In just a few days the OCEAN Style/AUDI FashionShowcase will light up Montego Bay for its 5th staging, promising the best in fashion, luxury and entertainment from November. 2-4, 2012. The FashionShowcase weekend combines world class fashion with the allure of Montego Bay, enticing the elite from the Caribbean and the world to partake in this top notch lifestyle event.
Imagine running along a tropical coastline propelled by the earthy sound of drums and the view of the ocean. Every year Reggae Marathon offers that and much more for one day only in Negril.
This year however Reggae Marathon caps off an exciting calendar of running events in Jamaica, following on the heels of several 5k, 10k, and triathlon events for amateurs and sports enthusiasts alike.
Jamaica is no doubt the place to come and run, having produced the fastest men and women in modern history. Whether in the capital city Kingston or the laid back fishing village turned tourist town Negril, open road, perfect climate and memorable experiences await you in Jamaica.
Check out these upcoming running events in Jamaica and gear up for the biggest of them all, Reggae Marathon in Negril.
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Sizzling performances from the world’s top reggae, dancehall and R&B acts came together to create a memorable Reggae Sumfest for 2012. Summerfest Promotions took Reggae Sumfest to even higher heights from July 15-21, 2012 as they celebrated 20 years of the ‘greatest reggae show on earth’. The star studded line up assured a successful event with performances from the likes of Damian Jr. Gong Marley, R&B superstar R. Kelly, Trey Songz and dancehall legend Shabba Ranks.
August 2, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Jamaica Events | No comment
Flowing for over 20 miles from the tip of the Cockpit Country to the Caribbean Sea, the Martha Brae’s fame comes from its beauty and legendary past. According to local myth, the river is named after a Taino woman who was believed to possess magical powers and to know the location of a secret gold mine. One day the Spanish forced the woman to take them to the mine, but on the way she used her powers to alter the river’s course, and so the roaring river blocked the mine’s entrance and killed the Conquistador.
After years of twisted English translations the River Matibereon became known as the Martha Brae River. Today, Martha Brae River, offers an excursion for those looking to commune with nature; outdoor activities for all ages; and some exciting folklore to entertain those who visit. Over 40000 visitors travel down the Martha Brae on bamboo rafts every year. The river is located in Falmouth, Trelawny, and offers two main attractions – the thrill of bamboo rafting and the stunning Luminous Lagoon of Glistening Waters.
Located on the border of St. Ann and St. Mary, about 10 minutes east of the vibrant Ocho Rios, nestled in lush tropical greenery is the 1/4 mile stretch of white sand known as Reggae Beach. A famous Jamaican landmark, this breathtaking picture-perfect spot is a tiny slice of heaven. Lounge chairs are lined along the seashore, some grouped amongst shady random clusters of hundred year old almond and palm trees, while others are arranged closer to the waters edge. If you’re looking for a beach that doesn’t get crowded then this is the place to be.
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Enjoy soft reggae music and great Jamaican hospitality as you cool out under a palm tree with a fresh fruit cocktail from the “Village Beach Bar”. Or try some succulent Jamaican-style fish, lobster, conch or spicy jerk chicken from the grill. Capture a golden tan while drifting peacefully across turquoise waters on a lie-low float. From waving fan coral to colorful clownfish and graceful rays, you’ll find plenty to look at while snorkeling the bay’s reefs. Kayak the coastline or hike the natural trails or experience a seaside massage. Try the seasonally fresh native fruits like Mangos, guineps, guava, ortanique, sugar cane, pineapple, papaya or naseberry. Challenge a friend to backgammon, checkers, or join a domino game. Reggae Beach has it all.
Jamaica is a beautiful island offering fantastic beaches, abundant wildlife and broad expanses of rugged terrain and there is no better way to explore the mountain trails, the peaceful meadows and the sandy shores of the island than by horseback. Hooves Ltd in Ocho Rios is the best choice for horseback riding on Jamaica’s North Coast and once you’ve settled in your Jamaica accommodation (or even before) you can plan your great outdoor adventure on the island.
Equestrian lovers can choose to experience the thrill of riding a beautiful horse through the countryside and down to a magnificent beach, where your dream of riding a horse into the sea becomes a reality. This horseback riding adventure provided by Hooves Ltd. in Ocho Rios takes you along the shoreline and then into the ocean! Ride bareback into the sea or take your horse on a river walk. Explore the rain forest and historical sites including working plantations. Experienced riders will want to take jumping and polo lessons. Saddle up to experience another side of Jamaica.
With three vibrant locations in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Caribbean Bar and Grill, Jamaica is a total entertainment complex, complete with restaurants, watersports events and live entertainment. Famous for themed parties, fantastic food and serving tropical margaritas beachside, Margaritaville is one of the most popular party spots in the island. Ideal for couples, spring breakers and in general anyone looking for good food and a great time.
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The Margaritaville located on Montego Bay’s Hip Strip is arguably the most popular of the three. Locals and tourists alike flock to this location for two-tier open-air bars, two giant water trampolines connected by a log cross or the floating Margaritaville deck anchored offshore and a spectacular 120ft water-slide that winds right through the bar and into the warm blue Caribbean Sea below. There’s also a Jacuzzi, and a night-time disco. Enjoy their world-famous “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, tropical margaritas (of which there are 52 to choose from) and exclusive shopping while listening to the laid back sounds of Jimmy Buffett, sunbathing on the seaside pier or simply taking in the amazing view.
Jamaica is undoubtedly one of the most romantic islands in The Caribbean and there are so many reasons for this. From intoxicating secluded beaches to serene botanical gardens, enchanting waterfalls, soothing Reggae rhythms and not to mention the warm, inviting nature of its people the list could go on for days. Fun and excitement blend with rest and relaxation within the astoundingly beautiful garden parish of St. Ann and it is here that you will find its captivating capital, Ocho Rios.
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Well known as a tourism hub, Ocho Rios is just bursting with romantic activities for couples celebrating their honeymoon and if you’ve ever wondered what it was like to swim with dolphins or sharks, then Dolphin Cove is the place to find out what a thrilling experience that is. Adjacent to the world famous Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios, Dolphin Cove is Jamaica’s number one marine attraction. It has all the makings of a thrilling couples adventure; offering the excitement of interacting with not only bottlenose dolphins, but stingrays, snakes, iguanas and a host of colourful tropical birds as well!
February 19, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Weddings & Honeymoons | No comment
Jamaican waterfalls are some of the most beautiful in all the Caribbean. Because Jamaica is so mountainous you will find waterfalls all over the island. Located in the Dolphin Head Mountains in Glenbrook just a scenic 1-hour drive away from “the capital of casual” Negril, Mayfield Falls is one of the most unspoiled and tranquil areas in Jamaica, truly a hidden eco-tourist treasure.
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Situated on five-acres of lush tropical terrain, Mayfield Falls offers two sparkling waterfalls and twenty one mineral water pools, providing total refreshment and complete relaxation. It is an ideal location for day tours, nature walks, company retreats, weddings, meditation, special events, and school tours. Be one with nature as you spend a whole day in the mountains, playing under waterfalls, swimming in natural pools and jacuzzis, and relaxing under bamboo trees as the charming riverbed runs through farming country in a magnificent valley surrounded by serrated peaks.
The warm azure waters of The Caribbean Sea have a magnetic pull that very few (if any) can resist. Just looking at the ocean will tempt you to dive right in and the equally hypnotic island of Jamaica has some of the best points of entry to this enchanting wonderland. It is for this very reason that the island is such an excellent destination for SCUBA enthusiasts the world over.
Frequently flocked to by cliff diving thill-seekers and sun-worshippers “The Capital of Casual” Negril has many of the best dive sites in Jamaica. From deep dives to wreck dives and wall dives Negril has it all. When seeking to arrange a dive in Negril, Jamaica The Negril Scuba Centre is the best place to start. A leader in Negril’s scuba diving development and environmental protection, the centre offers three dives daily for certified divers, including night dives.
February 17, 2011 at 7:11 pm | What to Do | No comment