Everyone should visit Jamaica at least once in their lifetime.
Jamaica’s motto is “Out of many, one people.” It is one of the most culturally rich and diverse countries in the world, from the music, food, dressing, and other forms of Jamaican heritage.
Whether you’re on a cruise or staying at an amazing resort, Jamaica is the ideal location to spend your vacation or honeymoon. It is known for its happy and friendly people, mouthwatering dishes, exotic fruits, vibrant culture, clean air, tropical temperature, breathtaking landscapes, beautiful beaches, and mineral baths. Wow, that was a lot of commas. And there’s more.
Jamaica is the third largest Caribbean Island, located between North and South America, and sits close to Central America. It has some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, has eye-widening natural sites including cascading waterfalls and lagoons, and produces one of the rarest coffees in the world.
Bob Marley, the world-renown cultural icon, helped put Jamaica and reggae on the map. With roots tracing back to the late ‘40s with calypso, ska, and jazz, reggae is still the popular urban music you’ll hear streaming through the streets.
Be ready to eat some tasty food. You can find jerk dishes in restaurants and at street food stalls all over the island.
Jerk is a style of cooking where cuts of meat and seafood are slathered in an allspice and scotch bonnet marinade and smoked over hot coals.
There are so many things to do in Jamaica, from immersion in street culture, interacting with nationals, learning the Patois/Jamaican Creole language, art walks, concerts, tours, and excursions.
Jamaica is known as the land of wood and water, with attractions both inland and off the coasts. You can go hiking, climbing the Blue Mountains, rafting on the Martha Brae or Rio Grande, camping out in the forest, connecting with nature, and meet indigenous people.
You will be amazed by exotic wildlife you’ve never seen. Nature lovers will have boundless opportunities to learn about Jamaican flora and fauna.
Negril Beach, also known as Seven Mile Beach, is one of the most popular in the world. White water cascades down a 180ft (55m) flight of natural rock stairs at Dunn’s River Falls, near Ocho Rios. Visitors can climb these stairs, stopping to soak in natural pools and shower in the falls’ foamy water along the way.
If scaling the falls isn’t adventurous enough for you, there’s also a zip-line circuit that features seven zip-lines and four hanging bridges.
So come live it up—Jamaican style. The heartbeat of the world.