Things to Do

Bath Jamaica

 

The small Jamaican town of Bath hosts the oldest botanical gardens on the island and a natural healing mineral springs.

The Botanical garden holds the oldest breadfruit trees, said to be the original trees brought to the island by Captain Bligh.

Jamaican Patois

 

Jamaican patois (pronounced "pot-wa") is primarily English, but to the untrained ear, especially deep in country, we often can't hear this. We stumbled upon some funny likkle things over the years that helped surprisingly will with our Jamaica accent/Patois problems and I would like to share it with you. 

Long Bay Beach, Jamaica

 

A long beautiful beach lies on the East side of Jamaica, Long Bay. The contentious ocean pounds ashore onto a wide, palm shaded sandy beach. The beach is dotted with Tiki Hut bars, restaurants and cabins. The vibe is laid back and European.

Long Bay
Looking south
Jackie with Noah, Nate, Pi and Tiffany
Looking north
Throwing sand
Patrice
Mr. Roper's crafts
Mr. Roper

Sonny Murphy in Morant Bay Jamaica

Healing our Culture from Babylon

 by Judo

I-tal lifestyle is a natural and pertinant way to live and heal the body.

The secrets of our culture:
Eight rules to live by.

 


Love yourself and respect the individuality of others.

 

 


Pure and natural products to preserve the skin.

Pumpkin/Gunga Pea Soup Ital Recipe

A wonderful, healthful choice when feeding a crowd Jamaican cuisine.

Start a large pan of water, 1/2 full to boil on the stove or fire then add in order:

Preparing the pumpkin
Peeling irish potato
Cutting the coconut with a machet (Warning-don't try this at home!)
Grating the coconut to prepare juice
Squeezing the coconut for juice, dogs standing at attention for their turn
Making long skinny dumplings
It's Soup!

Fi Wi Sinting Jamaican Festival

 Celebrating Jamaica's African Heritage
February 17, 2013

Fi Wi Sinting is an annual one day celebration of Jamaica's African heritage and is a tribute to the ancestors. It is held at Somerset Falls River Park, Hope Bay, Portland, north of Port Antonio, Jamaica. It has become the largest Black History Month event in Jamaica.

Vendor
Jonkunoo
A Break in the Day
Crowd Shot

Blue Mountains Jamaica Trekking

 

Trekking to the top of the Blue Mountain begins well before dawn. Start with a fire roasted cup of Blue Mountain organic coffee, one of the most famous flavors of coffee. The trek is six miles long. Walk slow and pace yourself. The goal is to walk at night so you can reach the peak at sunrise.

Long tailed hummingbird
It is cold on the mountain
Mountain View
Woodland Flower
Woodland ferns
Deep Woods
Ben showing Alex how to play hacky sac
You can name the kitty

Zion Country Walkways

 

Zion Country Eco Beach Cabins are located on a steep cliff descending from the community road to beautiful Manchioneal Bay, Jamaica. Perched upon this cliff are located the four guest cabins.

View of handrail and stairs

Bingo

 

In your Jamaica travel, you may want to play bingo! A Bingo game is a great way to pass the time and get to know people in the local community. However, if you want to play bingo at the comfort of your home, you can log on to online bingo websites and come in contact with other bingo players from different parts of the world.