The Rough Guide to Jamaica
Author: Polly Thomas, Adam Vaitilingam, Polly Rodger Brown
Publisher: Rough Guides
With complete coverage of Kingston as well as all the major resorts at Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, and Negril, this "Rough Guide" is the perfect complement to both independent travel and all-inclusive package tours. Comprehensive listings reveal the best places to stay, dine, and catch the funkiest reggae. of color maps & photos.
Author: Polly Thomas, Adam Vaitilingam
Publisher: Rough Guides Limited
Suggests accommodations, sightseeing, restaurants, and recreational activities for visitors to Jamaica
The new full-colour Rough Guide to Jamaica is the ultimate travel guide to the most captivating of Caribbean Islands. In-depth coverage and clear maps will help you discover the best that the island has to offer--from white-sand beaches and rum bars to misty mountains and vibrant towns--while detailed practical information will help you get around. This guide is fully updated with expert information on everything from reggae and street parties to the best coffee and the quietest beaches, plus insider reviews of the best places to stay, eat, and drink for all budgets, all of it brought to life by stunning photography. Whether you want to flop on the beach or explore every corner of the island, the Rough Guide will make sure you make the most of your time in Jamaica.
The Rough Guide to Jamaica
Author: Polly Thomas, Adam Vaitilingam, Rob Coates, Laura Henzell
Publisher: Rough Guides Limited
Totally redesigned to mark their twentieth anniversary, these acclaimed travel guides feature a dramatic full-color section at the front, new design elements to make them easier to use, up-to-date information on restaurants and accommodations, meticulously detailed maps, transportation tips, and discussions on geography, natural wonders, landmarks, itineraries, cultural facts, and other valuable tips for travelers.
The Rough Guide to Guatemala is the essential companion to this astonishing country with detailed coverage of all the main attractions – from the volcanoes and crater lakes to the culturally-rich capital of Guatemala City. The full-colour introduction highlights the spectacular natural beauty of the beaches and wild-life reserves with stunning photography and the essential list of ‘what not to miss’. There are informative accounts of all the Mayan ruins, with detailed historical backgrounds, and how to get the most from each sight, as well as thorough explorations of those hidden gems, including the breathtaking Lake Atilán region and the jungle of Verapaz. You’ll find sections about Indigenous Costumes and Mayan Architecture, dozens of easy-to-use maps, as well as countless accommodation and restaurant reviews and tips to find the best fiestas and highland markets. The guide has all the practical information you need to get there, travel around with ease and ensure you don’t miss the unmissable.
Lonely Planet Jamaica
Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Jamaica is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dance to the island's reggae soundtrack, go snorkeling at delicate Lime Cay, or swim in the cool mountain pools of Reach Falls; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Jamaica and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Jamaica Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - cuisine, history, culture, wildlife. Covers Kingston, Blue Mountains, Ocho Rios, Dry Harbour Mountains, Port Antonio, Rio Grande Valley, Montego Bay, Negril, Mayfield Falls, Bluefields, Cockpit Country, Mandeville, Treasure Beach and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Jamaica, our most comprehensive guide to Jamaica, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Caribbean Islands guide. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition
Beautiful white-sand beaches, swaying palms and reef-studded waters are all on offer, but there's more to Trinidad and Tobago than sun and beach life: Tobago is home to one of the densest populations of bird species in the world, and the oldest protected rainforest in the western hemisphere. This is a guide to these lively twin islands.
Author: Oliver Hill
Publisher: Avalon Travel
Former Jamaica resident Oliver Hill knows how to guide you to the best of everything Jamaica has to offer, from the rich roots and culture of the island to its most romantic escapes. Oliver also offers a range of exciting activities for every traveler, including unique trip ideas like Best of Jamaica and Ecotouring Jamaica. Complete with details on the best beaches and great day trips off the beaten tourist path, Moon Jamaica gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps.
The Rough Guide to Jamaica is the definitive travel guide to this captivating country. The ultimate travel guide to the most captivating of the Caribbean islands. From dining by the sea to dancing under the stars, we've picked out the best of Jamaica, with full-color pictures offering a taste of what to expect. Detailed practical advice covers everything from restaurants and accommodations to tipping and tours; an events calendar details the island's legendary reggae shows, and insider tips ensure that you'll discover the island beyond the resorts. The Rough Guide to Jamaica also provides the lowdown on each part of the island, including the white-sand beaches and watersports of Negril and Montego Bay; the lush rain-forest retreats of Portland; the hip hotels of the unspoiled south coast; unforgettable hikes in the cool Blue Mountain peaks; and Kingston's electrifying arts and nightlife scene. You can explore every corner of Jamaica with clear, detailed maps that will help you navigate with ease. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Jamaica.
