A Family-Friendly Travel Guide to Jamaica
Jamaica is one of those places that is simply contagious with its lively nature, beautiful scenery and turquoise ocean. The birthplace of Bob Marley, home to reggae, Rastafarian lifestyle, Blue Mountain coffee and, of course, the famous Jamaican slang – it is an island filled with unique character. While primarily a destination for beach relaxation, Jamaica offers an array of aquatic activities ranging from waterfalls to cliff jumping, scuba diving, spectacular beaches and more.
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Rockhouse Hotel & Spa
This Negril award-winner sits cliffside overlooking the turquoise sea—a destination made for romance.
Rustic in the best, most authentic way, head here for beach bliss, traditional Jamaican fare and a lot of fun.
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Things to do in Jamaica
Dunns River Falls
Ocho Rios is a town in Jamaica home to Dunns River Falls & Park. This is a famous waterfall that you can climb up and explore its teal-blue waters.
Irie Blue Hole
Another Ocho Rios attraction is the Irie Blue Hole swimming hole and waterfall. Experience a little thrill and adventure by getting to see breathtaking views and doing optional jumps on the way down through a Jamaican jungle. As you can imagine, the water is very blue!
Bob Marley's Birthplace
Take a trip to Nine Mile, where Bob Marley was born. Today you can tour the Bob Marley Museum and learn more about the iconic singer and his inspirations from the island.
Doctor's Cave Beach
This is a public beach that charges admission located in Montego Bay. It is a serene and calm beach perfect for swimming and relaxing without waves or much wind.
Head to Rick's Cafe if you’re looking for something even more extreme like cliff jumping, or perhaps you just want a drink.
Eat & drink in Jamaica
The Pork Pit: Located in Montego Bay, this spot serves fantastic jerk chicken and pork. You will come back for more!
Margaritaville: Drinks, typical bar food, slides, trampoline, and an ocean obstacle course in Montego Bay.
Ocho Rios Jerk Center: Delicious jerk food near Ocho Rios.
Kuyaba: Caribbean lunch on the beach in Negril serving seafood specials, including lobster.
Catch a Falling Star: Located in a hotel nestled in the cliffs of Negril, this is a beautiful place for a sunset dinner.
Alfred's Ocean Place: Dinner spot on the beach with live reggae shows in Negril.
Marley's by the Sea: This is a stunning open-air beachfront setting for casual and elegant dining in Negril, serving the island’s local lobster.
Push Cart: Located in the famous Rockhouse Hotel, it is one of the best restaurants in Negril perched directly over the seafront.
Kenny's Italian Cafe: Where Italy meets Negril. Stop here for some delicious pasta.
Xtabi on the Cliffs: A great place for lunch and cliff jumping without the crowds of Rick’s!
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