If you are planning a holiday in the Caribbean, you can do well to travel to Jamaica. Like millions of visitors before, you would be choosing what is considered to the world’s most idyllic tropical destination.
There is much you can do on this beautiful island-sooth yourself on a beach, enjoy the refreshing Caribbean Sea, journey through historical sites, discover its rich heritage and listen to the rhythmic sounds of reggae while savouring the flavours of its food. To ensure that you soak up all the colours and sounds of the island, you can consider staying in Jamaica rentals comprising private villas, cottages and apartments that are part hotel, part home in that they combine all the luxuries and services of a hotel with the privacy, space, comfort and freedom that only a home can provide.
Things to do in Jamaica: Travel from the westernmost point of Negril, along the coast through Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, and on to the tranquil Port Antonio. Climb the towering Blue Mountains and take in the awe-inspiring views from the peak. Visit the graceful hills of Mandeville and the pristine regions along the south coast. Enjoy a boat ride on the Luminous Lagoon or go bamboo rafting on the Martha Brae. If it is water activities that interest you, you’ll be spoilt for choice: scuba diving, surfing, white water rafting and snorkelling or kayaking in glass-bottomed boats. On land, go hiking, horseback riding and enjoy tours to historic sites, and explore the reserves, rainforests, and the parks. And your trip cannot be complete without visiting the cultural and historical centre, Kingston. If you are a golf enthusiast, know that Jamaica offers more golf courses than any other island on the Caribbean and so you get to enjoy a pleasant round of golf in courses that are set amidst magnificent surroundings.
Weather: Jamaica enjoys warm, tropical climate. The temperature averages between 80 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit with the coldest month being February. However, the cold translates to pleasant and is probably nothing like the cold you experience back home in the United States. Unless you are in the mountain region, you can go about in your summer clothes.
Beaches: Ask most tourists what draws them to the island again and again, and they will in all probability say, its beaches. Jamaica boasts world-class beaches, notably the Seven Miles Beach in Negril that has consistently been voted amongst the best beaches in the world. Whether you want to relax on the sand or jump right into the water, the beaches in Jamaica offer you an experience you are not likely to forget.
Jamaica rentals: The island boasts a wide range of private Jamaica villas, cottages and apartments, set amidst breathtakingly beautiful landscaped settings, in the centre of the towns or overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Depending on your group size and budget, you can book from one, two to more bedroom rentals. The rentals are professionally managed, include housekeeping services and cook, and have well-equipped kitchens and often BBQ. In all, they provide more value for money and are more affordable than either hotels or all-inclusive resorts.