In a world where people are hard pressed for time, taking a vacation has become really difficult. Gone are the days when you could take long leisurely breaks. Today, vacations are all about a lean-and-mean break with too much packed into ridiculously short a time. Well it doesn’t have to be that way. A well planned itinerary can take you places (literally) and ensure holidays don’t turn into an activity that you do but a time when you let go, relax and rejuvenate, leaving all the cares of the world behind. If you are planning a travel to Jamaica, here are some possibilities you can try.
Tour the countryside
Jamaica is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful Caribbean countries and the reputation is well-deserved. Drive around the island, appreciate the dramatic landscape, and capture the untamed beauty on camera for memories of a lifetime. To make the best of your tour, you can consider taking a driver. The reasons for this are many. First, an experienced driver will know where to take you. Second, you can concentrate on the scenery and finally, the most important—the scenery is spectacular; the roads aren’t.
Wear a seatbelt if you are sitting on the front seat and not just to obey rules. Drive along the roads and you’ll realize how badly you need it. Breakdown assistance is limited in urban areas and practically negligible in rural sectors.
If your vacation spills over to the second week, it is time to read the finer print. Once you are done with the beaches and scenery, its time to do in Jamaica as Jamaicans do. So for some time, develop a temporary amnesia, forget the lifestyle back home and go Jamaican. Try getting your hair braided into deadlocks or learn Jamaican patois, the unofficial language of the island. Research the Rastafarian religion to better appreciate the lyrics of reggae music. While you relax on the beach, give some thought to the construction of the jerk pit in your backyard. And as you savour the sumptuous jerk on the beach, ask lots of questions about the spices used during the cooking process.
Shop till you drop
What’s a vacation without shopping? Do buy the knick knacks sold by the beach vendors but also take out time to venture into the heartland. Jamaica, as a shopping destination does not disappoint and apart from the rum, there is much on offer. Browse through the visible body of work by the Jamaican artists or buy the magnificent woodcarvings.
Stay in Jamaica accommodation rentals
Make your visit to the beautiful island all the more memorable by booking your own privacy and space for these are what the Jamaica accommodation villas provide. Be pampered by the staff of the Jamaica villas, savour the choicest of local dishes prepared by the efficient chefs, spend quality time with your loved ones while recollecting the joys of the day in your own living area and watch the sun setting in the distant horizon from your own terrace. In Jamaica, with so many rentals, you will be spoilt for choice. And if you don’t know which villa to choose, try out the Silver Sands villas that provide the best services at the most reasonable rates.