Where to go, what to do in Jamaica
Air Jamaica offers nonstop flights from BWI Marshall to Montego Bay for about $450 round trip. Connecting flights on American, US Airways and other carriers start at about $370; fares to Kingston are in the same range.
Island Car Rentals: Montego Bay and Kingston airport terminals, 866-978-5335, http:/
Strawberry Fields Together: Off the North Coast Highway in Robin's Bay, 876-994-0135 or 876-999-7169, http:/
Zion Country Beach Cabins: Long Road, Portland Parish, 876-993-0435 or 876-451-1737, http:/
Polkerris: 13 Corniche Rd., Montego Bay, 305-722-3567 or 876-877-7784
WHERE TO EAT
Reggae Pot Rastarant: 86 Main St., Ocho Rios, 876-422-4696. Sample the Rastafarian cuisine called Ital, such as stew, rice and peas, and healthy juice drinks. Plates cost less than $4.
Mama Joice Cook Shop: Long Road, Portland Parish. Mama Joice prepares home-cooked Jamaican cuisine in her simple restaurant (four walls, no art). Dinner comes with very lively conversation from the chef. About $4.
WHAT TO DO
Green Castle Estate: Tower Road, Robin's Bay, 612-986-4709, http:/
Port Antonio Market: The sprawling market in the center of town is crammed with produce, clothes, souvenirs, spices and crafts, such as woodcarvings by artist Rock Bottom.
Meet the People: The tourist board matches visitors with locals who share similar interests. Free. Fill out a request form at http:/
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Jamaica Tourist Board, 800-233-4582, http:/