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11. Posted by mc1993 (Budding Member 10 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Thank you so much for all the advice and tips! It's really helpful and much appreciated :)

12. Posted by mewell2621 (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

You will love Jamaica. You do not have to be Jamaican or black. Jamaicans love all people. There are so many budget places to stay all over the island. I have been 15 - 20 times and always stay for $50/night, or less. Food is really cheap if you stick to the locally owned resteraunts. You can eat a full meal w/all the sides for $5-8.

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13. Posted by paradiseguide (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Quoting mc1993

I am planning a trip to Jamaica for february of 2014. As I don't know anyone who has personally travelled there it'd be great for some tips. So, here are a few questions...

- For a 13 day trip how much money would be recommended to take for food, transport and activities?
us$80-120

- What are some cheap backpackers or home stay places in Ochos, Negril, Montego and Port Antonio?
Yes in Montego Bay i have 2 bedget accommodations, Ocho Rios - Milford Guest House, Negril - The Yoga Center and Port antonio - Bianca rentals

- What is the best and cheapest way to get from place to place? Best way to get around is a Jamaican guide if not the route taxis in small areas and Buses from town to town -
Knutsford Express offers luxury service from Kingston to Negril with stops in Ocho Rios, Falmouth, Montego Bay

- What are some good tours and how much do tours roughly cost?
most tours cost at least us$120 for the day, i offer budget tours for backpackers

- How long would would be recommended to stay in each place listed above?
2 to 3 days in some places if possible - 3 days in Port Antonio, Montego Bay and Negril

- Where are the best parties/clubs? Kingston - Rae town Sundays, Ocho Rios - Priory Beach Sundays, Montego Bay - Pier 1 - fridays , margaritavile - thurdays , Negril - thursday /friday saturday - Jungle night club and Roots Bamboo

- Are there any particular safety tips for transport, going out, tours and hiking etc - its best to always have a Jamaican with you, things go so much easier, prices cheaper and no harassment

Just want a pretty general idea of what to expect, do and prepare for. My friend and I were estimating to take roughly $2000 for accommodation, tours, food, transport and spending. Would this be doable for 12/13 days? i would say $3000 is a better budget maybe you will have change.

I live here and i tour many visitors from around the world on a weekly basis. feel free to ask for more detail if you wish.
Karl

Thanks!!

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