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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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Great for families…

Sunscape Splash Montego Bay

Sunscape Splash Montego Bay

Holidays from £999 per person

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Somewhere for couples…

hilton rose hall resort and spa

Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa

Holidays from £1219 per person

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All inclusive…

secrets st. james montego bay

Secrets St. James Montego Bay

Holidays from £1489 per person

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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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Round Hill in Jamaica launches plan to bring corals back to Hanover

In an effort to improve the health of local marine life, Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Jamaica has launched a coral recovery programme so that their own reef, found just off the hotel’s main beach can spring back to life. To achieve their mission the resort has enlisted the help of marine scientists while putting sustainable practices in places to avoid a future reversal of these actions.

Riu Palace Tropical Bay relaunches in Jamaica

All-inclusive beach resort Riu Palace Tropical Bay has reopened in Jamaica following a multi-million dollar revamp to add new rooms, redesign communal areas and update the hotel's culinary and family offerings. The relaunched hotel beside Negril's Bloody Bay beach now boasts walk-in showers in each of its 452 rooms, 24-hour room service, a new kids club, plus an ice cream parlour and coffee shop.

Jamaica Tourism Enhancement invests $10 million on the International Coastal Cleanup Day 2018

The Jamaica Tourism Enhancement (TEF) has revealed it invested around $10 million in the 2018 International Coastal Clean-up Day initiative in September. The project is led by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), and last year, Jamaica had 9,675 volunteers at more than 147 sites across the island cleaning up plastic and litter from beaches, rivers and the sea.