Famous for its reggae music and cool atmosphere, Jamaica is an island nation located in the Caribbean. Tracing its history back to the times of European settlers, Jamaica has a rich and flamboyant culture which amalgamates from all the different type of ethnicities it contains.
Jamaica is frequented as a tourist destination for college students who set out to ‘explore themselves’ and people who generally want to lay back and relax. However, due to the variety of places to visit, it is often confusing which ones you should visit first. It doesn’t matter if you’re a tourist or not, here are a few places you should visit in Jamaica!
Negril Beach/Negril Cliffs
The Negril beach is also referred to as the ‘Seven Mile Beach’ and is a popular tourist destination for college students who intend to spend their Spring Break in Jamaica.
The sandy beach is the perfect reflection of the Caribbean culture and is deemed one of the best beaches in the country, owing to its ambiance and location. You can also avail water sporting facilities such as snorkeling and meet the fishes!
Rafting through the Martha Brae River
Rafting through this river will have you indulged and invested deeply into the Caribbean culture of that region. The rafts are made of bamboo sticks, held together by ropes. Since this is done mostly by the locals there, this activity is also detrimental for the local community for earning a decent living. The picturesque scenery of the whole place is very relaxing, which will be frequented by a guide which is good at singing and conversing.
Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park
Due to its rich natural diversity and history, the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park is included in the UNESCO world heritage sites. This landmass hosts a plethora of different species of plants and animals. Furthermore, there are also several locations within the park that one can visit, such as waterfalls and coffee plantations.
Rose Hall Great House, Montego Bay
The Rose Hall Great House is claimed to be haunted. Built in the seventeenth century, the Great House attracts a lot of tourists due to its antique furniture and architecture. This place is a must-go for tourists who believe in the presence of the spiritual world since visitors have often recounted ghost stories associated with this place.