So do you live on the beach??

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.

we are here1 – 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.


An area of town know as New Kingston

Bob Marley Museum

Bob Marley Museum


Along one of the main roads in Kingston

Sabina Park, Kingston's cricket stadium

Sabina Park, one of Kingston’s cricket stadiums

There are many people cooking up jerk chicken along the roads

There are many people cooking up jerk chicken along the roads

2 – 7 Mile Beach, Negril.  3 hours 47 mins from Kingston.


3 – Doctor’s Cave Beach, Montego Bay. 3 hours from Kingston

Dr's cave beach

4 – Runaway Bay, St Ann. 1 hour 59 mins from Kingston

runaway bay5 – Boston Bay, The birthplace of Jamaican jerk. 2 hours 17 mins from Kingston

Boston-bay-beachYes, 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!!

One response to “So do you live on the beach??

  1. Great photos! Hope you manage some great weekend beachtime. I once was at a July 4th celebration where Rita Marley crashed. I mean, how do you turn HER away?


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