Top 10 Places to Visit in Jamaica

10th September 2020

Holidays to Jamaica are popular for those looking for a truly unforgettable experience. Jamaica is a lively island paradise boasting white sandy sun stretched beaches, dotted with laid back beach bars serving up famous Jamaican rum to the sounds of the island’s renowned reggae music. Venture further inland and discover lush green rainforests, stunning natural springs, and dramatic mountainous terrains to explore, an adventure lovers dream. With so much to do, it’s hard to know where to start, so here are our travel experts top 10 places to visit in Jamaica.

  1. Seven Mile Beach

The iconic Seven Mile Beach is one of the best-known beaches Jamaica. Located in Negril, it is the perfect place for a romantic stroll. As the name suggests, the beach continues for miles, the silky white sand and deep blue ocean views go on as far as the eye can see. Seven Mile Beach is lined with resorts, hotels and bars making for plenty of enjoyable stops along the way.

  1. Mystic Mountain & Cool Runnings Dreams

  2. Mystic Mountain is one of the most popular places to visit in Jamaica for adventure lovers! Located in Ocho Rios, visitors travel up the mountain on a chairlift where they can experience spectacular views of the Jamaican coastline. Once at the top, thrill seekers can take a bobsled ride 1,000m through the rainforest down the mountain – just like Cool Runnings.
  1. Dunn’s River Falls

Dunn’s River Falls is next to Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios. These famous falls are one of the top attractions on the islands. It is one of Jamaica’s national treasures and an experience not to be missed. With the help of a guide, visitors can climb up to the top of the falls, featuring spectacular views against a lush green background. Relax in one of the many natural springs on the way down, the perfect photo opportunity!

  1. Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park

The only National Park in Jamaica, Blue and John Crow Mountains was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 2015 for its natural and cultural heritage.  The park is a nature lovers paradise. Look out for the largest butterfly in the western hemisphere as you make your way along 15km of walking trails. There are also countless waterfalls and opportunities for bird watching.

  1. The Blue Hole

Near St Anne’s Parish in Jamaica the Blue Hole is one of the most Instagrammable spots in Jamaica.  Jump into the incredible blue water from various heights off the surrounding rock face, enjoy the cool spray of the beautiful waterfalls and the lush vegetation of the Jamaican rainforest.

  1. Rio Grande

The Rio Grande is the longest river in Jamaica and is best seen from a traditional bamboo raft. Rio Grande river rafting is one of the most popular attractions for visitors to Port Antonio. Your Raft Captain will entertain you with stories of the area and the traditions of the bamboo rafts as you enjoy the magical scenery.

  1. Black River & YS Falls

Named after the magical river that flows through it, Black River is the capital of the Jamaican parish of St. Elizabeth. Boasting intriguing history and breath-taking natural pools, no trip to the charming town of Negril would be complete without experiencing the Black River and YS Falls.

  1. Runaway Bay

Known for its coral reef and clear water beaches, Runaway Bay is one of the most scenic areas in Jamaica. The town has still managed to keep its authentic Jamaican character despite being bust 10 miles from Ocho Rios.  Runaway Bay has lots of beautiful beaches and the Green Grotto Caves featuring a labyrinth of underground caves, stalactites and stalagmites are not to be missed.

  1. Bob Marley Museum

Music and history lovers will want to visit the Bob Marley museum in Kingston.  The Bob Marley Museum is the former home of the reggae legend. Discover more about the life and accomplishments of this famous Jamaican and outstanding musician.

  1. Rick’s Café

  2. Rick’s Café in Negril has been a Jamaican institution since 1974. It’s actually a bar and restaurant but most people visit for the heart stopping 35ft cliff jump. If you are not feeling brave enough to jump enjoy the breath-taking sunset and the sweet sounds of reggae music in the background.

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By Audrey Joyce

Travel Expert

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