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  • Writer's pictureTrey Tracy

Top 5 Reasons You Should Visit Jamaica

Updated: Oct 5, 2020

The Island of Jamaica has been a destination of choice for people from all over the world for many years and continues to be a leading light in tourism in the Caribbean. The island welcomed over 4.3 million visitors in 2017* and continued on this growth trajectory throughout 2018 and now 2019. Why are so many people visiting Jamaica? Here are my five reasons why I think so.

Top 5 Reasons You Should Visit Jamaica

  1. The People Jamaicans are some of the most friendly and hospitable people you will find anywhere in the world. When you visit Jamaica, you will constantly see warm smiles and everyone will be keen to ensure that you are having a good time. You will get that relaxed feeling that will allow you to enjoy your vacation without having to worry about any stresses. Everyone that you meet will be genuinely interested in you having a great experience.

  2. Unique Attractions One of the main reasons why the visitor numbers to Jamaica keep growing is because of the wide variety of attractions and experiences available to tourists. There are so many places to go and things to do that a week’s vacation might not be enough to enjoy them all! Some of the must-visit attractions include Bob Marley Museum, Doctors Cave Beach, Dolphin Cove, Dunn’s River Falls, Glistening Waters, and Mystic Mountain. Dunn’s River Falls is a world-renowned waterfall located in Ocho Rios and is one of only a few that flows directly into the sea. The most exciting thing about visiting this attraction is that you get the opportunity to climb to the top of the falls, with the help of guides if necessary, and you will learn about the history of the famous attraction. Glistening Waters is another unique natural attraction located in Falmouth that is worth a visit. It is regarded as Jamaica’s only night-time attraction and is one of a handful of luminous lagoons in the world that lights up at night due to the presence of microscopic organisms. You should surely experience this unique natural phenomenon when you visit Jamaica. The Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay is just over twenty minutes away from Glistening Waters and is known for its therapeutic nature and alluring white sand beach. Also, Mystic Mountain and Dolphin Cove in the Ocho Rios region are great options for some outdoor fun where you can zip-line through the rainforest of Ocho Rios at Mystic Mountain and then swim with some friendly Dolphins at Dolphin Cove.

  3. Music and Culture Jamaica is also known for its music and amazing cultural heritage, and the individual who has played a major role in taking this culture to the world stage is Bob Marley. When you visit Jamaica, you should take some time out to visit the Bob Marley Museum in the capital city of Kingston. This museum is housed in the former home of the Reggae legend, and you will learn about the history of Reggae music as well as Bob Marley’s great career.

  4. Proximity to North America Jamaica is an attractive option for many reasons. One of the most compelling is the country’s proximity to the United States and Canada which makes it a very accessible destination. There are flights to the Island from all major United States gateways allowing travelers to get to the Island quickly and start enjoying their vacation!

  5. Variety of Accommodation options Jamaica has so much variety in accommodations that you will be covered regardless of your budget or your preferences. If you want somewhere private, you can choose from the alluring villas on the island, or if you don’t want to worry about meals and drinks while on your vacation, you can go with one of the many all-inclusive resorts. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway for a honeymoon or anniversary or looking for a family friendly resort, Jamaica will have the perfect accommodation for you.

Finally, if you are seeking a destination that has unique attractions, located close to the United States, has a vibrant culture and is overall very affordable, Jamaica may be the perfect option for you. Contact me today and let’s begin planning the perfect Jamaican vacation for you.

If you have ever visited Jamaica and have a special tip or story you want to share, I would love to hear about it in the comments below.


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