Where to Stay on Your Jamaica Holiday
It is said that no place on earth shines quite like Jamaica. The island packs a serious punch when it comes to holidays, with so much to see and do. But if you have heard of Jamaica as a holiday paradise but unsure of which part of the island to base yourself for the best experience, then allow us to guide you through this amazing island in the heart of the Caribbean.
The capital city, Kingston, is the cultural mecca of the island. It is the place to be if you want to experience fantastic nightlife, art galleries, fine dining, amazing views and incredible beaches. There are limitless hotel options ranging from top international chains offering around the clock luxury to more locally run budget-friendly options.
Wondering what is there to do? Well let’s just say you’ll never be bored when in Kingston! Take your pick from playing a round of golf, lazing on first-class beaches, visiting fine art galleries, dancing the night away and exploring the bustling nightlife, colorful markets, and chatting to even more colourful people – and these are just a few reasons why you should visit Kingston! Make sure you pay a visit to the legendary Bob Marley museum too, a buck list attraction if ever there was one.
The south coast is perhaps Jamaica’s best kept secret. There’s so much to keep you entertained here, whether it's soaking up the sand on the white sandy beaches, riding horses along the shores or channeling the healing powers of the natural mineral baths. After a long day relaxing and cleansing the soul, retreat to one of the south coast’s many accommodation options ranging from local B&Bs to luxury hotels. If visiting as a couple, then take a trip to the most romantic part of the whole island – Lovers Leap. Here you’ll find amazing views and on certain nights there is local music and unbeatable Jamaican food to experience too. So sit back, drink in the views and the music whilst sipping on local rum or a can of Red Stripe. Pure heaven.
The name Ocho Rios may not ring many bells when first mentioned but we are sure you would have heard of its main attraction, Dunn River Falls. This sensational 600—foot waterfall is often featured in adverts and promotions of Jamaica and will be instantly recognizable as soon as you set eyes on it.
As a result, Ocho Rios is one of Jamaican’s major tourist attractions and is where you will find major hotel chains and plenty of amenities. It really does tick every must-have on the holiday front. Spend you days relaxing on Turtle beach, before taking a stroll along Main Street and picking a restaurant of your choosing for some lunch in the sun. Once the sun goes down then Main Street really comes alive, so get your dancing shoes on and join in the fun.
With stunning scenery, renowned attractions and world-class resorts Ocho Rios is a holiday paradise not to be missed.
If you spend your working life rushing around at a 100mph, then a holiday to Port Antonio is the perfect place to unwind from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Located in the north east of the island, Port Antonio was once a banana port and now is the place to go if you want to recharge the batteries in beautiful surroundings.
For beach lovers, the river-fed Frenchman’s Cove is a must see as is the numerous waterfalls and pools that litter the landscape. Enjoy a bit of gentle river rafting down the Rio Grande before sampling some jerk at Boston Bay. Port Antonio is located just a few hours’ drive from Kingston so you do not have to travel long to reach this most exotic of destinations.
Which part of Jamaica would you like to visit first on your Jamaica holiday? Leave a comment below and let us know!