Hotels in Jamaica
A heady mix of British, Spanish and African cultures, there's far more to holidays to Jamaica than its friendly face of Reggae and Rum factories. Most holidays in Jamaica involve stretching out on the sand with the occasional dip in the warm Caribbean waters, but there's plenty to discover beyond the beach. Go snorkeling or scuba-diving and plunge to the depths of the crystal sea, to discover exotic sea life and a vibrant Coral Reef; a fascinating world of wildlife just inches from your sun-bed. There's plenty on holidays to Jamaica to keep animal-lovers occupied, from bird-watching to horse-riding along the beach.
If you'd rather stay on dry land, explore the breathtaking scenery of the Blue Mountains, the island's idyllic backdrop, by taking a hike along the hills or venture deep into the limestone caves. The Dunn's River Falls are another natural landmark that's not to be missed on holidays to Jamaica, and thrill-seekers can scale the 600ft falls - if they dare! For a quick pick-me-up and a delicious souvenir, visit the Blue Mountain Coffee Plantation, and learn how your morning cup of coffee is made. If you need to unwind on holidays in Jamaica, practice your putting on the pristine golf-courses, or spend a more leisurely afternoon shopping and strolling through the sleepy streets of Port Antonio - its elegant villas were once a getaway for the glitterati.
No holiday to Jamaica would be complete without sampling the local cuisine - you'll need hearty portions of the national dish Ackee and Saltfish (delicious salt cod sautéed with a local fruit) to fuel up for the nightlife. For poolside bars and vibrant discos on holidays in Jamaica, head to Ochos Rios, or dance the night away to Caribbean beats at an open-air ragga concert in Negril.
Jamaica Travel Notes
GMT: -5 Hours
Currency: Jamaican and US Dollar
Tourist/Visa/Health Information: British Passport holders do not require a visa to enter Jamaica
for tourist stays up to 1 month only. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months, Hepatitis A, Polio and Thyphoid immunisations are recommended for protection against disease, Yellow fever Immunisation is required if arriving from an infected country or area.