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Jamaica

Jamaica

Jamaica luxury holidays

Introduction

Jamaica stands out from other Caribbean islands. A Jamaica holiday allows you to discover the vibrant colours, distinct culture and turbulent history of this country at the heart of the Caribbean.

Though it has the same brilliant beaches and all-inclusive resorts as elsewhere, it also has a clear affinity with Africa. Kingston, the cultural heart and capital, was the link for slaves arriving and sugar or rum leaving. Visit the Bob Marley Museum here to take the pulse of the place or head to Nine Mile to see Jamaica's most revered icon's birth and final resting place.

Head to Montego Bay, the island's tourist centre, to explore the region's colonial architecture and lavish resorts, which are complemented by top golf courses, restaurants, clubs and shops. A long reef protects the bay and is good for diving; stay on the beaches or visit the sugar plantations, the Appleton Rum Factory or the Rockland Feeding Station to see birds.

The impressive coastline around Negril has popular beaches and some of the finest seafood on the island. Ocho Rios is home to Dunn's River Falls, a crystal clear waterfall that can be walked up like a staircase. Walkers should also travel to the Blue Mountains; the forested heights are home to butterflies, birds and flowering plants while the lower slopes are where delicious coffee is cultivated.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
9½ hours

Time Zone
GMT -6

Currency
Jamaican dollar (J$) = 100 cents

Language
English

Visa
None

Top places to stay in Jamaica

Couples Swept Away, Jamaica

Contemporary resort

Set on the western edge of Jamaica, the Couples Swept Away resort is located on 457 metres of the Negril Beach's famous Seven Mile Beach. The resort welcomes adult couples eager for activity and relaxation.

Round Hill, Jamaica

Contemporary resort

Located on a former plantation, Round Hill offers low key luxury, timeless glamour and discreet personalised service.

Half Moon, Jamaica

Contemporary resort

Enjoy a holiday without compromise at this prestigious, multi-award winning resort, with everything you could possibly need for a perfect stay.

Jamaica Inn

Small & intimate hotel

The best private beach in Jamaica? Noel Coward thought so. Jamaica Inn has been adored since the 1950s. Its an old-world sanctuary that combines natural beauty with elegance and luxury.

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Jamaica articles

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    From Africa's exotic west coast to the remote Phoenix Islands in the heart of the Pacific, we look at what's new in 2015 with Silversea Cruises.  It may seem like a long way off, but when it comes to cruising it's always best to plan ahead and Silversea, one of the world's leading cruise lines and…

  • Just back from: Jamaica

    Alison Kent tells us all about her recent trip to Jamaica, where she enjoyed plenty of rum, relaxation and regional fare.     Alison Kent recently relaxed 

  • 007 ways to see the world like James Bond

    Bond is back. The release of the trailer for Spectre sees 007 back in action with some familiar trademarks. Guns? Check. Car chases? Check. Creepy villain? Check. Cool gadgets and glamorous girls? Check and check. There's also the obligatory tourism and country-hopping we've become accustomed to.

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