5 Places You Must Simply See While in Jamaica
Jamaica is an exotic island destination full of so many beautiful and unique sights that it can be difficult to decide on which ones to visit on your next holiday there. Most tourists naturally flock to places like the famous Negril Beach or Kingston, but Jamaica has a lot more to offer right off the beaten track. To fully appreciate the island nation, make a point to visit these must-see sights next time you’re there.
Located on the island’s South Coast, Treasure Beach doesn’t suffer from the same crowds as Negril Beach, and also offers a less commercial perspective on island life. Full of rocky coves and enclaves to discover, some scenes from this tropical wonderland look as if they’ve come straight out of Pirates of the Caribbean. In addition to warm waters and sandy beaches, there are several traditional fishing villages dotting the area and Treasure Beach is one of the best spots in Jamaica to hang back with locals and enjoy the local seafood.
A popular attraction in Port Antonio, the Blue Lagoon is one of the most beautiful places on the whole island of Jamaica. At 178-feet deep, the lagoon changes colours under the sun, and is a cool and calm spot to swim. Nestled on three sides by a thick green tropical forest, the Blue Lagoon represents a true paradise on Earth.
A window into Jamaica’s colonial past, it is now a charming seaside destination with beautiful 17th century architecture alongside stunning beaches. Falmouth was once known as the “Paris of the Indies” and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular place to stay for tourists. To find resorts around Falmouth, look up Thomson’s range of Jamaica holidays.
Alligator Pond is a major fishing area for locals where tourists can catch a glimpse of the real Jamaica. This laid-back community is a bit off the beaten path with a beach lined with fishing boats and plenty of casual, outdoor seafood restaurants.
A leisurely boat ride down the Black River will reveal Jamaica’s dense mangrove forests and tropical interior. You’ll hear the sounds of the local wildlife and may even spot one of the river’s alligators. A tranquil escape from busy beaches and seaside towns, several tour operators offer tours of the river.
Jamaica really is a dream holiday destination that is highlighted by countless must-see sights. On your next holiday there, just remember take the time to explore different aspects of the island. To find the best deals to this special island,look up Thomson’s range of Jamaica holidays. Deals are available throughout the island, including popular spots like Ocho Rios, Negril and Montego Bay.
This Guest Post is by Joey - his passions is travelling to different places around the world, living vicariously and when his busy schedule permits, writing about his many adventures and mishaps while exploring life’s myriad secrets.