Rum & Reggae's Jamaica
If you are thinking about vacationing at one of the all–inclusive resort chains that litter the Jamaican coastline, put this book back on the shelf now! Do it now, mon! You are not our kind of reader. For you, there are those other guidebooks written for the masses from big New York publishers. You won’t like this book, but we do hope that you have fun being locked behind gates, eating mediocre food, being trapped on tour buses, and drinking rot-gut rum. Enjoy!

If the above does not appeal to you, then Rum and Reggae’s Jamaica is the right choice. We just loathe the all-inclusive resort concept and particularly dread “couples only” prisons, which has swept this dynamic island paradise with the wrath of a Category Five hurricane. More than in any other Caribbean country, being sequestered behind fences keeps the traveler from the real beauty of Jamaica—it’s people. The home of reggae, rastas, reefer, and more is experienced at the beach; in the cities, towns, and villages; in the verdant mountains, the bustling markets and the corner rum shop blasting dance hall music (Jamaican hip-hop). Beyond the gates are also beautiful beaches, great golf choices, a very electric music scene, museums, jerk pits, evocative art, quiet, and tremendous beauty. We help you find it and have more fun along the way.

Rum & Reggae’s Jamaica is the only book you will need for your trip. Everything you need to know is in these pages. We provide the inside scoop on Jamaica, every worthwhile place to see (and which ones to avoid), as well as the 411 on accommodations, restaurants, nightlife, activities, and more. And we give you the freedom and flexibility to make discoveries all your own. If we like something, you’ll know it. If we don’t, duck! So let Rum & Reggae be your guide to an irie time in bashy Jamaica.

Jamaica mi a go!
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About the Author
JONATHAN RUNGE is the author of 18 travel books: Rum & Reggae's Puerto Rico (2007), Rum & Reggae's Caribbean (2006), Rum & Reggae's Costa Rica (2006); Rum & Reggae's Brazil (2005); Rum & Reggae's French Caribbean (2005); Rum & Reggae's Grenadines, Including St. Vincent and Grenada (2003); Rum & Reggae's Virgin Islands (2003); Rum & Reggae's Caribbean (2002); Rum & Reggae's Jamaica (2002); Rum & Reggae's Puerto Rico (2002); Rum & Reggae's Dominican Republic (2002); Rum & Reggae's Cuba (2002); Rum & Reggae's Hawai'i (2001); Rum & Reggae's Caribbean 2000 (2000); Rum & Reggae: The Insider's Guide to the Caribbean (Villard Books, 1993); Hot on Hawai'i: The Definitive Guide to the Aloha State (St. Martin's Press, 1989); Rum & Reggae: What's Hot and What's Not in the Caribbean (St. Martin's Press, 1988); and Ski Party!: The Skier's Guide to the Good Life, co-authored with Steve Deschenes (St. Martin's Press, 1985). Jonathan has also written for Men's Journal, Outside, National Geographic Traveler, Out, Skiing, Boston, and other magazines.