My friend and I were on vacation at the Grand Palladium in May 2013, and we wanted to do a trip to Negril to do some shopping, sightseeing, and Rick's Cafe. We lucked out and met Morris at our hotel, and he told us he would take us. Boy did we luck out. First of all, it was just my friend and I (2 girls) and Morris made us feel completely comfortable and at ease. We left the hotel at 11am and Morris took us up through the mountainside and showed us some local plants, foods (we got sugar cane from someone selling it on the side of the road), sites, and told us about some history and current events of Jamaica. He was very informative without going into excessive detail. He let us basically dictate what we wanted to do. After stopping for some pictures on the mountaintop and some beers in town, we headed to the beach for a bit. We stopped at a shop for some "tourist" type items (coffee, rum cake, knickknacks, etc.) and then headed to a local spot for a late lunch. Then we headed into town and hit up a jewelry shop, which he had said we wanted to do. He took us to an ATM which dispensed US Dollars (very helpful). After that, we headed to Rick's Café, and he let us stay until the sun set. We didn't end up returning to the hotel until after 8pm (originally he told us it would be about a 5-6 hour tour), but he was in no rush for us to return. He said we could take our time and just enjoy, and he seemed very sincere about this. Our stuff was kept locked in the (air conditioned) van/bus at all times when we weren't with it. Overall, it was a fantastic day, and I would highly recommend Morris and Jamisland Tours to anyone wanting to see Jamaica outside of their hotel. Morris was very nice, amenable, and just very pleasant to spend the day with. When I return to Jamaica, I will definitely be using his services again. And to top it all off, it was extremely reasonable and more than worth every penny. In all my travels throughout the Caribbean, this was my favorite sightseeing tour. Jamisland Tours is a MUST!
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