-Many hotels and resorts will have tour desk's that can help you with any activity you wish.
-Many boats can be found up and down both the beach and cliff area. Boats can be chartered for fishing, snorkeling, sight seeing, or a picnic lunch on Booby Cay. Captains will be more than happy to accommodate your requests. Again bartering can come in handy to get some great prices on fun day trips.
-For lower cab fares go outside your resort and walk. Cabs will pull over. Look for red plates. You say your price. Don't let them tell you a price. If it's too high keep walking, there will be another cab, trust me. For around $100J you can go from RIU to the roundabout, or from the roundabout to the cliffs. $300J should be enough to get you from beach road to cliffs, usually. Everything can be bartered. We mean Everything. ALWAYS AGREE ON A PRICE BEFORE GETTING INTO A CAB.
-Always use a licensed taxi; Route Taxi, Big Ship Tours, Juta Tours, Esperanza, Alfred's, and Sunshine Tours are a few names. Make sure their licence plates are red. That means they are licensed to drive tourists.
-If going out at night you may opt to pay $10USD PP for a cab for the night. Your driver will either wait for you outside the club or set up a designated pick up time. Make sure you write down the cab drivers name and cab #.
The Jamaican J to USD. $1.00=$85.00-$90.00J. Most places will accept, and love, USD. Especially for tips. Always bring your travelers cheatsheet with you. That way your exchange rate is right there, and it's wallet size! Check out the link at the bottom of the page.
Jamaica time, or Island time, is not just a joke. Things really are a bit slower there. Life is not as fast paced as it is here. So slow down. Never go to a restaurant starving. They actually make your food. It's not sitting under a heat lamp. It's real fruits in your fruit juices, not a bottle. So relax. Go out. Have a drink, chat with friends and enjoy. You're not at home. Leave your watch there though.