Jamaica Vacations

Jamaica was explored by Columbus in 1494 and later claimed by the British in 1655. Culturally, Jamaica is made up of Chinese, Indian and African nationalities who were brought to the island for work. Jamaica was part of the British Commonwealth until 1962 when it finally gained its independence. One of the most beautiful regions of Jamaica is the Blue and John Crow Mountains and their tropical rain forests which cover 20% of the island's land mass. The highest peak of the island, rises 7,402 feet and is found in this park. Jamaica is also the birthplace of Bob Marley; a reggae musician who gained international stardom for his unique musical style. The north coast of the island is where the majority of tourist resorts, Jamaica vacation rentals, Jamaica boutique hotels, fancy restaurants and nightlife can be found. The south coast is a bit more natural and a bit off the beaten path. Each region has their own unique charm.

Jamaica Vacation Rentals and Jamaica Hotels

Jamaica Vacations: Things to see while on vacation in Jamaica

Jamaica was at one time a volcano and it is it's volcanic origin that has created such an unique beautiful vacation destination. Jamaica has a limestone plateau that is riddled with caves. In fact, it is believed that over 2/3rds of Jamaica is covered in limestone caves consisting of over 1,000 caves. It is easy to explore the main caves such as, Discovery Bay’s Green Grotto. But if you want to really go cave exploring then you can reach out to the Jamaican Caves Organization to get the inside information for exploring the caves and grottos of Jamaica.

Jamaica vacations are not complete until you visit some of the oldest rum distilleries in the world. The Appleton Estate goes back to 1749 when it first began producing rum. Another rum estate is the Hampden Estate which started production in 1753. If you want to try a variety of different rums, then drop by the "Rum Jungle Bar" located in Montego Bay and they offer a selection of over 100 types of rums.

Another destination to visit while staying at a unique or tropical vacation rental in Jamaica are the wildlife and coffee plantations located in the Blue Mountains National Park. Blue Mountain coffee has become famous worldwide because of its delicate taste and is some of the most expensive coffee in the world. The coffee is grown high up in the mountains and tended by the cool climate and heavy rainfall of the Blue Mountains.

North of Kingston and extending to the northern coastal area are the Blue Mountains and the John Crow Mountains. The Blue Mountains extend Northwest to Southeast on the eastern part of the island and rise up to form a backdrop for the northern coastal area. South of the Blue Mountains are the John Crow Mountains and combined they form an internal mountainous ridge in the eastern section of Jamaica.

A vacation in Jamaica is not complete until your visit the beaches of Jamaica. The most famous attractions in Jamaica are it's beaches and there are plenty of beaches where you can relax. Some of the beaches are Bloody Bay Jamaica, Cornwall Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Hellshire Beach, James Bond Beach, San San Beach, Seven Mile Beach and Reggae Beach. Near the beaches is where you will find the more luxury Jamaica vacation villas many that come equipped with a private pool.

If you are looking for Jamaica vacation rentals then you will probably plan your stay at some of the major Jamaica cities which are: Port Antonio, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, and the South Coast.