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Why You Need To Visit Jamaica In Your Lifetime

Jamaica is one Caribbean island that you must visit in your lifetime. Jamaica is like no other. Its culture, people, cuisine, music, sports, history, and heritage are second to none. Visit Jamaica to experience a real and authentic Caribbean vibe.

Here’s why you need to visit Jamaica in your lifetime.

Jamaica is a Caribbean Sports Giant

We punch way above weight in sports usually rivalling even the big countries such as USA in Track & Field.

a. In the recently concluded under 20 Athletes World Championships if Jamaica had won the 4 x 400 men’s relay we would have topped the medal table. We came 3rd behind USA and Ethiopia (which won the majority of the long races).

b. In Net Ball we just barely lost the Gold Medal to Australia in the recent Commonwealth Games.

c. The Reggae Girls once again won a spot in the upcoming female Soccer World cup.

Jamaica has Iconic and Famous Personalities

We have had many International stand out personalities such as:

a. Marcus Garvey – in the 1920s he was able to create an organisation (The Universal Negro Improvement Association) with over one million official members worldwide and a successful shipping company. The UNIA helped to improve Black Pride and Consciousness and the evolving of many powerful Black Conscious leaders and movements worldwide.

b. Bob Marley – the Reggae Music Icon.

c. Usain Bolt – the athletics superstar.

Listen to Jamaica’s Captivating Music

Reggae is the heartbeat of Jamaica. And the main offshoot of reggae is the pulsating Dancehall, which even the dead cannot help but dance. Our Reggae Music and Reggae Dances are not only infectious but influence music and dance all over the globe.

Jamaica is an Exceptionally Beautiful Caribbean Island

Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean and has the most amazing diversity of landscape – from towering mountains to spectacular waterfalls; flat savannas and roaring rivers; dry arid plains to breathtaking beaches; and a splendid array of flora including many endemic species found nowhere else on earth.

Savour Jamaica’s Mouthwatering Local Dishes

The cuisine is influenced by our African ancestry but tinged with the flavours of our Spanish colonial past and that of the indigenous Tiano Indians. However, Jamaica has developed and evolved flavours of our own such as the tantalising Jerk foods.

More and more effort is being made to present our cuisine to visitors at the hotels.

Feel Jamaica’s Vibrant Local Culture

Jamaicans are fiercely independent and dance to the beat of their own drums. They seldom copy others but create their own.

a. There are recording studios all over the country spewing our hundreds of new records daily.

b. The towns and villages are vibrant and noisy with sound systems blaring music around every corner.

c. Jamaicans enjoy laughing at themselves and their friends and neighbours.

d. They are spontaneous. At the night clubs it is almost inevitable that you will be entertained by a group showing you the latest dance moves in coordinated fashion.

e. The hotel staff will win your hearts over with stories, dancing and/or singing. They love to entertain, and thus they are among the best tourism employees in the world. The return rate to hotels in Jamaica is the highest in the Caribbean for this reason.

Exceptional Caribbean’s Top Picks for Hotels in Jamaica

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Beaches Negril Resort

Reserve your all-inclusive vacation to Negril, Jamaica, and enjoy outdoor pools, a water park, restaurants, bars and so much more.

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Half Moon Hotel – Jamaica

Restaurants, swim-up bar, pools, a spa, a playground, golf, a gym, tennis courts, water sports and horseback riding. Book the ideal Caribbean hotel now!

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Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Hotel

Bask in the sun and experience a mile of private beach at this luxurious all-inclusive, adults-only Jamaican resort surrounded by the Caribbean sea.

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The Cliff Hotel – Jamaica

Located on the stunning cliffs of the Negril Coast in Jamaica, this hotel offers a serene atmosphere and breathtaking views of the Caribbean sea.

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Round Hill Hotel & Villas

Luxury villas styled by Ralph Lauren featuring a spa, oceanfront views, spacious accommodation, personal services and other amazing amenities.

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Here are Our Top Picks for Vacation Villas in Jamaica

Round Hill Hotel & Villas

Luxury villas styled by Ralph Lauren featuring a spa, oceanfront views, spacious accommodation, personal services and other amazing amenities.

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Villa Turrasann – Jamaica

This beachfront villa situated in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, is a 60 minute drive from Montego Bay airport. Book an unforgettable stay today !

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Fortlands Point Villa

An elegant and luxury villa perched on a promontory with a view of the gorgeous Caribbean Sea and Discovery Bay, Jamaica.

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Silent Waters Villa

This Caribbean vacation home in Jamaica overlooking Montego Bay’s turquoise waters is the epitome of luxury and your home away from home.

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Prospect Estate and Villas

On Jamaica’s north coast, situated between the Caribbean Sea and the forested highlands, is the 1,000-acre Prospect Estate.

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Here are Our Top Picks for Family-Friendly Places to Stay in Jamaica

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall

An opulent hotel, set on Jamaica’s popular north shore, overlooking a private beach and surrounded by lush mountains, await you.

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Beaches Negril Resort

Reserve your all-inclusive vacation to Negril, Jamaica, and enjoy outdoor pools, a water park, restaurants, bars and so much more.

 51 total views

Half Moon Hotel – Jamaica

Restaurants, swim-up bar, pools, a spa, a playground, golf, a gym, tennis courts, water sports and horseback riding. Book the ideal Caribbean hotel now!

