The Caribbean island of Jamaica is the 4th largest country in the Caribbean, and is visited by families and party goers alike. There is a reason that Jamaica is one of the first places that come to mind when planning a cruise to the Caribbean,. Jamaica is known for its ever popular reggae music, white sandy beaches, and year round sunshine, but the island also has a rugged terrain that includes the Blue Mountains, and lush rain forest, so there is no need to compromise when it comes to choosing a destination for its sublime beaches, or magnificent water falls.
If you go to Jamaica for the diving and snorkeling then you will want to head north or west side of the island where you will find reefs, garden grottoes, and deep drop-offs. This is also the perfect place to soak up the sun or go for a leisurely swim in tranquil waters in the deepest shades of teal, turquoise, and blues. If surfing is on your list of things to do, you will want to head over to Boston Bay Beach on Jamaica’s eastern coast. It’s not only known for its white sands and clear waters, but has the biggest waves that Jamaica has to offer.
Cruise ships dock in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Port Antonio. The deep harbor waters of Ocho Rios make it easy to accommodate large cruise ships, so this tends to be a popular port for the larger cruise ships.
Montego Bay shore line stretches 15 miles and is located on the north side of the island. The blue waters of the Bay are fringed by mangroves and palms. Montego Bay is a popular of destinations for cruise lovers. If you are looking for a party this is where you will head. Montego Bay is the second largest city in Jamaica and has eclectic mix of duty free shops and boutiques.
Doctor’s Cave Beach – located in the middle of Montego Bay’s “Hip Strip” Gloucester Avenue provides beach goers with white sand and calm turquoise waters making this beach one of the most popular beaches in Montego Bay, so don’t be surprised if you find a huge crowd.
The Groovy Grouper” Beach Bar and Grill provide a great variety of meals and drinks. For your convenience the beach has well kept changing rooms, showers and lavatories There is a $5.00 entrance fee to the beach and there are also chair and umbrella rentals available.
Cornwall Beach – recently renovated and upgraded, Cornwall Beach is another popular beach in Montego Bay. It too provides crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. Amenities include showers, change rooms and a great restaurant and bar. Life guards are on duty, and lounges and umbrellas are available to rent. There is a $5.00 entrance fee for adults children $2.50 Cornwall Beach is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.