Exploring From Home: Jamaica helps us enjoy Jamaica even when we can’t travel there. We love Jamaica. There are beautiful beaches, warm sunny weather, friendly and chill vibe. It’s a wonderful place to relax but there are also a lot of fun options. For the past 2 years, we have visited Jamaica and stayed at the Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay All-Inclusive.
It’s a wonderful budget-friendly all-inclusive resort a short drive from the airport. The kids love the explore the sealife there snorkeling in the calm shallow waters. They love the various activities offered especially the afternoon games by the pool and the easy access to food and snacks. We love Jamaica. You can check out my Holiday Inn Montego Bay Jamaica Review and come explore Jamaica from home with us.
I love Jamaican food and the food at Holiday Inn Montego bay offers a lot of local variety. For breakfast, I usually have poached eggs with callaloo along with ackee and saltfish and samplings of some other options including liver and onions. unfortunately, ackee isn’t easily available in the US so it will have to wait till we return to Jamaica. I often have jerk chicken and pork at the jerk hut. I enjoy the various stews and curries offered on the buffet, especially the curried goat. We end our trip to Jamaica by enjoying Beef and Jerk chicken patties at the Airport lounge while we wait to fly home.
On our first trip, while eating at the Jamaican restaurant at the resort, the server asked my Husband if he would like rice & peas or yam and dumplings for his sides. My Husband’s response was oh What are “Yah Man Dumplings” they sound delicious. The server’s response was yams are a root vegetable and dumplings are starchy bread. Oh, Yams and Dumplings. But to us, it will always be Yah Man Dumplings.
- Jerk Chicken or Pork
- Ackee and Saltfish
- Beef or Jerk Chicken Patties
- rice and peas
- yam and dumplings (or as my husband says Yah Man Dumplings)
- Brown Stew Chicken
- Oxtail Stew
- Curry Goat (or substitute beef or lamb)
- liver and onions
- Jamaica’s Find (Reading Rainbow)
- My Caribbean Dream
- Ace and Grace visit Jamaica
- Anya goes to Jamaica
- Cool Running
- Jamaican Puppet Show Ackee Walk
- License To Wed
- Treasure Island
- Return to Treasure Island
- Cook Jamaican Food
- Jamaican Crafts
- Talk Like a Jamaican is an activity our kids enjoyed when we visited. Have fun learning some words/phrases.
- Play Beach games
- mini golf
- play in the sand. treasure hunt- bury treasure in your sandbox
- fly a kite
- Swimming or water fun. Even splashing in the pool with some toys
- Reggae Dance Party
Online Education and Exploration
- Learn about the Jamaican Flag and what it means.
- Learn about Jamaica with national geographic kids
- kid facts about Jamaica
- Jamaican Wild Life
Exploring From Home: Jamaica Summary
Exploring From Home: Jamaica can be a fun-themed week or weekend. Don’t just have a Pool party make it a Jamaican-themed party. It’s a wonderful theme and a change from the typical Hawaiian-themed summer parties.