Enjoying your stay in Jamaica: A tourist guide to Jamaica

Jamaica above all offers beautiful water features. From the beaches surrounding the island to Ocho Rios Falls, visiting Jamaica is like a trip to paradise.

* Alligator Pond – a fishing area for a view of local life

* Falmouth – many resorts

* Kingston – the capital

* Blue Lagoon – beautiful water surrounded by tropical forest

* Negril Beach – a popular beach for tourists

* Dunn’s River Falls – Beautiful water falls in Ocho Rios

When to visit

There really is no bad time to visit Jamaica. Whenever you plan a trip to Jamaica, you will be greeted by the peaceful weather of the 70s to 80s. Lush tropical forests obviously need to have a little rain, but most of that rain falls in the mountains further on the island that tourists don’t visit. If it rains on the part of the island where you plan your trip to Jamaica, you can be sure it will only last for an hour or more and then disappear. It occasionally hits hurricanes, but very rarely. If you are worried about a hurricane, do not plan a trip between August and October. The winter months in the United States are usually the busiest tourist months as vacations try to escape the cold and snow. If you don’t want to travel to Jamaica during peak season, plan your vacation for the summer months.


When traveling to all inclusive resorts in Jamaica, hotel options are the best. These resorts are highly recommended as you will have a variety of food at your disposal and your excursions may even be included. These resorts can be found in Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and other tourist areas on the beach. Sandals and couples are the largest resorts in Jamaica and provide superbly decorated hotel rooms in Jamaica. If you want to stay in Kingston, you are more likely to stay at a Jamaican hotel. Hotels in Jamaica are especially suitable for American luxury travelers. Jamaicans really know how to please a tourist.


Jamaican restaurants offer excellent island meals. Jamaica is known for its jerk chicken whose smell will make you drool and the taste will melt in your mouth. Be sure to order rum drinks at restaurants in Jamaica. The rum available on this island is among the best in the world. Also, save space for dessert and opt for tripe at least one day during your trip to Jamaica. This fruit, like a banana, is served fried and saturated with sugar. Don’t bring food to a Jamaican restaurant!

If you decide to stay at a resort, you will have a choice of restaurants from Jamaica on the property. But don’t be afraid to go from the resort to explore other restaurants. You’re unlikely to meet most “domestic, local” prices, as residents mostly live in the interior of Jamaica. But you will find Jamaican restaurants that cater to the most demanding travelers.

Things to do

Activities in Jamaica around the water must be done. You will find many things in the ocean. Sunbathing on the beach is of course a popular activity. Negril’s 7 mile beach is world famous and a beautiful area to enjoy the beauties of the Caribbean. You can also enjoy sunset cruises, scuba diving, jet skiing, kayak rental and more. In Negril you can rent a personal boat and paddle the water to your own private island and pledge your right to a beautiful part of Jamaican beach.

If you feel the need to take a break from the sun, head to Dunn’s River Falls. Here you will walk along a path that leads to many waterfalls. The road is shaded by a jungle-like environment full of beautiful indigenous flora and fauna in the park-like surroundings.

Although a trip to Jamaica is not known for its educational nature, there is a museum you may want to visit if you decide to head to the state capital of Kingston. When many people think of Jamaica, they think of reggae music and Bob Marley. If you want to learn a little about this side of the island, visit the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston.