With a unique laid-back atmosphere and rich cultural heritage reflecting a blend of African, Spanish, British and Asian traditions, Jamaica truly promises a colourful holiday in the Caribbean. Read on to know about some of the top tourist attractions of Jamaica:
A tropical oasis snuggled amidst rocky, forested cliffs in Port Antonio, Frenchman’s Cove is a wonderful treat for nature lovers. The cove’s resort, a 45-acre private estate in Jamaica, is a popular spot for vacations, honeymoons, weddings, retreats and workshops. With the most pristine white sands and bluest waters, the cove’s beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the region. The beach is open to the public from 9:00 am to 05:00 (entry fee charged).
Seven Mile Beach
Also known as Negril Beach, Seven Mile Beach is a stretch of terrific white sand and blue waters. Located close to the international airport, Sir Donald Sangster Airport in Montego Bay, the beach is easy to access and has several accommodation options ranging from large luxury resorts to smaller boutique hotels. Besides, adventure enthusiasts can enjoy a number of water sports here including snorkelling, scuba diving, jet-skiing and kayaking.
A popular tourist destination among both families and honeymooners, Blue Lagoon is located just a few miles from Frenchman’s Cove. It is one of the most beautiful natural delights of the island drawing attention with its glistening, waters and lush greenery. This underwater sinkhole, about 180 feet deep, is known for its lovely boat tours and astonishes visitors with its dramatic ever-changing colours of its waters. Surrounded by dense green vegetation and steep hillsides, it is a perfect place for a relaxing day out.
The highest mountain in Jamaica, Blue Mountain stands at 2,256 metres and makes for a thrilling tourist spot. Covered with tree ferns, the area has terrific hiking trails, making this place a haven for hikers and bikers. Blue Mountain also offers coffee plantation tours during which visitors get to see how coffee beans are gathered and processed to come up with the famous Blue Mountain Coffee.
Reach Falls were once a haven for runaway slaves in search of a refuge from the plantations in the neighbouring parish of St. Thomas. This cascading waterfall presents a beautiful holiday experience amidst its lush greenery. It promises an ideal blend of relaxation and adventure to the visitors. You can enjoy picnicking around its beautiful picnic areas, and take delight in guided tours upstream the Driver’s River.