It’s no secret that Jamaica’s beaches draw tourists from all around the globe. It’s simply impossible to resist the urge to visit the aquamarine waters and silky, white-sand beaches found all along this beautiful island’s coastline, so check out our round up of the best before your next visit.
Leave the tourist trail and enjoy the quiet beaches along Jamaica’s less-visited southern coast at Treasure Beach. The small fishing town is home to a six-mile stretch of beach, and you’ll come across both coral-colored and black sands. You’re likely to find a private cove – but be careful when diving into the sea; much of the shoreline is rocky and the sea can be rough with strong undertows. Billy’s, Frenchman’s, Calabash, Fort Charles (also known as Starve Gut) and Great Beach are the best spots and are all equipped with amenities, including beachfront cafés.
Jamaica is also home to several small cays, many of which have incredible beaches. Lime Cay is just a 15-minute boat ride from Port Royal in Kingston Harbor. The low-lying cay is the largest in the area, surrounded by cerulean waters and natural beaches, some sandy and others rocky. Occasionally the cay is submerged by the tide, meaning it’s uninhabited and there are no permanent vendors based there, so be sure to bring snacks and refreshments.