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The watchword on the island is "irie", meaning "everything's all right".
Kingston is famous for being the home of both the late Bob Marley and champion sprinter Usain Bolt. The Rastafarian movement also has its origins in the city. It provided the location for the first James Bond film, "Dr No". There are many old colonial buildings in the township of Port Antonio which stand testament to the varied past of Kingston. A must-see while staying here is the Bob Marley Museum, which offers an insight into his life and works and also gives the visitor the chance to sample some of his favourite dishes in the on-site café.
Kingston offers an opportunity for those interested in walking or hiking to indulge their favourite activity. Blue Mountain and John Crow are the two main national parks and there are guided tours available. You will see beautiful rainforests, waterfalls and plenty of unusual plants and flowers.
Montego Bay is the place to go for nightlife and partying. But for a relaxing beach holiday, you should look no further than Negril, which has a quiet, tranquil atmosphere, white sands and clear blue seas. Places such as Ocho Rios provide an opportunity to climb the falls and visit the working coffee and banana plantations. Falmouth, Rose Hill, Runaway Bay, Discovery Bay, Treasure Beach, Whitehouse offer golf and many types of water sports. Montego Bay is a perfect destination for honeymooners or couples looking for a romantic break.
Probably the best way to see Montego Bay is on foot, especially if you want to visit the tourist area of Gloucester Street, which is lined with shops and restaurants. There are buses from Barnett Street Station and Montego Bay Metro operates a number of routes through the town.