Top 10 Destinations in Jamaica
1. Dolphin Cove, Ocho Rios
The absolute traveling experience in Jamaica without any doubt includes Dolphin Cove – swimming with the most intelligent sea mammals in one of the most astonishing tropical forest in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. This picturesque cove will leave you with memories for a lifetime. Diving into the crystal waters and having such great company by your side will be one genuine adventure. If you can't keep up with the tempo of the dolphins, you can enjoy swimming with stingrays. While in the park you can explore the marvellous shores and interact with various sea spices. Dolphin Cove is a true wildlife experience!
2. YS Waterfall - Saint Elizabeth Parish
YS Waterfall is the rough diamond of the Jamaica’s top tourist attractions. Situated in the rural area of St. Elizabeth in the centre of a papaya plantation, YS Waterfall will fascinate you with its eight-level cascades. The water falls from more than 35 metres to form this beautiful natural phenomenon. Once you set foot in the area of YS Waterfall, you will really feel the connection with nature. This unspoiled site is reached by a tractor and therefore your adventures starts with the traveling towards this divine place. You can also swim and dive into the pool created by YS Waterfall and even swing on the nearby ropes like Tarzan!
Negril is a little piece of heaven on the Jamaican cost. Located in the western part of the island, Negril has become one of the most beautiful tourist destinations. Stunning coral reefs and calm crystal-clear waters make the resort one of the best diving places in the whole Caribbean region. Take a boat to Booby Cay or a canoe to the natural preserve Great Morass and contemplate magnificent palms, exotic birds and crocodiles. Don't miss the chance to sunbathe on one of world's best beaches – Seven Mile. Soft white sands and lucent Caribbean waters welcome you. Dive, literally and metaphorically, into Jamaica's ultimate resort.
4. Montego Bay
Montego Bay is yet another pearl in the crown of Jamaica. The second largest town in the Caribbean country offers unique mixture of traditional Jamaican experience and modern resort relaxation. With its pristine beaches and light ocean breeze, you will never want to leave Montego Bay. The city has both historical and natural sites to explore and indulge into. Relax with a cocktail on those gorgeous Caribbean sands and then party "island style". Go to the Doctor's Cave beach which is one of the most exquisite in Montego Bay where you can enjoy the beauty of the coral reefs and pure heaven-like relaxation.
5. Martha Brae River
Just near the Montego Bay, you will find the splendid Martha Brae River. The river offers bamboo raft that is one of best experiences in Jamaica. This three-mile rafting across the splendid district of Martha Brae River is something worth doing. According to local legends Indians have buried golden treasure in there. Spanish invaders captured a local witch to show them the place and she took them to a cave but they found nothing there. Trying to go back, the Spanish drowned as she had changed the course of the river. The rafting ride lasts around an hour during which you will be able to enjoy the jungle flora and fauna floating on the stunning calm river.
6. Port Antonio
Port Antonio is one of the biggest ports in Jamaica and an intriguing tourist centre. From the spectacular deep Blue lagoon to the magnificent Blue Mountains, this place will impress you. Its natural beauty has attracted celebrities for centuries now and you can easily understand why. The allure of Port Antonio with its previous glory of one of world's banana capitals and the spectacular nature sites still fascinate its visitors. Indulge in the Jamaican way of entertaining – go to some tropical party on the beach, enjoy the breeze and the traditional reggae music. It's the birth place of reggae after all!
7. Dunn's River Falls
Dunn's River Falls located near Ocho Rios are truly spectacular. This is one of the few waterfalls that flows directly into a sea. Before connecting to the Caribbean Sea, the river creates cascades with height of more than 180 metres. Their stair-like levels offer thrilling climbing towards the top of the waterfall. Escalating towards it happens in groups in which people hold their hands and get all soaked up in the waters of the river. This attraction simply cannot be missed as it features so much fun and so many scenic views. Discover this living natural phenomenon and the tropical surroundings of the picturesque area.
8. Alligator Pond
Alligator Pond is a small charming city in the south-western coast of Jamaica. It is said to offer some of the best fishing spots in the Caribbean country. A true fishermen paradise, Alligator Pond is named after the nearby mountain which shape looks like the back of an alligator. Nestled in the foot of the Don Figero Mountains, Alligator Pond is far from the crowded tourist resorts but it impresses with its authentic Jamaican atmosphere. The superb beaches and crystal waters make it perfect for diving, snorkelling, boating and tanning under the Caribbean sun. If you want a glimpse into the authentic Jamaica, visit Alligator Pond.
9. Blue Mountain Jamaica
The Blue Mountains are the most extensive mountain chain in Jamaica. They feature Jamaica's highest summit Blue Mountain peak that elevates on more than 2200 meters. The vast mountain range offers spectacular trails to hike and explore the majestic hills of Blue Mountains. The place is also famous with the coffee cultivated in the region. It is known as one of the best gourmet sorts in the whole world. Climbing the Blue Mountains will leave you breathless as the views revealed from the higher points are to say the least spectacular. Discover the Jamaican pristine jungle exploring the enchanting Blue Mountains.
10. Fern Gully
The Fern Gully is great last stop while touring Jamaica. Located in the Ocho Rios region, Fern Gully is an intriguing tropical canyon. You can travel through it by the four-kilometre picturesque drive. The name of the site comes from the diverse fern spices that grow around here. You will discover more than 300 spices of fern that have reached more than 6 metres. Except for the various hiking trails into this wild place, you will run across local craftsmen selling traditional sculptures and carvings. Fern Gully offers genuine experience into the wild Jamaica that is just the perfect ending of exploring this divine Caribbean island.