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Jamaica Vacations For Fun In The Sun!

Published at 07/19/2011 11:38:32

 You can climb a spectacular waterfall, scuba or snorkel, go deep sea fishing, play golf or tennis, listen to Reggae in a Kinston nightclub and dance till dawn, sample real Jamaican jerk chicken or curry goat cuisine, or just relax on a beach beneath a palm tree. Jamaica sits in the Caribbean Sea about 90 miles south of Cuba. This tropical vacation spot draws thousands of tourists each year who enjoy the island's pristine beaches as well as activities such as riding horses at Caymanas Park, playing a round of golf at the Tryall Club or dancing all night at Rum Jungle. Planning ahead helps ensure that you will get the most sun and fun as possible during a vacation in Jamaica.

 Visit Jamaica during the summer. While the average temperature is between 80 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit year round, Jamaica does still have a winter season. There may not be any snowstorms, but travelers should expect cooler temperatures during the winter months, especially in the evenings. February is generally the coldest month, with an average low temperature of 74 degrees Fahrenheit. Choose where to stay. Jamaica boasts a variety of accommodation choices to meet every need and budget. Speak to your travel agent or visit an online travel site to view a list of hotels and their amenities and current prices. Keep in mind that the mountains of Jamaica will always be colder and can dip to 40 degrees or below in the winter. Staying near the beach will prove to be a warmer location regardless of the season but may also be more expensive. The eastern coast of the island receives the most rain, so consider booking a hotel elsewhere to lessen your chances of having to deal with wet weather.

 Take a swim in the famous Blue Lagoon with its amazing colors and imagine Brooke Shields or Tom Cruise by your side. Or swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Cove near Ocho Rios and have a real dolphin encounter. As for scuba diving, although the Jamaican coral reefs are being threatened by global warming and environmental pollution, they still offer some great dives. Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Port Antonio, and Negril Jamaica are the most popular dive spots. Kingston's Port Royal has many sunken ships and colorful tropical fish. And if you'd rather catch them than look at them, you can take a charter boat with an experienced Captain to catch some great Caribbean fish.

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 You can hike the Blue Mountains, the highest in the West Indies, or take a canopy tour through verdant rainforest soaring above the jungle from one platform to the next. For a taste of history take a plantation tour, like Belvedere Estate near Negril or the Appleton Estate near Mandeville. There are so many great things to see and do near the big resorts Runaway Bay Jamaica and Negril Jamaica. Natural wonders, shopping, sports, the sea - Jamaica vacations have it all.