For travel to Montego Bay, Negril & Ocho Rios, you will need to fly into Montego Bay Sangster International Airport (MBJ).
For travel to Kingston or Port Antonio, you will need to fly into Norman Manley International Airport (KIN).
Hotels that may include round trip transfers will indicate that in the booking process. If your hotel does not offer complimentary transfers, you have the option to purchase your transfers through Jamaica Tours which will be offered in the booking process.
Transfers are not offered in Kingston or Port Antonio.
Explore Jamaica with its moderate climate and a landscape that ranges from tropical rainforest and soaring mountains to rolling meadowland and dramatic coastlines. This island jewel offers a blend of adventure, sophistication and elegance. Along with the Caribbean's best sun, sand and sea, Jamaica has an intriguing history that has created one people out of many, and a culture that is unmistakably Jamaican. Whether planning a trip as a solo traveler, with friends, family members or for a honeymoon, the island has a range of experiences for all to enjoy.
From splashing in waterfall-fed pools to shopping at Montego Bay boutiques, Jamaica offers plenty of ways to enjoy life in the Caribbean. Explore some of the island's most popular destinations below.
Travelers have always been lured to Montego Bay: the quintessential Caribbean destination, surrounded by white sand beaches, grand hotels, all-inclusive resorts, charming small hotels as well as villas and apartment accommodations. Renowned for its beauty and range of activities, Montego Bay is a place where history and legend come together to offer the most intriguing attractions.
Imagine a stunningly beautiful ribbon of white sand beach. Seven miles of it! Imagine honeycombed cliffs and crystal clear waters. Imagine carefree days and fun-filled nights. Imagine Negril. This unique resort welcomes its guests with a "do-as-you-please" wink of approval. Tucked away in Jamaica's most western point, Negril is truly spectacular.
The largest English-speaking city in the Caribbean, this colorful, cosmopolitan capital vibrates as a cultural mecca. Home to the University of the West Indies and the Jamaica Conference Centre, Kingston is the financial and commercial core of Jamaica.
Ocho Rios does not, as its name suggests, have eight rivers. It is the garden of Jamaica and the place where, Jamaicans say, heaven spills into the sea. Grassy hills roll gently to white sandy coves and turquoise-blue waters of the craggy coastline. Ocho Rios is a buzz with activity and seems inconstant motion. Bargaining for handmade items at the Crafts Market is a treat in itself. Duty-free shops carry a bounty of brand-name goods. Nightclubs live happily beside taverns and lounges. Gourmands will delight in Ocho Rios’elegant restaurants and cafés. Ocho Rios is a place of waterfalls and exotic gardens.
Picture perfect, Port Antonio is a panorama of nature's finest work. It is a place of palms and pimento and an abundance of orchids found nowhere else on earth. Ferns and bananas grow by the roadside with bamboo trees. Port Antonio is the home of butterflies and hummingbirds. It's where the graciousness of another era is set against the lush, verdant beauty of nature. Port Antonio was a thriving banana shipping port about a century ago. Today, the main street, with royal palms standing like sentinels, is the center of activity for this quaint seaside town.
Explore a jungle river in the wild wetlands. Pick mangoes high on a hilltop. Catch and cook your own red snapper for dinner. Or golf at the Manchester Golf Club, said to be the oldest surviving Club in the Western Hemisphere. Ramble through hills without ever retracing your steps. Discover hidden beaches where you'll never see a footprint other than your own. Marvel at majestic cliffs that rise from the sea.
Jamaica hosts a full calendar of musical, artistic, cultural and sporting events.
Reggae Sunsplash and Reggae Sumfest are the biggest rages on the island, held about one week apart in July/August. Sunsplash is held near Ocho Rios, Sumfest in Montego Bay. Both are frenetic beachy music festivals, with A-rated fun and X-rated dancing. Carnival in March or April, the week after Easter, takes place on the university campus in Kingston and at various other places around Jamaica. It's a big blow-out, mainly for Jamaicans, with reggae, calypso and dancehall soca the main booty-shakers, but it's also a tourist attraction in its own right.
