Jamaica holidays for those who love history, culture and nature
A diverse island offering something for everyone
Jamaica is certainly the Caribbean island of choice if you want a rich holiday full of history, culture and natural beauty. The 'birthplace of Reggae' is home to bustling cities and towns such as Kingston and Falmouth, set against a backdrop of mountains, rainforests and waterfalls. Spend your days exploring historic Georgian towns and houses, go snorkelling in clear blue waters, and hike through rainforests. No matter what you enjoy, Jamaica holidays have something for all.
Lush green mountains meet white sandy beaches
You can't go to Jamaica and not visit at least one of the island's postcard beaches. Negril Beach along Norman Manley Boulevard stretches for seven miles, from Bloody Bay to Long Bay and the Negril Cliffs, and is everything you would expect from the quintessential Caribbean beach. After a day of snorkelling, retire to one of the many restaurants lining the turquoise water front and sample authentic Caribbean cuisine, from jerk pork to fish stew.
Spend a couple of days hiking up Blue Mountain Peak, Jamaica's highest point at 2,256 metres, and try to see all the way to Cuba's shoreline. The Blue Mountains and John Crow Mountains National Park is a 200,000 acre tropical paradise of rainforests and waterfalls, where you may spot the second largest butterfly in the world, the Homerus swallowtail, among other native wildlife that call the vista home.
A thriving cultural hotspot
A visit to the capital city of Kingston at the bottom of the Blue Mountains is a must. The Natural History Museum houses various plant and animal specimens, while the Institute of Jamaica's museums provide visitors with an insight into prehistoric Jamaica. Reggae enthusiasts will love the Bob Marley museum, situated at the musical icon's former home.
Falmouth in the Trelawny Parish is a town steeped in Georgian history. The Greenwood Great House, which was built in 1790 and is now a museum, provides one of many opportunities to see authentic 18th-century architecture. The Good Hope estate is an old sugar and coconut plantation dating back to 1755, and the period features and furniture of the site's Great House have been preserved well.
Whether you want to spend your entire holiday sunbathing on Negril Beach, hiking up the Blue Mountains or soaking up Kingston's culture, take advantage of our exclusive offers on handpicked four and five star hotels by signing up to our site today.