Jamaica

Destination Description

Activities and attractions

Montego Bay is where all tourist flights arrive, making it a perfect location for shorter vacations.

Beaches – Negril is home to world famous Seven Mile Beach and is considered the best on the island if not the entire Caribbean.  Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, and other areas have nice beaches as well.

Shopping – Jamaican crafts are made with style and skill and take the form of resort wear, hand-loomed fabrics, silk-screened articles, wood carvings, paintings, and other fine arts. Jamaican rum is a great take-home gift. So is Tia Maria, Jamaica’s world-famous coffee liqueur. The same goes for the island’s prized coffees (both Blue Mountain and High Mountain) and its jams, jellies, and marmalades. If you shop around you’ll find good deals on such duty-free luxury items as jewelry, cameras, china, Swiss watches, and Irish crystal. The top-selling French perfumes are sold alongside Jamaica’s own fragrances. Cuban cigars are a very popular item.

Golf – Montego Bay is home to the best golfing in Jamaica.  Famous courses include White Witch, Cinnamon Hill, and Half Moon.
Dining – Although most resorts are all inclusive, Montego Bay offers some fantastic dining options and cuisine.  Probably the most famous Jamaican dish is jerk pork — the ultimate island barbecue. The pork (purists cook a whole pig) is covered with a paste of Scotch bonnet peppers, pimento berries (also known as allspice), and other herbs and cooked slowly over a coal fire. Many aficionados believe the best jerk comes from Boston Beach, near Port Antonio. Jerk chicken and fish are also seen on many menus. The ever-so-traditional rice and peas, also known as \”coat of arms,\” is similar to the moros y christianos of Spanish-speaking islands: white rice cooked with red kidney beans, coconut milk, scallions, and seasonings.

Nightlife – Montego Bay has the best nightlife in Jamaica.  Local bars and clubs flourish with variety and energy.  Local favorites include the Royal Stocks and Withces nightclub.  Jimmy Buffet\’s Margaritaville is popular with tourists.

ROSEHALL: This magnificent great house cost 30,000 pounds sterling to build in 1770 – an enormous sum in those days – and was considered the finest in the island. It was damaged during the 1831 slave rebellion and uninhabited thereafter, perhaps because the ghost of the White Witch of Rosehall was rumoured to be in residence. Stripped of its doors and mahogany staircase it fell into ruin. During the 1960s it was purchased by American millionaire John Rollins and restored at vast expense to its present elegance. Restoration of the great house was part of a development scheme that included the construction of the Holiday Inn and Rosehall hotels. Conducted tours are available.

Dunns River Falls – Ocho Rios’ most famous attraction.  Dunns River Falls is a gorgeous set of waterfalls cascading into the Caribbean Sea.  Set in a rain forest, the crystal clear Dunns River can be climbed via the rocks and a local guide.

Biking in the Blue Mountains – Enjoy a leisure downhill bicycle ride through a lush tropical rain forest, in the Blue Mountain home to hundreds of species of bird and blossoming plant life. View the world\’s famous Blue Mountain coffee plantations. Conclude your tour with an exhilarating dip at a cool cascading waterfall.

Swim with the Dolphins – Dolphin Cove is a fantastic marine park with several options to swim with the dolpins.  Interact and swim with these amazing mammals or watch from the sidelines.  Dolphin Cove also has animal exibits featuring snakes, crocodiles, sharks and more.

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Jamaica Resorts

The Jewel Runaway Bay

The minute you get here, you'll understand why they call this lush, tropical playground Runaway Bay. With quiet coves, e

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Moon Palace Jamaica Grande

Moon Palace Jamaica Grande is an all-inclusive, family-friendly resort, located on the north coast of Ocho Rio

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Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Rose Hall

Sophisticated and stylish, Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is an indulgent escape for adults (18+) seeking refuge from the rigors

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Sandals Negril

Sandals Negril commands one of the longest and best stretches of Negril's famous Seven Mile Beach. This resort also feat

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Sandals Montego Bay

Come fall in love at the very first Sandals. Upbeat and lively, Sandals Montego Bay sets the trend for excitement and ro

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Sandals Royal Caribbean

Combining old-world Caribbean charm with British traditions of a bygone era, such as afternoon tea and breakfast in bed,

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Sandals Ochi

Nestled between the St. Ann Mountains and the Caribbean Sea, Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort featur

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Sandals South Coast (formerly White House)

Amidst 500 acres of a nature preserve, sits 50 acres of pristine and gorgeous landscape, with dual white-sand beaches sp

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Sandals Royal Plantation

Sandals Royal Plantation, Sandals' first boutique resort, is an all-butler, all-oceanview suite resort located on dual c

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Beaches Negril

Situated on the widest stretch of Negril's Seven Mile Beach, this 210-room resort offers a range of amenities from a Pir

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Beaches Ocho Rios

Set where the mountains meet the sea, Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club is an ultimate family vacation spot. Kids

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Couples Negril

Couples Negril is recognized for its stylish, chic, and eclectic atmosphere. Everything seems to be synchronized here...

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Couples Swept Away

Couples Swept Away offers the intimacy of a private villa and the romantic ambiance of a tropical hideaway. Mind and bod

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The Jewel Dunns River

Introducing the new all-inclusive adults only Jewel Dunn's River Resort & Spa located just 90 minutes from Montego B

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Iberostar Grand Rose Hall Jamaica

This adult only hotel, where the minimum age to stay is 18 years, is one of the finest All Inclusive hotels in Jamaica,

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Couples Tower Isle

Jamaica's original all-inclusive resort, Couples Tower Isle, captures the essence of Old Jamaica charm mixed with breath

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Iberostar Rose Hall Suites

This new addition to the IBEROSTAR Rose Hall Beach & Spa Resort complex compliments its sister hotel with extraordin

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Couples sans Souci

Couples Resorts offer the ultimate in relaxation and romance and are designed exclusively for couples, cater to romance

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Secrets Wild Orchid

From indigenous art to chic design, Secrets Wild Orchid, Montego Bay takes its inspiration from the island's gorgeous su

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Secrets St James

On an island that was once part of the British Empire, Secrets St. James, Montego Bay presents guests with a quiet, rela

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