TIps for the Best Jamaican Vacation

TIps for the Best Jamaican Vacation
A Jamaican vacation can be a fun and relaxing adventure if planned properly. Jamaica is a relatively small island that has only a few major vacation destinations, but offers many activities, foods and culture that should be explored while visiting. It has something to offer all types of travelers from beach goers to hiking and outdoor enthusiasts.


Many travelers base their vacation on which season they want to visit an area. Jamaica has nearly the same temperature all year. Summer is considered hurricane season. Winter is the traditional busy season, as Northerners are retreating from the cold. Spring and fall are the rainiest times of the year, but the amount of rainfall is still minimal. Many travelers will find that the months of April though early July are the best value, as there are fewer travelers and prices are less expensive.


Jamaica is known for its all-inclusive beach resorts that provide everything a guest needs within one place. One price covers accommodations, food, drinks, entertainment and water sports. Most major resorts offer kayaks, small sailboats and snorkel gear free for their guests to use. Diving is also found at most resorts, but guests are often charged extra.


Food is a big part of Jamaican culture, so it is a must to sample native foods. Jamaica is famous for jerk chicken, which is grilled chicken marinated in a spicy mix. Red Stripe beer is another famous Jamaican product that is a must try for beer drinkers. Blue Mountain coffee is known throughout the world as one of the finest, and it is grown in the interior of Jamaica. Blue Mountain coffee can be found in any tourist shopping area as well as the airport.


Excursion companies offer many aquatic, outdoor and extreme excursions for tourists in Jamaica. Zip line tours are one of the most popular with tourists because it lets them zip line through the lush tropical forests of the interior of Jamaica. There are also off-road tours that travel through the rugged inner mountain region exploring the terrain and small local villages. Travelers who enjoy the water can rent small speed boats to explore the ocean or even swim with the dolphins. There are a lot of possibilities for outdoor enthusiasts while on vacation in Jamaica, and it is recommended you talk to a local excursion company representative to find out all that is offered.

Article Written By Matthew Knight

Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.

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