If you are planning a visit to Jamaica, you would wish to plan in advance on what to see and do and where to stay. You can find any number of hotels on the island; however if you are looking for a more personalized experience and also want more value for your money in terms of services provided, you can stay in Jamaica accommodation rentals comprising private villas, cottages and apartments perfect for all group size and budgets. These rentals are also more affordable when you take into consideration the fact that you can prepare your meals in the fully-equipped kitchen or enjoy a BBQ in garden settings instead of eating out in restaurants all the time.
Jamaica has a varied landscape with a spectacular shoreline that makes it perfect for a number of activities, such as:
Land activities: You can enjoy guided tours such as ATV tours, horseback riding tours, bike tours, boat jeep tours, and hiking tours. A must do activity is hiking up the Blue Mountains. The best time to start the hike is before dawn so that you are able to reach the peak at sunrise and appreciate the brilliant views. Jamaica is also known for its beaches with some of the best ones being in Negril. One beach particularly worth a mention is the Seven Miles Beach, consistently voted as one of the best beaches in the world.
Water activities: Aside from its magnificent coastline, Jamaica has many navigable rivers so there are a lot of water activities and sports you can indulge in such as kayaking, snorkelling, white water rafting, bamboo rafting, surfing and scuba diving to name a few. Deep sea fishing is a very popular activity and so if you wish to include it in your itinerary, you must make sure to book your charter in advance.
Golfing: Jamaica has on offer some of the best golf courses in the Caribbean. The warm, tropical climate is perfect for a pleasant round of golf in courses set amidst the spectacular backdrops of the Caribbean Sea.
Shopping: Most beaches are dotted with vendors selling souvenirs and knick knacks. Duty free shops abound in the island where you can shop for local arts and crafts and gifts to take back for your family and friends.
Dining: Jamaica’s cuisine is world-famous and reflects the rich influences of its cultural mix of people. The most popular dish is jerked meat-jerked pork and chicken. You can dine in both casual and formal settings. Otherwise, you can dine in and have the chefs of the Jamaica villas prepare local delights which you can savour in the dining room, on the terrace, or in the veranda, overlooking the sparkling waters of the Caribbean.