Russell Hall Villa

If you dream of Jamaica…

Directions to Russell Hall Villa
  • From Sangster International Airport take the main highway east to Ironshore (almost 2.5 miles)
  • Turn right into Ironshore, onto Morgan Drive
  • Stay to the left at the roundabout onto Patterson Avenue
  • Make second left onto Irwin
  • Turn right onto Irving Drive
  • 1036 Irving Drive
  • (876) 953-2470
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About Jamaica
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The island of Jamaica is located South of Cuba and a 100 miles West of Haiti. Jamaica is a conglomerate of volcanic hills, limestone, coastal lowlands and Blue Mountains. Christopher Columbus sailed into the bay in 1494 and named it "el Golfo de Buen Tiempo" or Fair Weather Bay. The first record of a Spanish settlement here shows it as Monterias. From 1494 to 1655 Jamaica was a Spanish colony, and then became a British influenced colony from 1655 to 1962.
 | Map of Jamaica |
However, Jamaica gained their independence on August 6, 1962.

Since much of the Caribbean life takes place outdoors due to the warm sunny weather, this is what influences the architectural tropical style. The main language is English, however, there is a local dialect (Patios) that has its base in the english language, but incorporates words and phrases from several African languages and spanish.

Montego Bay
The early spanish settlers on the island hunted the herds of wild hogs that used to roam the hills and produced and exported 'hog butter' or lard.
 |  Sunset over Montego Bay, Jamaica |
The name Montego derives from the Spanish "manteca" meaning lard, and Montego Bay is shown on some ancient maps as Lard Bay.

Due in part to its location on the island's north shore, Montego Bay has long since earned the title of "tourist capital of Jamaica". It receives the bulk of international flights, and is home to Sangster International Airport, the larger of Jamaica's two main international airports. It is a tourist destination known for its duty free shopping, cruise line terminal, and the sheltered Doctor's Cave beach with clear turquoise waters, which is one of the most famous beaches on the island.

Montego Bay, commonly referred to as MoBay, is the second largest city in the island nation Jamaica, a member of the British Commonwealth. Montego Bay is the capital of St. James Parish, one of the 14 parishes in Jamaica.

Check out this video of the approach and landing at Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica



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