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Guest post: Top 10 enthralling locations in Jamaica

Jamaica, the most sought-after destination in the Caribbean, is flocked by tourists every year. The tropical weather and the warm golden beaches make it the most relaxing place for a variety of fun-filled activities. The beautiful beaches, cool mountains, coral reefs, forests and springs are the nature’s gift to the island. If you are looking for some tourist hotspots in Jamaica, you have reached the right place.

Negril Beach

Negril Beach

Negril Beach

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Known for its’ aqua blue coloured sea and golden sand, Negril beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Jamaica. The shore is full of coconut palms, resorts and restaurants. The clear water is a home for water sport lovers and snorkelers.

Doctor’s Cave Beach, Montego Bay

Doctor’s Cave Beach

Doctor’s Cave Beach

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In Montego Bay, Doctor’s Bay Beach is considered the best. The name ‘Cave’ is due to the fact that there was a cave on that beach which was destroyed during a hurricane in 1932. Moreover, a British doctor is said to have made this beach famous by claiming that the waters had curative powers. Even now, cruise ships crowd this beach regularly all in all making the beach very popular with tourists.

Rose Hall Great House, Montego Bay

Rose Hall Great House

Rose Hall Great House

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Rose Hall is famous for its’ ghost sightings. It is said that Annie Palmer resided here and had a violent death. This house was originally a plantation house.

Falmouth

Falmouth

Falmouth

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Falmouth was once a leading port with Georgian architecture that’s best preserved. This town is surrounded by sugar estates. It is also famous for the Half-moon beach and Luminous Lagoon.

Martha Brae River

Martha Brae River

Martha Brae River

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Martha Brae River is famous for the tropical scenery and the flora and fauna surrounding it. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Jamaica wherein tourists can watch the whole stretch of the river on bamboo rafts.

Kingston

Kingston

Kingston

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This is the capital of Jamaica and is a contrast to the rest of the country. There are lots of places that would be of interest to the tourists. There are museums like National Gallery and Natural History Museum that have specimens of the country’s plants and animals. There are also a variety of botanical gardens and parks that the tourists can enjoy.

Blue Mountains and John Crow Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains and John Crow Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains and John Crow Mountains National Park

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The beautiful mountains, rainforests and the unspoiled beauty makes it a spectacular national park. The park has around 800 species of plants and 200 species of birds.

Port Antonio

Port Antonio

Port Antonio

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Port Antonio is a fishing village and travellers would never miss the coral reefs and the popular swimming spot, the Blue Lagoon. The island is famous for picnics. There are also other highlights like Fort George and Frenchman’s Cove that are worth a visit.

Rio Grande River

Rio Grande River

Rio Grande River

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The Rio Grande River is famous for its scenic beauty and once was a used by the banana farmers for transporting bananas. Today, the local guides take us through the rainforest by using bamboo rafts.

Black River Safari Boat Tour

Black River Safari Boat Tour

Black River Safari Boat Tour

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The Black river, the longest river in Jamaica, is the home of crocodiles and many species of birds. The best part is the guided tour on boats.

With a great variety of accommodation available, Jamaica makes a very good destination for your next vacation.

Contributed by:

Menaka Bharathi is an optimist who enjoys writing and blogging at http://simpleindianmom.in. She is a mother, blogger and freelance content developer all rolled into one. Her twitter handle – @menakabharathi.

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6 Comments

  1. Nice work putting this together, Menaka. Thank you!

  2. Have you been there, love there, or just a fan? Beautiful shots. Nicely put together.

    • aseemrastogi2

      I personally haven’t been there but seeing such beautiful shots courtesy Menaka who was our guest blogger for the day, I am really hoping I get a chance to go to Jamaica sooner rather than later :). Nice to know you liked the post :D. Thanks for visiting by.

  3. Beautiful Jamaica. That’s a great post Menaka and so beautifully written:)

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