Destination Jamaica
By Sean Ritchie | Published on May 13, 2014
Destination Jamaica

One of the most visited Caribbean islands, Jamaica offers a rich culture and a gorgeous island. The reason why Jamaica is so heavily traveled is easily apparent for anyone that’s stepped foot on the island. The relaxed island vibe starts right at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, as travelers are welcomed approaching customs with the harmonious steel drum band that has become synonymous with the Jamaican culture. The walk through the airport lobby is accompanied all by bright colors, friendly people, and a tropical ambience that will ease anyone into a vacation state-of-mind.

Destination Jamaica

Water sports are a staple on Jamaica’s beaches!

Montego Bay’s airport is designed for your entertainment. Waiting for the transfer to the resort is a perfect time to have a Red Stripe at the famous Margaritaville, kick back and realize “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”. Once you step out of the airport doors and into the Caribbean air is when Jamaica’s gorgeous setting stuns travelers. The friendly and knowledgable transport drivers, will give you a pride-filled tour and history of the island on your way to the resort. Depending on where the resort is, the ride can range from 15 minutes to two-plus hours.

Some passengers prefer a shorter transfer and stay right in Montego Bay. However, others elect to take in the culture on a lengthier ride. Popular destinations include Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, and Jamaica South. With the plethora of activities Jamaica offers, outside of soaking up the sun, bored is never a word that will be used on your trip. A trip to the island wouldn’t be complete without tasting the jerk cuisine. Several cultures have blended together perfectly to appease any foodies pallet.

Destination Jamaica

Dunns River Falls is a wonderful day trip the whole family can enjoy!

Looking for adventure? Then checking out Dunns River Falls in Ocho Rios is a must. You can scale the waterfall’s gradual face, and tell all your friends that you climbed the only waterfall that flows directly into the Caribbean Sea! If you’re looking for a calmer vacation don’t worry. The World Famous Rick’s Café sits on Negril’s cliffs, home of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. You can enjoy a delicious meal while watching the Negril Cliff Divers leap into the luminous waters. Rick’s Café is well-known for the stunning sunsets over the Caribbean Sea.

Another one of Jamaica’s most visited sights is Dolphins Cove, also in Ocho Rios. You can spend your day on glass-bottom boats, snorkeling, and then the main attraction: swimming with dolphins. The island is an impeccable destination, a place for everyone whether you’re on your honeymoon, traveling with family or a group of friends. Great dining, water sports, and relaxation is only half of what the beautiful island has to offer. After visiting Jamaica the first time, it’s guaranteed you’ll be back.

About The Writer
Sean Ritchie

By: Sean Ritchie | Published on May 13, 2014

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