On the Western Caribbean lies the stunning jewel that is Jamaica. The country is associated with beautiful sunsets, romantic beach getaways, and reggae music. This island nation is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world today. Tourism is one of the country’s biggest sources of income. Jamaica is easy to get to by plane from anywhere in North America, South America, Europe, and even Africa. It is also a place that has since been developed for tourism, with paved roads, dozens of tour companies, and a couple of international airports.
Have you been to Jamaica? If not yet, then here are a few reasons why you must put it at the very top of your list of potential holiday destinations this summer.
Jamaica is paradise on earth
The white sands of Jamaica’s beaches are its biggest tourist magnets. The waters are crystal clear and cool, and there is enough space along the long coastline to allow couples and lovers to share intimate moments under the sun. Jamaica’s coastal cities boast of world class accommodations for beach lovers and beach bums of all shapes and sizes. Some of the most famous beaches – Cosmos Beach and Seven Miles Beach are perfect for relaxation, sunbathing, and water sports. The wide variety of activities offered will truly satisfy vacationers from different parts of the globe.
Jamaica is home to tropical wonders
The average temperature in Jamaica year-round is 81 degrees Fahrenheit. This tropical haven is perfect for those who feel their spirits drained by the cold winter months. Jamaica is one of the best places on the planet to escape the dread and cold of winter. Aside from the hot sun of the coast, the island’s famous Blue Mountains offer a respite from harsh weather.
Because of its tropical setting, Jamaica’s wildlife is a study in biodiversity. Students of nature will marvel at the variety of the flora and fauna. Nature lovers who want nothing but to explore the island’s marvels are sure to find adventure at every turn. The mountains and lowlands are home to unique varieties of trees, perennials, and flowers. Meanwhile, the ocean teems with thousands of species of fish coral, and aquatic mammals.
“Out of many, one people.”
The slogan “Out of many, one people,” is Jamaica’s way of declaring its hospitality and congeniality to the world. Reggae champion Bob Marley and track superstar Usain Bolt are two of the most famous Jamaicans who ever lived. But, tourists find themselves drawn to regular folk as well, especially after getting to know them and realizing how sweet, caring, and hospitable they are.
To promote Jamaican culture and society, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) launched the “Meet the People” initiative in 1968. Visitors who want to experience the vibrant Caribbean vibe at the grassroots level can choose to become part of this program, and be given the unique opportunity to interact with the locals and experience in depth the customs and traditions of Jamaica. This is one of the best ways for tourists to immerse in the Jamaican lifestyle.