Jamaica

Jamaica is a mountainous Caribbean island nation with British-colonial architecture and reef-lined beaches. It is the birthplace of reggae music, famous for laid-back living, soft sandy beaches, warm hospitality, and rum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accommodation:

  • If you're looking for an intimate, timeless Jamaican hotel, be sure to stay at the family run Jamaica Inn.

  • GoldenEye, where Ian Fleming famously wrote all 14 James Bond novels, is a collection of private villas, cottages and beach huts set amid tropical gardens, private beaches and secluded coves.

  • Most all-inclusive resorts are clustered in Montego Bay, or Mo Bay, as it is affectionately known.  

Activities:

  • In the former fishing village of Ocho Rios, you can discover Jamaica’s best waterfall: Dunn’s River Falls.

  • Daredevils can try cliff diving at Rick's Café in Negril, Spanish Bridge, or Blue Hole. 

  • Sailing, kayaking, and paddle boarding are all fun options, usually available through the watersports hut at your hotel. I did all of these on my lats trip to the island, but I think I spent 95% of my time just lying on the beach reading books and paddling in the crystal clear water when the heat became too much.

  • Bamboo river rafting on the Martha Brae 

 

Food:

  • Jamaican food is interesting. It can be spicy, sweet and it's always good. I would definitely tell you to try its famous Jerk Chicken. Cod and other fresh seafood are a delight too.

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