 47 total views

The Cliff Hotel – Jamaica

Located on the stunning cliffs of the Negril Coast in Jamaica, this hotel offers a serene atmosphere and breathtaking views of the Caribbean sea.

 43 total views

Round Hill Hotel & Villas

Luxury villas styled by Ralph Lauren featuring a spa, oceanfront views, spacious accommodation, personal services and other amazing amenities.

 42 total views

Here are Our Top Picks for All Inclusive Resorts in Jamaica

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall

An opulent hotel, set on Jamaica’s popular north shore, overlooking a private beach and surrounded by lush mountains, await you.

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Breathless Montego Bay Resort

Make your way to the magnificent and entertainment-filled 5-star all-inclusive, adults-only resort on the beautiful island of Jamaica.

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Riu Montego Bay Hotel

Escape to a luxury all inclusive and adults only hotel. Explore the Splash Water World water park. And enjoy authentic Jamaican cuisine.

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Beaches Negril Resort

Reserve your all-inclusive vacation to Negril, Jamaica, and enjoy outdoor pools, a water park, restaurants, bars and so much more.

 51 total views

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Hotel

Bask in the sun and experience a mile of private beach at this luxurious all-inclusive, adults-only Jamaican resort surrounded by the Caribbean sea.

 47 total views

Here are Our Top Picks for Adults-Only Hotels in Jamaica

Breathless Montego Bay Resort

Make your way to the magnificent and entertainment-filled 5-star all-inclusive, adults-only resort on the beautiful island of Jamaica.

 41 total views

Riu Montego Bay Hotel

Escape to a luxury all inclusive and adults only hotel. Explore the Splash Water World water park. And enjoy authentic Jamaican cuisine.

 38 total views

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Hotel

Bask in the sun and experience a mile of private beach at this luxurious all-inclusive, adults-only Jamaican resort surrounded by the Caribbean sea.

 47 total views

Bahia Principe Luxury Runaway Bay

Stay at this luxurious adults only, breakfast included, and modern resort located on the vibrant white sandy Runaway Bay in Jamaica.

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Sandals Resorts Jamaica

Book a 5 star, all inclusive hotel and enjoy unlimited luxury: expansive private beaches, top of the line restaurants and bars, plunge pools and more.

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Here are Our Top Picks for Bed & Breakfast Accomadations in Jamaica

Jamaica Inn – B&B

The lovely Jamaican village of Ocho Rios is home to the modest but enduring and majestic Jamaica Inn. Book an unforgettable stay today.

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Breathless Montego Bay Resort

Make your way to the magnificent and entertainment-filled 5-star all-inclusive, adults-only resort on the beautiful island of Jamaica.

 41 total views

Riu Montego Bay Hotel

Escape to a luxury all inclusive and adults only hotel. Explore the Splash Water World water park. And enjoy authentic Jamaican cuisine.

 38 total views

Bahia Principe Luxury Runaway Bay

Stay at this luxurious adults only, breakfast included, and modern resort located on the vibrant white sandy Runaway Bay in Jamaica.

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Here are Our Top Picks for Destination Weddings in Jamaica

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall

An opulent hotel, set on Jamaica’s popular north shore, overlooking a private beach and surrounded by lush mountains, await you.

 46 total views

Breathless Montego Bay Resort

Make your way to the magnificent and entertainment-filled 5-star all-inclusive, adults-only resort on the beautiful island of Jamaica.

 41 total views

Half Moon Hotel – Jamaica

Restaurants, swim-up bar, pools, a spa, a playground, golf, a gym, tennis courts, water sports and horseback riding. Book the ideal Caribbean hotel now!

 47 total views

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Hotel

Bask in the sun and experience a mile of private beach at this luxurious all-inclusive, adults-only Jamaican resort surrounded by the Caribbean sea.

 47 total views

Round Hill Hotel & Villas

Luxury villas styled by Ralph Lauren featuring a spa, oceanfront views, spacious accommodation, personal services and other amazing amenities.

 42 total views

Getting to Jamaica

From London Gatwick, Virgin Atlantic offers direct flights to Montego Bay. British Airways offers flights between Kingston and London Gatwick. Caribbean Airlines, Fly Jamaica, JetBlue, and United Airways are among the airlines that offer direct flights from the United States. The cheapest time of year to travel to Jamaica is from mid-April to early December.

Author:

Horace Peterkin

A singer, actor, entertainer, tour guide, cook, community-builder and award-winning hotel manager, Horace Peterkin is Jamaican to the bone.  He is an is amazingly talented.  A graduate of University of the West Indies and Cornell University , USA, Peterkin is recognized by UNESCO for developing the 1st HIV/AIDS Training Programme in the Tourism industry in the world and Created TEAM JAMAICA, a National Programme that all tourism workers must be certified in to work in the industry.  He was a multi ‘Hotellier of the Year’ winner and served as President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourism Association (JHTA). 
Peterkin is ultra-creative. His Peterkin Hospitality Services operates in many tourism-related sectors, including his Pussycat Jungle Experience.  He has big plans for a Pirates of the Caribbean Theater.  You will not want to visit Jamaica without connecting with Horace Peterkin.

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