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Treasure Islands

As the temperature drops in the Northern Hemisphere, a certain flight impulse takes hold in travelers' hearts. So, to help facilitate your escape, we offer a dozen of the world's best island destinations—from tropical to temperate, and classic to unexpected.

JAMAICA

We all know about the beaches, resorts and history of Jamaica, but the island is also notable for the number of celebrities who have called it home. Before he died in 2003, Johnny Cash lived part-time in stately Rose Hall on Cinnamon Hill, which is now open to tours—as is Firefly, former home of playwright and bon vivant Noël Coward, which played host to, among others, Queen Elizabeth II. And after it was a coffee plantation and before it was a boutique hotel, the Strawberry Hill estate, located 3,100 feet above sea level in the Blue Mountains, was the residence of one Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records. On breaks from popularizing Bob Marley, Blackwell invited everyone from The Rolling Stones to Marianne Faithfull to Willie Nelson to his respite on a hill.

4 Responses to “Treasure Islands”

  1. Alberto Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Thank you for share some news about this paradise.. In fact we must say that in this small island there are many incredible attractions, not only the 3 amazing falls or the volcano hot springs , but for the sea lovers incredible many fish sanctuary and the world’s biggest Giant Clams Sanctuary.. All the island is a great untouched natural park.. and life here is very cheap and confortable..
    I really love this place..
    Quite everybody speak english (better of me) Alberto from Italy

  2. Philip H Sykes Says:
    May 26th, 2013 at 4:03 am

    With a circumference of 64 Kim the island has 10 major sites to visit. There are several more interesting sites in the mountains and steep valleys well worth the effort hidden waterfalls and cool pools.
    The wonderful Mantigue Island 20 minutes off shore offers a true Robinson Crusoe experience, with the greeting ” hi friend” a nice touch by all the local kids.
    New flights from Cebu (Pacific) every MWF offer an easier route however for me the ferry ride arriving from Balingoan or Fast Cat from CDO always give the best view and excite the new visitor.

  3. Dan Mercurio Says:
    May 27th, 2013 at 3:36 am

    Very Nice…

  4. Dan Mercurio Says:
    May 27th, 2013 at 3:37 am

    Awsome…

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