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Embark on a Jamaican jaunt

By Carlton Leisure - 21/08/2015

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Don’t judge a destination by its size. NO! You will be wronged! And if it is a destination like Jamaica, you will experience this. The small island country in Caribbean packs a perfect punch with its myriad offerings. The Jamaicans have exceptional energy and passion towards everything they do. Those who have visited rave about it and those who haven’t dream about it. Scenic beauty, impressive heritage, great cultural, scrumptious cuisines and a great culture of hospitality drive travellers from around the world to take flights to Kingston which is the capital and jumping off point for various destinations in the country. Here we throw light on major destinations in country. So get ready for a Jamaican odyssey.

Kingston

Situated on the south-eastern coast of Jamaica, Kingston the capital of Jamaica is a major hub of tourism. This hub of government and business is also the cultural capital of the country. The city is beautifully speckled with museums, art galleries and places of cultural performances. The city also houses a large student community as it is home to the University of the West Indies which is one of the major universities in Caribbean. On their visit the guest should explore Bob Marley Museum, Arawak Museum, People's Museum of Craft and Technology, Port Royal and Hope Botanical Gardens among others.

Montego Bay

Montego Bay commonly known as MoBay is the second largest city in Jamaica only next to Kingston. The coastal areas of the city are flanked by beaches and resorts. Also called the tourism capital of Jamaica the city receives travellers from around the world throughout the year. The Centerstage Theatre and Downtown are prominent places to explore while travellers can also go to explore its beaches. Cornwall Beach is ideal for swimming, snorkelling and other fun activities. Doctor’s Cave beach is an ideal destination for family vacationers.

Negril

Negril is also referred as the ‘capital of casuals’. The destination is well known for its 7 mile long coastline charms locals and foreigners alike. This most sought after tourism destination in Jamaica is well known for its laidback atmosphere that charms travellers. Even if you are staying in a hotel you are not far from the ocean. The guests can indulge in various beach activities during their sojourn to this town.

Ocho Rios

Enjoying a beautiful location on the north-eastern shore of Jamaica, Ocho Rios popularly known as Ochi is a great destination for locals and foreigners. The town also receives a large number of passengers from cruise ships that comes to its shores. There is a large number of tourist hotels and resort to cater travellers. During their visit the guest should go to visit James Bond Beach, Shaw Park Botanical Gardens and Coyaba River Garden and Museum. In addition, there are some good options for adventure seekers.

Port Antonio

Port Antonio, which is situated on the eastern side of the island, is not much popular and perhaps it is what makes it sought after among the travellers. The destination has been the haven of celebs and royals for several years, who come here regularly. The locals are extremely friendly that adds to its desirousness.