Last April I went on holiday with my mum to Negril, Jamaica. I got only one word: A M A Z I N G. The first thing you notice is that there build massive resorts all over the place, where the tourists lives in there own world. We really don't wanted to stay in something like that so we stayed in a small
local hotel. The beaches are so beautiful that you hardly can imagine your really there! In April it's raining season so in the afternoon we had almost everyday some rain, but it was only refreshing. The temperatures where around 35 degrees.
Negril is a small village that is located along the beach. There are a lot bars and restaurant where you can eat the most wonderful dinners. Especially fish and chicken. You really have to try "jerk chicken" (very spicy). Not only the beaches and nature are beautiful, also the people.
Jamaica is still a very poor country, sometimes confrontating, but the people are all nice and friendly. Everyone takes the time to just have a conversation with you. (Maybe the high temperatures in combination with some rum and weed are an explanation) The most people will know Jamaica from Bob Marley. The famous singer is still a big example for the people. Everyone is singing, making music and trying to break through.
In Negril there a few shops. But the clothes and stuff are more for tourist, so everything in red, green and yellow. I've seen no shops. Only in Montigo Bay, a bigger city. It's strange, the most people are poor but the boys are realy well dressed. They rock there Vans in the same color as there shirt and cap. It's funny to see!
The best things we did where horse riding, in the jungle at the beach and even in the water! A tour at the black river where we've seen beautiful birds and crocodils. A day at the mayfield falls and the YS waterfalls. Great waterfalls where you can swim. A visit to Rick's Cafe where you can watch the sunset from one of the most famous spots in the world. And we did a jeep safari where we've spoken with local people and see a lof of the country. There is a lot more to do and see. Another highlight where the local party's. The went to a party and then to an afterparty downtown. The music is dancehall mixed up with hip hop and reggae I loved it!

Text: Laura @ MIXT
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