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Must Read Guide When Traveling To Jamaica

Jamaican BeachThe most common areas on the island of Jamaica to travel to are:

  • Kingston
  • Montego Bay
  • Negril
  • Ocho Rios
  • Port Antonio
  • The South Coast

You must have a passport when traveling to Jamaica.  If you want to travel to see The Blue Mountains of Jamaica it is ideal to stay in the area of Kingston because the roads of Jamaica are sometimes hard to navigate on and are often rural, making travel time longer if you stay in other areas.

There are a variety of resorts and villas with numerous attractions.  On the island of Jamaica you are surely going to find a resort or villa with one or more of the following attractions on location or nearby:

  • Bars & Clubs
  • Beaches
  • Beautiful Scenery
  • Bird-Watching
  • Blue Mountains of Jamaica
  • Boating
  • Canopy Tours
  • Crocodile Touring
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Diving
  • Great houses
  • Golfing
  • Guided Tours
  • Helicopter Tours
  • Hiking
  • Horse Back Riding
  • Jeep & ATV Tours
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museums
  • Rafting
  • Restaurants with Delicious Foods/Drinks
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Swimming w/ Dolphins
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa’s
  • Tennis
  • Theatre’s
  • Waterfalls
  • White Water Rafting

Jamaican PoolMany resorts and villa’s are all-inclusive with some that appeal to adults only, families, couples and singles.  Whatever resort, villa or location you are planning to travel to, always check to make sure they have the specific attractions or amenities you want.

The daily temperature averages around 80 degrees F or 27 degrees C.  The peak time to travel to Jamaica is mid month of December to mid month of April.  During peak times prices are generally higher than in off peak times and there is a lot more people.  The off peak time or hurricane season begins in June and ends in November, with August and September being the peak time for hurricanes.  No matter when you travel to Jamaica, the island is still beautiful and full of excellent scenery and attractions. 

No matter the time of year you travel to Jamaica it is best to get insurance on your trip just in case you become sick or there is a hurricane.  With most travel insurance plans you can re-book your trip at little to no cost.  It is also best to keep in mind that spring break for college students is during late March, early April.  Most college student’s stay in resorts or villas that are not all-inclusive, so if you travel to an all-inclusive resort or villa during that time, you should be fine.

Visit Jamaicans.com for more tourist information.

  • Kingston
  • Montego Bay
  • Negril
  • Ocho Rios
  • Port Antonio
  • The South Coast

  • Largest city on the island of Jamaica
  • The place to experience Jamaica’s true unique culture
  • Location of reggae musician Bob Marley Museum, which was once his recording studio
  • Home to one of the Caribbean’s largest University, University of the West Indies
  • Recommended place to visit is Mavis Bank Coffee Factory in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica; they offer an-hour long guided tour about Jamaican Blue Mountain® Coffee

  • Second largest city on the island of Jamaica
  • Jamaica’s busiest international airport, Donald Sangster International Airport
  • Capital and birthplace for Jamaica’s tourism industry and has the best-known place to golf, best bars and clubs and a wide range of shopping.
  • Locally known as MoBay
  • Recommended place to visit is Rose Hall, one of the greatest of great houses with a mysterious story of how the Rose Hall was created.

  • Location of Jamaica’s best known nude beach, Hedonism II
  • Jamaica’s best loved sunset spots are on the cliffs of Negril area, specifically Rick’s Café
  • Tourism was first introduced in the 1970s, when it became a haven for hippies
  • The area of Negril has high traffic of locals selling ganja (marijuana) and hallucinogenic teas
  • Recommended place to visit is Negril Beach, said to be the best beach on the island of Jamaica

  • Referred to as the garden center of Jamaica featuring lush tropical beauty offering the best canopy tours, diving, snorkeling and horse back riding
  • Hottest wedding spot on the island of Jamaica
  • Location of Nine Mile, the hometown and final resting place of reggae musician Bob Marley
  • Birthplace of the Caribbean’s all-inclusive movement
  • Recommended place to visit is Dunn’s River Falls, a series of stunning crystal clear waterfalls

  • The birthplace of modern jerk in the 1930’s
  • Home to Jamaica’s best marina attractions, offering the best deep-sea fishing, boating and rafting
  • Jamaica’s most remote resort destination, making travel time to the resorts the longest than in any other area
  • Location of the International Blue Marlin Tournament
  • Recommended place to visit is Boston Jerk Centre, the best place to buy Jamaican Jerk (Jamaican BBQ)

  • Traditionally Jamaica’s least developed area on the island providing beautiful rustic scenery and is an excellent destination for bird watching
  • One of the worlds largest producers of aluminum ore, or bauxite
  • There is only one all-inclusive resort in this area of Jamaica
  • Location of the widest river on Jamaica, Black River is the best place to see crocodiles on the island
  • Recommended place to visit is the Appleton Estate; the best place for rum and it offers a guided tour about the history of rum making in the area

 

 

 

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