Banana Shout Resort is located on the cliffs of the west end of Negril, Jamaica, away from the lights of the larger properties on the 7-mile (11-km) beach. The 4-cottage resort is situated next door to the famous Rick’s Cafe, voted one of the top 10 places to see the sunset in the world. An EarthSky visitor raved, “What better place to stay for a week than in your own private cottage, sitting on the cliff and stargazing.”
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.