With its balmy climate, stunning scenery and laid-back vibe, Jamaica is an enticing holiday destination. Add to this Jamaica's deliciously spicy cuisine and colourful musical tradition, and you'll soon catch the Jamaican holiday bug. Have lively times in Montego Bay or Ocho Rios, or a slowed-down pace in Runaway Bay.
From the restrained elegance of Falmouth to the party atmosphere in Montego Bay, Jamaica is an island of contrasts. It can be compared with the exhilarating pace of Usain Bolt to the laid back rhythmic vibe of Bob Marley's reggae. Both of these stars' skills highlight the very different parts of this idyllic island.
Whether you're visiting Jamaica to lie on the beach, savour jerk chicken or simply wander around and explore the more isolated parts of the island, you're certain to have plenty of fun. If you'd like to chill out or dance hard in some of the island's best nightclubs or feed your watersports passion, there are enough activities on Jamaica to satisfy all ages and tastes.
Caribbean cruise liners sailing through the islands always make sure to dock in the historic town of Falmouth.
This resort has maintained its traditional vibe which has been maintained across its streets for centuries creating an environment that can't be matched anywhere else in Jamaica.
With golden beaches on the coast and swamp or river cruises inland, Falmouth offers excitement of the laidback variety, allowing you to enjoy your getaway in the sun at your own pace.
Affectionately known at MoBay by locals, this is Jamaica's second largest city and is one of the most accommodating resorts on the island thanks to the sheer number of tourist facilities available.
You'll find hundreds of locations for shopping, dining and drinking in a city which also enjoys a long 15 mile coastline. There are several beaches to choose from, most with white sands and shallow waters which are great for kids to paddle in.
The area has a strong history too which stretches back over 500 years and there are many tour companies ready to take you on a journey of enlightenment into Jamaica's past.
A built up tourism town on the north coast of Jamaica, Ocho Rios has it all: beautiful beaches, exciting wilderness, and a community packed with shops, bars and restaurants.
Turtle Beach, Reggae Beach and Laughing Waters, just some of the glorious places you can lay down your towel and relax in the sand.
'Ocho' also has the added benefit of having one of Jamaica's most popular tourist attractions right next door, Dunn's River Falls as well as plenty more tours and sites to see in the surrounding wildlife.
One of the most peaceful resorts to be found in Jamaica, Runaway Bay isn't your typical tourist resort, letting you enjoy a more authentic experience of island life.
With a mix of public and private locations, you can melt your troubles away underneath the hot Caribbean sun from some of the best beaches Jamaica has to offer.
For the days where the sun is too much, take cover in the shade of the Green Grotto Caves and enjoy a fascinating tour where you can learn about the hundreds of years worth of history the caves hold.