Jamaica is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, with a wonderful warm climate, hundreds of beautiful waterfalls, pristine white beaches, lush tropical scenery and extremely interesting cultures. There’s a lot of exciting attractions, water sports, yachting, hiking, biking, you name it, you’ll never run out of fun thing to do on your Jamaica vacation.
Jamaica is one of the larger islands in the Caribbean with an incredible variety of vacation destinations that can fit just about anyone’s desires. With literally hundreds of resort hotels of all kinds and all prices it can be a daunting, time consuming process at best. Whether you need inspiration, or already know where you want to go, our Virtuoso, Caribbean Travel Advisors know Jamaica intimately and will arrange an extraordinary vacation experience you’ll treasure for a lifetime. We prefer you start with our vacation planner. You will be contacted promptly by our most suitable advisor, who will save you time, costly mistakes; get you free upgrades with added touches, special amenities and provide terrific airfare rates.
A Jamaica vacation isn’t complete without visiting the Bob Marley Museum. Music is a way of life in Jamaica, and can be heard everywhere you go. Dancing and singing is a normal activity. If you enjoy Jamaican reggae music, a visit to the Bob Marley museum is a must.
Between Jamaica’s high mountain peaks and its offshore coral shelf, nature has worked her own inspired magic, creating hundreds of species found nowhere else on earth. Also, Jamaica has long stretches of water sports, postcard-perfect white sand beaches, as well as black volcanic sands and dramatic cliff-framed coves. Inland, jungle mountains and mangrove forests are laced with racing rivers, waterfalls, and medicinal hot springs all inviting an array of adventures.
Delectable dining takes many forms in Jamaica, from roadside stands to open-air seaside eateries to elegant dining rooms with white-glove-service. Jerk is the traditional slow-cook method of cooking meat in a pimento wood-lined pit and is a regional favorite! And keeping your taste buds in the lap of luxury is easy with Jamaica’s many award-winning fine dining restaurants.
Jamaica’s sunny tropical climate and reef-fringed beaches make it ideal for outdoor sports including golf. Each of Jamaica’s golf courses has unique features, and guests at select all-inclusive properties can enjoy complimentary golf including lessons! Montego Bay, with five courses, is considered Jamaica’s golf central.
With a number of resorts across Jamaica’s six distinctive tourist regions, offering some of the finest spa facilities in the Caribbean, there’s no problem finding the ideal place to indulge in exotic tropical treatments that are sure to recharge your soul!
Iconic adventures such as climbing Dunn’s River Falls or rafting down the Rio Grande have been joined by zip-lining, flying through the jungle canopy on a roller coaster, and explorations on mountain bikes or horseback. Check out some of the great adventures you can pre-book with Island Routes!
Watching the sun set from Negril’s glorious seven-mile stretch of beach, it’s easy to see why people have always flocked to this remote spot at the western tip of Jamaica. The let-it-be, no worries attitude is most felt in the West End area. The area’s first and most famous tourist attraction, Rick’s Cafe has ballooned in size and patronage, but retains its funky feel and sunset cliff diving tradition.
With its white-sand beaches backed by flower-splashed hillsides, Montego Bay, or MoBay, has been a popular tourism destination since the late 1800s. Today, the modern Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport (MBJ), Historic Falmouth, and brand new Montego Bay Convention Centre along with its unsurpassed variety of unique adventures, experiences and accommodations make Montego Bay the tourism hub for Jamaica and one of the most fascinating destinations in the Caribbean.
Fifty years ago, Ocho Rios was a small fishing village. There were a few upscale villas and hideaways for celebrities. In fact, Ocho Rios, or “Ochi,” has become Jamaica’s second largest tourist center. While less developed than Montego Bay, the coastline of Ocho Rios and neighboring Runaway Bay is home to a who’s who of Jamaican all inclusive. Other choices include private staffed villas and chic properties.
The South Coast has been called Jamaica’s undiscovered coast and with good reason. Only an hour away from Montego Bay Sangster International Airport, visitors can drive through fishing villages, view miles of beaches and visit great houses and natural waterfalls.