What to do in Jamaica
Beaches: With over 70 public beaches to choose from, there's a stretch of sand to suit everyone in Jamaica. Our favourites include: Seven Mile Beach, in Negril; the family-friendly facilities at Doctor's Cave Beach, in Montego Bay; the authentic vibe and perfect seclusion of Treasure Beach in the south; and the awesome waves at Boston Bay Beach in Port Antonio.
Adventure and watersports: Expect great surf, exhilarating jet ski rides at Montego Bay or learn to scuba dive in Negril's calm waters, teeming with coral life. Discover challenging trails, panoramic hikes, canopy zip line tours, dune buggy rides, horseback riding, river tubing, all-terrain-vehicle expeditions, river rafting and more waterfalls to walk through than you could possibly imagine.
History: Follow the trail of the Amerindians who originally inhabited the island, the Europeans that fought for it, the Africans that arrived here as slaves and the Asians and Middle Easterners that came in hope of a better life. Visit the historic city of Port Royal, discover treasures from the indigenous Taino inhabitants, visit Old Harbour and Spanish Town in Kingston, take a trip to the old Negril Lighthouse, the Greenwood Great House Museum and Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay.
Culture and Traditions: Visit the Jamaican National Monument at Falmouth in Trelawney and Bob Marley's museum in Kingston. Check out the Rastafarian Indigenous Village, discover the picturesque neighbourhood of Titchfield in Port Antonio, try the cuisine in local restaurants, listen to a Reggae band and shop in the colourful craft markets.
Nature: Striking natural landscapes abound in Jamaica, with plenty of opportunities for eco-tours available to nature lovers. Some of our favourite natural attractions include the waterfalls and natural springs at Dunn's River Falls; the chambers and light holes at Green Grotto Caves and the healing waters at Bath Mineral Springs in St Thomas.
Nightlife: From dancing venues and live reggae bands to excellent Jazz clubs, there's stacks to keep you entertained in those balmy Jamaican evenings. In Negril, we love Risky Business and The Jungle for wild parties, or for a more laid back atmosphere we think Alfred's Ocean Palace is great for reggae and Jazz. In Montego Bay, Rick's Cafe has an amazing house band and in Ocho Rios, the open air patio at BiBiBips offers some of the island's best live tunes.
Excursions and Attractions
If you want to get close to nature during your holiday in Jamaica, river rafting on the legendary Martha Brae River will provide the perfect opportunity. Relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of this three-mile river ride in an untouched paradise. Located...
This rejuvenating tour will enable you to soak up the natural beauty of Jamaica’s lush mountain valleys, which are blessed with tranquil rivers, lush tropical flora and abundant wildlife. Climb on board a traditional bamboo river raft and float...
Sail away in our comfortable catamaran to explore new and wonderful Jamaican shores. This is a fantastic day excursion that will take you for a pleasurable swim at some of the islands most beautiful beaches. A fabulous day out for snorkelling, swimming...
A trip to truly discover and enjoy the Jamaican rainforest in all its glory! Explore the interior of the forest as we pass through picturesque villages that dot the coastline and enjoy a sailing experience along Jamaica’s longest river. A day full...
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Jamaica has recorded a 5.4 per cent increase in tourist arrivals during the first nine months of 2016. The latest figures from the Jamaica Tourist Board reveal that the Caribbean island received 2,876,220 visitors during this period, and gross foreign exchange earnings was also up by five per cent. The country also received a positive rise in travellers from Canada, with a 7.2 per cent increase.
Adam Stewart, the Chief Executive of Sandals Resorts International, has been awarded the Order of Distinction (Commander Class) by the government of Jamaica. During the National Honours and Awards Ceremony at King’s House last month, Stewart was given the award for his outstanding services to the tourism and hotel industry in Jamaica. Sandals Resorts owns and operates a collection of luxury all-inclusive resorts throughout Jamaica and the Caribbean.
The popularity of the brand new overwater bungalows at Sandals Royal Caribbean resort in Montego Bay has been so great that Sandals Resorts has announced plans to construct a further 12 to keep up with demand. The first five unique bungalows with glass floors in Jamaica have not yet opened to the public, and will be the first of their kind in the Caribbean. The resort will add 12 more that are scheduled to open in February, 2017.