Top ChoiceWaterfall in Manchioneal

Reach Falls

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 surrounded by a bowl of virgin rainforest; the water tumbles...

Top ChoiceWaterfall in Ocho Rios

Blue Hole

High on the White River, the heavenly Blue Hole is a vision of what Dunn's River Falls was 20 years ago, and is an undisputed highlight of the north coast. You make your way up a series of magical falls and blue...

Top ChoiceLagoon in Port Antonio to Fairy Hill

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

The waters that launched Brooke Shields’ movie career are by any measure one of the most beautiful spots in Jamaica. The 55m-deep ‘Blue Hole’ (as it is known locally) opens to the sea through a narrow funnel, but...

Top ChoiceGastronomy in Priory

Stush in the Bush

Stush in the Bush is an organic farm-to-table Rasta dining experience, and home to some of the best food you'll eat in your entire trip to Jamaica. Your experience here starts with a walking tour of the farm,...

Top ChoiceWaterfall in Moore Town

Nanny Falls

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 trees and cathedral-like stands of giant bamboo. It's worth...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Port Antonio

Wilkes Seafood

This place looks like a thoroughly unassuming beach bar from the front, but is a delightful small restaurant inside, overlooking the sea and with a semi-open kitchen that lets the cooking aromas make you hungry....

Top ChoiceMusic in St Ann’s Bay

Rebel Salute

The biggest roots reggae concert in Jamaica goes down in the middle of January at Plantation Cove outside St Ann's Bay – a must for any reggae fan. In a nod to I-tal roots, the two-day festival serves vegetarian...

Top ChoiceHistoric Site in St Ann’s Bay

Seville Great House

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 la Nueva – and one of the first Spanish settlements in the...

Top ChoiceHistoric Building in Galina Point & Little Bay

Firefly

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, songwriter, actor and wit, who was preceded at this site by...

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Kaya Herb House

When super-stylish Kaya opened its doors in 2018, it became the first legal marijuana dispensary in the Caribbean. Equal parts clinic and hipster boutique, to enter you'll need ID (over-18s only) and you must...

Top ChoiceBeach in Port Antonio to Fairy Hill

Winnifred Beach

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 another totally gorgeous strip that puts a lot of the sand...

Top ChoiceJamaican in Rio Grande Valley

Belinda's

Rarely have eateries looked more unassuming – some basic thatch and a jumble of cooking pots sitting over coals, but Belinda's is celebrated enough to win local food awards. Stop here if you're rafting for big...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Ocho Rios

Whalers

This long-standing Ochi favorite has finally reopened after the redevelopment of Fisherman's Beach, and the good news is that it was worth the wait. Sit inside the cool interior or enjoy the balcony view over the...

Top ChoiceJamaican in Priory

Jus' Coool Grocery

Ubiquitously known in Priory and beyond as 'Puddin' Man', cook Edgar Wallace serves up to-die-for slices of sweet potato and cornmeal pudding. OK, you can also come for other classics like ackee and saltfish with...

Top ChoiceBeach in Port Antonio to Fairy Hill

Frenchman’s Cove

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 directly into the ocean. The area is owned by the Frenchman’s...

Top ChoiceJamaican in Port Antonio to Fairy Hill

Mille Fleurs

This restaurant at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill offers some of the best haute Jamaican cuisine on the island, savored on a gorgeous terrace and served with a sense of elegance and intimacy. The locally sourced organic...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Runaway Bay

Sharkie’s

Even if you're staying in Ocho Rios, you should follow the lead of locals and head for this seafood restaurant on Fisherman's Beach for steamed, grilled and fried fish, conch (curried, soup or fritters) and...

Top ChoiceJamaican in Ocho Rios

Miss T's Kitchen

The high tin roof and brightly painted wood of this popular restaurant are palate refreshers for the big plates of Jamaican classics, with good vegetarian options served up quickly by friendly, efficient staff....

Top ChoiceItalian in Port Antonio

Italian Job

This is a jolly, Italian-run, checked-tablecloth sort of a place, with great pasta, pizza and salads, plus crepes for dessert. Keep an eye on the specials board too, as the chef puts a great twist on local...

Waterfall in Ocho Rios

Dunn’s River Falls

Dunn’s River Falls

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 like a theme park than a natural wonder, but this doesn’t...