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Top 5 things to do in Jamaica

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A patch of green, surrounded by blue waves: Jamaica, is an island country located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. It is the third largest continent in the Caribbean Sea.  It is a paradise for a travel enthusiast due to the diverse nature of topography consisting of mountains, plateaus, rainforests, beaches, and bays.

The early settlers in Jamaica were the Spanish, later the English invaders took hold of this island country. Due to the impact of colonialism, the official mode of language is English, however, Jamaican Patwa is the language spoken by the majority of the people. The tropical island is an abode of a diversified group of species. Jamaica is a place that draws millions of tourists across the globe each year and the economy of the country is mainly based on tourism. In this article, the discussion will be on the top 5 objectives to fulfill in Jamaica.

Diving from Cliff at Negril

Cliff diving from a 35-feet high cliff situated at Negril in the westernmost part of the island is one of the most thrilling experiences one can get while visiting Jamaica. From this location, one can witness the picturesque view of the sunset in Jamaica.

Strolling on the Seven Mile Beach

The coastline area in Negril is strewn with white sand, where the azure blue sky and the turquoise blue waters of the sea meet at the horizon. This stretch of the coast extending up to almost seven miles, known as Seven Mile Beach, is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Most of the luxurious hotels in Jamaica are situated near this beach. The hotels offer free packages like visiting the artisan craft market and engaging in adventure sports activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, etc.  The tourist can try out the local cuisines at hotel restaurants or can place bets inside a casino at the hotel. Interested readers who are planning to stay in Jamaica for a few days might click here for more information.

Visiting the Craft Market at Montego Bay

In almost every corner of Jamaica, there are different crafts markets where the artisans sell their handicrafts. Tourists can visit the craft market at Montego Bay or at Ocho Rios or Negril to see the wonderfully created handiwork of these artisans. 

A trip to the Rastafari Indigenous Village

A culmination of a socio-religious movement in Jamaica during the 1930s, led to the formation of a new form of religion in Jamaica, known as Rastafari. In Rastafari, there is an amalgamation of European and African religious beliefs. Bob Marley, the most famous Jamaican singer and a stalwart of the Reggae form of music, was also a Rastafarian. On the outskirts of Montego Bay, the Rastafari Indigenous Village is located. A tourist can visit the village to get an idea of the daily life and activities of the villagers. The tourists can buy handicrafts from the villagers or visit their farms.

Taking a sip of Blue Mountain Coffee

Blue Mountain Coffee is a variety of coffee that is grown in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. The Blue Mountains is the highest range of mountains in Jamaica. The specialty of Blue Mountain Coffee is the absence of bitterness. It is one of the most expensive coffees in the whole world and is an integral ingredient across several international wellness and clinical nutrition brands.


One has to visit Jamaica to experience the breathtakingly beautiful places around the country, besides enjoying the Jamaican cuisines and forms of culture.