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Wow! Jamaica ranked number 12 on the World’s Best Destinations list.

by Wellesley

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Hey, I just read this exciting news in the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper and is elated to share it with you. It reads:

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice, among the world’s largest travel site, has ranked Jamaica number 12 on the World’s Best Destinations list.

It has been ranked number one in the Caribbean.

It ranked Jamaica among destinations such as Bali, London, Paris and Rome, according to a release from the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB).

Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period, as well as traveller booking interest on TripAdvisor, it said.

“Jamaica is honoured to have been recognised as one of the top destinations in the world by the TripAdvisor community, not to mention the number one in the Caribbean,” said Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett.

“Our hospitality offerings and especially our warm-hearted people make each vacation unforgettable. We want to thank all of our visitors for choosing Jamaica and we are ready to welcome them back again and again,” he added.

Jamaica has a large variety of accommodation for travellers looking for a memorable trip, including boutique hotels, all-inclusive resorts and expansive villas, the JTB emphasised.

Some of Jamaica’s top accommodation offerings on TripAdvisor include Geejam, Hermosa Cove, The SPA Retreat Boutique Hotel, and Jamaica Inn.

The island has the most attractions of any English-speaking Caribbean country including natural wonders such as Dunn’s River Falls and Seven Mile Beach to thrill-worthy adventures like Mystic Mountain’s bobsledding and zip lining experiences.

"We're excited to reveal our community's favourite travel destinations for 2017 and recognise these iconic places with Travelers' Choice awards," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.

"Travelers wanting to explore these fabulous destinations can shop for amazing attractions and tours on TripAdvisor and compare hotel prices that are up to 24 per cent less when booking off-peak," she added.


Right up there with Bali, Paris, London and Rome! Sweet isn't it?

And if you are ready to book your Jamaica vacation, be sure to visit my booking page for top tips and recommendations.

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Mar 30, 2017
That's awesome
by: Anonymous

wow. That's great. Big up Jamaica

Mar 29, 2017
by: Anonymous

That is great, now only if the natives could enjoy that white sandy beach that seems to be reserved for tourists. Also what are the police and tourist board doing about all the killing that is going on. It is nice to boast about Jamaica's standings in the industry but we should also put the safety of our country men first and provide decent living wage jobs for the citizens.

Mar 28, 2017
About time
by: Anonymous

Wonderful to know that Jamaica is being acknowledged at last as one of the best vacation destination.

Mar 28, 2017
Go There Jamaica!
by: Anonymous


We know that we are the best in everything! Just happy that its being acknowledged worldwide!

Mar 28, 2017
by: Anonymous

So PROUD of Jamaica!!! It is my no. spot to vacation. Thank you to all the men and Women whom make this a wonderful place to visit. I am for ever loyal to Jamaica.

Keep up the excellent work,


Mar 28, 2017
by: Anonymous

Jamaica gone abroad!

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