Kingston - Post Report Question and Answers

What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

Going to the all-inclusive resorts. - May 2022

The resorts during COVID were at prices we could afford and our only saving grace. This is a small island, life is restrictive, expensive and tough. Come with the right attitude and enjoy what you can, embrace the heat its hot humid and sweaty at all times. As a tough country the morale is never great here, but there are flashes of fun when the right combination of people are here but many are insular or lack the energy to contribute much. - May 2022

Every time we go to the North Coast, we are in paradise. I'd go every weekend if I could. The all-inclusive resorts are amazing but expensive. There are many private beaches that are amazing. If you love beaches, waterfalls, turtle hatching, etc., you will enjoy this post. - Jan 2020

Beautiful beaches, the Blue Mountains, and great coffee. - Aug 2018

I had a lot of special experiences in Jamaica, most of them traveling outside of Kingston to beautiful beaches with friends or getting into a session of "reasoning" with Jamaicans. Port Antonio and Blue Fields are some favorite places, as are the Blue Mountains. - Jun 2018

Getting to know Jamaicans and the local embassy staff has been a treat. They are fun-loving people who are quick to take you in. The best part about being posted in Kingston is getting the opportunity to explore the rest of the island. Jamaica is beautiful and when you get outside of the city there is a lot of amazing things to do and see on the weekends. The newly constructed highway has made trips to the north coast easier and quicker. - Mar 2017

Getting to know the Jamaican people-- a fun, dynamic, outgoing culture, trips to Montego, Ocho Rios, Negril and Portland - Apr 2016

Getting to know Jamaicans. They have a fascinating culture and history that is rich and they are happy to share it with foreigners. There are also many 5K races in and around Kingston, some even incorporate beaches into the race. Of course, the beaches are amazing, the weather is wonderful and the coffee is divine. Also, if you're from the U.S., you'll probably never live closer to home while being in a foreign country. Travel to and from the U.S. is relatively easy and cheap - a great recipe for weekend getaways and family/friend visits to the island. Climbing Blue Mountain is also a must-do, no special gear needed. It take about 4 hours to hike up from Whitmore Hall and 3 hours to hike back down. The summit is at roughly 7,000 feet and on a clear day they say you can see Cuba. - Dec 2014

Having so many mini vacations sampling the different hotels/resorts. Some are all inclusive which is convenient with little kids. Other areas are less touristy with villas to rent and come with chefs to cook for you. - Oct 2014

Scuba diving, touring the island, enjoying the beach. - Mar 2014

Feeding hummingbirds outside of Montego Bay. Lots of great beach days and family vacation to the North Coast. - Dec 2013

Getting out of Kingston to explore the island - Frenchman's Cove, Treasure Beach, Negril, Ocho Rios, Holywell park, Reach Falls are just a few of the places to visit. The Hash House Harriers (Jamacia Hash ) are very active and organize hiking trips to remote parts of the island every two weeks. - Aug 2011

Wonderful place if your into photography, Participating in Carnival, going to some of the various resorts, and lots of things to do so long as your willing to do a little research. - Sep 2010

There is always something going on for a single person and even couples. They throw parties and events all the time in Jamaica, and it's usually about $40usd for unlimited drinks and food. - Jul 2010

Experiencing a new country and culture. - May 2010

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