Lonely Planet Jamaica

Lonely Planet Jamaica (2017)
Lonely Planet Jamaica (2017)

My latest guidebook for Lonely Planet has just been published, and it’s about one of my favourite countries to travel in – Jamaica. I’m the lead author on the guide, and did the ground research for Kingston and the eastern parishes of the island, including coverage of Port Antonio and Ocho Rios. There are some excellent new additions to the guide, from farm-to-table organic restaurants, tighter coverage of Kingston’s party scene and even more of Jamaica’s astonishing waterfalls and swimming holes. Here’s why I wrote in the book’s introduction, where you get asked to discuss what you love most about the destination:

It’s the spicy plate of jerk washed down with a cold Red Stripe beer. No, it’s the giant speakers of a sound system blasting out dub reggae after dark, while the DJ cues up the next track on his decks stationed under a mango tree. No, the Rastafari street art in a downtown Kingston neighborhood. It’s the cheeky tour guide at the waterfalls getting the tour group to strike Usain Bolt’s lightning pose. It’s getting lost in Maroon country and sunsets over the sea. What, you wanted only one thing I love about Jamaica? Wait, let me try again…

Lonely Planet Jamaica is available to buy direct from LP here, or wherever books are sold in print or ebook formats.

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