JamaicaTo say that Jamaica holidays are memorable doesn`t even scratch the surface. This is the island where time stands still, so expect to relax more completely than ever before. Not that you won?t be busy! There`s a phenomenal range of things to do here, especially if you like to be outdoors. Rolling hills contrast with steep gullies and the towering Blue Mountains beg to be explored. Dunn’s River Falls is also breathtaking - both the view and the climb! Your holiday in Jamaica could just be about lying on the beach or it could include trekking through tropical forests, horse riding on the beach, rock climbing up waterfalls, rafting upriver. Or else how about a relaxed round of golf on a championship course, or just some great shopping and a nice lunch. There’s really something for everyone here.
The island`s strong musical culture is everywhere too - Bob Marley’s legend and music really does live on here, and if you`re a fan, be sure to visit Nine Mile - his birthplace in Jamaica. Holiday makers who like things a bit lively choose the Montego Bay resort - it has a vibrant ‘Hip Strip’ with a good selection of bars and shops. Negril is more laid-back, spread out along a beautiful 7-mile stretch of golden beach. Ocho Rios is a world-class destination. Larger than Negril, its duty-free shopping is very popular and it’s well situated for visiting all the major attractions.
Jamaica has some magnificent beaches, including Negril Beach, which stretches for miles, and the sublime Frenchman’s Cove. Water sports abound, and with shallow reefs, walls and caverns, it makes for superb diving.
Glide down the Martha Brae on a bamboo raft or safari up the Black River. There are also plantation houses with colourful histories, Dunn’s River Falls to climb and Dolphin Cove to swim with bottlenose dolphins.
The nightlife is extensive in Jamaica. Although low-key in Negril, Rick’s Cafe is a popular place to be at sunset. In Montego Bay, ‘Hip Strip’ is known for its bars playing reggae long into the night, and Ocho Rios boasts some lively bars and restaurants.
Jamaica is home to several world-class golf courses, including the Caribbean’s oldest at Manchester Club. Most are located in and around resort centres, making them easily accessible. All abilities are catered for.
Cities in Jamaica