By Joshcia Lawrence
They say “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. Though you may not be a "Jack", you can’t afford to miss the chance to take a few bites of FUN and summer is the best time for this. Of the four seasons, summer is probably by far the most anticipated and loved. Here are five summer activities that you can enjoy in Jamaica to create your own memorable summer experience.
Going to the beach
As one of the most beautiful places on earth, Jamaica has its white sandy beaches to thank for such a coveted title. No matter what beach activity you prefer, you are bound to find a beach that satisfies your needs. Choose any one of the exotic, sandy beaches stretched along the island’s coast. It’s a great opportunity to expel the heat that comes married to this season.
‘Mi nuh drink coffee tea mango time’- this popular folk song, “Mango Time” speaks volumes of how delicious Jamaican mangoes are. The season starts as early as May and by summer it seems like ‘mango heaven’. Almost at every stall or in every yard, you will find various mangoes. Get creative in the kitchen with family members and friends - from baking, to making sauces, and the usual drink making.
River cookout with friends
This has been gaining popularity in recent times, especially in the rural areas as there aren't a lot of rivers in the town. Take a trip with family and friends to a nearby river, bring your food and enjoy your own cooked meal, in between refreshing dips in the cool river water.
Attend ‘The Greatest Reggae Show on Earth’ and enjoy live performances from some of the best international and local singers. The festival is often a fusion of Reggae, Hip-Hop, RnB and Pop and is well supported by people from all over the world. The event is held annually at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay. Save the date this 2018 summer for July 15-22.
Jamaica Independence Celebrations
Join in the celebrations of Jamaica’s freedom from slavery and independence from British rule. Immerse yourself in authentic Jamaican culture and attend any of the many activities being staged around the island from entertaining music, dance and ‘dress-up’ parades to the all night emancipation party at the Seville Great House in St. Ann and Mello Go Round held annually on Emancipation Day. If possible, you should also check out the Bath Breadfruit Festival held on Independence Day.