How to Drive a Mini Around Jamaica


Jamaica-based tour company Island Routes Caribbean Adventures has announced a big new way to see the island. But, in fact, it’s pretty small.

On March 1, the company will debut MINI-Routes, two new tours that allow guests to drive themselves around the island in custom-branded MINI Cooper cars.

An expert guide will lead the convoy of curious visitors from Montego Bay to either Ocho Rios or Negril, stopping to see famous landmarks and attractions and to sample local eateries along the way.

Visitors will be able to choose from hardtop, convertible, two-door and four-door vehicles for their self-drive sightseeing excursion, which will include stops at waterfalls, coconut vendors, jerk stands and, in Negril, on the town’s famous beach.

Island Routes says its plans to eventually expand its “revolving routes” across the island, creating tours to suit both island newbies and seasoned visitors.

Prices for the Negril and Mo’Bay tours start at $450 per car.

— Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor