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Is travelling to Jamaica safe right now?

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Is travelling to Jamaica safe right now?

My wife and I are planning a trip and we are looking at Couples Swept Away in Negril. From what I know, just like any place you have to stay out of some place in Jamaica but the tourist spots are safe and beautiful. Am I right in saying that it is safe to travel to Jamaica right now? We don't like to go out too much but we usually take one night during the vacation to go to clubs and party. Is Jamaica a safe place?

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51. Re: Is travelling to Jamaica safe right now?

"Were the heck were you ??? Kingston?"

^ Kingston is one of the places in Jamaica where I've not been asked to buy anything at all and in fact the only place where drinks have been bought FOR ME.

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52. Re: Is travelling to Jamaica safe right now?

I had to laugh at the "Were the heck were you ??? Kingston?" as well. Typically, people here are particularly nice to foreigners since they are pretty rare.

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53. Re: Is travelling to Jamaica safe right now?

Sorry that happened to you Irene. Trust me, you will not find much sympathy on any of these message boards. Hope your next vacation, wherever you decide to go is much more pleasant.

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54. Re: Is travelling to Jamaica safe right now?

Lol..let's rephrase that as Ox doesn't get much sympathy on these forums. :D

Edited: 09 January 2014, 03:07
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55. Re: Is travelling to Jamaica safe right now?

Jamaica is not for everyone. Thanks Irene for your perspective........

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56. Re: Is travelling to Jamaica safe right now?

One time poster resurrecting a 5 month old thread? Smells awfully troll-like to me. Not responding further would let this tired issue go back to sleep.

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57. Re: Is travelling to Jamaica safe right now?

NO,,,,lol.....

Common sense....if you don't have any then DON'T GO !!!

Try Mexico........lmao..

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58. Re: Is travelling to Jamaica safe right now?

I agree with RM! She didn't even say which resort...or which area she stayed in!!

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59. Re: Is travelling to Jamaica safe right now?

Just because she's a one time poster doesn't mean she's trolling. lol

The resort is not really important as this type of harassment happens off resort in most tourist locations in Jamaica.

She obviously didn't research before going.

Jamaica is definitely not for everyone.

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60. Re: Is travelling to Jamaica safe right now?

It is like, people love to go to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but if you go to the north end of the city, chances are you ARE going to get robbed there. I love Jamaica, but anyone who travels outside their home nation can experience the same things as this girl did.

And anywhere I go, I make it a point to make friends with some locals. That makes traveling around much more fun, and possibly safer.