Jamaica

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CORONATION MARKET
Kingston

The island's main market features stalls of island produce, spices, healing herbs, honey, homemade soaps, Blue Mountain coffee, and kulu kulu rum. A solid place to stock up on nontacky souvenirs.

DEVON HOUSE
Devon House
26 Hope Rd.
Kingston
Tel: 876-929-7029
jnht.com/kingston/devonhse.htm (Jamaica National Heritage Trust)

Pioneering investor and property developer George Stiebel built this great house in 1881, and its Georgian grace is still palpable—despite the requisite gift shops and restaurants. Get great ices from I Scream, whose wonderful flavors include soursop, Devon stout, and strong back.

BOB MARLEY MUSEUM
56 Hope Rd.
Kingston
Tel: 876-927-9152
Fax: 876-978-4906
bobmarley-foundation.com/museum.html

This simple clapboard house was home to the island's most famous native son, Bob Marley, and also the studio where he wrote and recorded much of his best-known work.

D'ROOF
73 Knutsford Blvd.
Kingston
Tel: 876-929-8033

This cute rooftop restaurant, with its Adirondack chairs, palms, and canvas shades, is a good base for exploring New Kingston's music scene—it's adjacent to several clubs and directly on top of another. Plus, the Jamaican-fusion food isn't half bad….

SPELUNKING
Tel: 519-599-5649
jamaicancaves.org

When and if you tire of the sunny beaches, get a view of the island that most locals don't even get to see. The nonprofit Jamaican Caves Organization takes you down into thrilling "Cockpit Country," with underground gorges, cliffs, and chambers the size of airplane hangars.

WHITE WATER RAFTING
Caliche Rainforest Park and Adventure Tours
Montego Bay and Negril
Tel: 876-957-5569

Get your adrenaline pumping with a tour of Great River via waterfalls and rapids. Or, for a more romantic voyage, the same outfit also leads a gentler raft glide through the rain forest, complete with a dip in a mineral pool.

 

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