Places to visit in Jamaica

When you travel to Jamaica, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Jamaica, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Jamaica to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Jamaica things to do can include exploring Jamaica attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Located in Bluefields at Belmont, this monument is a tribute to the reggae superstar Peter Tosh. It is the tomb of the music star and also a mausoleum.

Designed and planned by John Bacon in 1801, this edifice was built in Parade Square to honour Admiral George Rodney. He was the commander-in-chief of the West Indian Naval Station and saved the country of Jamaica at the Battle of the Saints against a combined invasion by Spanish and French fleets.

Paul Bogle, a national hero, was born in Stony Gut. He was a practicing Baptist Minister and led the Morant Bay Rebellion in 1865. Stony Gut was destroyed as the rebellion came to end. Now it has been preserved and restored as a Memorial garden built in the honour of Bogle. In place of Bogle’s church now stands a plaque on a concrete mount.

This gallery displays, chronologically in ten galleries, the finest items of Jamaican art from 1922 to the present day. It is located in Kingston and is open from 10am to 4.30pm on weekdays.

The Bob Marley Museum is the house of the great musician displaying his achievements from 1975 to 1981.Nine Mile Museum where Marley, the musician spent his early childhood days are most important places in Jamaica that tourists must not miss.

This is the most beautiful place of Jamaica with its eight cascading falls surrounded with forest area and limestone cliffs. They fall from 36m from top to bottom.

Frenchman’s Cove features white sand beach and fresh water river.

There is a 90 minute show that elaborates on the history of Jamaica from Tiano days to the present day to help the tourists know more about Jamaica. This is conducted at 3pm daily in ‘Outameni cultural village’, opposite to Royalton resort. ‘African Caribbean Heritage Centre’ in Kingston houses a huge library. It preserves the folklore traditions of Jamaica and the socio-cultural aspects of the African Diaspora. Moreover, the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival, Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest, Caribbean Heritage Fest, World Reggae Dance Championships, Port Royal Seafood Festival are many other festivals and celebrations are held annually on this lively island and are worth witnessing.

You can go jungle river tubing or try a Jeep Safari in Dunn River falls. You can also ride on Horseback in the beautiful sandy beaches. For those who like the water, indulge in water sports activities in the rivers, swim in the Dolphin park and enjoy yourself to the hilt in Jamaica.

You can also unwind and relax completely on this island. With its majestic backdrop of natural surroundings, you can just sit back and relax on the beach or simply get some sun. Jamaica has some beautiful beaches like the Cornwell Beach, Winnifred beach, Treasure beach and Doctor Cove beach.

Little Ochie offers the best sea food

Boon hall Oasis offers Caribbean food

Pork Pit serves you American cuisine popular for bamboo stick barbecue

Patrice’s Restaurant offers Caribbean home cooking

Toscanini serves the best Italian food with homeland ingredients

Jack Sprat Café is a fusion restaurant offering from seafood to pizzas

Smurf’s Café, Houseboat Grill, Whalers, MilleFleurs– all these offer the best food experience for the tourists.

Ackee and Saltfish is their national dish. Bammy, the floury cassava pancake, jerk chicken, jerk seasoning, sugarcane and ‘ital’ are unique specialties of Jamaica. Reed Stripe beer and Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee are Jamaica’s pride in drinks.

Jungle located in Negril is a popular night club offering live music. It is open from Wednesday to Sunday.

Quad: This super club is in Kingston. It has four different floors for four levels. Exotic dancing takes place at all floors. Open from 4 to 10pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays and from 4pm to 5am on other days.

Privilege: High class club with smart dress code and large dance floor offering wide range of high end liquors in Kingston.

Pelican bar: a thatched hut bar built on a sandbar in the sea. Here you can have your best drink watching dolphins nearby.

Mingles is a famous pub and a favourite spot for tourists and locals

The Deck, Richmond Hill Inn, Fisherman’s Tavern, MoBay proper, Ocean’s 11 Watering Hole, Rick’s café, Blue Beat Jazz & Blues bar, H20, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, etc.

  • Hemp Heaven – sells all products produced from hemp
  • HerbaKadabra– Sells Jamaican spices, potions and healing herbs
  • First Choice Duty Free and Gifts – sells wide range of gifts for every one
  • Gem Palace Duty Free Stores- sells semi-precious jewellery

New Kingston Shopping Centre: Located off Dominica Drive, this shopping centre sells good quality products covering a huge range.

Sovereign Centre:  The biggest shopping centre in Jamaica, Sovereign Centre has a huge collection of western boutiques and stores. It also has a food court and two movie theatres.

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