Unfortunately, we do not live on the beach. We don’t even live very near a beach!
I wanted to do a little geography for you because I don’t think many people know where Kingston is in relation to parts of Jamaica that you might be familiar with. I had no idea either!
Jamaica is the largest english speaking island in the Caribbean. Only Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti/Dominican Republic) are bigger. It used to be a British colony so driving is on the left side of the road. Jamaica is made up of 14 parishes, Kingston is located in St Andrew. Kingston is on the south east side of the island while the places you are probably familiar with are on the north shore; Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, etc.
1 – We are here. Kingston is the capital and largest city in Jamaica with over 900,000 people. The airport and some parts of Kingston are along the water but we are much further inland at the base of the Blue Mountains.
2 – 7 Mile Beach, Negril. 3 hours 47 mins from Kingston.
3 – Doctor’s Cave Beach, Montego Bay. 3 hours from Kingston
4 – Runaway Bay, St Ann. 1 hour 59 mins from Kingston
Yes, we live in Jamaica but it’s not like we are living at resort. However, we are very lucky that those amazing, breathtaking, paradisiacal places are only a few hours away. If we were still living in Idaho it would be comparable to driving to Provo and I’d way rather be driving to a world renowned beach than to Provo!!