The third largest island in the Caribbean, Jamaica is the perfect place to spend a dream holiday in the sun in a blissful setting where sea, sun, palm trees, mangroves, and mountains come together in perfect harmony.
A Colourful and Relaxed Island with Everything Needed to Please You
Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean, Jamaica benefits from an enviable geographic position. Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, it has on its territory a range of all-inclusive style hotel complexes to accommodate all budgets and give you your money's worth.
In Jamaica, you will find some of the best beaches in the world as well as breathtaking views that will make your trip an unforgettable experience. No doubt if you chose Bob Marley's country as your next vacation destination, you will not return disappointed. Let's look at this colourful country that will charm you as much by its relaxed atmosphere as its reggae music and spicy cuisine.
Where to Go in Jamaica
The main tourist destinations in Jamaica are Montego Bay, Negril, and Ocho Rios. These regions have many all-inclusive style resorts specially equipped to enhance the stay of tourists.
Montego Bay, Tourist Capital
Tourism capital of the island, Montego Bay awaits you with its dream beaches, all-inclusive luxury hotels, 18-hole golf courses, local artisan markets, tax-free, high-end shops, as well as historical sites to learn more about the history of Jamaicans.
Among the essential sites to not to be missed in Montego Bay is the Doctor's Cave Beach, famous worldwide for its white sand. There, you will find a friendly bar at the edge of the beach, as well as restaurants to please any palate. It's the perfect place to bask in the sun and party until the wee hours of the morning.
Another beach that is worth seeing in Montego Bay is Cornwall Beach, which answers all your dreams for an unforgettable holiday: bars, restaurants, shops, diving equipment, etc. The place is also ideal for couples who wish to marry in a sublime setting.
Besides beaches, Montego Bay offers many activities for tourists. Hiking, exploring the flora and fauna, and horseback riding by the sea are just a few examples.
Considered by many as one of the most spectacular resort areas in Jamaica, Negril is famous for its rugged cliffs, lush vegetation, and turquoise beaches that go on forever, especially Seven Mile Beach, with its kilometres of white sand caressed by blue waters.
Located at the western end of the country, about an hour from Montego Bay Airport, Negril is also appreciated for its relaxed and casual atmosphere, making it the perfect destination for couples, friends, or families wishing to spend an intimate holiday in the sun in any one of a multitude of all-inclusive resorts, each as luxurious and renowned as the others.
Rick's Cafe and Its Dizzying Cliffs
In Negril, you find everything you need for a pleasant stay: restaurants, shops, bars, tour offerings, golf courses, etc.
A great place is unquestionably Rick's Café, one of the most popular restaurants in the country. You go there to enjoy a Caribbean-type Surf and Turf or a great lobster in good company and to jump off a steep cliff into the turquoise waters below.
Ocho Rios and Its Natural Waterfalls
Another Eden-like resort, Ocho Rios, located on the northern coast of the country, is the nerve centre of the island. As soon as one sets foot there, one is seduced by its lively and vibrant atmosphere, that will delight couples as much as individuals and families. In fact, there is so much to see and do in Ocho Rios that one trip is not enough.
You go there for horseback riding by the seaside, scuba diving, catamaran sailing, swimming in crystal clear waters, ecotourism, and to eat in fine restaurants.
Not to be missed if you are planning a trip to Ocho Rios: visiting Dunn's River Falls, which flow into the Caribbean Sea. The spectacle is breathtaking.
Blue Mountains and Port Antonio
Other points of interest to be sure to take in when visiting Jamaica include the famous Blue Mountains that occupy the centre of the country and offer breathtaking views to visitors.
From Kingston, the capital, one can take a trip to the Blue Mountains to learn about Jamaican history and to tour the coffee plantations and enjoy the coffee produced there: the famous Blue Mountain Coffee.
Located at the foot of the mountains, Port Antonio, one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, must also be on your list if you are planning a trip to the Blue Mountains, a key feature of Jamaica.
Nine Mile Village, the Birthplace of Bob Marley
Another attraction not to be missed in Jamaica, lovers of the famous singer will want to visit Bob Marley's birthplace, 65 kilometres from Ocho Rios.
Once there, you will discover Rastafarians smoking marijuana joints with no worries, while a guide helps you discover the house of the king of reggae through anecdotes. The scenery alone to get to the village is worth seeing. A must!
Otherwise, the Bob Marley Museum, located in the capital, will also please reggae lovers.
Of course, these are just a few of the attractions to not be missed if you are planning a trip to Jamaica. In fact, the country is such a haven for tourists that you need more than just one stay to feel you have truly discovered it. Have a good trip!