Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Jamaica villas travel guide: Attractions in Jamaica

Jamaica has lots to offer the tourists and no matter what your expectation from the trip, it will not disappoint. From natural attractions, to beaches, to land and water activities to heritage sites, Jamaica has its all. So to make the best of your trip, you can plan in advance where to stay, what to see and what to do.

Jamaica is known for its heritage estates that reflect its rich colourful history. Some of these heritage estates have been converted into vacation homes where the visitors can stay and experience first hand the culture and the local way of life. Indeed the concept of vacation homes became so popular on the island that there are numerous Jamaica villas and cottages catering to the need of families, couples, singles and friends who are looking for services, hospitality, comfort, privacy and space.

One of the most well-known heritage estate is the 1000-acre Prospect Plantation which was once a sugar estate. The plantation dates back to 1721 and is in working condition even today and can be explored both on foot and horseback. It is deeply entrenched into the history of the island and has been visited by various dignitaries from across the world, a fact that is obvious from the large number of commemorative plaques that dot the plantation. For those interested in Gothic horror and witch craft, there is the Great Rose Hall and for those who want a glimpse of the Caribbean art, there is Harmony Hall waiting to be explored.

No mention of Jamaica can be complete without a mention of its beaches and topping the list is the Seven Miles Beach in Negril that has been voted one of the best beaches of the world time and again. Aside from the beaches, there are other natural attractions such as the Dunn’s River Falls, where water falls from a height of 600 feet. You can jump right into the water and be a part of the human chain that is making its way up the slippery stone steps, laughing and falling to reach the top. For water activities there is the nearby Turtles Beach and the Dolphins cove, an amusement park where apart from other activities, you can also swim with the dolphins.

If you want to stay near all the action, you can stay in Silver Sands villas that provide easy access to the attractions and the best of services and comforts at the most affordable rates.

1 comment:

St Vincent Villas said...

Jamaican villas come in all shapes and sizes. Some of the most luxurious and the most popular combine the services and amenities of a large resort with the seclusion and space of an independent villa. These free-standing residences boast private freshwater swimming pools and sweeping Caribbean sea views. Thanks a lot.