting “Mobay.”

It’s a marvelous melting pot of cultures, buzzing with locals, visitors, and expats who’ve made Jamaica their home. Enjoy the exuberant pubs and clubs, the wide array of eateries, the glistening beaches, the incredible artistry and craftsmanship of our people, and the diverse accommodations here ranging from all-inclusive resorts like the 5-Day Luxury Mini-Vacation Package at Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay, Jamaica package to boutique.

Becoming a Jamaican Citizen

Are You Of Jamaican Descent?

Do You Want To Become A Citizen Of Jamaica?

There is a certain criteria to fit to be eligible for citizenship

An applicant qualifies for Citizenship by Descent where:

A. (i) She / He was born outside of Jamaica before the 6th August 1962
(ii) His / Her mother or father on the 6th August 1962 became or would have, but for his/her death, become a citizen of Jamaica.
B. She /He was born outside Jamaica after the 5th August 1962 and whose mother/father at the date of his/her birth is/was a citizen of Jamaica by Birth, Descent or Registration by virtue of marriage to a Jamaican.

you will have to submit certain documents to prove descent you will also need to pay a fee.

Holding a Jamaican passport gives a real sense of connection and gives a sense of pride

Some of the advantages of becoming a Jamaican citizen include but not limited to the ability to:

Acquire a Jamaican Passport

Work without a work permit

Vote in General and Local Government Elections

Receive Social benefits and get access to government programmes

Exemption from international Fees at Jamaica’s premier universities

Duty free allowance from customs and at the airport

Right to free speech

Register non-Jamaican Spouse as a citizen of Jamaica

it really makes sense to become a citizen of the country you love and want to support.

(You should always check laws within your country for your individual circumstances.)

If in Jamaica

From the UK

Jamaica! Number 1 Destination In The Caribbean

Jamaica does it again and ranks number 1 Caribbean destination winning the Traveller’s Choice Award

it’s easy to see why!

Once you know you know.

Beautiful landscapes

Breathtaking views

Crystal clear waters

Fantastic fresh food

The warm welcoming people

Lively world famous nightlife

The list goes om.


Buju Banton at Stone Love April 2019

Buju made his first appearance since his release
on the world immortal Stone Love showing he still got it!

Things To Do Montego Bay, Jamaica!

Montego Bay, dubbed the 2nd City is hip and happening full of vibe and excitement, the main Jamaican tourism spot on the Island, with lots of all inclusive resorts for guest to relax and enjoy themselves while soaking up the sun.
So as the main tourist spot as you would expect there is lots of activities to keep you busy and entertained while on your vacation in paradise.
Doctors Cave Beach, Margaritaville and strolling along the Hip Strip are some of popular things guest love to do while in Montego Bay.
Below you have a list of some of the Caribbean adventures you can have while in Jamaica.

Jamaica Catamaran Cruise to Dunn’s River Falls from Ocho Rios or Montego Bay -Cruise through the clear waters of the Caribbean aboard a spacious catamaran and discover where Dunn’s River Falls meets the sea. Snorkel over spectacular coral reefs along the way, and sway to the rhythms of Jamaican music while sipping a rum punch on your return to Ocho Rios or Montego Bay. At Dunn’s River Falls, you’ll have ample time to swim in the lagoons and climb the terraced rocks up the stunning cascade, with help from your friendly guide.
Rio Bueno Kayaking Adventure in Jamaica -Discover the scenic landscape of Jamaica while kayaking down the Rio Bueno! Paddle through the twists and turns of the Rio Bueno in a two-person kayak as you make your way to Bengal Bay. Follow your expert guide on the river and see native wildlife roaming the river banks. If you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity while in Jamaica, this is the perfect tour for you!
Jamaica Private Tour to Luminous Lagoon -Experience one of the best attractions in Jamaica…at night! Visit Luminous Lagoon on a private excursion. Hotel pickup and drop-off is conveniently included in your tour price. This is one trip you won’t want to miss!
Jamaica Swamp Safari Village and Falmouth Tour from Montego Bay -Venture to the Jamaica Swamp Safari Village – site of a famous James Bond movie – with a brief stop in the historical town of Falmouth. On this two-hour tour from Montego Bay, you’ll see a wide variety of animals that live in this natural mangrove habitat. The Swamp Safari is home to more than 30 American crocodiles plus capuchin monkeys, the endangered Jamaican boa constrictor, green iguanas, rare local birds and more. Catch a glimpse of Falmouth’s colonial past before you checkout the crocodiles and their companions.
Jamaica Paintball Adventure in Falmouth– Need to relieve some stress? Channel your inner action hero and ‘pow-pow-pow!’ your way through the woodlands of Falmouth with a paintball marker. After a safety briefing, get fitted into the necessary equipment and for 90 minutes, make your way through fox holes, trenches and blockades in an outdoor facility ideal for players of all levels. Sign up for one of two packages: Paintball Adventure (ages 14 and up) or Splatmaster (ages 8 to 13), which offers low-impact colorful paint-ammo that washes off easily. Let the paint-bath begin!

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10 Things To Do In Kingston Jamaica!

Kingston the capital of Jamaica, has so much to offer to those looking to really immerse themselves in Jamaican Culture while on vacation.
The capital is a vibrant buzzing place with lots going on!
There is something for everyone to enjoy.

No trip to Jamaica is complete without exploring the capital of this fascinating country.
Below is a list of some of the great things you can do while in Kingston City!

  1. Kingston City Tour.Kingston City Tour
  2. Reggae Music TourJamaican Music History Tour of Kingston
  3. Port Royal International Heritage TourPort Royal Heritage Tour In Kingston
  4. Kingston Cultural Walking TourCultural Walking Tour In Kingston
  5. Bob Marley Museum TourBob Marley Museum Tour In Kingston
  6. Kingston Food TourJamaican Food Tour In Kingston
  7. Blue Mountain TourBlue Mountain Tour In Kingston
  8. Lime Cay Boat TourLime Cay Boat Tour In Kingston
  9. Dancehall TourDancehall Tour In Kingston
  10. Interactive Jamaican “patwa” Language Session Interactive Jamaican Patwa Language Session In Kingston

Yes, it’s possible to get a refund on a nonrefundable airline ticket; here’s how

Many times we are lead to believe that refunds on our airline tickets are impossible!
Well think again.
Find out how to get a refund on “Nonrefundable Airline Tickets” in this article  from USA Today.

You’ve bought your bargain airline ticket, Yeah!

Then suddenly something happens and you are unable to travel again!

What do you do?

Is there any hope of getting your money back?

Read on to find out

Interesting article.

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