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Moon Jamaica

Sixth Edition, October 2010
Pages: 412

Price: $19.99 USD
ISBN: 9781598805864

Former Jamaica resident Oliver Hill knows how to guide you to the best of everything Jamaica has to offer, from the rich roots and culture of the island to its most romantic escapes. Oliver also offers a range of exciting activities for every traveler, including unique trip ideas like Best of Jamaica and Ecotouring Jamaica. Complete with details on the best beaches and great day trips off the beaten tourist path, Moon Jamaica gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

What’s inside Moon Jamaica

Enjoy the very best of Jamaica with these itineraries:
    • The Best of Jamaica
    • Local Spas and Hot Springs
    • Roots and Culture
    • The Adrenaline Junkie’s Fix
    • Hidden Beaches and Hillside Hikes
    • Vital Vittles: Jamaica’s Best Food
Explore what Jamaica has to offer.

Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:

    • Kingston including Spanish Town, St. Catherine, and East of Kingston
    • The Blue Mountains including Maryland to Hardwar Gap, Mavis Bank and Blue Mountain Peak
    • Port Antonio and the East Coast including Port Antonio, East of Port Antonio, Morant Bay, and West of Port Antonio
    • Ocho Rios and the Central North Coast including West of Ochos Rios, Inland from Ochos Rios, and St. Mary
    • Montego Bay and the Northwest including Northern Cockpit Country
    • Negril and the West including Hanover, Savanna-la-Mar and Vicinity, Bluefields, and Belmont
    • Mandeville and the South Coast including Black River to Parottee, Southern Cockpit Country, Treasure Beach, and Clarendon

A dedicated reggae fan from a young age, Oliver began his lasting relationship with Jamaica like many Americans—through the island’s music. Friendships with fellow students of Jamaican heritage in high school ultimately led Oliver to visit the island, where he established a recording studio in a Kingston suburb in partnership with a local artist. Frequent trips to Spain and other destinations throughout his youth gave Oliver a global perspective on life and an unquenchable thirst for experiencing new places and cultures.

Later, a masters program in journalism at Columbia University took Oliver back to Jamaica with a film crew to shoot Coping with Babylon, a chronicle of contemporary Rastafarian philosophy that has appeared in international film festivals around the world and as part of an exhibition at the Smithsonian titled “Discovering Rastafari.”

Oliver has worked as a video editor, ornithologist, and financial writer, and currently works as a correspondent for mergermarket, a Financial Times Group publication, in Latin America.

For more information on Oliver’s film production company, check out Visit his website,, for links to recommended lodging and services and up-to-date events coverage in Jamaica.