Travel by Lesley

Jamaica

Jerk-chicken

Jamaica, the third largest Caribbean island, will always be synonymous with reggae music, rum, jerk chicken as well as long, hot days on some of the world’s finest beaches.

It is an intoxicating and fascinating destination with a rich history, vibrant culture and stunning natural beauty that has had visitors flocking here for decades.

A sultry destination, pulsing with reggae rhythms that are impossible to resist, this is the real Caribbean with its heady mix of culture and magnificent natural beauty as well as a carefree yet feisty spirit.

Hit the beautiful white sand beaches on the north coast, visit coffee plantations, explore thick rainforest, swim in the astonishing Dunn’s River Falls and explore the verdant peaks of the Blue Mountains.

The Appleton Estate lets you sample Jamaican rums and sugar cane juice, the island’s delectable cuisine will tempt your taste buds with exquisite smoked marlin, jerk chicken, lobster and shrimp, all enjoyed al fresco by the edge of the beautiful blue sea.

In energetic Ocho Rios you can swim with dolphins, swing through the rainforest on an aerial canopy ride, bobsled down Mystic Mountain or kayak through the 300 acre hidden paradise of the White River Valley.

Whilst the more bohemian Negril will treat you to Jamaica’s finest beach, quirky boutique hotels and spectacularly daring displays from the local cliff divers.

Head east and off the beaten track to find an altogether slower pace of life, a beautiful unspoilt region with sleepy fishing villages and friendly.  Laid back locals take you back to a time before tourism; this is the place to relax, explore and discover the real Jamaica.

Useful Information

GMT                  -5hrs
Flight Time          9.5hrs
Currency             Jamaican Dollar
Language            English