There are a number of yacht races on the calendar: the Pineapple Cup Yacht Race, held each February, starts in Miami and finishes in Montego Bay, a distance of 800-plus miles (1288-plus km). Cricket matches are held from laneway to lawn throughout the year. In April, the West Indies team takes on an international challenger in the Cable & Wireless Test Match in Kingston. Jonkanoo is a traditional Christmas celebration in which revelers parade through the streets dressed in masquerade. The festivity has its origins among West African secret societies and was once the major celebration on the slave calendar.
The Bob Marley Museum, at the reggae superstar's former home in New Kingston, is the city's most visited attraction. Highlights include the singer's simple bedroom with Marley's star-shaped guitar by the bedside, the bullet holes that ripped through the rear wall of the house during an assassination attempt in 1976, and the tree outside beneath which Marley would smoke ganja and practice his guitar.
(Offered from Montego Bay and Ocho Rios areas only).
Your journey through nature will be via a series of decks and platforms, mounted in the trees of the rainforest that are connected by traverses. Your first traverse soars over the Great River in Montego Bay. Your journey continues with eight more traverses. Each traverse and platform is unique, offering a variety of experiences highlighting the diversity of Jamaica's landscape and history. Nine traverses, from 105 feet to 660 feet apart, have you swinging through the Laughlands River Gorge, a giant valley carved from the surrounding mountain by ancient waters (a sparkling river still flows through it). At different points in the tour, you will glimpse the miles-away Caribbean Sea and learn interesting facts about the surrounding tree and plant life.
Travel the beautiful north coast and visit the birthplace of Bob Marley as well as the site where he is now laid to rest. Enjoy a leisurely ride along the scenic north coast to St. Ann's, the birthplace of the famous reggae icon Robert Nesta Marley. You will learn about Bob's childhood from his aunt and old family friends. See the rock that Bob sat on to meditate and write his songs. While on the way to visit his gravesite, your guide will teach you some of his songs. You will also have the opportunity to visit an herb garden where you will learn the many different species grown in Jamaica. You will then finish your tour with the taste of a real Jamaican lunch.
Take the reins and ride through tropical rainforests, the Jamaican countryside, and the Jamaican coastline. The tour takes you through two of the oldest sugar estates on the island, dating back to the 1660s. Then you'll ride along the beachfront to Chukka Cove's private beach. Enjoy complimentary refreshments before riding bareback in the Caribbean Sea. Afterwards, relax and take a shower while the guides re-saddle the horses for the return trip to Chukka Cove. Both beginner and experienced riders are invited to enjoy this tour.
Learn about these amazing friendly mammals, while swimming in our natural lagoon. Feel the love as you pet, dance, sing and even get a kiss or two while frolicking in deep water with two beautiful bottlenose dolphins! Allow the dolphins to pull you through the water by their dorsal fins, and then let them give you a foot push through the crystal water of the Caribbean. Watch them at play and view the exciting Shark Show performed by the very own Pirates of Little Port Royal. You'll also have the chance to interact with the colorful birds, exotic snakes, iguanas and gentle stingrays (with barbs removed) as well as enjoy unlimited mini boat rides and glass-bottom kayaking. Go shopping in Little Port Royal, our very own Pirate Village where Pirates roam the territory! After your fun-filled day, relax on the pearly white beach, on comfortable beach chairs, while being caressed by the cool, Caribbean breeze.
Experience the majesty of Dunn's River Falls, one of Jamaica's most magnificent natural treasures, and one of the world's most gorgeous spots. Join hands and form a human chain, as you wind your way up the rocky slopes of this 600-foot waterfall, led by expert guides. Pose for pictures or videos, amidst the luxuriant foliage that lines the sides of the ascending falls. Soak in the refreshing, pure waters, as they cascade down from their untainted source high in the mountains above Ocho Rios. Give in to the unbelievable beauty of this wondrous place.
Catch Jamaica's most popular attractions as you sail on a catamaran during this fun-filled day.
Start your sail from a beautiful beach and cruise to a crystal cove for a swim or, if you are a snorkeling fan, go snorkeling in the colorful waters loaded with a wide variety of underworld creatures. After fun in the water, board the catamaran to enjoy cool refreshments as you sail past emerald hills and a number of waterfalls before reaching and docking at Jamaica's famous Dunn's River Falls. You and your guide will climb 900-feet waterfalls and through the lush tropical rainforest. The fun continues on your sail back. Let your body loose and move your waist to the latest reggae and soca dance tunes while sipping Red Stripe beer or a rum cocktail.