Jamaica is a destination so dynamic and multifaceted you could make hundreds of visits and always have a unique experience. From world-class beaches and wellness retreats to its thriving music scene and delicious cuisine, it will delight visitors every single time.
Lined with powdery white sand and inviting aquamarine waters, Jamaica’s beaches are amongst the world’s best. From the famous Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay to the equally popular Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Frenchman’s Cove in Portland, Treasure Beach on the South Coast or the unique Dunn’s River Falls and Beach in Ocho Rios, there’s a beach for everyone.
But if lounging on the sand all day is not your style, a visit to Jamaica may be just what the doctor ordered.
There are more attractions in Jamaica than anywhere else in the Caribbean. Hike the famous Blue Mountains, if you’re feeling energetic, or take a punt a bamboo raft down one of the tranquil rivers, dive into the Blue Hole, or climb the world famous Dunns’ River waterfalls, for example.
All of this physical activity isn’t without reward though. When the sun goes down, there’s a world of food and nightlife to keep you entertained.
The get-fit movement has also influenced the creation of several health and wellness bars, as well as spa, fitness and yoga retreats at upscale resorts.
Home of the legendary Bob Marley, arguably reggae’s most iconic and globally recognised face, the island’s most popular musical export is an eclectic mix of infectious beats and enchanting lyrics. It can be heard throughout the island, and is celebrated with annual festivals such as Reggae Sumfest and Rebel Salute.
Feed the soul
To visit Jamaica and not try jerked chicken, pork, fish, conch or sausage is almost sacrilegious. The technique involves smoking meat or seafood that has been seasoned with an abundance of traditional spices and herbs either in a metal drum or barrel or over flavoured wood. Though the method has evolved over time and varies by chef, the flavour remains the same: undeniably Jamaican and unquestionably delicious.
Meet me in Jamaica
The island is quickly building its reputation as an ideal destination for corporate retreats, meetings and incentive groups. While the Jamaica Conference Centre and Montego Bay Convention Centre remain the most popular venues, many resorts have also added or upgraded conference spaces.