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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We went to 9miles to see the legacy of Bob Marley, it was a CRAZY bad road all the way up (and all over Jamaica), nice experience if you don't smoke #### great if you do. Just remember a LOT of Jamaica is based around the "ERB" and take it for what it is. Overall experience on the trip was decent and interesting.

2  Thank Brent K
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Walking around the home of a legend, and the amazing scenic surroundings. Paying respects to Bob Marley and his family. Amazing day for any fan!

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This was the highlight of our trip to Jamaica. Im not a fan of Bob Marley, but that didn't matter. The drive to Nine Miles is a thrill in itself. Climbing up winding country lanes, with stunning views.
Then to Bobs birthplace. Our tour guide was the funniest man I have ever met, A total pleasure to be shown around by. Please do this trip, it really is superb.

3  Thank DtheBamboo
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Being Bob Marley fans for many years, we could not go to Jamacia and not go to visit his place. We were part of a group of 12 in a mini bus on this pilgrimage. As we approached Nine Mile we were advised by our guide to have an open mind, as there would be people smoking marijuana outside as it was legal.
When we arrived, there were street vendors who would sell joints, brownies? And even aloe Vera (very good for sun burn).
As you enter the compound, the first house you visit is Bob's grandmothers house, where Bob was born,then onto the house where lived until he was thirteen, lastly to the family mausoleum. By now you feel very attached, his family is your family.
A very moving experience especially with a guide who brought the place to life (and who was as high as a kite).
Would highly recommend this tour combined with a tour of his home in Kingston.

2  Thank adeandsylv
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

First things first. The roads to get here are long and winding and dangerous, so I strongly suggest you allow a local to drive you here. Next, this is NOT for children, and NOT for anyone who has mobility issues.

We were on a cruise and came into the Ocho Rios port. It took us 1.5 hours each way on very winding tiny roads. The drive is beautiful, especially if they take you through the rain forest, but it's a LONG LONG journey. We met so many tourists you kept telling us, "I thought it was only 9 miles", the compound gets it's name from the 9th mile marker in the parish it's located in. And this parish is a LONG LONG way from the major cities you may be staying in. So bring some water, and a snack and settle in and let the locals do the driving. Shoes are NOT allowed in any of the buildings, so wear socks or bring a change of socks or go barefoot.

The next thing you need to know is that the compound is built on a a very steep hillside. There are MANY MANY stairs to climb to get to the main compound, and then a VERY steep cemented hillside to climb to get to Bob's birth home and mausoleum. If you feel comfortable with the physical aspects, then you SHOULD GO here. I am asthmatic and the smoking all around me was difficult to avoid, but just make sure you walk in front of our tour group and do not enter the buildings after them. You are encouraged to smoke marijuana throughout this whole tour ESPECIALLY in the mausoleum. To honor Bob with what he loved to enjoy so much.

The compound consists of several levels to enjoy. The first level is the parking and staging area. You can use bathrooms at this level, then you will climb 3 levels of stairs, to come to the next garden area. Here you can visit the largest of their gift shops, and buy your entrance tickets (a wrist band). It was $25 when we were there March 2018. Now you climb 2 more levels of stairs and you come to the tour area, you will be directed when to enter a courtyard that has a band playing (bring some singles for tip money), you can buy some food, drinks and pick up a few of the LARGEST joints I have ever seen. People tend to get something to eat/drink here and light up. Smoking starts here and doesn't end until you leave. Your tour will be called and you go through some large gates and up a very steep hillside to the actual area where Bob Marley was born, and lived until he was 13 years old. He was raised by his Mother and Grandmother in a very humble environment. The family has built 2 mausoleums, an outdoor kitchen and an Orthodox Church on the premises. Bob Marley converted to Eastern Orthodox in his latter life and the family have honored him by building a church here, it's lovely.

You will see his meditation rock and have the opportunity to sit on it and have your photo taken. There is a very spiritual feeling to the entire place, I loved the quiet and the people who guide you through this experience are very special. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I am not a reggae fan, nor a marijuana fan. But this man touched so many lives and hearts and you FEEL IT here. Definitely one of the highlights of our short stay in Jamaica.

Bring cash with you, especially smaller bills. You will want to tip people and buy a candle to light in honor of the man himself. Dress comfortably and be ready to take photographs in close quarters. The gift shops do except credit cards. Jamaicans bargain, so use your bargaining skills, even in established store fronts.

4  Thank ABadu62
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