Jamaica is a Caribbean island that packs plenty of African culture, and laidback, idyllic destination that holidaymakers fall in love with within minutes of arriving. Spend your morning sampling some of the world’s finest coffee in the Blue Mountains, a great way to wake yourself up and you will come home wondering how you have drunk instant coffee for all of these years. In the afternoon, how about taking part in a spot of deep sea diving? Jamaica is home to famous reefs, such as Runaway Bay and Ocho Rios, ideal for beginners and veterans alike. If you prefer to take things a little slower than how about some crocodile spotting on a boat trip along the Black River Great Morass?
Renting holiday accommodation in Jamaica
To truly get to know Jamaican it is highly advised that you branch out from the hotels and holiday reports. Staying in an apartment, house or villa in Jamaica with HouseTrip will give you a much more authentic flavour of Jamaican. You can mingle with the locals and escape from the crowded resorts, while also being able to use extra amenities that you would not find in a hotel, such as a kitchen and washing machine.
Where to stay in Jamaica
There are a number of locations across that appeal to holidaymakers, such as the coastal resorts of Montego bay and Ocho Rios. A villa with a beach view or pool all of your own could act as an ideal base for your Jamaican adventure – eat some freshly caught seafood and enjoy a couple of cocktails, while you enjoy the reggae soundtrack of the local bars and restaurants, finish the evening off with a stroll back to your own Jamaican seaside self-catering accommodation. If you would prefer to stay in a more authentic Jamaican location, away from the resorts on the north coast, then an apartment in the capital Kingston could be the ideal choice.
Jamaica with the family
One of the key things to do is Jamaica is relax and acclimatise yourself into the slow pace of life on the island. There are many golden sanded beaches along the north and west coasts, which are perfect for the whole family. Kids can enjoy a number of activities, such as waterparks, boat trips and horse riding. There is no way that the whole family will not get into the spirit of reggae music while visiting Jamaica. To learn more about one of the genre’s most famous stars, you and the family can visit the Bob Marley Museum at his old home in Kingston, which displays a number of his old guitars and a movie on the life of the man himself.