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hip_strip_montego_bay_attractionsWhat Is The Nicest Part Of Jamaica To Visit? | Hip Strip, Montego Bay

by Venesha Johnson | Associate Writer

Jamaica is a lovely place to vacation, but those who are unfamiliar with the island may not know just where to start. What is the nicest part of Jamaica to visit?

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If you are unsure where to spend your vacation, here are some of the nicest parts of Jamaica to visit.

Port Antonio

blue_lagoon_things_to_do_in_jamaicaBlue Lagoon, Port Antonio | (Photo:

Port Antonio is a great place to swim, sunbathe, and take in the local culture without having to deal with hordes of touts. It's a peaceful, delightful alternative to the more well-known — and correspondingly congested — beach towns along Jamaica's north coast.

The stunning Blue Lagoon, a little swimming hole that served as one of the filming locations for the 1980 Brook Shields movie of the same name, is its most well-known attraction.

The picturesque Somerset Falls and the little beach at Frenchman's Cove are two other regional swimming destinations.


seven_mile_beach_negril_tripadvisorNegril Seven Mile Beach | (Photo:

Negril is a well-liked honeymoon resort since it is arguably one of Jamaica's most stunning (and relaxed) beach locations. But there are also plenty of families and social groups there (watch out during spring break).

The town is well renowned for its seven miles of sandy beach, which in the southern portion of the town transitions to a swath of breathtaking sea-facing cliffs (called the West End).

Thanks to local laws that forbid building over a particular height, this region's sunsets are among the most beautiful in the nation and are easy to see.

Ocho Rios

horseback_rides_in_jamaica_ocho_riosHorseback Riding in Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios, which was a dormant fishing community until the 1960s, now boasts gorgeous white-sand beaches and a wide variety of activities, many of which are suitable for families.

More than 600-foot-tall Dunn's River Falls, the stunning Island Gully Falls, and several exciting pursuits including river rafting, zip-lining, and tubing are among the area's most well-liked attractions.

The small town of Ocho Rios is frequently bustling with cruise ship visitors throughout the day at Island Village, an outdoor shopping centre with a few decent restaurants, a 200-seat movie theatre, and several pieces of jewellery and gift shops.

But compared to Montego Bay or Negril, there is less nightlife here. Most stores are closed by 6 o'clock when the ships leave port.

Montego Bay

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Montego Bay also referred to as MoBay, is a convenient entryway into Jamaica. The second-largest airport in Jamaica, after Kingston, is located there, with numerous direct flights from the United States.

The second-largest city in Jamaica is MoBay, which is also home to prestigious golf courses, opulent resorts, and a slender beach surrounded by beautiful green hills. Visit the compact yet bustling downtown, which offers visitors a fascinating look into urban Jamaican life.

Along with a respectable number of beaches, MoBay and the neighbourhood also feature many intriguing landmarks, including the reputedly haunted Rose Hall Great House, which was built in 1770, and a bioluminescent lagoon in the adjacent town of Falmouth.


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Visit the capital city of Kingston if you want to experience Jamaican culture. The crowded city is home to several attractions, including the Bob Marley Museum, which is located in the well-known reggae musician's former home.

The National Gallery of Jamaica, the nation's top art institution, as well as the sizable Emancipation Park, which organizes many free concerts all year long, are other attractions. Just be aware that Kingston has a crime problem, so it's best to stay off the streets after dark.

Kingston is a fantastic place to start if you want to explore the adjacent Blue Mountains or some of the area's hot springs.

Treasure Beach

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The four little coves of Billy's Bay, Frenchman's Bay, Calabash Bay, and Great Bay make up Treasure Beach.

Have a closer look at Treasure Beach if your ideal Caribbean vacation involves modest, locally owned hotels, bars, and restaurants, ancient wooden fishing boats anchored in the sand, and vacation shacks and cottages scattered about behind the beach. There are no sizable all-inclusive resorts nearby.

There are only a few elegant boutique hotels, a few opulent villas, and wooden vacation homes.

Runaway Bay

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Runaway Bay provides all you need for a comprehensive, get-away-from-it-all, relaxing, laid-back stay in Jamaica. Runaway Bay is located in Saint Ann Parish, on the island's north coast, between Montego Bay on the western side and Ocho Rios on the eastern side.

One of its main attractions is that cruise ship crowds seldom overrun Runaway Bay. The majority of hotels offer all-inclusive lodging, and many of them are situated along a beautiful stretch of beach that they reserve exclusively for their guests.

Along with a few snack shacks and gift huts, the beaches also have open-fronted beach bars.

No matter where you choose to visit, the island Jamaica is perfect for the vacation of dreams.

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References & Sources For What is the nicest part of Jamaica to visit?

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What is the nicest part of Jamaica to visit? | Written: October 29, 2022

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