The largest of the English speaking islands and one full of contrasts
With the warmth of the Jamaican People, its rich culture and dramatic Mountain vista Jamaica will leave you wanting to return before you even leave. Not only does the Jewel of the Caribbean have some stunning powder white beaches to bask in the glorious sunshine but also some fantastic places to visit to enhance your stay.
From the lush forests, cascading waterfalls and crystal clear rivers of Ocho Rios, to the stunning sunsets and cliff diving at Ricks Cafe in Negril and not to forget the “Hip Strip” of Montego Bay where you can take comfort in one of the swish bars and relax to the Reggae sounds that made the island famous.
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Time Difference: GMT -5 hours
Currency: Jamaican Dollar
Consistently warm tropical weather ensures Jamaica is a popular destination year-round. On the coast, temperatures range from 22C to 31C, with chilly mornings and evenings denoting winter. Peak season runs roughly from mid-December to mid April; the wettest months are May and October, but showers may occur at any time. Between June and November, Jamaica is prone to hurricanes.
Dunns River Falls
Situated near Ocho Rios, Dunns River Falls is a spectacular 1000 feet high waterfall cascading down terraces of giant step like features all the way to the open Caribbean sea. Along the way there are several small lagoons interspersed among the vertical sections of the river. The falls receive several thousands of visitors each year and is a “must see” attraction.
The Bob Marley Museum
If you’re a fan of reggae music, this has got to be on your list of things to see in Jamaica. The museum is situated on the site of the musician’s former home, until he died in 1981. There is also an 80 seat theatre, a gift shop selling memorabilia, a photographic gallery, and a café. There is an organised tour which lasts approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
Jamaica has many fine golf courses and there’s one to suit every level. One of the best is Rose Hall Great House Golf Course. This 18-hole course interlaces between mountains and the countryside and offers spectacular views of the sea. It’s quite a challenging course, so more experienced players will find it more enjoyable. Other courses include Negra Hills, Cinnamon Golf Course and The Half Moon Club.
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