Attractions in Jamaica

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.


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.

There are an abundance of beaches to choose from on the island. Whether you prefer being around other people, or you enjoy relaxing in a secluded area, you should find some appealing options. You can click on the name of the beach for a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

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Doctor's Cave Beach: Doctor's Cave beach is rich in history and was first open in 1906. Dr. Alexander James McCatty donated this small stretch of sand, which could only be only accessed through a cave, hence the beach's name.

Another place worth considering 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: Access this beach by taking Gloucester Ave north from Montego Bay. Parking can sometimes be difficult, and a decent walk from the car may be necessary.

The island includes a full range of beaches to choose from. To learn about more beaches available, read this page.

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.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit National Gallery of Jamaica. It is found within 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 landmark worth visiting is Jamaica Fun Farm. It is situated in E Lacovia, Jamaica. A property that makes farming fun, the owners have created a place where visitors can learn what it takes to remain agriculturally sound while also participating in a number of entertainment activities to keep guests having a great time.

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.

These are only a few of the available options. If you're interested, find out more about landmarks on Jamaica here.

Natural Attractions

Barney's Hummingbird Garden

Green Grotto Caves is one of the better known natural attractions. 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.

Another local site you might want to consider is Dunn's River Park. 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.

These examples are merely a few of the places worth checking out Click here to visit our page about natural attractions on the island.


Jamaica Casinos

In the mood for some action? Guests who'd like to try their luck have plenty of places to go on the island.

Monte Carlo Gaming Lounge offers dining on-site, so you can grab a bite to 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 Kingston is situated in Kingston, Jamaica. Table games at Treasure Hunt include, among others, baccarat and black jack. For computerized games, you'll find such titles as Splash 2, Sakura Festival, Mysteria, and Emerald Falls.

Treasure Hunt Montego Bay has a wide array of games for visitors to try out, including Bingo, Bingo - Spanish-style, Craps, Poker - Video Table, and Roulette. Warm, inviting, and even whimsical, the decor at Treasure Hunt is reminiscent of an old English pub.

These examples are only some of the places worth checking out Navigate to this extended discussion dedicated to gaming on Jamaica if you want additional information.

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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