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Jamaica Vacation Spots

By Raffeeq @vacationisles
Jamaica Vacation Spots The Caribbean has lots of great spots to choose from when considering a vacation. However, Jamaica vacation spots are some of the top destinations in the region for a number of reasons. One of the best reasons for this is most of the top destinations are located on the north coast of the island which provide easy access to North America and European destinations via the Montego Bay International Airport. Some of the top vacation spots on the north coast of the island include Montego Bay, Runaway Bay, Kingston, Port Antonio, Ocho Rios and Negril. These destinations have some of the top resorts in the country and are excellent for all forms of hoildays.  
Montego Bay Vacation Spots
At the center of all the Jamaica vacation spots is the destination of Montego Bay. Many consider this location to be the leading destination in the Caribbean. It is a city that offers some lovely resorts, excellent entertainment and lovely beaches, some of which are private.  This is a place that has some of the best golf course resorts in the Caribbean. Water sports attractions at the various resorts are just amazing to experiences. Cornwall Beach and Doctor’s Cavern Beach are two of the best beaches in Montego Bay. There are opportunities to go bird watching and visiting some of the Great Houses which have some intriguing stories of the island rich romantic and colonial history. One of the benefits of this Jamaica vacation spot is it gives access to all of the attractions across the island. Many of the top resorts will allow you go on tours around the island to experience some delightful attractions. When it comes to resorts the destination has them in all dimensions. There are excellent all inclusive resorts for family, romantic, and adults only vacation. In addition, there are excellent honeymoons and wedding resort as well.   

Runaway Bay Vacation Spots

Runaway Bay is another on the list of top Jamaica vacation spots. The destination is a few hours drive east of Montego Bay and has some excellent golf courses. This destination takes you to within an hour’s drive of some of the top attractions on the island. Some of these include Green Grotto Cave, Chukka Adventure Tours, Mystic Mountain Adventure Park, Dolphins Cove and Dunn's River Falls. These locations provide activities to fascinate all categories of visitors. For an adult only vacation experience in the hoiday spot of Runaway Bay you can choose resorts including Breezes Resort, Spa and Golf Club, Club Ambiance and the N Resort. These are excellent resorts for romantic vacations as well. Three excellent Jamaica holiday spots in Runaway Bay for family holiday include Franklyn D. Resort and Spa, Royal Decameron Club Caribbean, and Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica.
Kingston Vacation Spots

The capital of Jamaica is another good vacation spot in the island. This destination is not like those on the north coast of the island which offers more relaxing type holiday. It is a place that is great to stay for any form of business meetings and conferences. The Norman Manley International Airport gives easy access to this destination from top gateways throughout the North America, and Europe. Visitors who are thinking about a sports vacation to observe where most of the country’s top athletes train can choose one of the resorts in the capital. Moreover, visitors who really want to get a taste of the island’s culture can choose to visit Halfway Tree which is one of the main shopping centers in the capital.   Kingston gives access to many of the top attractions around the city. Some of the main sites of interest include Sabina Park, Bob Marley Museum, Port Royal, Blue mountains, University of the West Indies, University of Technology, Hope Botanical, King’s House Jamaica. Wyndham Kingston Jamaica,  Terra Nova Hotel, Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel, and Strawberry Hill Resort  are some of the top Jamaica vacation spots in Kingston to enjoy your vacations.

Port Antonio Vacation

This one of the other Jamaica vacations spot situated on the North coast of the island. It is the most easterly destination on the island. Port Antonio is the home of the of the country’s top attractions. The Boston’s Beach is regarded as the Jerk Center of Jamaica. This location is an excellent place to go surfing. There are surfboard rentals available at this location. Other great attractions at the destination include Mooretown and Bump Grave, Athenry Garden and Nonsuch Caves, Scatter Falls and Fox Caves, Rafting the Rio Grande and the Reach Falls. This destination is one of the places in the island that you can really enjoy a lovely Eco-tourism experience.  Some of the top locations at the destination for holidays include Jamaica Palace Hotel, Goblin Hill Villas, Hotel Jamaican Colors, Bonne Amie Villa Port Antonio and Shotover Gardens Villa.
Ocho Rios Vacation Spots 
The resort town of Ocho Rios is also located east of the city of the Montego Bay and is less than an hour’s drive from Runaway Bay. This destination and Runaway Bay are in the same parish so many of the attractions are easily accessible from both destinations. However, of all the Jamaica vacation spots for natural attractions Ocho Rios attractions are some of the best in the country. The island famous Dunn’s River Falls is located at this destination. Additionally, the Mystic Mountain Adventure Park which is one of the leading attractions of its kind in the Caribbean is located in Ocho Rios. Green Grotto Cave, Sky Explorer, Optional Zipline Tour and Chukka Adventure Tours all provide great experiences for those staying at this vacation spot in Jamaica.  Some lovely Ocho Rios holiday spots for adult only vacation includes Sandals Grande Rivera Beach and Villa Golf Resort and The Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort and Spa. Two resorts that are excellent for family vacations are Sunset Jamaica Grande and Riu Hotel Ocho Rios.

Negril Vacation spots
Jamaica Vacation Spots Negril is the only one of the top Jamaica vacation spots that is situated west of the city of Montego Bay. It is by far one of the leading destinations in the island. This vacation spot is ideal for the young and the young at heart romantic couple. It is considered the destination of love with many romantic stories and places that provide that great romantic backdrop for the various romantic occasions. The romantic history of Negril dates back to the colonial era, so you know that this Jamaica vacation spot is no stranger when it comes to creating that perfect romantic tropical environment experience. Negril has lovely beaches, some overlooking cliffs on the sea shore which create that lovely romantic feel to your hoilday. There are also lovely water sports activities, horseback riding, delicious local and international cuisines, and entertainment on the beach for visitors to experience.  When it comes to top resorts the destination has a lovely stock. Breezes Grand Resort and Spa, Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa, Couple Negril, Couples Swept Away Negril and the Hedonism II are four lovely Negril vacation spots for adult only and romantic vacation. Two excellent family spots in Negril are Club Hotel Riu Negril, Beaches Negril Resort and Spa.
These are just four of the Jamaica vacation spots that offers you all want in the great Caribbean hoilday. The island is one of the easiest destinations to reach from lots of international destinations. It is a place that will allow you to really have fun in a tropical environment. In addition, there are resorts that cater for all categories of visitors including family, adults only, romantic, honeymoons, weddings, singles, and group vacationers. For the more professional types of visitors many of the top resorts have excellent meeting facilities to facilitate business conferences and other largest group occasions. Jamaica is an island that should always be in your plans when thinking about a Caribbean vacation.

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