Jamaica – a Popular Travel Destination

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.