Author: Adam Vaitilingam
Publisher: Rough Guides
Barbados Directions fits neatly in your pocket and won''t weigh you down on a visit to this dazzling island. The guide provides the perfect partner on a visit to Barbados, brimming with ideas for making the most of your time. In the opening "Ideas" section, 28 full-colour spreads cover a wide range of attractions from hidden beaches and outdoor activities to indulgent cocktails and remote sunset look-outs. The "Places" section of the guide gives complete coverage of each area of the island, with opinionated listings picking out the best museums, restaurants, bars, beaches, rum shops, wildlife and craft shops. Throughout the "Places" section there are specially commissioned photos illustrating the listings and maps pin-pointing their location. The entire text of the guide is digitally stored on an e-book CD included with the book. The CD can be read by PCs, Macs and all hand-held devices and contains weblinks to hundreds of sites, from hotels to local tour organisers.
The Rough Guide to Belize is the ultimate travel guide to this unique country, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions, from the beautiful, sun-washed cayes to the soaring Mayan pyramids. Discover Belize's highlights with stunning photography and extensive information on everything from the country's magnificent Barrier Reef - the longest in the Western Hemisphere - to its mist-shrouded jungles. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Belize, relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best resorts, hotels, spas, and restaurants for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Belize also features sections featuring Belize's splendid underwater life, plus its ancient Mayan pyramids and sites. Explore every corner of Belize with more user-friendly maps than any other guidebook.
Laid back, sun-drenched tropical paradise, or hotbed of drug-related crime and violence? Neither stereotype is true. Jamaica suffers from a PR problem, created largely by tabloid headlines written thousands of miles away. The reality is more complex and more fascinating. Despite its small size, Jamaica punches above its weight. Its footprints in sport and music are, like its people, larger than life. It is one of the few countries to have its own soundtrack— mento, ska, and reggae are popular around the world. The University of the West Indies campus at Mona is a regional source of excellence. Jamaicans have a fire that has been hard to douse. It was burning when their forefathers arrived on slave ships, barely alive after the middle passage, and it was there when they fought the British to a standstill in the Maroon Wars. In the English-speaking Caribbean they have a reputation for being brash, but the Jamaicans have a warmth that is unmatched. They are unafraid to talk to strangers, they'll laugh at nearly anything, they'll discuss and debate with passion, and they'll let you know it straight. Despite real economic and social problems, this beautiful and invigorating country regularly ranks among the top five happiest nations in the world in the annual Happy Planet Index. Culture Smart! Jamaica takes you beyond the clichés with a fresh, uniquely well-informed look at of one of the most intriguing countries in the region.
The Rough Guide to Reggae is the only book of its kind available. The first two editions of the Rough Guide to Reggae were the top-selling books on the subject, and widely acclaimed by the music press and fans alike. Illustrated throughout with over 400 pictures, many of them exclusive photos, the book also features exclusive interviews with reggae s top stars, and reviews over 500 albums. 2003 and 2004 have been the most successful years for reggae music on a global scale since the heyday of Bob Marley, with singers such as Sean Paul and Wayne Wonder regularly topping the UK and US pop charts. The new third edition of Rough Guide to Reggae is fully updated to cover this latest wave of Jamaican musicians, while not stinting on newly discovered recordings and reissues of classic albums of the past.
Author: Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and sightseeing. You'd be lost without us! Frommer's Jamaica is the premier guide to the island, with complete coverage of Montego Bay and the Northern Coast; Negril; Mandeville and the South Coast; Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay; Port Antonio; Kingston; and more. You'll get candid reviews of the best hotels, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife, as well as the author's picks for the best travel experiences, including: relaxing at Doctor's Cave Beach; surfing Boston Bay Beach; golfing at White Witch of Rose Hall Golf Course; enjoy a romantic picnic at YS Falls; down a daiquiri at Time'n' Place in Falmouth; and more.
An ethnography of Dancehall, the dominant form of reggae music in Jamica since the early 1960s.