Travel insights from the Jamaica Tourist Board

Why Choose Jamaica, Now More Than Ever

There’s no better time for your clients to visit Jamaica. It’s home to many world-class resorts and is easy to get to from the U.S. It’s easy to get around too, since English is the official language and American dollars are widely accepted. And the weather? It couldn’t be more perfect for a relaxing Caribbean vacation: hot and tropical all year round.

Every year, the vibe of Jamaica is getting stronger. In fact, Jamaica welcomed 2.3 million arrivals in 2017, a 7.8% increase from 2016 and December 2017 saw a record amount of visitors with 251,800, a 9.3 increase from December 2016.

So where are all these visitors choosing to stay when they come to Jamaica? Check out the numbers from December 2017:

  • Montego Bay – 33%
  • Ocho Rios – 21%
  • Negril – 18%
  • Kingston – 10%
  • Port Antonio, the South Coast Region and other parts – 18%

Here’s what to recommend in each of Jamaica’s popular destinations:

Montego Bay – Doctor’s Cave Beach

This is one of the most famous beaches in Jamaica. Visitors can rent snorkel and scuba gear to explore the translucent waters, then grab lunch in the food court afterward. The many amenities of the Doctor’s Cove Beach Club make it easy to spend a whole day at the beach!

Ocho Rios – Dunn’s River Falls

It may be a popular destination for travelers, but Dunn’s River Falls is really that amazing. Visitors can climb up the almost 600 feet of terraced waterfalls and slide down the smooth parts of the limestone rocks into the refreshing lagoons below.

Negril – Norman Manley Boulevard

Travelers looking for nightlife must head to Norman Manley Boulevard for night clubs, live music and dancing. It’s easy to find live music any night of the week, from live reggae on the beach to jazz and blues on a hotel patio.

Kingston – Hope Gardens

Jamaica’s capital and largest city is home to Hope Gardens, the largest botanical gardens in the Caribbean. It encompasses 200 acres and is famous for the many rare and unique species of tropical plants and trees that it houses. There are many regular events at the gardens like walking tours for bird watching and concerts in the amphitheater.

Other Parts – Treasure Beach

Named one of the 20 Best Beaches in the World in 2017 by Conde Nast Traveler, Treasure Beach on Jamaica’s south coast is an off-the-beaten-path destination with a laidback vibe and rich history. Six miles of sandy beaches with private coves and welcoming locals make this an ideal visit for travelers looking to experience authentic and charming Jamaica.

Jamaica’s tourism scene is booming, and they’re ready for that growth. Are your clients ready for the home of All Right?

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