Jamaica Attractions

Explore all that Jamaica has to offer, from the beaches to the casinos

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From a plantation-estate past to a party-filled present, Jamaica's attractions run the gamut. Those in search of a sedate stay can enjoy nature, beaches, and history, while those looking for lively activities can meet lady luck as well.

Vacationers can get lost in history on old sugar plantations and in ancient forests or live on the edge by risking some change at a Jamaican casino. Learn about the mysterious White Witch of Rose Hall or the spot where the James Bond novels were written. For those with more musical inclinations, stop in at any of several spots dedicated to Bob Marley.

Beaches

Doctor's Cave Beach

Pristine beaches are a great place to start. Jamaica is home to so many incredible beaches that travelers can choose nearly any area of the island to stay in if they'd like to spend a lazy day at the beach. With it's pleasantly warm waters year-round and claim of naturally restorative powers, Doctor's Cave Beach in Montego Bay is one of Jamaica's most popular beaches. For the rowdier, more carefree set, Seven Mile Beach in Negril is another well liked stretch. Families beware, this is where nude sun bathers stop to get a line-free tan.

You will find several beaches to consider on the island. Whether you'd rather be part of a busy beach scene, or you prefer having more of the sand to yourself, you can find what you want. You can click on the beach names for more detail concerning that particular stretch of sand.

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Doctor's Cave Beach: The waters of Doctor's Cave Beach are fed by crystal clear mineral springs, and these extremely gentle waves stay at about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The beach's golden sands glimmer in the sultry island sun, and the inviting turquoise waters are perfect for swimming.

A second location to consider is Treasure Beach. Gray and peppered with boats, this isn't a picturesque locale, but it may still be fun to beach comb. This beach also offers a view of the sunset over the water.

Cornwall Beach: Cornwall Beach boasts gentle blue waters and has an easy sloping ocean floor creating mild swimming conditions, and making it a favorite spot to bring children. Its soft white sand also makes it a favorite for those wanting to take a pleasant stroll down the beach.

Needless to say, you'll be able to find plenty of other beaches on the island. Read this extended discussion if you want more facts.

Landmark Attractions

National Gallery of Jamaica

The impact Bob Marley had on Jamaica is undeniable, with numerous attractions dedicated to his honor. Learn about the man -- the legend -- at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, the Bob Marley Experience and Theatre in Montego Bay, and the Bob Marley's Mausoleum in Ocho Rios. Historic plantation homes, like the Bloomfield Great House in Kingston and Rose Hall Plantation offer a glimpse of Jamaica's agricultural past, as well as a view of the dark days of slavery on the island. Other historical sites include the Coyoba River Garden and Museum in Ocho Rios.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is National Gallery of Jamaica. It is located in downtown Kingston. If you're looking for the largest public art gallery in the Caribbean, you're in the right place. With a focus on local and regional artists, there is much to see in this gallery.

Another common landmark for vacationers is Jamaica Fun Farm. It is situated in E Lacovia, Jamaica. On site activities include go car rentals, live music, drifting and car shows, agricultural showcases, sporting events, movie nights, tours of the grounds, and more.

Outameni Theme Park: Outameni offers visitors a tour through their exhibits where actors will present different eras of Jamaican history. The live actors bring a different experience to Jamaica's timeline that will entertain most children more than a traditional museum can.

But that's not all -- you will find many other options as well. Those wanting to find out more concerning other sites worth seeing on Jamaica by clicking here.

Natural Attractions

Green Grotto Caves

One of the frequently visited outdoor attractions is Green Grotto Caves. <p>Underneath the tropical paradise of Jamaica is a whole underground world waiting to be explored. Heading to Green Grotto Cave will give you the opportunity to see the large caves that exist just under the surface.</p>

Dunn's River Park is a second outdoor attraction to consider. <p>This park features Dunn's River Falls, a recreational center and lush tropical vegetation surrounding a 600 foot waterfall that attracts thousands of people each year.</p>

These are only some of your choices. To read about other natural attractions on Jamaica, click this link.

Casinos

Jamaica Casinos

Feeling Lucky? Those wanting to test their luck in some gaming action will discover plenty of places to go on the island.

Monte Carlo Gaming Lounge has dining on-site, so you can eat before or after you hit the gaming floor. 10,000 square feet of space makes up the Monte Carlo Gaming Lounge. This locale is one of the most popular bars and casinos in Jamaica.

Treasure Hunt Montego Bay is Montego Bay, in western Jamaica. Any time is a good time to stop by Treasure Hunt, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Treasure Hunt Kingston provides a collection of games for gamers to enjoy, including Bingo, Bingo - Spanish-style, Craps, Poker - Video Table, and Roulette. The decor at Treasure Hunt is that of an Old English pub, giving it a fun and whimsical feel.

These are only a few of what's available. Use this link to see our page about gaming on Jamaica.

Historic sites, natural locales, and exciting gaming facilities come together to make Jamaica enjoyable for every type of traveler. With so many attractions, it is easy to see how Jamaica has become one of the world's top vacation destinations.

 

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