Traveling to Jamaica island the third largest island in the middle of the Caribbean Sea and one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful islands from shore to mountains,it is also one of the most colorful, blue oceans and a multitude of outdoor activities to enjoy, Jamaica weather is beautiful year round ( Except for a short hurricane season).
This makes the island very attractive for people wanting for traveling to enjoy some of the local activities like kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, mountain biking, and swimming with dolphins.
This tropical island is surrounded by warm turquoise seas and has miles of unspoiled beaches edged with lush vegetation.
Negril and Montego Bay:
Are Jamaica’s two main coastal resorts attraction:
Negril was invaded by hippies from North America,who set up a colony in the 1960s .
Negril is complemented by some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Its waters offer world-class diving and a wealth of water sports. Fun and sun are the main traveling attractions here with the long white-sand beach, and there are few other attractions.
Negril Lighthouse was built in 1894 for traveling ships, offering a panoramic view of the area after a climb of 100 stairs.
Montego Bay :
Is its most famous North Shore traveling vacation area. Ocho Rios is also well known.
Montego Bay is the second largest city in Jamaica and is deservedly one of the most famous tourist traveling destinations in the world, the beautiful beaches, other facilities and attractions range from leafy parks to handsome colonial towns and neon-lit nightlife. Over the years it has attracted the rich and the famous and has been the haunt of royalty.
Montego Bay has the following highlights:
Rose Hall Great House :
The legendary home of the infamous Annie Palmer who was born in Haiti. She later moved to Jamaica.
The “White Witch” of Jamaica. She is reported to have killed several unlucky husbands and brutalized her slaves (taking male slaves into her bed at night and often murdering them ),until she herself was murdered.
People swear they see her suffering ghost roaming the property. Beautifully restored , worth the visit and traveling effort .
Greenwood Great House :
Considered one of the finest and best restored of the former plantation homes. The house is a beautiful example of late 18th century architecture found in Jamaica and is one of the only houses to escape unscathed from the slave rebellion of 1831.
The house belonged to the Barrett family of which Elizabeth Barrett Browning is a descendent. The house is filled with antiques, paintings, rare books, and furniture from the 1800s.
Ocho Rios, or “Ochee” as it is known locally, is the second major traveling tourist town on the north coast .
Excellent beaches, airstrip and modern cruise facilities. Ocho Rios is the cruise capital of Jamaica, the bay is sheltered by lush garden-like mountains.
Dunns River Falls:
This 600-foot waterfall drops down to the beach. One of the most photographed and visited waterfalls in the world. can be climbed up through a series of “staircase” waterfalls.
Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Ríos
Kingston is the capital , the commercial, administrative and cultural heart of the island.
Many traveling tourists bypass the largest English-speaking city in the Caribbean has the seventh largest natural harbour in the world, lies on a wide plain with the sea to the south and the St. Andrew Mountain as it backdrop to the north.
It is the cradle of Jamaican culture and contains many historical sites and botanical gardens.
Mandeville is the chief town of Manchester parish, Jamaica’s mountain resort Located at 2,000 feet in elevation( the island’s largest hill town and the fifth largest urban centre).
The city has one of the best climates on the island all of its own. The English built the city to escape the “hot tropics” of the coastline. as if it has been sheltered against all developments in the capital. It is a charming town and is a great homebase for birdwatching, caving, or to branch out and traveling exploration of the mountainous regions or the south coast.
Doctor’s Cave Beach Club is a popular destination in Montego Bay
Jamaica is the island that inspired Ian Flemming to write the James Bond novels.
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