Jamaica is a country of carelessness and unity with nature. It is simply incredible here and will surprise any traveler. The white sandy beaches and clear waters of Jamaica attract tourists from all over the world. Tourism is an important part of the country's economy, so visitors will not be bored here.
The main resorts of the island are Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio. Each boasts gorgeous beaches and swimming conditions. Port Antonio has a lagoon that has attracted many filmmakers. Everyone who comes to Jamaica aspires to see her.
What to see in Jamaica?
The most interesting and beautiful places, photos and a brief description.
This is a settlement in western Jamaica. Once it attracted freedom-loving hippies, but today it has become a resort for wealthy Americans. The main attraction is the 11-kilometer Negril Beach. Even in the hottest weather, its snow-white coral sand does not heat up and does not bake. This is the best diving spot in all of Jamaica. An atmosphere of absolute nonchalance in Negril has an incredibly attractive force.
Dunn's River Falls
These waterfalls are one of Jamaica's most popular attractions. They are located in a beautiful tropical forest, which is declared a natural park, near the city of Ocho Rios. The total height of the waterfalls is 180 meters. They are unique in that they flow down rectangular and round ledges. It is easy to climb up them, which is what all visitors do. The water in the waterfall is cool and very pleasant.
The capital of Jamaica, the birthplace of reggae music and Bob Marley, is Kingston. The city has a very vibrant nightlife, many bars and discos. A very interesting museum is Bob Marley's house, where you can see the studio in which he recorded songs. The city has a Rockfort fortress, St. Thomas Cathedral, a very beautiful Devon House. There is also a Jamaican market, many restaurants and cafes and beaches with all conditions for outdoor activities.
Doctor's Cave Beach
One of the most popular and comfortable beaches for recreation. It is located in Montego Bay. The beach has only white sand and turquoise water. Traders are not allowed on it, sports games are not played on it and loud music is not listened to. Due to its location, the beach is protected from the winds. There is always calm water. It is ideal for diving, swimming, snorkelling. There are restaurants and bars near the beach.
Rose Hall is the most famous mansion in Jamaica. In 1770 it was built on a high hill for £30,000. This is a chic mansion with a huge plantation on which slaves worked. Today, the estate has been restored and tours are offered. They are based on the legend of the White Witch of Rose Hall, who killed husbands and tortured slaves. Inside the mansion there is a restaurant and a bar filled with antique furniture.
City of Falmouth
One of the best preserved Georgian cities in the Caribbean. Once a highly developed city: water supply appeared here earlier than in New York. Here you can look at old houses, swim in clean water and buy souvenirs. There are a lot of them here, because recently a port has been opened in Falmouth, which accepts large cruise ships. There are many tourists here.
The former center of maritime trade in the Caribbean is known as the city of pirates. Its port always had plenty of space, the city was easy to find loot, and it was close to safe sea lanes. Today it is an abandoned city that begins to disappear under water. The most interesting thing in it is 5 forts. Some of them are only occasionally shown from under the water, and one is a museum.
Martha Brae River
This is a mountain river near the city of Falmouth. Its length is 32 km. She is known for her legend about Martha's gold and the witch who guarded it. The favorite entertainment of tourists is rafting on the river. Guides transport those wishing on 9-meter bamboo rafts. During the trip, you can stop, walk along the beach and swim.
Bob Marley Museum
One of the most visited places in Jamaica, which attracts reggae lovers and Bob Marley fans. The house is located in Kingston. It became a museum in 1985. There is a monument to the singer in the courtyard, his portraits on the walls, in the bedroom there is a multi-colored blanket and a star-shaped guitar. There are bullet holes in the wall of the house. In 1976, Bob Marley was assassinated in his own home.
Blue Mountains and John Crow Mountains
This is a national park in the east of Jamaica with an area of 495 km². It has virgin nature and very rich vegetation, many endemics. Once upon a time, the mountains were home to slaves who hid from Europeans and set traps for them. The highest point of the park and the entire island is Blue Mountain Peak. Its height is 2256 meters. It offers amazing views of the island. They say you can even see the coast of Cuba.
Fern Gully Road
This is a road through a lush forest with beautiful nature, an abundance of flowers and ferns. It is because of them that she got her name. There are more than 500 species of them in the forest. The road was built in 1907 and is now considered one of Jamaica's natural wonders. The path starts in Ocho Rios and runs for almost 5 km through green thickets that form a natural tunnel.
