Express Travel Gives Jamaica A Top Destination Rating by Virginia
American Express Travel says
Jamaica has always been a very popular destination for romantic travel
including honeymoons and getaways for couples of all ages looking for a
place to sight see and relax. In recent years, Jamaica has been growing
in popularity with families and young people looking for a vacation spot
that offers a little bit of everything for all to enjoy.
Few people planning their
vacation realize Jamaica is one of the largest islands in the Caribbean
says American Express Travel. It stretches 145 miles from east to west
with a range of mountains running almost entirely the length of the island
and rising to over 7,400 ft. in the east, at their highest point.
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But why has Jamaica remained
such a popular destination and why does it continue to attract tourists
in increasing numbers? Jamaica has morphed into a tourist-motivated destination,
offering many excellent hotels, inns and guests houses. There are several
airports, highways and ports from which travelers can gain full access
to all of Jamaica's points of interest. Jamaica offers several all-inclusive
resorts, such as Sandals and Couples chains. The most popular destinations
in Jamaica, where Sandals and Couples have resorts, are Port Antonio and
Ocio Rios in the east and Montego Bay and Negril in the west. These resorts
manage to capture the natural beauty and wonder of the island while at
the same time being some of the most luxurious accommodations on the island.
The independent hotels are
equally spectacular, from old colonial classics, modern hideaways and grand
villas. The local residents with their vibrant culture add even more flavor
to the already rich experience that is Jamaica. The more the vacationing
sector develops, the more Jamaica is becoming an economy built on tourism.
And that means that the Jamaican people want tourists to come and enjoy
themselves. Jamaica is also the largest English-speaking country in the
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states that the island's laid-back pace of life adds to the feeling of
relaxation, which is key for most vacationers. Jamaica is also designated
as the most beautiful island in the Caribbean, offering eye candy for all
those who visit. The island's beaches full of secluded coves that many
vacationers find very interesting to explore.
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The vegetation is a mixture
of luxuriant tropical forest and lush coffee plantations, offering visitors
a chance to see the production of one of the most universally consumed
beverages in the world. Jamaica is lush with every aspect of a tropical
paradise, including the weather. Jamaica has over 300 days of sunshine
throughout the year, even during the wet seasons. Daytime temperatures
are fairly constant year-round and lower in mountain areas. Heat and humidity
can be felt during all times of the year and the warmest months are from
July to October, especially on the coast. The region is prone to hurricanes
from July to October. Although a direct hit on Jamaica is rare, if you
are unfortunate enough to be there when a hurricane passes within a few
hundred miles, there can be a lot of rain.
Jamaica vacations are moderately
priced. You can find price extremes in both directions when it comes to
travel and accommodations, although most airfare will run pretty high.
American Express Travel says
prices are usually higher in tourist areas like Negril and Ocho Rios. Shops
in "tourist traps" usually have higher prices than native shops and you'll
usually see the same items at both locations. There are accommodations
and restaurants that are cheap, but you'll get what you pay for. The luxury
resorts are a very good value because the rates are reasonable for the
high-end accommodations you receive.