With paradisiacal beaches, Jamaica goes beyond reggae and Bob Marley
Getting to Jamaica to discover its natural beauty has become an increasingly common practice, especially for Canadians and Americans. Since December 2016, a Caribbean cruise route including the country and also Costa Rica, Panama, Grand Cayman and Colombia has been operated by Pullmantur with the ship Monarch of the Seas.
In the script, experience in reggae country begins in Montego Bay, the main local airport town. From there, about 30 kilometers away, is the fantastic “Dolphin Cove.” A unique dolphin diving experience.
The place is surrounded by dams that limit the natural pools in the middle of the open sea. The natural setting is jaw-dropping. In this experience, it is possible to interact with the animals, who with the friendly way that we all know, conquer us with their tricks commanded by the instructors. You can move your hand in the Flippers, take a little kiss and be dragged by them. It is also possible to swim with stingrays in another tank.
Diving with the dolphins lasts an hour, and you will shell out about $ 150.
From Montego Bay to Negril
The calm sea and the intense nightlife make the region the most sought after by tourists. On the way, luxury hotels and resorts make up the view.
Negril boasts one of Jamaica’s longest and most famous beaches, Seven Mile Beach. There are 12 kilometers of white sand and blue sea. On the spot, a good lunch stop suggestion is in Margaritaville, an American chain serving ‘chicken, and rice,’ roasted chicken with rice and beans and a nice touch of Jamaican pepper. With beach chairs, massage in bungalows, the restaurant provides the whole structure for the tourist in turquoise-blue view paradise.
The only downside of Seven Mile Beach is the sometimes aggressive approach of beach walkers, who offer crafts to the famous “Jamaican herb.” In this approach, it is possible to listen to the ‘patois,’ Jamaican dialect that has a little English at its base.
In the land of Bob Marley, Marijuana was decriminalized in 2015, when it was allowed to own up to 57 grams of the herb for consumption and up to 5 plants per farmer. For the tourist, only the medicinal use of “ganja” is allowed. However, the Jamaican herb supply is everywhere.
What another must stop on the island is at the impressive Rick’s Café, where a 26-foot cliff of limestone rocks ends in an incredible natural blue-eyed pool. If you do not want to take the plunge in the jump, local divers can bounce with your GoPro and record everything for $ 20.00. The place deserves a longer stop. The sunset is one of those to applaud standing.