Reggae Beach

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Reggae Beach
Beach
Reggae Beach, St Mary , Jamaica.
Reggae Beach, St Mary , Jamaica.
Reggae Beach is located in Jamaica
Reggae Beach
Reggae Beach
Coordinates: 18°25′17″N 77°02′39″W / 18.4214964°N 77.0440936°W / 18.4214964; -77.0440936Coordinates: 18°25′17″N 77°02′39″W / 18.4214964°N 77.0440936°W / 18.4214964; -77.0440936[1]
Country Jamaica
Parish St Mary,
Time zone EST (UTC-5)

Reggae Beach was a 250-acre property which was located in Jamaica, midway between Ocho Rios and Oracabessa. It has since been renamed to Bamboo Beach due to the leasing of the property and the activities which take place there. The beach itself is a beautiful long stretch of sand protected by cliffs on either end. [2] Reggae Beach was known as one of the quieter, less-crowded beaches in Jamaica and is considered as one of the island’s best-kept secrets.[3] In the evenings, dinner and music are served under the stars with an array of beach food with fish and lobster as the main attractions. Reggae Beach was renowned for its Friday after-work jams which carry on till late evenings., with a bonfire, DJs and live band. Kayaks are available for rent and there are often musicians performing in the afternoon. There are three bars located on the beach with a range of food and drinks available [4]

In 2008, the Caribbean Urban Music Awards were presented at Reggae Beach, which were based on the votes of over 1.5 million Caribbean music fans worldwide. Award recipients present at the ceremony were Beenie Man, Sly and Robbie, and Spragga Benz [5]

In 2010, Reggae Beach was voted by Readers of Lonely Planet guidebook and magazine as the Greatest Cultural Tourism Experience. The award was announced in August 2010. Reggae Beach in Jamaica placed first, ahead of Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Salsa dancing in Havana, Opera in Italy, and authentic Blues in Chicago. [6]

The property is owned by Jamaican-Canadian businessman, Michael Lee-Chin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wikimapia". Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  2. ^ [1] Description of Reggae Beach
  3. ^ [2] Activities at Reggae Beach
  4. ^ [3] Beach amenities
  5. ^ [4] CURM Awards
  6. ^ [5] Lonely Planet reference

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