Set in the great blue of the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica is famed for its stunning beaches, buzzing towns, laidback vibe and outstanding beauty. Find out why you should go...
On arrival into Jamaica, you'll jet into one of two international airports - Kingston (KIN) or Montego Bay (MBJ) - following a flight time from the UK of around 10 hours and find a Caribbean island quite unlike any other during your holidays in Jamaica. From a social, cultural and historical point of view, Jamaica is unique. From the peaks of the Blue Mountains, with its expensive coffee, through port towns such as Port Antonio and the buzzing capital of Kingston, and down to the soft sands of the beaches, you'll soon discover just how uniquely amazing Jamaica is.
Maybe you'll opt for thriving Montego Bay and the area in the north around it, where music pumps out of party towns and takes hold of your body. Perhaps you'll go for quiet Negril; or one of the other northern resorts such as Ocho Rios, famed for its waterfalls; Falmouth; exclusive Rose Hall; Runaway Bay; or Discovery Bay.
In the more remote south are the resorts of Treasure Beach and Whitehouse.
Jamaica holidays are mostly enjoyed from within the comfort and luxury of all-inclusive hotels - this is home to the Sandals chain of resorts after all - though there are plenty of tantalising eating and drinking options if you fancy tucking into some local flavour.
There's also plenty to see outside of the resort, if you can tear yourself away from the gorgeous white sands and watersports on offer just minutes from your door. You could head into the mountains and ride down rivers through lush forests, or visit banana or coffee plantations.
And if it all seems a little familiar, you should know that the makers of James Bond film, Dr No, selected the island's beauty to star alongside the suave Sean Connery. It's not the only link with James Bond however. Bond writer Ian Fleming adored Jamaica and had a house on the north coast called Goldeneye. He wrote all of his Bond novels here and there's now a James Bond Beach to visit and dream up your own tales of espionage and romance.
Tales of romance can be found all over Jamaica however, and the country is just as suited to families and groups as it is to loved-up couples. Pick your resort well to find the perfect destination for you.
The capital of Kingston has a reputation for crime so travellers should take care. However, it should also be famed for its array of colonial architecture. But this energetic hub of activity will feel like a world away when you settle into the luxurious surroundings of the hotels on the north, west and south west coasts.
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