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Personally, Jamaica is a shithole and I wouldn't go there.
Ocho Rios is decent but I will only holiday in Negril in Jamaica in the future.
Southwest to San Juan Puddle jumper to vieques
Lots of blacks. If you don’t like blacks, you won’t like Jamaica
We had a driver and just ate out every meal. Pretty much like any island, the locals are trying to make a living and will feed you well on the cheap. Staying on the cliffs, we could swim to Ricks or Catcha Star. I don’t play around when i cook, and I don’t cook on vacation.
As with most places, be aware of your surroundings. I work a lot on the South & West sides of Chicago, so maybe I'm more in tune with the potential pitfalls of higher crime areas. I just can't see Jamaica being that bad.
I mean, if a place can be mentioned in the same sentence as the South & West sides of Chicago it is a ringing endoresemen of a vacation destination, amiright?
place it in a category similar to these bad Chicago neighborhoods
The Jamaica Constabulary Force said the country had at least 1,192 slayings in 2015, a roughly 20 percent increase from the previous year. There were 1,005 killings in 2014, the lowest annual total since 2003 in this country that has long struggled with violent crime.Jamaica had about 45 slayings per 100,000 people in 2015, keeping it ranked among the most violent countries in the world. In recent years, the UN listed the island as having the world’s sixth-worst homicide rate. The World Bank ranked Jamaica in the top five in 2013.By comparison, Chicago, which has roughly the same population as Jamaica at 2.7 million, had 468 killings in 2015.
So more than twice as dangerous as Chicago on average.