Jamaica Travel Guide

Browse 301 travel reviews, 111 travel blogs and 11,870 travel photos from real travelers to Jamaica.

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There are a few things for which Jamaica is known. For starters, the Blue Mountain region of the country offers what is arguably considered to be the world's best coffee. Then there are the reefs along Runway Bay and Ocho Rios, perfect for diving and exploring either via scuba or snorkel. The beaches such as Treasure Beach, Nergril, or Frenchman’s Cove will delight the hardiest of beach-combers, and indulgers of luxury will find the accommodations at places such as Little Ochie to be some of the best in the Caribbean. There are also some of the world's finest rums, or you take a step back in time to walk the plank in Port Royal, one of the most notorious pirate ports in the history of the Caribbean.

One thing visitors should note: it is a myth that marijuana is legal in Jamaica. The country is known for its “ganja”, as the locals call it, and while it is absolutely part of the cultural appeal of Jamaica, travelers should be wary of flaunting it. There is no doubt that most people can get away with smoking in almost all parts of the island, but simply use common sense if you happen to be someone who enjoys partaking. The local prison system is not something you want to see first-hand.

Accommodations and transportation within Jamaica are what one can expect from a Caribbean destination. Due to the fact that Jamaica was a former British colony, if you decide to rent a car you should note that driving will require you to be on the left-hand side of the road. Public transportation is generally your safest bet.

Jamaican food is a must. This is definitely one of the island’s most amazing features, along with its coffee and its rum. Spicy, rich, full-bodied, and enough to leave your whole body tingling, the cuisine should not be missed. All in all, there is plenty of hiking, biking, swimming, snorkeling, drinking, eating, and enjoying life to be done in Jamaica, and it is suitable for all levels of travelers.

We went to Dunn River falls. The water was murky and you dont know if your next step is a rock or a hole. The falls are a very difficult walk.

Negril #1 most popular location
As anyone who has ever visited Jamaica can tell you, the place is possibly the epitome of laid back culture. No one ever hurries, and “fun in the sun” almost seems like a way of life to t…
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Montego Bay #2 most popular location
Montego Bay is one of two major cities on the island of Jamaica to have an international airport (the other is Kingston). It is on the northwest side of the island in close proximity to popu…
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Ocho Rios #3 most popular location
Two hours from Montego Bay airport.
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Kingston #4 most popular location
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Runaway Bay #5 most popular location
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Port Antonio #6 most popular location
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Treasure Beach #7 most popular location
Treasure Beach is in the St. Elizabeth parish on the south west side of Jamaica. It is a small town with fishing villages dotting the coastline. It's dramatically different from more touris…
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Lucea #8 most popular location
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Port Royal #9 most popular location
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Black River #10 most popular location
Black River is a country location on the west coast of Jamaica. Known for its fine fried fish and frequent rains. For a taste of 'real' Jamaica it is a must.
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Falmouth #11 most popular location
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Oracabessa #12 most popular location
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Saint Ann #13 most popular location
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Little Bay #14 most popular location
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Westermoreland #15 most popular location
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Discovery Bay #16 most popular location
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Manchioneal #17 most popular location
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Saint Elizabeth #18 most popular location
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Bath Fountain #19 most popular location
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Whitehouse #20 most popular location
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Nine Mile #21 most popular location
Nine Mile is the birthplace and burial place of the reggae icon, Bob Marley. Entering the place is equivalent to walking into the shrines in Jerusalem or India...a deeply spiritual exper…
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Reggae Beach #22 most popular location
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Irish Town #23 most popular location
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Gut River #24 most popular location
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Fair Prospect #25 most popular location
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Long Bay #26 most popular location
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San San #27 most popular location
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Ochos Rios #28 most popular location
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Port Maria #29 most popular location
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Bluefields #30 most popular location
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Windsor Cave Station #31 most popular location
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Roaring River #32 most popular location
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Colgate #33 most popular location
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Siloah #34 most popular location
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Blue Hole Garden #35 most popular location
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Frome #36 most popular location
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Middle Quarters #37 most popular location
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Font Hill Beach #39 most popular location
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Alligator Hole #40 most popular location
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Rosehall #41 most popular location
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Alligator Pond #42 most popular location
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Lacovia #43 most popular location
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May Pen #44 most popular location
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Pedro Cross #45 most popular location
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Southfield #46 most popular location
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Portmore #47 most popular location
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Blue Lagoon #48 most popular location
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Martha Brae #49 most popular location
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Grange Hill #50 most popular location
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