Indulge in the good vibes and good times of Jamaica's island life.
Cruise to Jamaica, the birthplace of reggae which gave the world the soundtrack of its relaxed lifestyle, good-time-loving people and fearless optimism. As soon as you arrive, you'll sense how much this destination honors the sensibilities of its musical export. Soak your feet in pristine blue waters at Bamboo Beach Club in Ocho Rios. Splash around Dunn's River Falls, where cold, clear mountain water pours down on the rocks in mini-waterfalls. Journey into the rainforest at Mystic Mountain, and take the SkyExplorer chairlift above the treetops to the mountain's summit. Discover the magic with a Jamaica cruise.
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The best Jamaica cruises will let you explore adventure-packed experiences. You can drive down the scenic roads of Montego Bay, hike to the rushing waterfalls of Ocho Rios, and go horseback riding by the shore in Falmouth.
Spend some time getting to know the culture of this island nation. From distinctive keepsakes to the memories you'll make at its reggae-filled beaches, you're sure to bring a piece of something truly Jamaican back home after your vacation.
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Work your visit to Jamaica into a Western Caribbean cruise. Hang out with stingrays in Grand Cayman, snorkel coral reefs in Labadee, Haiti, and splash around in the waterfalls at Jamaica's Dunn's River Falls.
Combine your Jamaican adventure with an exploration of nearby Mexico. Take in the adventurous vibe of "Ochi," or Ocho Rios, then explore the Mayan ruins of Tulum and the bustling beaches of Cozumel and Cancun.
If you rent a car, remember to drive on the left lane.
Bargaining is acceptable and expected at the local markets and souvenir stalls.
For delicious food at a discount, stop by the local street vendors: They serve some of the island's most delicious, authentic fare.
A blend of old and new influences, Jamaican cuisine incorporates the flavors of the indigenous peoples that once inhabited the island and the Europeans that once landed on its shores.
You might not think of fruit and fish together, but Jamaican cooks have turned this unlikely pairing into a distinctive dish. Ackee and codfish incorporates the fleshy, yellow seeds of the tropical, pear-shaped ackee fruit with salted cod. The result is a light but filling protein-packed dish that's typically served over rice for dinner or with dumplings for breakfast.
The history of bammy goes way, way back. Originally eaten by Jamaica's indigenous inhabitants, this flatbread is made from the starchy root vegetable cassava. It's then soaked in coconut milk and then fried to perfection. Enjoy them on their own in for breakfast or alongside fish or jerk chicken at lunch or dinner.