Jamaica is the ultimate tourist destination in the Caribbean attracting more than one million visitors annually. It is usually seen as a romantic destination but contrary to this image, it has much to offer for families and has something to suit all age groups.
In fact there are special Jamaica rentals that cater specially to families and facilities such as childcare services, play area for kids, CD/DVD, Internet, TV, books etc in case they want to stay indoors and spend some time together.
If you want a slice of the island’s history, you can head to Kingston, the island’s capital as also its cultural and commercial epicentre. If you are a reggae fan, you can check out the Bob Marley Museum that brings alive the legend’s musical journey.
Jamaica is famous for its beaches and a favourite destination is Negril, which is home to the Seven Miles Beach. Then there is the Frenchman’s Cove and Boston Beach that are well worth a visit. Negril is also famed for its beautiful sunsets.
For shopping and dining, head to Montego Bay. The second largest city in Jamaica is home to the ‘Hip Strip’ booming with shops, restaurants, bars and clubs and promising a nightlife ranging from the tame to the wild. Montego Bay also boasts some of the best golf clubs in the Caribbean. The natural scenery combined with man-made luxuries make Montego Bay a heady combination and a much sought out tourist destination.
Nature lovers can explore Ocho Rios with its waterfalls, rivers and beaches. You can see the Dunn’s River Falls with water cascading down from a height of 600 feet over a series of limestone rocks. More than just seeing, you can jump right into the water and climb up the rocks right to the top of the falls. Just a few kilometers away from Ocho Rios, you can check out Stingray City, the most beautiful site for stingray watching.
Port Antonio attracts the rich and the famous and is the favourite vacation spot of the Hollywood stars. It is also home to the misty Blue Mountains and the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park, the largest conservation area in Jamaica.
Visit Jamaica once and you would want to come back time and again. Apart from the hotels, you can also consider staying in Jamaica rentals that are more affordable than hotels and all-inclusive resorts and offer you more privacy, freedom and space than either of the two other options.