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Heading to Jamaica soon, what should I expect?

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I booked a one week package for Jamaica. I'll be there on the 19th. I'll be staying in Montego Bay. I'll be doing the Black River Safari, the Blue Mountains tour, Croydon Plantation tour.

anyone here on Hf ever been there? What should I expect? What are the pros and cons of Jamaica?

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Jamaica (Listeni/dʒəˈmeɪkə/) is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, comprising the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles.[5] The island, 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, lies about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometres (119 mi) west of Hispaniola, the island containing the nation-states of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Jamaica is the fifth-largest island country in the Caribbean.[6] The indigenous people, the Taíno, called it Xaymaca in Arawakan.[7] meaning the "Land of Wood and Water" or the "Land of Springs".[8]

Once a Spanish possession known as Santiago, in 1655 it came under the rule of England (later Great Britain), and was called Jamaica. It achieved full independence from the United Kingdom on 6 August 1962.[9] With 2.8 million people, it is the third most populous Anglophone country in the Americas, after the United States and Canada. Kingston is the country's largest city and its capital, with a population of 937,700.[10][11] Jamaica has a large diaspora around the world, due to emigration from the country.[12]

Jamaica is a Commonwealth realm with Elizabeth II as Queen of Jamaica and head of state. Her appointed representative in the country is the Governor-General of Jamaica, currently Sir Patrick Allen. The head of government and Prime Minister of Jamaica is Portia Simpson-Miller. Jamaica is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy with legislative power vested in the bicameral Parliament of Jamaica, consisting of an appointed Senate and a directly elected House of Representatives.[13][14][15][16]

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On a serious note, from what I've heard there are beggars practically everywhere in the tourist spots.

This isn't really an issue unique to Jamaica though, I guess.

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I was on resorts, not Montego Bay so I can't speak specifically to that, but the people we came across were always SUPER nice. You will also notice a lot of poverty in places and half finished houses, usually missing the top floor.

Amazing weather, amazing sunsets. I find the much hyped Blue Mountain coffee to be a bit overrated.

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Most likely, with the rum, hot weather and all that goes with being in Jamaica.

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Don't know specifically about the place your going to, but don't beat of the tourist trail; Jamaica is like a caribbean Compton.

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