Jamaica, an island country of the West Indies, is the third-largest island in the Caribbean Sea. It is here you can let yourself experience the rhythm of life from sunrise to sunset and into the night. Columbus, the first explorer to see this beautiful island declared it to be 'the fairest isle that eyes have beheld', and today travellers continue to regard it as one of the most stunning islands within the Caribbean.
With a kaleidoscope of colourful experiences from its unique culture, appealing activities, breathtaking landscapes, and the warm and welcoming people who are privileged to call this island home, it is also the birthplace of reggae and Bob Marley. Bob Marley's Mausoleum and house is in the small village of Nine Mile, remains a significant tourist attraction. It's commercialised but worth a visit at least once.
The national capital is Kingston. Walk around the city and admire the colourful street art, stop in at a market, cafe, or bar. From here, you can venture into the tropical national parks. Consider visiting Ocho Rios or Blue Mountain, doing a hike, or quietly sitting and tasting the wines and rum on offer in the towns around this magical isle. Plus, the coffee in Jamaica is excellent.
Adventure lovers are not left disappointed with zip lines through forests, longer hikes encompassing the finest of nature. At the same time, offshore the beautiful reefs fringed by white sandy beaches lure many to this pristine underwater world. With unparalleled visibility for most of the year, translucent waters are enjoyed by everyone.
We love Jamaica, and they love their visitors. Once you go there is a good chance you may be returning sometime soon, it's a delightful country. 'This could be love'.
Jamaica is perfect all year round, with temperatures averaging between 21 to the low 30 Celsius every day. November to December are some of the best times to visit, without high season prices. Most travellers visit Jamaica in the winter (December to March), this is usually high season, and bookings need to be placed a few months ahead to secure a room and activities.
Fans of Jamaica's most famous musicians congregate in Kingston during the first week of February for Bob Marley Week. The event includes concerts, lectures, fashion shows, and karaoke contests.
Summer is low season and also hurricane season, however, for those willing to take the chance, costs on accommodation prices can be up to 60% below those of the high season.