An adventure awaits in Jamaica if you are ready to find one. 2016 was the year I chose to start seeing more of the world, even if for now it only means my home country. Many blogs, vlogs and websites showed Jamaican places I’d love to visit let alone never heard of before but few shared how to get there or how much they had spent. Thus, Adventures from Elle is about making Jamaica more accessible, one inexpensive (usually) off-the-beaten-path place at a time. If I haven’t been there yet, rest assured it’s on my list.
Explore 6 Parishes:
Explore 10 Destination Types:
- Beaches: Carib Beach ☆☆☆, Lyssons Beach ☆☆☆☆, Fantasy Beach ☆☆, Cardiff Hall Beach ☆☆☆☆☆, Little Dunn’s River Falls & Beach ☆☆☆☆, Salem Beach ☆☆☆ and James Bond Beach ☆☆☆.
- Botanical Gardens: Harmonious Enjoyment Garden ☆☆☆☆☆, Castleton Botanical Gardens ☆☆☆☆☆ and Bath Botanical Garden ☆☆☆.
- Caves: Green Grotto Caves ☆☆☆☆☆.
- Mountains & Hiking: Blue Mountain Peak ☆☆☆☆☆
- Museums, Art & Culture: The Spirit of Budo Japanese Exhibit ☆☆☆☆☆, Bob Marley Museum ☆☆☆☆☆, Tuff Gong Studio Tour ☆☆☆☆☆, Columbus Park ☆☆☆, Liguanea Art Festival ☆☆☆ and Fleet Street/Life Yard ☆☆☆☆☆.
- Waterfalls: Cane River Falls ☆☆☆☆☆, Reggae Falls ☆☆☆☆☆, Bowden Hill Falls ☆☆☆☆, Somerset Falls ☆☆☆☆☆, Gordon Town Falls ☆☆☆☆, Island Gully Falls ☆☆☆☆, Little Dunn’s River Falls & Beach ☆☆☆☆ and Tacky Falls ☆☆☆☆.
- Zoos & Parks: Turtle River Park ☆☆☆☆☆
Review Last Year’s List or Stay In The Know with Bucket List 2018!
Clean slate 🤗
Learn how to navigate public transport in my hometown of Kingston, Jamaica!
No longer should this intimidate you. Welcome to my city!
See what I spent on travel in 2017. $$
I wonder what this year’s wanderlust will cost. 🤔
Personal Ratings Explained
You’ll notice that I give each place some stars at the end. They range from ☆ to ☆☆☆☆☆ and the reason(s) behind them are listed in each post. Every rated place is based on my personal experience there and I take into account things such as difficulty to find, value for cost, beauty, appeal, facilities and hospitality.
- ☆☆☆☆☆- Loved the place! Would recommend, revisit and take a friend.
- ☆☆☆☆- Liked the place, would recommend and probably revisit.
- ☆☆☆- OK or meh. Worth a visit but probably only once.
- ☆☆- Disliked the place. Likely never going back.
- ☆- Hated the place, wouldn’t recommend and definitely never going back.