Jamaica is a paradise well known for pristine beaches, gorgeous sunsets, and being the birthplace of reggae, but there are so many other reasons Jamaica should be on your list of places to visit. If the visions of sun, sand, and sounds aren’t enough to get you there, here are 7 places to visit that will have you booking your Jamaican visit right away.
Cool Blue Hole - Near Ocho Rios, Cool Blue Hole is a serene hideaway that will take your breath away. Named for the crystal clear blue water, these natural limestone pools also offer waterfalls, a rope swing, cliff diving, swimming, and a deep cavern to explore. Get yourself a tour, or combine your tour with nearby experiences to get the most out of your visit.
Ocho Rios - Not to be forgotten, Ocho Rios is one of Jamaica’s most tourist-friendly regions and hosts some of the best experiences and sights the Island has to offer. Surrounded by rainforest, pristine waterfalls, national heritage sites, and impressive beaches, Ocho Rios offers something for everyone fortunate enough to grace her streets. International cuisine, luxurious accommodations, and boutique stores to get the perfect souvenir of your time in Jamaica await you in this vibrant hub.
Bath Fountain - Set in an unspoiled rainforest in Eastern Jamaica, Bath Fountain is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and replenish yourself. The spring water contains therapeutic minerals such as sulfur, magnesium, and lime, and the hot mineral water flows from the rocks above, creating a natural spa experience for your mind, body, and soul.
Frenchman's Cove - A resort named for the French soldiers who sought refuge there after being defeated by the British decades ago, Frenchman's Cove is famous around the world. Set in the sleepy fishing village of Port Antonio, this 48-acre resort is where the sea and river combine, creating a tropical paradise of white sands and crystal blue waters.
Norse Hill Estate - This rental villa is private and peaceful and offers panoramic views of the ocean surrounding Port Antonio. With multiple accommodation options, entertaining outdoor spaces, and 8 acres of botanical gardens to explore, Norse Hill Estate is a gorgeous, tranquil place to escape from the world and relax.
Maiden Cay - Almost everyone who visits Jamaica has one priority - plenty of time on the pristine beaches of this island getaway. Maiden Cay is a short 10-minute boat ride from Port Royal, and while technically not a beach, this tiny island offers everything you could hope for in a Jamaican vacation - white sands, clear blue water, and nothing but coastline. Catch a ride and spend the day, or hire a boat that offers the full service of a private chef, an open bar, and the sounds of a DJ to party all day. Paradise.
Appleton Rum Estate - If you’re heading to Jamaica for an adults only kinda vibe, Appleton Estate is a great place to start. This gorgeous estate is a few hours from most of the holiday hotspots, but with tours that take you from cane to cocktail, Appleton Estate is worth the effort. Famous for its Jamaican rum, Appleton Estate has been producing the highest quality spirits for over 270 years and is a sensory experience that will blow your mind and your tastebuds.
Jamaica is a special place, and whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway, a culinary tour for your tastebuds, or the adventure of a lifetime, you are sure to find it in this island paradise. If you haven’t been before, you’re missing out on the place that holds a special place in your girl’s heart. Start planning your visit today!