With its distinct culture, unique landscape and tourist friendly reputation, a holiday to the Caribbean island of Jamaica is a treat in anyone’s book.
Often cited as one of the most exotic destinations in the world for either a couples break or a family holiday, its white sandy beaches, glorious cuisine and famous laid-back vibe will have you wanting to come back again and again.
Our resident photographer, Jodine Williams (ShotbyJo) recently visited ‘Jamrock’ and shares some of her favourite shots, below. But first, we asked her five questions on her trip.
What are your favourite areas in Jamaica?
In this trip, I really enjoyed Rick’s Cafe in Negril, the Blue Mountains in Kingston and Montego Bay, where I stayed, was great!
Can you share some fun activities for tourists to see and do?
There’s loads of things to do obviously, but I recommend you try the following:
- Climb the Dunn’s River Falls – a popular waterfall in Ocho Rios
- Take a boat ride in the glistening waters of Falmouth near Montego Bay (at night the waters glow blue when you swim in it)
- Hike up the Blue Mountains in Kingston
- Jump off a cliff at Rick’s Cafe in Negril
- Visit the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston
Where’s a good place to stay?
Riu Hotels and Resorts in Montego Bay, Negril or Ocho Rios, Holiday Inn in Montego Bay is very family friendly as is the Sunset Beach Resort and Spa.
In general, Montego Bay is great if you want the tourist hangouts, while Negril has amazing beaches.
What’s the food like?
Amazing! Everything is fresh and grown locally. My favourite dishes are curry goat and rice and peas, cornmeal porridge and Escovitch Fish. You should also try a lobster patty from Tastees Patties and Ice cream from Devon House.
What’s the weather like?
At this time of year it’s about 35 degrees, but the higher into the mountains you go, the cooler it gets.