Jumping Jamaica

Sarah Smith on 12 September 2003

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The whole island's motto should be 'fun, fun, fun'. Anything goes here in this Caribbean island!

Music plays a key part of the general lifestyle so make sure you pack your dancing shoes. I managed to squeeze in a trip to Bob Marley's old home in the capital Kingston. It is now a museum, fascinating - even if reggae isn't your thing. His influence on the island is still very evident, although I hear Usain Bolt is fast on his heels!

Climbing Dunn's River Falls is a must, but not for the faint hearted. For a more leisurely excursion try a river raft trip, slow and cool under the canopies of huge trees from the plantations.

TIP - Go easy on the rum, those cocktails are lethal in the sun!

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