Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Jamaica
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Destination Guide: Jamaica
Glorious sunsets over beautiful beaches, hot sunshine and reggae music. Jamaica has a unique Caribbean vibe that you cannot fail to love. This large island has strong African influences and its Spanish and British colonial past is all around. There are plenty of exclusive luxury hotels and private villas in dreamy locations and lots to see and do.
For beach lovers, there are many gorgeous coves and pristine sandy beaches such as Negril Beach and Treasure Beach. You can swim with dolphins, go water skiing, play golf on a world class course, or take a leisurely boat trip. Adventurous types might like to hike through the lush countryside, discovering waterfalls and rare orchids, or visit historic coffee plantations and rum distilleries. There are many exciting activities for children too, such as the Sugar Mill Falls water park.
Some of the most beautiful places to stay in Jamaica are around Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Negril, all attractive towns, and each with its own distinctive character and charm. Ocho Rios offers fine sandy beaches, with the Blue Mountains behind.
Jamaica has everything from high octane nightlife to peaceful hideaways, all in an idyllic Caribbean setting.
Best places to eat and drink in
Traditional Jamaican food is tasty and spicy, especially its famous Jamaican jerk spice dishes. Whether you like freshly-caught fish, simply grilled over a barbecue, or exotic rich dishes prepared by a highly skilled chef, you will find it here. There is an enormous range of bars and restaurants, from the laid-back reggae beach bars to the gourmet restaurants.
Some of the most talked-about restaurants on the island include Evita’s Italian Restaurant in Ocho Rios, and the Day-O plantation restaurant just outside Montego Bay. Many bars and restaurants feature live music, and if you didn’t love reggae before, you will by the end of your stay here.
There are three international airports on the island, one near the capital city of Kingston, and the others at Montego Bay and Ocho Rios.
Best time to visit
Average temperatures in Jamaica are a steady 30- 32 degrees all year round. It has a dry climate, with the wettest month being October. January to March is the busiest peak season, and there is a risk of hurricanes during the summer months.
What we love about
We love the friendly Jamaican welcome, the rich culture and the tropical scenery. It is a perfect winter holiday destination for beach lovers, hedonistic party animals and adventurous families alike.
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