Jamaica: Reggae & Rum

Jamaica is the Caribbean’s third largest island and certainly among the most attractive. Due to the recent addition of world-class marinas and other yachting facilities, the island is a prime charter destination. The coastline is the main draw, but a wide array of outdoor pursuits, from kayaking and kite surfing to deep-sea fishing, snorkeling and diving also lures visitors.

Inland, go rafting on the sparkling rivers at Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Port Antonio, while on the coast, the finest of many gorgeous beaches is Doctor's Cave Beach: ideal for families. You can enjoy mouth-watering local cuisine and try various water sports in between chilling on the sand. Montego Bay has a superlative marina, and the town itself is a wild and eccentric mix with colonial and Caribbean flair, with many fine restaurants and chic beachfront bars. In the small town of Port Antonio you can soak up old-world Caribbean culture, with weathered Georgian façades and myriad restaurants serving excellent fresh seafood. Fishing enthusiasts will not want to miss the annual Marlin Tournament in October, known as the oldest in the Caribbean. Don’t miss the chance to watch the sun set from a beach bar with a rum and coke in hand while the sound of reggae pulses through the balmy air. Montego Bay has a superlative marina, and the town itself is a wild and eccentric mix with colonial and Caribbean flair, with many fine restaurants and chic beachfront bars.


When to go:

the whole year round

High season:

October - March

Highlights

1

Get in the water and tick ‘swim with dolphins’ off your bucket list in Ocho Rios

2

Spend a night onshore at the iconic boho hotel Jake’s. Borrow a canoe and head to Pelican Bar for sun set

3

Try river rafting on the Martha Brae or Rio Grande rivers on a traditional bamboo raft

Related

ASTRA

The superb, well-equipped ASTRA is an ideal yacht for a relaxing, rejuvenating cruise. Repose in its chic interior or try out one of the toys. There is something for everyone.
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