You land in Jamaica and you find yourself surrounded by blue skies and azure blue seas. Warm, welcoming and beautiful it is easy to slip into the easy camaraderie and laidback ambience of this exotic island. However, don’t let go of the explorer in you because this island has much to offer in terms of its sights, attractions, adventure sports and cultural activities. To help you plan your holiday, we have listed out the top five attractions and sights that you cannot miss at any cost:
o Kingston: The capital is also the commercial and cultural hub of Jamaica and has much to offer in terms of culture and entertainment. Visit the 120year old site of Devon House Heritage that hosts local events even today. Alternately delve into the past with a stroll through the coffee plantation along the south coast city of Mandeville that dates back to two centuries.
o Negril Beach: Undoubtedly this 7-mile long sugary white sand beach is one of the finest beaches and hot spots of Jamaica. Beach bars and open-air restaurants dot the fringes of this beautiful expanse. Here at this amazing location, you can while away the hours soaking up the sun or enjoying a cool sundowner.
o Dunn’s River Falls: This 600ft waterfall is an extremely popular and an eye-catching sight. Cold and clear white froth cascades and splashes over a series of stone steps and trickles down to join the Caribbean. The best way to get the most out of this magnificent sight is to take a tour around the waterfall accompanied by an experienced guide.
o Montego Bay: Besides Negril, Montego Bay is the next important resort in Jamaica. It boasts a number of lovely beaches that are perfect to enjoy exciting water sports or simply soak up the gorgeous sun Doctor’s Cave Beach is a popular bathing spot for most visitors and it is believed the waters here possess curative powers. Diving enthusiasts can enjoy discovering the varied marine life at the Windowmaker’s Cave within Montego Bay Marine Park.
o Ocho Rios: If you happen to be a Bob Marley or James Bond fan then a visit to this spellbinding resort is a must. Visit the Bob Marley Mausoleum and if you are lucky you may even cross paths with Marley’s family and friends near the city of St. Ann. Also don’t miss out on the Chukka Cove’s Zion Bus tour that passes through gorgeous scenery and rural villages. Fan of Ian Fleming’s popular James Bond series can visit Goldeneye, the estate on which Ian Fleming wrote his novels.
The two main resorts of Negril and Montego Bay are dotted with charming Jamaica villas that are ideal for enjoying a true Jamaican holiday. A perfect alternative to a hotel accommodation, the vacation villas in Jamaica provide you the comforts and services of a luxury resort with the privacy and space that only a home can provide.