Passport to paradise — 10 Jamaican travel tips

Monday, February 18, 2019

Jamaica is the land of wood and water and an inspirational island nation just a stone’s throw from many US locations.

But spending two weeks within the walls of a resort won’t let you experience the authentic, awesome vibes of Jamdown.

So if you want a passport to paradise, these 10 Jamaican travel tips offer an immersive adventure.

1. Mosquito protection 
Mosquitos can be problematic in Jamaica and occasionally carry nasty viruses like Dengue, so protect yourself and your family by buying Avon Skin So Soft bug spray — it’s very effective.

2. Sunscreen 
Jamaica’s hot and humid, so sunscreen is mandatory — make sure you carry a rated product like Coola Classic sunscreen lotion SPF 50 or Olay Sun facial sunscreen SPF 35+.

3. Strawberry Fields Together
Want to spend a romantic weekend in rural St Robin’s Bay, St Mary Parish? Then book a chic cottage at the sublime Strawberry Fields Together resort and enjoy a private beach, azure seas and hidden waterfalls.

4. Blue Harbour 
Late, great British playwright Sir Noel Coward was so taken by Jamaica’s beauty that he bought a party pad near Port Maria, christened it Blue Harbour and welcomed Hollywood royalty. Staying at Blue Harbour lets you sample a slice of that lifestyle — visit to book.

5. Zion Country
In a nation blessed with an embarrassment of natural attractions, Portland parish might be the jewel in the crown. And staying at Zion Country eco-cabins at Long Road offers the chance to switch off from electronic distractions, sleep in a treehouse cabin and see manatees swim past the beach.

6. Country Country, Negril 
Negril is Jamaica’s most isolated tourist town — perched on the west end, it boasts a world-famous Seven Mile Beach and dramatic seaside cliffs and caves. Staying at Country Country beach cottages allows you to wake up and step right onto the sand. Their locally-sourced food is fab too!

7. Blue Mountain Peak 
Jamaica’s not all about sun, sea and beaches — the interior is vividly verdant and mountainous, with rich soil that produces some of the world’s best coffee. Book a guided hike of Blue Mountain peak at and you’ll see the coast of Cuba from 2256 meters high on a clear day.

8. Bob Marley museum, Kingston 
There’s a Bob Marley museum in Nine Miles, St Ann where Bob was born and it now houses his mausoleum. But 56 Hope Road, Kingston is less commercial and more intimate — you’ll see the yard where he played football and the bullet holes from the 1976 assassination attempt.

9. Reach Falls 
Reach Falls in the John Crow Mountains is one of the most serene spots on Earth — you can hike, swim and climb inside the porous rock falls. It featured in the Tom Cruise classic Cocktail and is a must-see.

10. Getting there 
You can grab cheap flights to Jamaica from practically anywhere on And whether you depart from Sacramento, California or Sydney, Australia, finding airport parking at facilitates a hassle-free pre-flight experience.

That’s our list! Add your own Jamaican travel tips in the comments section.


  1. Beautiful. I've always wanted to go to Jamaica. One day, I hope. I would love to relax by the water.

  2. Oh my gosh that place looks beautiful. I have never been to Jamaica you definitely have a lot of great tips here. I never really thought about bringing mosquito repellent to someplace like that, but it makes sense.

  3. Never been SOUTH of Texas! But going to Jamaica is totally on the list - so I appreciate these tips!!

  4. I really enjoyed reading this post. These are awesome tips. I would love to visit the Strawberry fields the next time I visit Jamaica.

  5. I would love to travel to Jamica one day but I don't think that is feasible for my family.

  6. We love to travel and have been doing this for years. Next on our list is Rome and a cruise to New Zealand and Australia is in the works.

  7. Jamaica is somewhere I would love to go one day! I am going to have to keep these tips on had just in case I ever manage to get to fulfil those dreams.

  8. I've never been to Jamaica but I've always wanted to go! Hopefully we can take a trip in the next couple of years.

  9. Wow beautiful, we have always used Skin so soft for our family. I grew up in Georgia and the gnats were horrible! This was the only thing that helped!

  10. Can a bug spray really protect one from dengue virus? My cousin is in the hospital right now having really low platelet count. I'm starting to feel paranoid about this. I wonder what's a really effective bug spray. Any suggestions?

  11. This is one place I haven't been in the Caribbean. Is it safe? I always here stories that scare me a bit.

  12. These are some great tips. Going to Jamaica is on my list of places I want to visit. I am hoping to travel there within the next few years with my husband.

  13. This is the Paradise for sure! I need a vacation there for sure! Right now! Thanks for sharing these helpful tips!

  14. Oh man, all of these things sound like s much fun! I would love to travel to Jamaica one day!

  15. Jamaica gives me that music vibe that I want to dance. I would love to visit there someday.

  16. My SIL had been to Jamaica and had a blast. I would love to go there too someday. Thank you for the tips.

  17. Negril sounds like my kind of town. I like to go to places with very few tourists and a lot of scenic beauty. The seaside cliffs sound gorgeous and count me in for local, fresh food! Awesome tips!

  18. I have always wanted to go to Jamaica. It sounds like such a lovely place for a vacation. I really hope that someday I'll be able to visit.

  19. This is just lovely. The strawberry fields sounds like a beautiful place to stay. I want too find the hidden waterfalls.


Powered by Blogger.
Back to Top