Must-see attractions in Jamaica

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    Reach Falls

    Ocho Rios, Port Antonio & the North Coast

    Even in a country that abounds in waterfalls, Reach Falls stands out as one of the most beautiful places in Jamaica. The white rushing cascades are…

  • High-angle view of Blue Hole Waterfall in Jamaica.

    Blue Hole

    Ocho Rios

    High on the White River, Jamaica's heavenly Blue Hole is a vision and is an undisputed highlight in Ocho Rios. To reach this popular spot, make your way…

  • Idyllic surroundings - Blue Lagoon, Grand Cayman.

    Blue Lagoon

    Ocho Rios, Port Antonio & the North Coast

    The waters that launched Brooke Shields’ movie career are by any measure one of the most beautiful spots in Jamaica. The 180ft-deep (55m) “Blue Hole” (as…

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    Appleton Rum Estate


    You can smell the sweetness of molasses wafting from the Appleton Estate well before you reach it, almost a mile northeast of Maggotty. The largest and…

  • YS Falls in Jamaica

    YS Falls


    Deeply secluded in St Elizabeth parish, you’d be forgiven for thinking YS Falls emerged out of Eden. This series of seven cascades, hemmed in by limestone…

  • Interior of National Gallery.

    National Gallery of Jamaica


    The superlative collection of Jamaican art housed by the National Gallery is the finest on the island and should on no account be missed. As well as…

  • Blue Mountains in Jamaica

    Blue Mountain Peak

    Kingston, Blue Mountains & the Southeast Coast

    Highest of the highlights, Blue Mountain Peak reaches 2256m above sea level, and no visit to the area should neglect a predawn hike to its summit for a…

  • Nanny Falls

    Ocho Rios, Port Antonio & the North Coast

    The idyllic waterfall and swimming hole of Nanny Falls is a 30-minute walk uphill from the end of Moore Town, passing under huge ferns, Jamaican apple…

  • Rose Hall Great House

    Rose Hall Great House

    Montego Bay & Northwest Coast

    This splendid 1770s mansion is the most famous great house in Jamaica. John Palmer, a wealthy plantation owner, and his wife, Rose (after whom the house…

  • Vintage furniture in dining room area of Greenwood Great House.

    Greenwood Great House

    Montego Bay & Northwest Coast

    This marvelous estate, sitting high on a hill, is not as famous as Jamaica's most famous great house, but offers a far more intimate and interesting…

  • Bob Marley Museum, Kingston, Jamaica

    Bob Marley Museum


    The large, creaky, colonial-era wooden house on Hope Rd, where Bob Marley lived and recorded from 1975 until his death in 1981, is the city’s most-visited…

  • Morant Point Lighthouse

    Kingston, Blue Mountains & the Southeast Coast

    Bath is the gateway to the Morant peninsula which juts into the Caribbean Sea. The 30m-tall, red-and-white-striped lighthouse marks Morant Point, the…

  • Devon House in Kingston, Jamaica.

    Devon House


    This beautiful colonial house was built in 1881 by George Stiebel, the first black millionaire in Jamaica. Antique lovers will enjoy the guided tour,…

  • Seville Great House

    Ocho Rios, Port Antonio & the North Coast

    This historical park overlooking the sea, less than 1km west of present-day St Ann’s, marks the site of the first Spanish capital on the island – Sevilla…

  • Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica

    Seven Mile Beach


    Seven Mile Beach was initially touted on tourism posters as ‘seven miles of nothing but you and the sea.’ True, sunbathers still lie half submerged in the…

  • Frenchman's Cove

    Frenchman’s Cove

    Ocho Rios, Port Antonio & the North Coast

    This beautiful little cove just east of Drapers boasts a small but perfect white-sand beach, where the water is fed by a freshwater river that spits…

  • Firefly

    Ocho Rios, Port Antonio & the North Coast

    Set amid wide lawns high atop a hill 5km east of Oracabessa and 5km west of Port Maria, Firefly was the home of Sir Noël Coward, the English playwright,…

  • Mayfield Falls

    Negril & West Coast

    Few of Jamaica's waterfall experiences match Mayfield Falls for crowd-free natural beauty. Picture this: you climb into the cool river beneath giant…

