Places in Jamaica
Ocho Rios, Port Antonio & the North Coast
Ocho Rios, Jamaica’s third-largest town, dominates the north coast’s tourist scene. Cruise ships land passengers in huge numbers here, and if the town can sometimes feel a little like a theme park, visitors are at least drawn for good reason – the surrounding area features some of the most beautiful (and popular) natural attractions on the island.
Kingston, Blue Mountains & the Southeast Coast
Kingston is Jamaica undiluted and unadulterated, its raw energy contrasting sharply with the languor of resorts and villages elsewhere on the island. The launching pad for some of the world’s most electrifying music, spirited clubs and riotous street-system parties attest that the beat is still alive and bumping.
Squeezed between the Blue Mountains and the world’s seventh-largest natural harbor, Kingston simultaneously impresses you with its setting and overwhelms you with its size, noise and traffic. This is the island’s cultural and economic heart, a lively crucible of music and politics.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
Where to party in Jamaica after dark
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Understanding vodou in the Caribbean
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Jamaica for adrenalin junkies
It’s known for its laidback Rastafarian spirit, but Jamaica also has much to offer adventure-seeking travellers...
Seven super-spicy foods you need to try
Most of us have had our tongues singed by salsa picante or 'suicide hot' Buffalo wings. But if you’re a true chilihead, try these lesser-known spicy treats from around the world...