The glorious tropical island of Jamaica is the jewel of the Caribbean. It has long since been revered as a prized destination for vacations and weddings. Jamaica offers so much to the guest of the island from year-round tropical temperatures to breathtaking natural beauty. The island locals are incredibly welcoming and offer many opportunities for tourists to learn about their culture, food, music, shopping, and local hotspots.
A trip to Jamaica would be remiss without taking in some island history and culture. There are many interesting museums such as the Bob Marley Museum, Fort Charles Maritime Museum, Museums of History & Ethnography, and the Hanover Museum just to name a few. Port Royal, the Devon House, and the Folly Point Lighthouse/Ruins offer historical insight into the rich history of Jamaica.
Amazing cuisine can be found all over the island from a casual stand at the beach to an elegant white tablecloth restaurant. Be sure to sample jerk chicken, fire roasted fish, crabs, rice, fresh juice, and rum punch. Resort employees can recommend local eateries that are close and high quality or ask a local for an unbiased recommendation.
Many restaurants offer live music during the day in a casual setting. For those looking to get out and dance, there is ample nightlife available. Reggae clubs, sports bars, beachside bar and restaurants all offer amazing music by local bands and artists.
There is ample shopping variety in Jamaica. Local artisans sell handmade crafts, clothing, jewelry, plus much more. High-end designer brands are available in pristine stores. Outdoor marketplaces, art galleries, and regional stores offer unique product offerings perfect to remember an amazing vacation to be brought back as souvenirs for family and friends.
There is absolutely no shortage of attractions in jamaica, in fact, there are so many options that time is often the challenge- too much to do on one visit. For outdoorsy individuals, they can go on a catamaran cruise, deep sea fishing, zip lining, horseback rides, tubing, or a trip to the Dunn Falls. Of course, there must be time spent on the white sandy beaches. Cabanas, beach chairs, and cocktails accentuate many resort-owned beaches, but each location is unique. A few of the best Jamaican beaches are Doctor’s Cave Beach, Treasure Beach, Seven Mile Beach, and the Mammee Bay Beach but there are many more idyllic locations to swim, walk on the sand, and let the waves wash over your toes.
Jamaica is an amazing tropical destination. Families, couples, or individuals can all bask in the natural beauty at every corner. Historical and cultural locations are ample and provide and educational aspect to any trip. Local music and tantalizing meal options add to the island’s ambiance. Jamaica offers shopping options around every corner making it easy to find something that catches the eye. Finally, the island’s attractions are countless with something to please and entertain anyone.