Jamaica is one of the largest of the Caribbean islands and home to the Blue mountains (also famous for the coffee), which are amongst some of the highest in this part of the world. For those who like a challenge, climbing Dunns River Falls has to top of your agenda if only to experience the breathtaking views or feel the adrenaline rush as you slide down the cascading waters. For the best beaches head to Negril area where there are more than seven miles of uncrowded golden sands to choose from and a favourite haunt with such people as Jason Preistly and Sadie Frost. If you cannot get to Negril don’t be disappointed as most of the islands beaches are equally as stunning and offer a great range of water sports. Also the home of Reggae music, visitors will be spoilt for choice as many tracks can be found here which are unobtainable back home. You can sample them first hand if you visit the lively resorts of Montego Bay or Ocho Rios where a wider selection of bars and restaurants can be found.
The most famous food offered everywhere in Jamaica is jerk, which is spiced foods which is marinated for along time and traditionally cooked on a spit or barbeque. Other national dishes such as cow foot and oxtail can be sampled at local no frills restaurants. In the tourist areas there is more choice of fast food joints, chinese and burgers, the prices are generaly higher in these areas.
Places Of Interest
If you're feeling energetic and don't mind getting wet then a treck to the top of Dunns river falls has to be on your itinerary, if only for the experience. A must for Bob Marley fans is a visit to Nine Miles, his birth place, an amazing experience. You travel through many traditional villages to get here, a great opportunity to see the real Jamaica.
You need 6 months validity from the date of return on a 10 year British passport to travel here. Check with your Doctor regarding vaccinations.