Ask a fisherman on Black River to take you out to the Pelican Bar – a shack on stilts half a mile offshore where legendary owner Floyd cooks delicious snapper.
Saskia, Original Traveller
Jamaica is the third largest of the Caribbean islands, and one of the most attractive. Columbus described it as "the fairest isle mine eyes ever beheld". The island's interior is characterised by beautiful mountains and valleys covered in lush tropical vegetation, while the coast has many beautiful beaches.
Why we think you’ll love it
- Jamaica's soul lies across the Atlantic in Africa, this attitude is manifested in reggae and Rastafarianism.
- The size and dramatic topography of the island also naturally sets it apart, as does the sheer range of things to do.
- Bob Marley fan or not, if you are in Jamaica for more than a few days a visit to Kingston is worth considering, as this is a hugely atmospheric city, and a total contrast to the picture perfect palm-fringed beaches.
- Learn more and find out when to go in our in-depth guide