Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Places to visit in Jamaica

Jamaica as a tourist destination has lots to offer. The island is relatively small and so going from one place to another doesn’t take time. However, most attractions are concentrated on the north coast of the island and so if you want to set base here you can choose among a wide range of Jamaica rentals comprising private villas and cottages facing the sea or located in town centers within walking distance of attractions, restaurants, bars and shops. Here are some places that are definitely worth a visit.

Ocho Rios: Fondly referred to as Ochee by the locals, this is Jamaica’s most famous tourist town located in the beautiful green parish of St. Ann. In fact the parish is known for its beautiful gardens.

Ocho Rios is famous for Jamaica’s signature attraction, the Dunn’s River Falls. While the waterfalls are beautiful what is more interesting is the fact that you can actually climb up the slippery limestone rocks over which the water cascades on its way to the Caribbean Sea. There is the Dolphins cove nearby where you can spend an entire fun-filled day swimming with the dolphins, exploring rainforest trails and enjoying a picnic on the beach. You can also visit the nearby Green Grotto caves that once served as home to the original inhabitants of the island and later to the runaway slaves, pirates etc.

Montego Bay: The second largest town on the island, after Kingston, is home to five challenging golf courses. It is also the ultimate party destination boasting the famous ‘Hip Strip’ where you can shop, eat and party at the numerous bars and nightclubs.

Negril: This laid back sleepy town is world renowned for its beaches, most notably the Seven Miles Beach has been voted as one of the best consistently. The sunsets here are equally spectacular.

Kingston: The capital, cultural and commercial hub of the island has lots to offer in terms of museums, galleries and a thriving music scene. Fans of Bob Marley can visit the interactive Bob Marley museum and gain an insight into the legend’s life and works.

Port Antonio: Considered to be Jamaica’s best kept secret, Port Antonio has attracted the rich, the famous and the celebrities from across all walks of life. You can hike up the misty Blue Mountains and explore the awe-inspiring trails around the Rio Grande Valley.

There is much more on offer on the island than these places. Stay in Jamaica rentals which are staffed by the locals and they will provide you insider’s tips of what to see and do both in terms of seeing the main attractions as also going off the beaten path.

1 comment:

Jamaica Luxury Villas said...


Visiting Jamaica for a vacation is a great idea. There is so much more to this island than sun, sea and sand. It is sure to provide many hours of pleasure for avid bird lovers. Thanks a lot...