Tropical beaches and the Dunn's River falls
Jamaica holidays dance to the sound of the Reggae beat, a colourful island nestling in the Caribbean Sea with miles of soft sandy white beaches and crystal clear blue waters.
This idyllic laid back Caribbean island is the ultimate in relaxation; steeped in history with stunning natural scenery, from family friendly hotels to upmarket all inclusive options there is something for every budget.
Jamaica; discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1496, was originally claimed for Spain , but in the 1600's Britain captured it and created a booming industry of sugarcane, cocoa and coffee, before Jamaica gained its independence in 1962
Jamaica holidays are a water sports haven, whether it's relaxing on the beach just watching or summoning the energy to take part, you won't be disappointed. From novice to advanced; parasailing, windsurfing, jet or water skiing, white water rafting, scuba diving or snorkelling. Sailing is another option, lie back while someone else does the hard work, charter a yacht to sail around the island, or enjoy the marine delights without getting wet on a glass bottom boat. Discover colourful coral reefs and spooky shipwrecks while diving, or look for treasure on the sunken pirate ships. Walk through the Blue Mountains or Rio Grande Valley showing over 500 species of plant life, hummingbirds and orchids.
Take to horse back with an exhilarating canter along the beach at sunset or meander through the wonderful flora and fauna of the inner island. Hide in the Green Grotto Caves or marvel at the stunningly beautiful Dunn's River falls. Take the chance of a lifetime and swim with Dolphins in Dolphins Cove, visit coffee, cocoa and sugar plantations or drop in on the crocodile farm during your holidays in Jamaica.
Quick Jamaica Tips
The population on the Caribbean Island of Jamaica is approximately 2.8 million people
The official Language of Jamaica is English, however, Patois (Creole), a combination of English and some African languages, is spoken in rural areas and is used increasingly in urban areas
The Capital of Jamaica is Kingston,located on the southeastern coast of the island. It faces a natural harbour protected by the Palisadoes, a long sand spit which connects the town of Port Royal and the Norman Manley International Airport to the rest of the island. In the Americas
The food is as vibrant as the people, jerk chicken and locally produced rum are a "must try"
Steeped in history with stunning natural scenery
Visit the Georgian port of Falmouth, with 18th Century churches and colonial mansions or the old hippy favourite of Negril to the east of the island, with amazing sunsets, live music and beach parties. The quietly restrained Runaway Bay is steeped in history with its secret caves hidden in the shoreline, hiding spots for many a pirate or escaping slave, with Columbus Park marking the exact spot where Christopher Columbus landed.
Ocho Rios is a lively and tourist orientated resort offering a mixture of cabarets and live music, fine hotel dining and wonderful small restaurants showing off traditional spicy Jamaican dishes. Montego Bay is the largest and most famous resort on the island and is home to the Aqua Sol water park, a lively fun day out for all the family.
No holidays to Jamaica would be complete without joining the Bob Marley Experience; either with a visit to the museum in Kingston, or travelling through the hills of St Ann's up to his birth, and final resting place, of Nine Mile. Soak up the history of the "King of Reggae", we promise you'll be singing his hits for the rest of your holiday! So hit that reggae beat and book your holidays to Jamaica at Latedeals.co.uk today.
Top Places To Visit
Swim with dolphins at Dolphin Cove
a natural cove which is surrounded by 5 acres of lush tropical rain forest. Visitors have the opportunity to interact and "Swim With" dolphins, enjoying the thrill and love of these amazing lovable animals.
Bob Marley Museum
The museum is housed in Bob Marley's former home which he bought from Chris Blackwell in 1975. This was Marley's home until his death in 1981, the property also housed his Tuff Gong recording studio. In 2001 the Bob Marley Museum became a Protected National Heritage Site.
Dunn's River Falls
A truly outstanding treasure offering 600 feet of climbing pleasure for thousands of visitors and locals every year, it is arguably Jamaica's most popular and famous attraction.