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Many tourists fly in to Montego Bay and take shuttle buses from the airport to Ocho Rios (and back). It has been several years since I made that trip, so I couldn't tell you prices off the top of my head, but this site indicates that taxis are about $120, with the shuttles being significantly cheaper (some hotels and resorts in Ocho Rios may also offer ...


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There's one way you may not have considered - although it's quite adventurous. Websites like Find A Crew advertise boats going from A to B all around the world. They're usually looking for crew. Some will want experienced crew, while others just want someone to share the journey, and price of fuel and food with, as long as you're happy to help out and ...


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Visitors to Jamaica must have a yellow fever vaccination (and accompanying proof) if they've arriving from a yellow fever prone country. Other than that there are plenty of recommended vaccinations but none required. Reference Reference


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(Asker here; I have just returned from my trip to Jamaica.) 1) In the touristy spots - Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, you will generally have no problem paying in USD. I am not sure however about the less touristy spots, because by the time I got to such spots, I already had the opportunity to change my USD into JMD. Which is what you want to do anyway ...


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As you can see on this very detailed report on Tripadvisor, it depends where you are and what you are trying to pay for. This by the way goes for any other place that is highly frequented by one specific nationality, such as Macau and HKG for Chinese currency, Switzerland for Euro etc: Places frequented by tourists will accept USD. There is a chance that ...


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Right, I've not been there, but I'll try and say what I would do, as your food methodology seems to echo mine :) The Aruba Ostrich Farm would be my first stop if you've not tried Ostrich meat. Dried, sliced, or in a burger, it's a delicious meat. Snorkelling sounds pretty great there, and for once you're not left out with wrecks that only scuba divers ...


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From Wikitravel: There are no regular ferries or boats to Cuba from foreign ports, although some cruise liners do visit. Yachters are expected to anchor at the public marinas. Most ports are closed and tourists are not permitted to walk around them. Private vessels may enter at Marina Hemingway in Havana or Marina Acua in Varadero. There are no ...


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(I was in Jamaica in Dec 2013.) I had the benefit of a local Jamaican friend driving us up to the more remote parts (Blue Mountains, Reach Falls), so I do not know exactly what the most cost-efficient way of getting to these places are. My answer below pertains to travel between and within the biggish towns/cities. Other than the municipal bus services in ...



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