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Jamaica sites

I not a heart-breaka I am a love maka. I'm not from Mexico I am from Jamaica. 
– Elephant Man

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Negril Beach. Photo courtesy of Idle Awhile

Coyaba Waterfall and Gardens

  • Ocho Rios, Parks and Gardens, $$$$ $
  • P.O. Box 18, Shaw Park Ridge Est.
  • +1-876-974-6235

Everyone else schlepps to the tourist-laden Dunn's River Falls and misses the area's best-kept secret: gorgeous gardens surrounding a waterfall fit for climbing. You'll be the only souls in sight.

Famous Vincent's Glass Boat Tours

  • Negril, Boating, Tour, $$$$ $
  • +1-876-473-6910
  • Website

Guided tours of the main reef happen just off Negril beach. Vincent stops at all the hotels along the cliff. He comes by Rockhouse Hotel every morning at 9:30, and whoever wants to go jumps on board. He'll dive down with you for a guided reef tour or let you go on your own. If you want an earlier start, ask about the 7 a.m. fishing tour.

Mayfield Falls

  • Glenbrook, Sports and Recreation, Parks and Gardens, $$$$ $
  • Westmoreland
  • +1-876-610-8612 / +1-876-792-2074
  • Website | Email

Unless you're a seasoned adventurer, hire a guide who will drive you to the falls and lead a hike. Depending how far you go, you'll either walk through easy or tricky falls. Be prepared for running up-river, wading in water, and climbing over falls — under a canopy of trees and dappled sun.

Negril Beach

  • Negril, Beach

Highlights along Jamaica's famous seven-mile beach include Idle Awhile, a small boutique hotel on a very pretty stretch of sand. If you buy a few drinks, tip the beach man. Cosmos is a really nice, Jamaican-style, dig-your-toes-into-the-sand kind of place. You can rent a lounger under the trees for a buck. (Call them at +1-876-957-4330.) The boardwalk is farther up. It has small shops but still feels private and has a good restaurant for lunch.

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