As the largest island in the region and with a population of 2.9 million, Jamaica offers a diversified, pulsating experience as a tourist destination. Jam packed with flavour, Jamaica manages to stand out from its counterparts, even in a region as full of wonder as the Caribbean.
Follow the crystal blue waters up the white sandy beaches and onto the lush verdant land and sheer mountains beyond to experience the island culture, steeped in complex history. You will quickly find that the Jamaican rhythm of life sets the pace for an unforgettable trip - the rich, creole spice rubs and tropical fruit mix well with the abundance of local rum and, if you feel especially active, you will not find better snorkelling or scuba diving.
Jamaica beats to its own pulse, and that pulse is reggae music, whose king is the island’s very own son Bob Marley. The music has as its origins African gospel traditions, reflecting the fact that more than most of the other islands in the region, Jamaica is African in its culture. The Africa of folklore and superstition, of a magic that runs through their music, and thus into the very heart of the country.
For there is a powerful, looming beauty in the landscape of Jamaica with its tropical climate: there are mountains of rainforest, from which waterfalls spring joyously and are filled with exotic fauna and flora (the biodiversity of the island is now seen as being of great significance). These cascade down to sandy beaches where crystalline clear water flows over coral alive with gaily coloured fish. Towns perch seemingly in disharmony with their surroundings yet are filled with a vibrant immediacy.
The particularly adventurous members of your party can also experience unforgettable caving excursions, hiking up the remotest crags and forests and riding horses on the beach.
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January - Accompong Maroon Festival, St. Elizabeth
January - Jamaica Sprint Triathlon, Negril
January - Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival, Montego Bay
February - Bob Marley Week, Kingston
February - Bob Marley Birthday Bash, Montego Bay
February - Reggae Summerfest, Ocho Rios
March - Jamaica Kiteboard World Cup, Port Antonio
March - March Spring Break
April - Montego Bay Yacht Club's Easter Regatta
April - Carnival in Jamaica, Kingston, Ocho Rios, and Montego Bay
April - Treasure Beach Off Road Triathlon, Treasure Beach
May - Calabash International Literary Festival, Treasure Beach
May - StyleWeek Jamaica & Fashion Block, Kingston
June - Kingston on the Edge Urban Art Festival (KOTE), Kingston
June - Caribbean Fashion Week, Kingston
June - Ocho Rios Jazz Festival, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay
July - Little Ochi Seafood Carnival, Alligator Pond
July - Reggae Sumfest, Catherine Hall, Montego Bay
August - The Absolute Temptation Isle, Negril
August - The National Independence Float Parade and Grand Gala, Kingston
September - Falmouth Blue Marlin Tournament, Montego Bay
October - Port Antonio International Fishing Tournament
December - Motor Sports Championship Series, Dover Raceway, St. Ann
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