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Soak up the spirit of Jamaica with these top five beaches

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When we think about Jamaica, we picture sun, sea and striking sandy beaches. So if you’re looking to escape the daily grind – then hop on a plane and check out our top five Jamaican beaches. With temperatures averaging 31°c, November has never been a better time to visit.

What many holiday makers don’t realise is just how many beaches there are in Jamaica, mixed with a landscape of rolling mountains and cascading waterfalls. You will find natural beauty wherever you go – it’ll take your breath away.

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Doctor’s Cave Beach, Montego Bay

One of the most famous beaches in Jamaica and is named after Doctor James McCatty who founded a sanatorium in 1880. He allowed his friends to use the beach, which entrance was through a cave – in 1906 he donated the property to the local community. Today the beach is part of the protected Montego Bay Marine Park, which has many species of coral reefs you can see when snorkelling.

Top tip – There is also a cyber café should you wish to keep in touch with the world.

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Negril Beach, Negril

It’s more commonly known as Seven Mile Beach, due to its seven miles of lush golden sand. If you’re into watersports then this is the beach for you with parasailing and snorkelling being extremely popular, it is also well know for its dramatic sunsets.

Top tip – Watch out, if you walk too far you might just stumble upon the nudist section of the beach.

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James Bond Beach, Oracabessa Bay

This legendary beach will leave you shaken and stirred. The mountains of St. Mary looking down on three spectacular beaches, which are surrounded by what can only be described as an idyllic oasis – but unfortunately, we can’t promise you Ursula Andress shimmying out of the sea in her iconic white bikini. Top tip – Ian Fleming wrote the James Bond novels from his Golden Eye villa that is situated here, with scenes from the movie Dr No being filmed here.

Boston Bay Beach, Port Antonio

The captivating blue water in this cove like beach is a surfer’s paradise, due to its large waves. It’s a real hidden gem with a cool laid back vibe, so kick back with a cold beverage and enjoy the view.

Top tip – Try the jerk pork and chicken from the renowned ‘jerk’ stands, as it is said they serve up the hottest and spicy jerk food in Jamaica.

Burwood Beach, Falmouth

This secluded beach is a serene oasis due to its white powdery sands,  its very popular with honeymooners due to the spectacular picture postcard views.

Top tip – The water extends very far before it starts to get deep.

If you love the sound of these beaches, and want to escape to the laid-back rhythm of life. Why not be one of the thousands of tourists who choose to experience the island’s unique spirit.

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