  • Life Yard


    An innovative art and permaculture scheme, Life Yard is regenerating an area of downtown Kingston once beset with gang problems. The program is centered…

  • Hampden Estate

    Montego Bay & Northwest Coast

    A lane lined with palm trees leads you to the landscaped grounds of Hampden Great House estate, dotted with strutting peacocks. Tours assemble beneath a…

  • Liberty Hall


    At the end of a tree-lined courtyard, decorated with cheerful mosaics and a mural depicting Marcus Garvey, stands Liberty Hall, the headquarters of Garvey…

  • Winnifred Beach

    Ocho Rios, Port Antonio & the North Coast

    Perched on a cliff 13km east of Port Antonio is the little hamlet of Fairy Hill. Follow the road steeply downhill and you’ll reach Winnifred Beach, yet…

  • Cannons and tower in courtyard of Fort Charles.

    Fort Charles

    Kingston, Blue Mountains & the Southeast Coast

    Jamaica’s latitude and longitude are measured from the flagstaff of Fort Charles, a weathered redoubt originally laid in 1655, and the only one of the…

  • Gourie Forest Reserve


    An unexpected bloom of pine trees, mahogany and mahoe grows atop the flinty heads of the Cockpits 3km northwest of Christiana, near Coleyville. This…

  • National Museum West

    Montego Bay

    This well-curated, revamped museum, peppered with period objects, takes you through the history of western Jamaica, from the Cohaba ceremonies of the…

  • Bamboo Avenue


    The soothing sound of a million leaves rustling in the wind is one of the quiet pleasures of this photogenic tunnel of towering bamboo. The 4km-long…

  • Jewish Cemetery

    Montego Bay & Northwest Coast

    Established in the early 19th century, Falmouth's Jewish cemetery lay abandoned in recent decades before being restored, and contains the graves of the…

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    Dunn’s River Falls

    Ocho Rios

    These famous falls, 3km west of town, are Jamaica’s top-grossing tourist attraction. Great throngs of people at peak hours can sometimes make it seem more…

  • Parade


    William Grant Park, more commonly known as ‘Parade,’ is the bustling heart of Downtown, and originally hosted a fortress erected in 1694 with guns…

  • Parade

    Kingston, Blue Mountains & the Southeast Coast

    Spanish Town’s finest old buildings enfold this square (more formally known as Emancipation Sq).

  • Blue Mountains-John Crow National Park

    Kingston, Blue Mountains & the Southeast Coast

    The Blue Mountains-John Crow National Park protects 782 sq km and is managed by the Jamaica Conservation & Development Trust. The park includes the forest…

  • Trench Town Culture Yard


    Trench Town, which began life as a much-prized housing project erected by the British in the 1930s, is widely credited as the birthplace of ska,…

  • Alligator Hole Wildlife Reserve

    Kingston, Blue Mountains & the Southeast Coast

    This lovely government-owned wildlife reserve at the end of a very rough road is notable for its family of manatees that inhabit the clear water, and its…

  • Spanish Bridge

    Ocho Rios

    You'll need a car to reach this delightful swimming spot on the White River, 5km beyond Blue Hole on a rough road, but it's worth the adventure. The stone…

  • Tuff Gong Recording Studios


    Tuff Gong is one of the Caribbean’s largest and most influential studios. It was Bob Marley's favorite place to record and is now run by his son Ziggy…

  • Alpha Boys School


    Few have had an impact on modern Jamaican music like Alpha Boys School and its students. A nonprofit vocational school serving young men from the inner…

  • Half Moon Beach

    Negril & West Coast

    Around 12km north of Negril, Half Moon Beach is a beautiful, hassle-free stretch of sand beloved by locals and families, with calm, shallow water. On…

  • Mavis Bank Coffee Factory

    Kingston, Blue Mountains & the Southeast Coast

    Established in 1923 and located 1km southwest of Mavis Bank, this is the largest coffee factory in Jamaica, producing Blue Mountain coffee sold under the…

  • Lover's Leap


    Lover’s Leap, a headland 1.5km southeast of Southfield, is named for two young slaves who supposedly committed suicide here in 1747. Legend says the woman…

  • Coronation Market


    This huge cast iron–framed hall hosts the biggest market in the English-speaking Caribbean. It holds a special place in Jamaican culture as both 'stomach'…