Get your groove on and feel the rhythm and beats of the Caribbean with a trip to jiving Jamaica. Holidays in Jamaica are all about the chilled vibes, blissful beaches, mouth-watering dishes and, of course, jammin’.
For the latest Government travel advice please click here Foreign travel advice – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Before you do anything in Jamaica, even before you hit the beach, a visit to the Bob Marley Museum in the capital Kingston is an absolute must. The reggae legend’s former house has been kept in its original condition, so the tour shows you exactly what it was like when Marley lived there.
Another bucket list destination is the Luminous Lagoon in Falmouth. Glowing microorganisms give a glow-in-the-dark illusion which is a truly spectacular sight at night. Tours allow you to visit and swim in the lagoon.
While in Jamaica, you can also feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up, it’s bobsled time! Yes, fans of Cool Runnings can even enjoy their own Jamaican bobsleigh adventure at Mystic Mountain on the north coast. Don’t let the lack of ice catch you out, they’ve got it sussed with a track which guides the sledge down the mountain for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Of course, with more than 900 kilometres of coastline, beach holidays in Jamaica are nothing short of epic. The north-west corner is home to some of the Caribbean’s most famous and spectacular stretches of sand including Montego Bay and Negril Beach. Unsurprisingly, these are often busy with sunbathers and water sports enthusiasts. Having said that, Doctor’s Cove Beach in Montego Bay is a quieter – but no less beautiful – option, where you can also hop aboard a glass-bottomed boat tour and spot the local marine life.
The secluded Frenchman’s Cove Beach in Port Antonio on the north-east coast is pure luxury and there’s a chance you’ll have it all to yourself, while on the flip side, Hellshire Beach near Kingston is famous for its festivals and music scene, plus it boasts the stunning backdrop of the Blue Mountains.
The mountains themselves are also a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, not only for the luscious green forests and wonderful hiking opportunities, but also for the famous Blue Mountain coffee. While in the Portland area, take the chance to tuck into authentic Jamaican jerk chicken in the very place the delicious blend of spices was first cooked up.
For all the latest news and offers sign up now…