Jamaica is inextricably linked to reggae music, thanks to Bob Marley and his ilk. This Caribbean island is also known for being delightfully laid back, as well as warm and welcoming. If you want a Caribbean holiday with its own very distinct soundtrack, then Jamaica is a great choice.
Hotels in Jamaica encompass all holiday options, with accommodation to suit every pocket and type of holidaymaker. Cheap hotels in Jamaica might be the best option for solo or group budget travellers, while 5 star hotels in Jamaica are great for couples in search of a honeymoon or special break in the sun. All-inclusive hotels in Jamaica are a top choice for those who don’t want to worry about money once they’re away, as dining, drinking and some activities are generally already paid for in the hotel price.
From the break of dawn, when the sun rises over white sand beaches fringed with coconut palms, to sunset when the dusk starts to settle, there’s plenty to keep visitors occupied in this Caribbean paradise. Colonial buildings characterise the capital of Kingston and inlaid there are mountains, waterfalls and banana plantations to discover.
Island life can be as relaxed or as lively as you like. Luxury hotels on the beachfront offer the optimum environment in which to truly unwind, while adventurous types can trek into the mountainous interior in search of wildlife and waterfalls or visit the island’s banana plantations, some of which date from the 18th century. Or why not take a trip to rum distilleries that make creative use of Jamaican sugar cane?
The main town of Kingston is well worth a day trip. Explore the history of reggae at the Bob Marley Museum or peruse fine art at the National Gallery of Jamaica. If street art is more to your taste, then you’ll love to see the murals adorning walls as part of the Lifeyard scheme, a youth project intent on transforming areas and lives beset by gang issues.
Jamaica’s busiest resorts are Ochos Rios, Negril and Montego Bay. The latter is home to Rose Hall, an imposing mansion that local legend insists is haunted. Along with Kingston’s colonial structures, it’s a must-visit for anyone who enjoys culture and architecture.
Food in Jamaica largely comprises seafood and fish, whether it is served from ramshackle beach shacks or in fine dining restaurants. The biggest hotels will serve up an array of international dishes and drinks too - although you must try washing down your dinner with some Jamaican rum.
If a stay in Jamaica appeals to you, why not have a look at the hotels we offer on this Caribbean island?