Celebrating the holidays in Jamaica? You’re excited. The holidays are one of the island’s busiest times and the whole Caribbean feel is alive and in the air, mingling with the sense of Christmas. What is there to see and do? Read on to find out.
Jamaica is a top Caribbean resort destination and an exciting ecotourism destination. The interior of the island is home to a wealth of natural attractions including rivers, waterfalls and mountain ranges. Coffee tours in Jamaica offer visitors the chance to tour a working plantation and learn about one of Jamaica’s biggest exports. Some of the best coffee in Jamaica is grown and cultivated on the hillside of the Blue Mountains, the longest mountain range on the island, and Blue Mountain Coffee is considered to be among the best gourmet coffee in the world.
Jamaica’s famous Seven Mile Beach is located on the shores of Negril. It’s the longest continuous stretch of powdery white sand on the island and despite its name, Seven Mile Beach only extends for about four miles (6.4 km) along the coast. This idyllic palm-fringed stretch of sand was a popular hippie hang-out during the 1960’s and has since become one of Jamaica’s top resort destinations, though it still retains its laid-back Caribbean vibe.
Jamaica is a favorite Caribbean travel destination and the beach resort town of Negril, located on the island’s western end, is one of Jamaica’s top attractions. Negril is home to some of the island’s finest beaches including the powdery white stretch of sand known as Seven Mile Beach, which despite its name, is really only about four miles (6.4 km) in length. Here you’ll find many of the town’s all-inclusive resorts and beach clubs, though you can enjoy secluded stretches of beautiful beachfront, clear tranquil waters and dramatic sunsets just about anywhere along the coast of Negril.
Often called one of the most romantic islands in the Caribbean, Jamaica is a top destination for honeymooning newlyweds. The island is home to more than 200 miles of pristine white-sand beaches; and there’s plenty of space for you to grab a spot along the famous Seven Mile Beach, a beautiful stretch of palm-fringed beachfront that runs along the western coast of the island. Here you’ll find some of the islands best resorts, restaurants and beach bars. Sip a Caribbean rum punch (the national drink of Jamaica), soak in the laid-back pace of island life and spend a romantic evening watching the sun set into the sea.
Kick off the summer season at one of the largest music festivals in the Caribbean. Reggae Sumfest is held each year in mid-July in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Reggae Sumfest is the world’s premiere reggae music festival and the largest and most important annual event to take place on the island of Jamaica. Often called the “Greatest Reggae Show on Earth,” Reggae Sumfest got its start in 1993 and is officially sponsored by Red Stripe beer, which is brewed locally on the island.