A cozy and quiet city in the east of Jamaica. There are neat, beautiful streets, delicious cuisine, beaches and jungles. Exotic birds and butterflies live in them. In the vicinity of the city there are picturesque waterfalls. The main attraction of the island is the Blue Lagoon. Its incredible color of water and local landscapes served as the backdrop for the film of the same name.
Rio Grande River
This is the longest river on the island. Its length is almost 100 km. It attracts more and more tourists every year. With guides, they go down the river. This is one of the most scenic and peaceful rafting routes in the world. During the descent, there are a lot of greenery and birds around. They float down the river on long bamboo rafts.
This is an area of Kingston, which was originally planned as a beautiful quarter. And in the end, he became a not entirely prosperous area, the birthplace of reggae and home to the young Bob Marley. It is Trench Town that he recalls in the song "No woman, no cry". The crime rate in the area is high, but this does not scare tourists. This is a place that shows the life of local residents from the other side, but it is better to be careful there.
The waterfall is located in a secluded countryside. It's quiet and calm here. The height of the waterfall is 36 meters. It consists of 7 levels. Each of them has a pool with cool water. Near it are many souvenir shops, restaurants, picnic areas, a playground. From entertainment - bungee jumping, cable car and tubing.
The best attraction in the Caribbean was created by nature itself. Dolphin Cove is a natural bay surrounded by the tropics. Dolphins, stingrays, crocodiles, sharks, exotic birds live in it. Visitors can train dolphins, walk along the bottom in a special helmet and play with them, watch shark shows and just lie on the snow-white beach. All animals are in their natural environment, so they are very friendly.
This is a 53 km long river, which is surrounded by amazing and unique nature. More than 100 species of birds live here. There are crocodiles in the waters of the river. Tourists are taken on safari, where they have the opportunity to admire nature, see large crocodiles and their cubs. About 300 such animals live in the river. On the way, guides usually tell a lot of interesting things about their area and the river.
Royal Palm Reserve
This is a beautiful forest that is home to over 300 species of animals, reptiles, butterflies. The reserve is the second largest wetland in Jamaica. 114 species of plants grow here. Among them is the royal palm, which is endemic. The reserve has a 10-meter observation tower, which offers a beautiful view.
Amusement Park "Mystic Mountain"
The park is located in the city of Ocho Rios. It has a very beautiful Jamaican nature. There you can ride the funicular, passing over the tops of the trees and admiring the views, do bobsleigh, go downhill on the ropes. On the territory of the park there is a small but nice water park. While riding on the hills, gorgeous views of the city and the embankment again open up.
This is the residence of the Jamaican millionaire - George Stiebel. The house was built in the English colonial style. Entrance is free, but listening to the tour costs money. Among the exhibits are things bought by the first owner of the house. There is a beautiful park near the estate. On its territory there are restaurants, shops with souvenirs and things of George Stiebel.
National Gallery of Jamaica
The museum was founded in 1974. It is the oldest art museum in the English-speaking Caribbean. The gallery features works from both early classical and contemporary art. The exhibition of ceramics by Cecil Bo and sculpture by Edna Manley is very popular. The museum hosts guided tours and lectures for children. Every even year, the museum hosts a national biennale.
Blue Lagoon in Port Antonio
A favorite place for tourists and filmmakers. According to legend, a dragon lives in the lagoon. Once the locals thought that it had no bottom at all. The depth of the lagoon is 60 meters. Warm and cold currents mix in the water, so when diving, you can feel the temperature difference. During the day, the lagoon magically changes color, shimmering with different colors.
This is a mountain waterfall surrounded by tropical forests. It is located in Port Antonio. Visitors can not only swim, but also climb to the top of the waterfall. There are lifeguards on duty. The waterfall is also notable for its underwater caves, where tourists can climb. This place is calm and not noisy, and the waterfall is very beautiful.
Gloucester Avenue Street
The main tourist street of Montego Bay. It is located near the international airport, you can get here on foot. It has the largest number of souvenir shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The most popular are Margaritaville, Blue Beat and Pear One. You can dance in them all night long. Due to the high influx of tourists, there are many pickpockets on the street, so you need to be careful.