Jamaica is a tropical paradise located just south of Cuba and is without doubt the pearl among the West Indian islands. Reggae music and this nation's vibrant culture have affected the entire world. Sing along to the famous reggae songs, enjoy a fresh drink with the world's best rum or dive into the crystal clear water. Jamaica will undoubtedly take your breath away. The north and west coast is home to many of the Jamaica's famous tropical beaches. The inland consists of a paradise of mountain terrain, underground caves and rivers surrounded by exotic plants.
Christopher Columbus discovered Jamaica in the late 1400s after which the island was a Spanish colony. Some years later, the island was taken over by the British, while Jamaica in recent times, more or less, has been taken over by several generations of hippies - all of which have been fascinated by the island's charm, reggae music and lively culture. Jamaica is a destination that caters to all kinds of tourists, but the common denominator for all visitors is a like for the sun, beaches and a lovely atmosphere!
Life on Jamaica
Jamaica's motto is undoubtedly "No problem!" and "No worries" pronounced with the Jamaican singing dialect. Reggae music is played everywhere, and colourful signs of reggae culture are visible wherever you move. The thriving musical culture has given us popular artists such as Bob Marley, Sizzla, Elephant Man, Brick & Lace, Sean Paul and many more.
The sun and the sea on Jamaica
Relax in a hammock in the shade of a palm tree while you close your eyes and listen to the ocean's melodies. Most tourists come to Jamaica because of the island's beautiful beaches, the vacation paradise of Montego. You can find lovely sandy beaches and crystal clear sea, ideal for water sports such as diving and surfing. Sit back and enjoy the wonderful and long sandy beach Negril, the beautiful Dunn River Falls in Ocho Rios or the Seven Mile Beach with its white-sand dunes.
Golf, hiking and markets
If you get tired of the sun and the beach, we recommend that you set out on a hike up Blue Mountain Peak. This is the highest point on Jamaica and from here you can enjoy the island from a totally different perspective. Golf can be played in beautiful surroundings in a number of golf clubs such as Half Moon Golf Club and Cinnamon Hills Golf Club. Check out the local markets where you can get great souvenirs and other interesting items. Wherever you go in Jamaica the island's fantastic charm, beautiful nature and warm smile make want to return!
Kingston - The capital of Jamaica
Kingston is the capital of Jamaica and also the largest English-speaking city in the Caribbean. This is a great place to explore Jamaica's culture and history. Take a trip to the Bob Marley Museum where you will find lots of fun and great memories from this reggae legend. Do you want to party all night Kingston's no doubt the right place for you!
Drinking and eating on Jamaica
A trip to Jamaica is not complete without a chance to enjoy Jamaican rum, a strong drink that might make your head turn around a bit! Local food is fantastic and consists of delicious grilled dishes, fish and seafood added colourful and aromatic spices. We guarantee that you will experience a culinary adventure!