NOTE: This text was inspired by our 8-day Better of Jamaica Tour.
Positioned within the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba and west of the Dominican Republic, the gorgeous island of Jamaica may be found. Jamaica is the third largest island within the Caribbean, home to reggae music and authentic culture, and famously often called the birthplace of Bob Marley and James Bond.
With so many things to see and do in Jamaica, it might be overwhelming planning your short vacation or deciding exactly which parts of the island you’ve gotten time to go to. Because of this Tropical Trips Jamaica has put together this ultimate guide to travelling Jamaica in just one week. With the recommendation and suggestions from the local experts, you may have the ability to make probably the most out of your week in Jamaica.
This 7-day itinerary trip to Jamaica takes you to probably the most appealing attractions in Jamaica – filled with amazing history, beautiful landscapes, long hours of warm Caribbean sunshine and stretches of clear blue beaches. Perfect trip for small groups, couples or solo travellers.
Day 1: Kingston, Jamaica
Start your week long exploration of Jamaica within the capital city, Kingston. Squeezed between the Blue Mountains and the world’s seventh-largest natural harbor, Kingston deserves the very best a part of a day. Visit some contemporary galleries, join a guided tour, and learn the history of Jamaican Art.
Visit some predominant attractions in Kingston, akin to the Bob Marley Museum and Devon House. Make certain to go to the sunken city of Port Royal – once the Pirate capital of the Caribbean, now 95% underwater.
Whatever you do, don’t miss out on the craft markets, shopping in Half Way Tree Malls, the nightlife of New Kingston, and a walking tour of Heroes Park capturing a wealthy a part of the island’s history and culture.
See why Kingston is the cultural and economic heart of Jamaica, perfect for nearly everyone wishing to experience its’ diversity.
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Day 2: Kingston, Jamaica
Since Kingston tends to be sunnier within the morning, start the day with a bird’s eye view over the town. To do that, you’ve gotten a number of options:
A 50-minute drive takes you to Holywell Park, which sits at 3,200 feet (975m) above sea level and makes for the right escape from the hustle and bustle of Kingston City.
Holywell provides wonderful views of the town, all the best way from Port Royal to parts of Portmore. Wander across the 300 acres park for magnificent views of the town and a lot of grassy areas to opened up a picnic lunch. Take the climbing trail that results in one among the various beautiful waterfalls within the Blue Mountains. Be warned that attending to Holywell requires manoeuvring winding roads which might be narrow in some parts and likewise passing through small villages. Despite all, the spectacular view is well definitely worth the trip.
Those with the soul of an eagle may also hike to the very best point in Jamaica, the Blue Mountain Peak. The mountains sit at a height of seven,402 feet (2256m). This offers you probably the most expansive view over the town and surrounding countryside. It has been said that on clear days one can see Cuba in the space over 130 miles away and likewise parts of the Jamaican coastline. Special discounts available on all Blue Mountain climbing tours.
If this is just not your cup of tea, you may as a substitute go for an early morning stroll to the reggae beach for a magical sunrise on the black sand beach or make a journey over to Lime Cays to benefit from the beach in the town.
Within the afternoon, visit a coffee farm or learn the way one among the World’s best coffee, the Blue Mountain coffee, is cultivated, harvested and brewed to perfection.
Within the evening, head to Uptown Kingston. Have dinner at one among the various restaurants serving typical Jamaican cuisine to the sound of live musicians.
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Day 3: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Set amid gorgeous rainforest, Ocho Rios is the centrepiece of Jamaica for adventures for each liking. In the event you don’t arrive too late, grab a bite from a choice of healthy, home-style Jamaican restaurants. You may also enjoy lunch or dinner, overlooking the cruise ship piers and the town of Ocho Rios. Make certain to try the superb jerk pork, chicken, curry goat, conch and goat head soup, in addition to barbecue ribs, that are sold in several jerk joints here.
The craft markets offer a wide range of shopping options. For many who want to enjoy a pleasant swim, there are several beaches to select from: James Bond Beach as seen within the film “Dr. No”, Mahogany Beach positioned east of Ocho Rios, a secluded beach featuring a personal swimming area, and Ocho Rios Bay Beach in the course of the town with its silky soft white sand and crystal clear calm waters.
Wandering the streets of this compact town will provide you with an idea of all of the activities it has to supply, including: exhilarating bobsled, ziplining, plantation tours, horseback riding, swimming with Dolphins, river rafting, in addition to more extreme options.
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Day 4: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Today, you get to take pleasure in a few of your favorite outdoor activities. In the event you’re just keen on climbing, try the Cranbrook climbing trail along the Little River where you will note many tropical birds, plants and flowers – ideal for nature lovers. A visit to Jamaica’s most visited attraction, Dunn’s River Falls which cascades 600 feet is a must.
Whether you climb the waterfalls, soak into one among the cool natural pools or chill out on the beach, life is nice when visiting Ocho Rios! You would try the latest addition to the Dunn’s River Falls, Central Gardens, featuring waterslides and fun for the entire family.
In the event you don’t like crowds, treat yourself to a spa treatment as a substitute. Several hotels in and around Ocho Rios offer great spa packages.
Day 5: Negril, Jamaica
Negril is our favourite place in Jamaica. It’s a laid back beach town positioned on the far western tip of Jamaica spanning Westmoreland and Hanover parishes. Negril has stretches of long white sand beaches, friendly people, loads of restaurants, and a full range of various hotels to select from. It’s three hours by bus/automobile, so that you can be attending to Negril by mid-afternoon.
Arrive a number of hours before sunset, order a very good meal and a number of drinks whilst you watch the daring locals jump from the treetops, absorb the buzzing vibes, catch a glimpse of the gorgeous golden Jamaican sunset, and don’t forget to try lighthouse down the road.
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Day 6: Negril, Jamaica
In the event you are craving the beach, take a day tour by boat to a peaceful spot called Calico Jack’s at Pirate Island, sit back have a chilly Red Stripe Beer and freshly grilled seafood. Take a beach walk, get a smoothie from a vegan cafe, try the lime and ginger, take a swim, and get that natural tan you’ve gotten at all times wanted. Within the evening, get out your lounge chair and watch the gorgeous sunset over Negril Beach.
For dinner, have delicious seafood on one among the seaside restaurants on the Negril seven mile beach.
Day 7: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Montego Bay is Jamaica’s complete resort; you won’t ever be out of something amazing to see.
Start the morning off exploring some sites akin to the Rose Hall Great House, wander through downtown Montego Bay to take a peep into the Jamaican business life, go through Sam Sharpe square, walk Gloucester Avenue (Hip Strip), and have a drink at Margaritaville.
See some beaches in Montego Bay and take a swim. Watch out because the water could be very deep, so ask for a life vest or don’t swim out too far. Doctor’s Cave is our favourite beach in Montego Bay, a personal escape from the hustle and bustle of the town with its sparkling crystal-clear water. Most of all, do not forget to benefit from the delicious Jamaican cuisine in Montego Bay.
You possibly can get around here by walk or taxi, nevertheless it’s easier to hitch a tour.
Finish off with some shopping on Gloucester Avenue and pick up the right souvenir to finally end up your incredible one-week trip in Jamaica
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