You’re about to spend a week in Jamaica on vacation and, with so many things to do, you’ll want to pick a few ‘must see’ spots to visit in between hours lazing in the sun on the beach.
If you’re lucky enough to fly in to the north coast of Jamaica during the day, you’ll be greeted by views of the Caribbean Sea’s unbelievable shades of blue and the island’s lush green shores on your arrival in the bustling city of Montego Bay.
After landing, get whisked into your hotel arrival lounge at the airport or Club Mobay luxury arrival lounge to start your holiday off just right. However you’ve arranged to get to your hotel, just let the team know and they’ll come to get you as soon as your transportation is there to pick you up.
Spend the first evening of your 7 day vacation in Jamaica just soaking up the island vibes and adjusting to the fact that you are indeed, in paradise. If you haven’t made all the arrangements already with your travel agent, have a chat with the tour desk at your hotel to sort out your itinerary the next day and then all you need to do for the rest of the night is eat, drink and relax.
Spend your first day on the beach to start your island vacation off on the right note, but then it’s time to go explore! Head out for the afternoon to nearby attractions in Montego Bay like the historic great house of Rose Hall Estate, tour the grounds and listen to the story of Annie, the White Witch of Rose Hall. The truly adventurous go for the night tour when it is said, her ghost walks the grounds.
Leave the grandeur of the days of the past and head to the craft market where you’ll get to talk to some local Montegonians. Most are usually very happy to have a chat and learn a little about where you’re from too while they show you beautifully crafted items from all over Jamaica. Make sure before you buy though that you can take everything back home, for example some places won’t allow those beautiful polished conch shells back into the country. Retire to your hotel, knowing you’ve got everyone back home a lovely keepsake (for any you may have forgotten the airport has a range of items that make great souvenirs for anyone on your list).
If you’re in an all-inclusive, take advantage of the variety of meals and entertainment most properties offer and talk to your concierge or tour desk about tours if you haven’t already organized beforehand with your travel agent. They’ll be able to suggest some great excursions with companies like JTL, Island Routes, Chukka or a few private customized one on one guided tours. They all offer romantic, family friendly, group and solo activities.
Take the next three days to explore nearby Jamaican destinations and fun outings like Dunns River Falls, Mystic Mountain, and Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios. Head to Kingston for the day to visit the Bob Marley Museum or take the Kingston City Tour. Maybe spend your last day in beautiful Negril, lazing around or walking along 7 miles of white sand beach and enjoying a sumptuous Jamaican lunch. Then head to the legendary Rick's Café to watch the famous Negril sunset and spend the rest of the evening partying in the gentle tropical heat with soft Caribbean breezes.
Your last day should of course be used to simply relax, however that looks to you whether it’s kayaking on the turquoise waters in front of your hotel or lazing by the pool.
When you head back to the airport, have your pass to the Club Mobay or Club Kingston lounges already pre booked to wait in comfort and make sure your return trip home is completely stress free.