The real Jamaica is much more than the glossy 30 second commercials seen on TV. Get out in the countryside and be amazed at the mountainous nature of this Caribbean jewel with small farms and large sugar cane fields, citrus orchards and cool mountain streams with cascading waterfalls of breath taking beauty.
The beaches are mostly small except for the Negril area but the waters is warm and blue like a tropical postcard.
Jamaica has beautiful people trying to make a better life for themselves and the kids but there is also a problem with drugs, poverty, gangs and crime.
For the most part Jamaican’s are welcoming but there are pockets of negative attitude to foreigners and tourists –
We love Jamaica and the Jamaican’s we met but would hesitate to go to areas we are not familiar with, exercising caution.