Jamaica is famous for being the birthplace of reggae and jerk, but there are so many more sides to the island. The country is home to some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, has eye-widening natural sites including waterfalls and lagoons, and produces one of the rarest coffees in the world. Here’s our list of reasons why it should feature on your bucket list.
There’s a Sea Life Centre’s worth of tropical fish to discover in the seas surrounding Jamaica. Parrot fish, foureye butterfly fish and eagle rays are all part of the collection. If you’re keen to take a look, dozens of dive schools around Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios cater to beginners. Top sites for more experienced divers, meanwhile, include the Throne Room, where you can sometimes spot six-foot vegetarian nurse sharks, and the wreck of World War II minesweeper the SS Kathryn.
Book one of the best resorts or one of the best budget hotels in Jamaica now via Culture Trip. Fill your itinerary by seeing the best things to do in Kingston and the best spots for surfing, then check out the best restaurants in Montego Bay.