It has been awhile since I felt this excited about something… anything! The thrill of gliding on the high seas on a power boat got my heart racing with excitement. All I could think about was being surrounded by the blue azure waters of Jamaica, the lush scenery that lines the shores and the boat taking me to a place of relaxation, away from the mundane.
As a lover of boats, I was not going to let this opportunity pass, of being among the first to experience the new Island Routes Powerboat Tours.
Jamaica is famous for being the birthplace of reggae and jerk, but there are so many more sides to the island.
The country is home to some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, has eye-widening natural sites including waterfalls and lagoons, and produces one of the rarest coffees in the world.
Surrounded by uncompromising comfort and world-class luxuries, you may have trouble deciding what resembles paradise more, our indulging rooms and suites, or our pristine Caribbean beaches.
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Dipping your toes in the warm Caribbean Sea, chasing breathtaking waterfalls, and rocking to world-famous Reggae beats. These are all amazing experiences and yet, they just begin to scratch the surface of the best things to do in Jamaica.
Our tiny island is a mixed bag of white sand beaches, mountainous inner terrains, bustling city life, sleepy roadside towns boasting homegrown food, friendly people, and warm smiles.
Covering an area of 10,991 sq. km (4,244 sq mi), Jamaica is the 3rd largest island in the Caribbean, after Cuba and Hispaniola.
As observed on the physical map of Jaimaica, it is mostly mountainous, with a narrow, discontinuous coastal plain. The island is ringed by numerous bays, small cays and islands, and white-sand beaches stretch for miles in some areas.
Volcanic in origin, Jamaica can be divided into 3 landform regions: the eastern mountains, the central valleys and plateaus, and the coastal plains. The most elevated area is the Blue Mountains in eastern Jamaica. The highest point is Blue Mountain Peak at 7,402 ft (2,256m). It has been marked on the map by a yellow triangle. Other mountain ranges of note include the John Crow, Dry Harbour and the Southern Manchester Plateau. The limestone plateau covers two-thirds of Jamaica, and there are caves, caverns, sinkholes and valleys and scattered about in large numbers. To the west of the mountains is the rugged terrain of the Cockpit Country.