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Island Plaza

Island Plaza

Jewels and touristy crafts – the architecture of the malls change a little, but the contents is essentially the same everywhere.  A break in sun and swim, but nothing special. ​Anyway, this was, maybe, the best mall that I saw in Jamaica.

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Runaway Bay

Runaway Bay

Runaway Bay is not a big city, but it has good hotels and beaches. In these pages we plan to collect the travelling experiences by the users of Touristrips, and useful information about this place.

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Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios is a traditional city, with a few interesting touristy details around. In these pages we plan to collect the travelling experiences by the users of Touristrips, and useful information about this place.

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A week in Runaway bay

​I spent a week in Runaway Bay.At least, that was the location mentioned in the advertising of our hotel. As a matter of fact we saw nothing of Runaway Bay, if that village exists. That’s a problem of this policy of resorts – hotel isolated in Runaway bay, hotel in Negril 42 Km from Negril…​Anyway, let’s describe what we…

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Dunn’s River Film

It’s not safe to use your camera while climbing Dunn’s river falls. A few guides hold a camera offering themselves to tape your group. Check the price and identify who’s filming you, because, at the end there is some confusion.  Don’t expect good quality in the film (you only need to watch the way they balance the camera to…

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Grand Bahia Principe

  ​Spanish domain A great, nice and modern hotel is ruled under Spanish touristy style (by Spanish people?). This means very professionally, with all the tricks and details to keep costumers busy and amused. No surprise that Spanish (and Portuguese) tourist prevailed.​It was my first all-inclusive experience, and… I liked it. A network of bars The all-inclusive package meant that…

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Visiting Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios I’ve been in Ocho Rios only for a couple of hours, and I think I didn’t miss anything interesting: a small, ugly city, with a couple of modern small malls where tourists buy the same articles sold everywhere. ​American tourists are the target but they weren’t many! Beaches Beaches are the best program in Caribe and Ocho…

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Other notes

​Exchange Hotel We had an opportunity to enlarge our views over Jamaica, using a surprising program exchanging guests from two distant hotels.  What a great idea! ​Thus we spent two nights in Lucea, when it was supposed to stay all week in Runaway Bay.  If you may… use it. Nudist beaches It seems that they are common in Jamaica,…

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Shopping in Ocho Rios

Craft works The best of our visit to Ocho Rios (Dunn’s River Falls apart) was the crafts market. ​Though clearly oriented for tourists, there we saw real people, and a reasonable popular look.  Prices were high as usual, but, bargaining, they dropped quicker than in regular shops Island Plaza: Another mall Jewels and touristy crafts – the architecture of…

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