What to do in Jamaica? The 6 things to see and not to miss

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Joel Fulleda

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Jamaica, an increasingly fashionable destination

Immediate embarkation for the Caribbean, with our selection of 6 things to see or do, and especially not to miss on a trip to Jamaica.

1. The Bob Marley Museum, a must-see

Jamaica is inextricably linked to local star Bob Marley. Arriving in the capital, Kingston, travelers who are fans of reggae will revive the legend during a visit to what used to be the star's home, now transformed into a museum to his glory. The artist lived there and also set up a recording studio.

Visitors will discover bullet prints when he was attacked in 1976. Newspaper clippings, gold records and concert tickets trace Bob Marley's artistic career. A must do absolutely!

Bob Marley Museum /

2. A hike in the Cockpit Country

A paradise for hikers! Jamaica is not just an idyllic destination for lovers of sublime beaches. Inland, to the west, a region of some 1300 km2 is home to exceptional flora and fauna, which only stubborn sportsmen will discover if they do not shy away from their efforts, accompanied by a guide. The region is indeed difficult to access, and some tourists are content to pay for a helicopter tour to see this paradise from above.

However, the game is worth the candle as the wild life is still intact here. The region is still autonomous and is inhabited by the descendants of slaves who revolted against the English colonists in the XNUMXth century. Less seasoned hikers will have their eyes on the eastern part of the island to explore the Blue Mountains. Landscapes to see and not to miss!

Blue Mountains /

3. Golf, diving, or lazing around: what to do in Montego Bay?

The schedule is busy for athletes as there is so much to do. In Montego Bay, to the north-west, the region will dominate the itinerary as it is famous for the beauty of its beaches. And on this occasion, travelers will taste the pleasure of golf since the site offers some of the best greens in the Caribbean.

On the sea side, divers will meet marine wildlife in Montego Bay also where they will swim with dolphins on the side of Ochos Rios. For rafting, head to the Rio Grande. Otherwise, Jamaica is reserved for idleness and delight with its superb beaches, scattered on all coasts. So what is your choice?

Montego Bay /

4. Long Bay, THE trendy corner of Jamaica

To the south, Long Bay is considered one of the most beautiful Jamaican beaches. If Montego Bay, then Negril, were favorite spots for lovers of beautiful marine panoramas, Long Bay would be the new “stronghold” not to be missed. And those who hate playing towel for towel on the sand will be reassured to know that Long Bay offers ten kilometers of beach. A guaranteed “loneliness” experience to be expected during your trip.

Long Bay Beach /

5. Negril, a tourist hotspot

Direction the western point. In this very touristy seaside resort, where the water is the clearest in Jamaica, travelers take the road to meet the population and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. Even if this place remains to be done, we should not be offended by the proposition of products of all kinds for sale ...

Jamaica's wild coastlines /

6. The Kingston Craft Market, a must see

Return to the Jamaican capital to do some shopping and fill the suitcases with souvenirs. A market is held under a steel structure dating from 1872. Merchants come here to sell typical bric-a-brac, from wooden statuettes to tortoiseshell jewelry, including statues bearing the effigy of Bob Marley. Even if you don't buy anything, the place remains to be seen for its unique atmosphere.

Kingston Market /

A paradise island to discover ...

In addition to the 6 points to see or do that we recommend here, the island is still full of secrets and surprises for those curious to discover it. If you've never been there, maybe now is the time to plan a trip there, right?

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