Canadians are advised by the government warning on travel to Jamaica to stay on the resort grounds for safety sake, and that's a pity. Such a beautiful country and people will go unmet.
For staying on the resort grounds, the FDR Resort, a small boutique resort was perfect for us to learn about all things Jamaica, including the local delicious tropical fruit.
An intimate, boutique resort lets you connect more with the staff, opening up a new experience not so present at large impersonal resorts.
Sad to report that crime, specifically violent crime has engulfed many parts of Jamaica now.
Latest news reports show that security has broken down, already this year, 2018, has had some 100 murders the first 3 week, 5 murders a day.
---" Jamaica has already recorded 100 murders for the year, marking 2018 as one of the bloodiest start for a new year in recent memory. This comes on the heels of the 1616 murders that were committed in 2017. "
I hope for Jamaicans sake that this crime wave is stopped, not just for travel and tourism reasons but for the local population who are by a wide majority beautiful, friendly people who are just trying to make it in this ever changing crazy world, we can avoid Jamaica but they live there and can't escape this violence.