With its stunning mountain backdrops, lush rainforests and reef-lined beaches, the Caribbean island of Jamaica really does offer something for everyone but with so many options it can be hard to know where to start.
Take your next TravelSmart vacation to the next level with these Must-See Attractions in Jamaica:
Dunn’s River Falls
One of the most famous and thrilling landmarks in Jamaica. Looking up from the Caribbean Sea one can follow the river to cool springs that reach a beautiful cascading waterfall approximately 55 meters tall and 180 meters in length. Starting from the gorgeous beach while holding hands many visitors take a tour and climb the steps in the cascading water and make their way up the Dunn’s River Falls. Featured in the very first James Bond movie released in 1962, this pleasant waterfall offers numerous pools to relax in along the way.
Jackson’s Bay Cave
Here you can find some of the most beautiful natural forming caves in the Caribbean. This group of connecting caves have a total length of over 10 km and new connections are still being found. Explorers have discovered several prehistoric engravings and rock paintings, remnants of the now extinct Jamaican monkey and the Jamaican Ibis as well as human bones dating to approximately 1249 AD.
Glistening Waters (Luminous Lagoon)
Glistening Waters is a glowing lagoon on the north coast and is Jamaica’s only natural night time attraction. The Luminous Lagoon stretches along the marshlands from the small community of Rock to the town of Falmouth, Trelawny Parish. This natural phenomenon only happens in a handful of places in the world and is caused by a high concentration of Pyrodinium Bahamense microorganisms. Due to the consistent Jamaican climate and the mixture of salt and fresh water, Luminous Lagoon is one of the brightest versions of this natural marvel.
TravelSmart Tip: Get there a little before sunset and watch it come alive with beautiful blues.
The Underwater City of Port Royal
Just off the coast of Kingston and Saint Andrew you can find the historical city of Port Royal which was swallowed by the sea in 1692 after a catastrophic earthquake. Many scuba divers now flock to the pristinely preserved underwater city which provides a unique testimony of the English colonial town from the late 17th century. Here rests the infamous pirate Captain Morgan who was buried in a cemetery which now rests under the sea.