If you like snorkelling or scuba diving then a holiday to Jamaica will provide plenty of chances to indulge yourself. The coastal waters of Jamaica are teeming with life thanks to some wonderful coral reefs. You can also enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of swimming with dolphins whilst on holiday in Jamaica.
If dry land is more important to you, then the beaches of Negril, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay are all idyllic places to to spend your days. You'll be able to enjoy the delicious food and relax into the easy-going Jamaican way of life! White sands fringed with palm trees and seemingly endless sunshine are an attractive combination for any sun worshipper - just thinking about it is enough to make us check for any late deals to Jamaica!
Away from the coast there are still plenty of attractions to fill up your Jamaica holiday, with some fantastic day trips into the lush green hills where you can visit the charming colonial mansions, the coffee and pineapple plantations and even Jamaican nature reserves. Bob Marley fans will also want to take a trip to Nine Mile, the tiny village where this iconic musician grew up. Here are our top 5 attractions in Jamaica.
Doctor's Cave Beach in Montego Bay is thought by many to be the best beach on the island. It has pure white sands and crystal clear waters, as well as great facilities. But then so does Seven Mile Beach in Negril, which is protected by an offshore reef - making for amazingly calm and clear waters that just ask to be swum in. Ok, we can't decide this one - can you?
Dunn's River Falls isn't like most large waterfalls - this isn't just a sheer drop, there's 300 metres of cascades over rocks, which has created some amazing beauty as well as some natural pools. To fully experience the falls, you need to climb them with the help of a guide. Don't worry about the hot weather as the water and the surrounding tropical vegetation make for a cooler trip than most here in Jamaica. If you don't think you can brave climbing through the water then you can follow the river bank path.
Luminous Lagoon is an intriguing name! This lagoon is inhabited by tiny organisms who glow when they are agitated - so taking a boat trip through them, or even swimming in the lagoon increases the activity as well as the impressiveness of the display. The best time to visit is for dusk when the local fish join in too, and you can watch the sun set as the underwater glow increases.
Port Royal was once the unofficial capital of Jamaica, also known as one of the richest yet wickedest places on earth. It was devastated in 1692 by an earthquake and tsunami. Today it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site as recent archaeological digs have unearthed its past - it's also been used as a set for Pirates of the Caribbean!
Dolphin Cove is where you'll want to head if swimming with the dolphins is the number one priority on your holiday in Jamaica. Set in a tropical rainforest, the lagoon is home to dolphins, sharks and stingray, all of whom you can interact with - but be warned, this doesn't come cheap! Save the pennies by enjoying it in a glass bottomed boat.