Whether it's the all-round sunny skies, the just-breathe beaches, or the ‘home of reggae' crown that tempts you, a holiday to Jamaica has it covered.
Hear the word Jamaica and you might think of white beaches, spicy jerk chicken and a certain Bob Marley. You're not far wrong – the Caribbean
clichés come thick and fast on this laid-back island. Its camera-ready coastline’s peppered with beach bars and swaying palms. Venture inland, however, and lofty mountains, lush banana plantations and tucked-away waterfalls take over the decor.
While sun bums thrive on class conditions all –year round, there’s plenty to do away from the coast, too. Make sure you check out the 180-metre cascade of Dunn’s River Falls, near Ocho Rios
. Elsewhere, Montego Bay – AKA Mo-Bay – offers river rafting and Jeep safaris. Then you’ve got Negril’s Kool Runnings adventure park, where you can ride waterslides, canoes and go-karts.
Chill in Negril
If your kind of holiday is all about kicking back and relaxing, Negril's got a much calmer side to boot. With its peachy sunsets, ‘no worries’ attitude and famous Seven Mile beach, it’s Jamaica’s go-to chill-out destination. It also boasts the best All Inclusive resort in the Caribbean – Couples Negril
. A bit further up the coast, Lucea
lives the quiet life with its half-empty beaches. And as you’d expect from the name, Runaway Bay
's another of Jamaica’s more secluded snorkelling spots, with a great coral reef just offshore.