Things to see and do in Jamaica

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Dunn's River Falls is an awesome family-friendly option with an amazing array of sparkling waterfalls, secluded spots for swimming and traditional craft markets. The Falls itself are a natural phenomenon terraced like giant natural stairs with several small lagoons interspersed throughout.

Montego Bay is the liveliest part of Jamaica and known for its amazing beaches, but also its wealth of tours and attractions, great shopping, lively bars and numerous adventures. Treasure and Doctor’s Cave beaches offer some plenty of white sand and warm waters to relax the days away. 

Montego Bay Beach

A quarter-mile boat-ride offshore in Parottee Bay stands an implausible shack on stilts that just happens to be one of the best bars in Jamaica. Space is limited (so phone ahead), there's no electricity or toilets, and the 'kitchen' makes just a few dishes. But there's nothing quite like it anywhere else.

Floyds Pelican Bar

To the north, you’ll find the former fishing village of Ocho Rios or “Eight Rivers”. A place that many believe was the first place that Christopher Columbus set foot on land in Jamaica. The village is filled with colonial charm from Spanish colonial buildings to maritime artifacts.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Evoking Marley’s ‘Misty Morning’, Jamaica’s Blue Mountains are high enough to catch the clouds on many a day. We take in the world famous Blue Mountain Coffee plantations, cultivated between 2,000 and 5,000 feet above sea level for a day you breathe in and keep with you.

Blue mountains in Jamaica

Slightly smaller, Negril has its signature stretch of sandy beach known as Seven Mile Beach, around which everything centres. A must is a visit to the famous Ricks’s Café for the heart-stopping cliff diving exhibitions, excellent live music and bustling social scene.

Ricks Cafe, Jamaica

This no-frills Jamaican institution has pretty much perfected jerk cuisine by compining a liberal application of spice rub and cooking over pimento-tree wood. the result is memorably moist barbqued chicken and pork, ordered by the pound and served in foil to salivating crowds.

Scotchie's Jerk Chicken

The best golf course in the Caribbean may just be haunted by the ghost of a murderous nineteenth-century plantation mistress. But hey, don't let that stop you. Starting at its highest elevation and meandering from one photogenic vista to the next, this 6,758-yard, par-71 course will challenge and 'bewitch' in equal measure. And you can blame old Annie Palmer for any lost balls...

White Witch Golf Course

The super-luxurious Half Mon resort has been pampering the like of Paul Newman, JFK, Clark Gable and the British royal family for over 60 years. AS well as magnificent rooms and suites, it offers a select number of villas, complete with dedicated staff and private swimming pools.

Half Moon Family Villa