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Where to go in Jamaica

Jamaica is blessed with beautiful and varied beach resorts set in leafy emerald green surroundings, each with their own special charm. In particular, we love and recommend:

Montego Bay is known as ‘Mo Bay'. It's Jamaica's second largest city and first class tourist destination. Come here for the sandy shores of Walter Fletcher Beach, Cornwall Beach and the most famous of them all - Doctor's Cave. The whole region has a genuine Jamaican feel, with colourful city streets, craft markets and bustling Caribbean charm.

The secluded beach town of Negril appeals to those seeking uninterrupted relaxation. Home to Seven Mile Beach and, with no building rising taller than the palm trees, natural beauty abounds here. The offshore reef here is ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving. Negril's bars and discos are some of Jamaica's best.

Exuding charm, Ocho Rios stretches eighteen miles around a beautiful bay flanked by a lush tropical vegetation of palm trees, sugar cane, coconut, and fruit plantations. It offers visitors alluring craft markets and shopping plazas, great restaurants and nightclubs, as well as opportunities to swim with dolphins and go hiking, horseback riding or scuba diving.

The capital city of Kingston is packed with history and is home to the oldest cathedral in the western hemisphere, as well as the unmissable Bob Marley Museum. We particularly love strolling through the Old Harbour and Spanish Town here, stopping at the ruins in Rockfort. Or head to the Georgian town of Falmouth for the island's best streets markets, particularly on a Wednesday.

Other urban areas we recommend:The north coast of Jamaica was used as a film location for Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean film series, but Port Royal is the place to find the authentic remnants of Jamaica's real Spanish pirates.

Of the island's many natural attractions, the series of waterfalls and springs at Dunn's River Falls are one of the best. It's one of the world's most astonishing natural sites, and one of Jamaica's most popular attractions.

Our holidays and itineraries are completely flexible and can be tailored to match just what you're looking for - if you'd like to see more, stay longer, or visit several different places during your time in Jamaica, just speak to our Jamaica specialists and we can create a holiday to suit you and your budget.

Where to stay in Jamaica if you're looking for…

Peace, tranquillity, white sands

Negril's beautiful beach and quiet daytime atmosphere are perfect if you're seeking pure relaxation. Alternatively, you could spend some time on the secluded Treasure Beach in the south.

Nightlife and entertainment

The bars and clubs of Montego Bay's Hip Strip always promise a good night out, as do the live music bars and discos in Negril.

Family friendly

The safe beach, family-friendly facilities and range of affordable hotels in Montego Bay allow the whole family to enjoy a relaxing, fun-filled and hassle-free holiday. Negril's all inclusive resorts are also a great option for those travelling with children.

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These hotels have been carefully hand-picked as excellent Jamaica hotels. Each offers it’s own unique perspective but also outstanding value.

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Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa

Holidays from £1169 per person

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Hedonism Ii

Holidays from £1339 per person

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Mangos Jamaica

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Places of interest in Jamaica

Depending on the type of location you want, the kind of facilities you'd like to find and the proximity to certain attractions, we have a good number of areas for you to choose from and stay at during your holiday.

Whether you want a pumping and energetic beachside retreat, a tranquil setting in a secluded cove, a hillside resort perched in the midst of nature, or a strategic central location close to civilisation and buzzing city life, nightclubs, theme parks and other kinds of leisure attractions, we can advise you on the best places for you.

Choose from our selection of handpicked places and be based right at the place that's most ideal for you and your travelling party

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Hotel room capacity in Jamaica set to increase by 1,000 by the end of 2017

The number of hotel rooms in Jamaica is set to increase by more than 1,000 by the end of 2017, according to the Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. The investment in the new rooms is said to exceed US$1 billion, and they include 150 rooms at the Azul Beach Resort in Negril, 600 rooms at the Hideaway at Royalton and Royalton Negril Resort, and 12 rooms at the Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay.

Half Moon Resort to start second stage of multi-million dollar renovations in May, 2017

The Half Moon Resort in Jamaica will undergo its second stage of renovations in May, 2017. The US$75 million project will include the upgrade and expansion of rooms and suites, expanded beach areas, plus new restaurants and guest facilities. The refurbishments follow the first phase of work which took place in 2015, and upgraded the Sugar Mill Restaurant, the lobby area, and the Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed golf course.

Seven Mile Beach in Jamaica voted seventh best beach in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor has ranked the Seven Mile Beach in Jamaica as one of the top 25 beaches in the Caribbean. The sandy stretch in Negril on the west coast of the island is the longest beach in Jamaica, and it boasts golden sand, high cliffs and the Negril Lighthouse at one end. The stretch is popular with families, and adventure lovers who can enjoy snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing and kayaking.