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What to see in Jamaica

Jamaica Attractions


Jamaica has a fascinating history and culture and apart from its beautiful beaches and lush jungle landscapes it is riveting to learn about the slave culture which developed here; the island's holiday attractions extend far beyond the stretches of Negril's famous Seven Mile Beach. Among the many great things to see and do in Jamaica, there are destinations such as Kingston's Bob Marley Museum and Spanish Town, or the Montego Bay Marine Park and Rose Hall (said to be haunted by beautiful Annie Palmer, the 'White Witch of Rose Hall').

In Ocho Rios, visit Dolphin Cove and Dunn's River Falls, or explore the Green Grotto Caves. Fans of the movie Blue Lagoon will find the actual site near Port Antonio, while rum enthusiasts will enjoy the Appleton Rum Estate on Jamaica's South Coast. Jamaica's Blue Mountains boast some exciting hiking trails for the adventurous, and there are caves and waterfalls to explore as well.

All this sightseeing is made more enjoyable by year-round good weather and visitors should prepare for the glorious tropical heat by bringing plenty of sunblock. Jamaica is subject to storms and hurricanes between July and November but hurricanes rarely hit the island.


Appleton Rum Estate

Appletons is considered by many to be the best rum in the world, but even for those who don't drink it this tour is interesting…

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Blue Lagoon

Made famous by 14-year-old Brooke Shields in the film Blue Lagoon, this sheltered cove is one of the most scenic spots…

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Blue Mountains

Towering across eastern Jamaica, the 28-mile (45km) long mountain range is constantly shrouded in a mist that gives the…

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Bob Marley Museum

Jamaica's world-famous son, singer and songwriter Bob Marley, was responsible for making reggae music a global phenomenon.…

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Devon House

Devon House in Kingston is a prime example of Jamaican Georgian architecture. Visitors to Jamaica should definitely visit…

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Dunns River Falls and Dolphin Cove

Just about two miles (3km) west from the centre of Ocho Rios is the popular beach and waterfall attraction of Dunn's…

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Green Grotto Caves

One of Jamaica's most prominent natural attractions, these caves are on the island's north coast, between Ocho Rios and…

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Montego Bay Marine Park

The Montego Bay Marine Park is a large area of sea and shore located adjacent to the city of Montego Bay, proclaimed…

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Rain Forest Adventures

Visitors to Jamaica should definitely visit the popular Rain Forest Adventures centre (often called the Mystic Mountain…

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Rio Grande

The Rio Grande has been used since 1911 as a means of transporting goods by bamboo rafts, particularly by banana farmers…

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Rose Hall

The Rose Hall Great House is one of Jamaica's most popular tourist attractions, particularly because of the Gothic horror…

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Seven Mile Beach

The reason for Negril's recent boom as a tourist destination is centred on this seven-mile stretch of beautiful shoreline…

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Spanish Town

The neighbourhood known as Spanish Town is on the western outskirts of Kingston, and was capital of the island under…

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YS Falls

Trips to YS Falls are usually included in organised Black River tours, but the falls are an attraction in their own right…

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