Jamaica is an island smack dab in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. With a tropical climate, beautiful blue oceans and a multitude of outdoor activities to enjoy, there are so many reasons to come to Jamaica. Except for a short hurricane season, the weather in Jamaica is beautiful year round. This makes the island very appealing for people wanting to enjoy some of the local activities like kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, mountain biking, and swimming with dolphins.
To fully experience Jamaican culture you must try the food. It is a combination of Caribbean dishes mixed with local dishes. Even though most Jamaican food has a reputation for being spicy, locals tend to favor a more versatile food assortment. The national dish is Ackee and Saltfish, and must be tried by anyone looking for that unique Jamaican experience. It is made with the local fruit called Ackee, which resembles scrambled eggs and has a unique taste of its own, in addition to dried codfish mixed with tomatoes and onions. You probably won’t get a chance to try this food anywhere else, so take advantage of it while you can.
Besides the beautiful beaches, there are many other things to see in Jamaica. Don’t miss the Shaw Park Botanical Gardens, a 25-acre collection of exotic Caribbean flora located in Ocho Rios. For some historical perspective on Jamaica, visit Columbus Park, a park honoring the 1494 arrival of Christopher Columbus. And if you’re a fan of Reggae and Bob Marley, visit Nine Mile, a quaint little village in the beautiful mountains of St Ann, Jamaica, where Bob grew up and developed the inspiration for his music.
So for that beautiful, relaxed, sun drenched vacation on white sandy beaches, visit Jamaica.