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Welcome to Jamaica

From the open-air markets and colonial landmarks in Kingston and Montego Bay to the laid-back vibe on Negril's Seven Mile Beach, Jamaica something to suit every traveler's style. Vacation in true Caribbean fashion by lounging on the miles of beaches along the Ocho Rios coastline. You'll want to take breaks to taste some local rum, sip a Red Stripe, sample some famous Blue Mountain coffee, or dig into a plate of traditional jerk chicken. The entire azure coastline offers myriad opportunities to swim and snorkel among the coral reefs and the abundance of marine life. A tour guide is the best way to gain insight into the island's musical history, with a visit to the Bob Marley Museum or even Marley's hometown, Nine Mile. Adventure-seekers can take their pick of activities such as ziplining through the jungle canopy; white-water rafting down the Black River; climbing the terraced Dunn's River Falls; hiking to the top of Blue Mountain; or spelunking in one of the many limestone caves that dot the island nation. Don't miss a visit to the Luminous Lagoon, one of the few places in the world where the conditions are just right for swimming and boating in a bioluminescent bay lit up by tiny, harmless dinoflagellates.

Top 15 attractions in Jamaica

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Blue Hole

Blue Hole

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The Blue Hole—alternatively known as the Cool Blue Hole, Secret Falls, or Island Gully—is a natural limestone sinkhole near Ocho Rios. A deep cavern within the tropical mountains of Jamaica, the Blue Hole gets its name from the deep azure hue of the water. Travelers visit to swim, cliff dive, and make their way through the lush rain forest to Secret Falls.More
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Dunn's River Falls

Dunn's River Falls

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Dunn's River Falls is a spectacular White River waterfall near Ocho Rios in Jamaica, where cold mountain water cascades 1,000 feet (300 meters) down naturally terraced steps. Those interested in geology will be fascinated with the way the world-famous falls renew themselves via regular deposits of calcium carbonate and sodium, while movie buffs will recognize them from films such as Dr. No and Cocktail.More
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Rick's Café

Rick's Café

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High on the cliffs outside Negril, Rick’s Cafe is one of Jamaica’s most enduring institutions. Negril was a sleepy fishing village when Rick’s opened in 1974, and travelers and locals alike still make a pilgrimage to the restaurant and bar for strong cocktails, tasty Jamaican dishes, death-defying cliff divers, and sunset viewing parties.More
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Martha Brae River

Martha Brae River

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Winding 20 miles (32 kilometers) through Jamaica’s tropical inland rain forests, the turquoise Martha Brae River is an essential stop for nature lovers traveling in this Caribbean country. Visit for a quick rafting trip or take advantage of its privileged position close to other natural attractions and diverse wildlife during your Jamaica vacation.More
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Club Mobay Departure Lounge

Club Mobay Departure Lounge

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Start your Montego Bay vacation as soon as you get off the plane at Club Mobay, and then linger in island vibes until the minute you board your flight back home. This luxury lounge in Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport combines professional services with Jamaican hospitality, making your airport experience part of your vacation.More
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Appleton Estate

Appleton Estate

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Largely regarded as one of Jamaica’s best rum distilleries, the Appleton Estate has been producing the liquor since 1749. With its sprawling sugarcane plantations and facilities, the estate covers an 11,000-acre (4,452-hectare) plot and makes about 10 million liters of rum per year.More
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Bob Marley Museum

Bob Marley Museum

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Housed in the former home and recording studio of reggae king Bob Marley, this museum is among the most popular attractions in all of Jamaica. Here you can see Marley’s gold and platinum records, articles of his clothing, and his favorite guitar still resting beside his bed, as well as reminders of a 1976 attempt on his life.More
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Bob Marley's Nine Mile

Bob Marley's Nine Mile

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A visit to Nine Mile, a sleepy town high in the Jamaican mountains of St. Ann Parish, is a must for die-hard Bob Marley fans. Home to the birthplace, house, and mausoleum of the legendary king of reggae, Nine Mile offers visitors insight into Bob Marley’s everyday life and his music, and a deeper understanding of his roots.More
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Rose Hall Great House

Rose Hall Great House

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The Rose Hall Great House is a grand estate built in the late 18th century in Montego Bay, Jamaica. One of the area’s most popular historic attractions, the Georgian mansion is the centerpiece of a 650-acre (263-hectare) plantation that is most notable for its famous occupant, Annie Palmer—better known as the White Witch of Rose Hall.More
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Greenwood Great House

Greenwood Great House

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Take a walk through a unique piece of history with a tour of the magnificent hilltop Greenwood Great House. A national landmark, the house was built in the late 1700s by Richard Barrett, a cousin of poet Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, whose family was among Jamaica’s original colonial settlers.More
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Doctor's Cave Beach

Doctor's Cave Beach

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Set along Montego Bay’s famous Hip Strip stretch along Gloucester Avenue, Doctor’s Cave Beach is one of the most popular beaches on Jamaica’s west coast. A jumping-off point to the pristine 15-acre (6-hectare) Montego Bay Marine Park, the beach offers easy and direct access to fun water-based activities.More
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Columbus Park Museum

Columbus Park Museum

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Located in one of the Caribbean’s most photogenic natural harbors, Columbus Park at Discovery Bay is said to be the place where Christopher Columbus first landed in Jamaica in 1494. Now a lovely open-air museum, the park commemorates the island’s history with well-preserved artifacts and a killer view of the island’s north coast.More
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White River

White River

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Floating along the White River in an inflatable tube or kayak is one of the most relaxing adventures you can share with friends and family in Jamaica. Close to Ocho Rios, the tranquil and warm waters of this secluded river flow slowly enough for all ages to soak up the beautiful tropical atmosphere.More
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Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach

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Swaying palm trees, gentle azure waves, and dazzling white sands make Negril’s Seven Mile Beach a postcard-pretty classic. With a nearly permanent spot on myriad “best beaches in the world” lists, you won’t be alone in paradise—but with miles of beach and nearly every water sport available, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.More
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YS Falls

YS Falls

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YS Falls comprises seven waterfalls on the YS River, located in St. Elizabeth Parish on the lush south coast of Jamaica. Often overshadowed by Dunn’s River Falls, YS is worth a visit for its more secluded location and the promise of a less-crowded experience of Jamaica’s natural beauty.More

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Top activities in Jamaica

Club Mobay: Sangster Airport VIP Lounge, Concierge Service, and Fast-Track Entry
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Rastasafari Experience from Montego Bay
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CHUKKA - ATV, Horseback, Zipline & Catamaran at Ocean Outpost Park, Montego Bay
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Dunn's River Falls Climb plus Ziplines, ATV, Horse Ride & Swim from Montego Bay
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Recent reviews from experiences in Jamaica

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Absolutely Amazing
Shanita_T, Jul 2022
Dunn's River Falls & Luminous Lagoon Guided Tour with Admission from Falmouth
Climbing the falls was the most memorable.
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Rasta safari experience
Kings_E, Jul 2022
Rastasafari Experience from Montego Bay
You get to see Jamaica in it rawest form.
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Amazing from start to finish
Jerena_M, Jul 2022
Rastasafari Experience from Negril
IF you really want to see more of Jamaica that your resort does notoffer rastasafari experience from negril is definitely the spot.
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True Jamaican Experience!
Phalon_N, Jul 2022
Rastasafari Experience from Montego Bay
Really allows you to see how simple life can be, but how complicated we make it.
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Amazing day at YS Falls and Appleton Estate!
Dennis_S, Jul 2022
Full-day Tour to Appleton Estate and/or YS Falls from Montego Bay
We absolutely loved our tour of YS Falls and Appleton Estate Distillery.
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Mobay is a Must
Sascha_G, Jul 2022
Club Mobay VIP Arrival and Departure Lounges & Round-Trip Shared Airport Shuttle
The only downfall was the food offered in the arrival lounge.
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The real Jamaica old school roots!
Webster_G, Jul 2022
Rastasafari Experience from Negril
I’m Jamaican and it was very nice to see a community that still holds on to it’s roots.
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We got a taste of jamaica plus an informative tour of jamaica culturally.
Efe_O, Jul 2022
Jamaican Culinary, Cultural and Dance Tour in Trelawny
We ended up visiting usain bolts mom hiuse and actually got to see here.
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Amazing tour
Ashley_W, Jun 2022
Private Tour from Montego Bay to Dunn's River Falls and Blue Hole
The blue hole is a magnificent waterfall, its unbelievable.
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Jamaica get aways private transfers
Heath_M, Jun 2022
Ocho Rios Private Transfer to Montego Bay Airport (MBJ)
The private transfer was punctual, very kind and informative on the history and destinations to visit as well as describing the history of Jamaica.
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Private Tour
Tonya_D, Jun 2022
Montego Bay Private and Customized Highlights Day Tour
I got to see different parts Jamaica.
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Best birthday ever
Melissa_D, May 2022
Chukka Zipline, Horse Ride & Swim, River Tube, and Entry to Ocean Outpost Park
Will definitely be coming back to Jamaica and booking through chukka for all our fun activities again.
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Entertaining shuttle experience!
corrieanthony06, May 2022
Montego Bay Hotels Private Transfer
As we were driving, he gave us information about Jamaica and made recommendations of things to do in Jamaica.
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Great Experience!
Stacy_M, Apr 2022
Dunn's River Falls Climb plus Ziplines, ATV, Horse Ride & Swim from Montego Bay
What an amazing tour to Dunn's River Falls, zip lining, Margaritaville, ATVs (very muddy so wear clothes and old sneakers or water socks), a jump in the blue hole and horseback riding.
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If you love nature this is for you!
Jamaris_J, Apr 2022
YS Falls plus Black River Safari Guided Tour with Lunch & Admission from Negril
Had a great time on this tour and it ended with a great lunch and some shopping when leaving the falls.
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Amazing tour !
diana_g, Apr 2022
Blue Hole and Dunn's River Adventurous and hiking waterfalls from Ocho Rios
We had a great time at both the blue hole and climbing the falls.
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Best Day Trip in Jamaica!!
Amy_N, Mar 2022
Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
Having never been to the island of Jamaica before, I wanted to make sure I got to see some of the falls that I've heard about.
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Most magical place!
Jemely_T, Mar 2022
Blue Hole Adventure Tour
The waters were spring and clear and blue and the most extravagant natural wonder!
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Very professional and on...
Blondella_B, Mar 2022
Montego Bay Hotels Airport Transfer
Informed us on the local activities in the area and the culture in Jamaica.
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2022 Edwards Family Vacation
armon_e, Jul 2022
Rastasafari Experience from Montego Bay
It’s a great way to see the county’s culture!
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All about Jamaica

Currency
Jamaican Dollar (JMD)
Time Zone
EST (UTC -5)
Country Code
+1-876
Language(s)
English
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