With its mountains, beaches, waterfalls, vibrant cities and legendary music scene, it’s easy to see why Jamaica is one of the most popular places to book a hotel in the Caribbean. The island offers everything from hiking, mountain biking and caving to sailing, golf and diving, so no matter what sort of holiday you’re looking for, you’re guaranteed to find something to keep you busy on this tropical idyll.
Areas & Neighbourhoods: Where to Stay in Jamaica
Kingston – Famous for its nightlife, book a hotel in Kingston if you want to listen to live music, explore some of Jamaica’s unique bars and clubs and party the night away. Kingston also boasts a good choice of museums, great shopping and some of the best restaurants on the island.
Montego Bay – Jamaica’s second city is the island’s main tourism hub and has a top selection of great hotels. Thanks to its fantastic choice of stunning beaches and mild climate, visitors flock to the area to soak up the sun and enjoy the Caribbean atmosphere. Try your hand at kite boarding, enjoy snorkelling and swimming in the clear waters or join a boat trip out into the bay and see Jamaica from the waves.
Negril – One of the most beautiful towns in Jamaica, Negril boasts an incredible seven miles of white sandy beaches. Take a glass bottomed boat out onto the water, watch the town’s famous sunset from the sands or enjoy Negril’s laid back atmosphere from one of the town’s many bars, cafes and hotels.
Ochos Rios – If you’re looking for an active break in Jamaica, Ocho Rios is the destination for you. As well as a choice of beaches, the town offers rafting, zip-lining, ‘bobsleding’ and waterfall climbing, so make sure you pack your adventurous spirit when travelling to this action packed town.
Things to See with a Hotel in Jamaica
Jamaica is home to a number of cultural and natural landmarks that are well worth seeing during your time on the island. Visit the village of Nine Mile where Bob Marley was born and is now buried, explore the historic Devon House, the home of Jamaica’s first black millionaire, or take a look at the impressive monuments in the National Heroes Park. If you’re interested in exploring some of Jamaica’s natural sights, visit Dunn’s River Falls, the Mayfield Falls, Dolphin Cove or the Green Grotto Caves. Other important sights on the island include the Negril Lighthouse, the Rio Grande and the Blue Mountains.
Things to Do When You Book a Jamaica Hotel
If you want a Caribbean break filled with sun, sea and relaxation, Jamaica has plenty of world class beaches for you to explore. From Negril’s seven-mile stretch of sand to the colourful James Bond Beach, Jamaica has more than its fair share of breathtaking bays. Alternatively, if you want to get active during your stay, have a go at rafting on the Rio Grande, visit the Green Grotto Caves to try your hand at caving, head to Long Bay Beach for surfing or travel deep into the Blue Mountains to explore some of Jamaica’s hiking trails. If you want to experience some of Jamaica’s legendary nightlife, explore the bars and venues of Uptown Kingston and Montego Bay. Most smaller towns will also have their own bars, clubs and live music venues.