Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Jamaica - Isle of Enchantment

Jamaica is truly a fantastic destination for all ages, offering beaches, biking, fishing parks, gardens, golf, hiking, historic sites, plantation tours, rafting, safaris, tubing, water activities, and gorgeous waterfalls.

The island is 146 miles long and 50 miles wide and is located in the Caribbean Sea. Visitors from the United States don’t have to worry about translation issues, as the official language of Jamaica is English.

While in Jamaica, visitors can experience musical and movie history. Several James Bond films were taped on location in Jamaica, as was the film Cocktail.

The Bob Marley Jeep Safari, an all-day tour, explores 9-Mile; a quaint village in the beautiful mountains of St. Ann that prides itself in being the birthplace and final resting place of reggae legend, Bob Marley. On this tour, passengers have a first-hand look at Bob Marley’s home and resting place, along with learning some great stories about Marley’s life in Jamaica. There are also plenty of other museums and theaters that highlight the life and music of the man Jamaicans call “The King”.

For the adventurous, white water rafting and a rainforest river tour are offered. On the rainforest tour, patrons can swim in a mineral pool, swing on ropes, or simply relax while gliding down the river on a raft. On the other hand, white water rafting is an intense, thrilling experience, showing the authentic, untamed beauty of Jamaica.

Rum is often associated with the Caribbean, and while in Jamaica, people can explore the Appleton Estate and learn how rum is made today and how it was made in the 18th century. Visitors also have the chance to make and sample their own rum. Other working plantations are also available to tour, along with coffee factories, and historical castles.

Guests looking for beauty in Jamaica don’t have to look far. Tropical scenery is all around. Embedded into Jamaica’s landscape is Dunn’s River Falls, one of the most gorgeous waterfalls in the world and a source of great pride to Jamaicans.

When the sun sets, the island comes alive with sounds of music and laughter drifting out of bars, discs, and theaters. Lovers of the nightlife can take their pick between reggae, blues, and other styles of music while sipping their favorite tropical drink.

No matter your lifestyle or interests, Jamaica has everything you’re looking for.

For more information and a first hand account of Jamaica from a certified travel specialist please visit: http://www.ttravel.com/jamaica-optional-tours.html

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