Jamaica has a unique combination of adventurous activities, breathtaking locales and the most exceptional spirit in the world, perfect for spring breakers. Plan for these top Spring Break experiences on your next trip to Jamaica during this our most festive year, Jamaica 50.
The daring challenge of plummeting over 30 feet into crystal clear ocean blues has attracted revellers year after year to Rick’s Cafe in Negril. Started as one of the only modern entertainment facilities in 1974 Negril, Rick’s Cafe is located on the West End Road, near to the famed Rockhouse Hotel and Pushcart Restaurant. Rick’s mixes Negril’s laid back vibe with tasty cuisine, live music and a panoramic view of Negril’s world famous sunsets. Whilst thrill seekers can enjoy the cliff jumping, spectators will be entertained by the skilled local jumpers who up the ante, tending to jump from points higher than the 35 ft platform. For a more romantic experience visit Rick’s After Dark to dine beneath the moonlight to the sound of crashing waves below.
Energetic, stunning and exciting, Montego Bay on Jamaica’s north coast embodies a spirit that invites us all to come out and play. A definite favorite among travelers in search of a good time, the second city is a great place to have your fill of relaxation and revelry. Treat yourself to something special with selections from Mobay’s extensive list of hotels, attractions and nightclubs. There are options for every taste and budget in Jamaica’s “complete resort”.
With its sparkling white sand beaches, assortment of water sports activities and tours, pulsating nightlife and tantalizing cuisine Montego Bay is undoubtedly one of Jamaica’s most romantic destinations. Montego Bay’s Gloucester Avenue, also known as the “Hip Strip” is home to some famous spots ranging from sun-splashed shores awash with crystal-clear water to interesting shops offering a slice of authentic Jamaican apparel and restaurants that double as venues for events and amazing live entertainment. The Hip Strip is also known for some great Caribbean sunsets and tropical panoramic views of the bay.
With three vibrant locations in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Caribbean Bar and Grill, Jamaica is a total entertainment complex, complete with restaurants, watersports events and live entertainment. Famous for themed parties, fantastic food and serving tropical margaritas beachside, Margaritaville is one of the most popular party spots in the island. Ideal for couples, spring breakers and in general anyone looking for good food and a great time.
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The Margaritaville located on Montego Bay’s Hip Strip is arguably the most popular of the three. Locals and tourists alike flock to this location for two-tier open-air bars, two giant water trampolines connected by a log cross or the floating Margaritaville deck anchored offshore and a spectacular 120ft water-slide that winds right through the bar and into the warm blue Caribbean Sea below. There’s also a Jacuzzi, and a night-time disco. Enjoy their world-famous “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, tropical margaritas (of which there are 52 to choose from) and exclusive shopping while listening to the laid back sounds of Jimmy Buffett, sunbathing on the seaside pier or simply taking in the amazing view.
Whether you dream of love by the sea or on the steps of a historic great house, Jamaica has the perfect spot for you to celebrate your nuptials with a destination honeymoon. One of the best things about honeymooning in Jamaica is the variety of romantic moments couples experience while here. With acres of breathtaking white sand beaches, a bounty of tropical gardens and an ambiance drenched in romance and escape, honeymooning at Couples Swept Away is one of those experiences.
Located on 20 beautifully landscaped acres on the famous seven mile beach in Negril, an area well known for it’s dazzling sunsets and air of romance. The resort offers 312 Caribbean-style suites in a setting that is as invigorating as it is inviting, you’ll uncover the tranquility of an intimate, all-inclusive hideaway. Couples’ most private, peaceful resort offers everything you need to unwind, from yoga lessons to fine dining at gourmet restaurant and a host of other enticing activities. However you choose to spend your time at Couples Swept Away, you’ll discover unlimited opportunities to wrap yourself in its radiance.
Our favourite travel couple Calee and Stephen have come to the end of their Jamaican adventure (for now). For months we’ve watched them experience everything from climbing the cascading Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios, to tubing on the White River, swimming with the dolphins at Dolphin Cove, parasailing at Cosmo’s Beach in Negril, touring the haunted rooms of the Rose Hall Great House in Montego Bay, riding in an aerial canopy tour and taking a bobsled coaster ride through a tropical rainforest at Mystic Mountain and so much more. Watch now, as they relive their amazing journey in the “Pon Di Road Recap”:
Don’t worry if you’ve missed out on any of the action, the entire season of “Pon Di Road” is still available for your viewing pleasure on our My Jamaica YouTube Channel and as a special treat we’ve decided to share with you the 10 most viewed webisodes of the season:
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Jamaica is well known for it’s vibrant night life and with street dances on every other corner on almost every night of the week it is easy to find yourself in the middle of one. However, though there is also a huge live music presence in Jamaica, if you’re looking for live jazz, blues, dub, reggae or otherwise you might want to know exactly where to find it. With that in mind here is a list of 5 Live Music Spots in Jamaica.
Martinis and jazz music are the order of the day at Blue Beat located right next door to Margaritaville on Montego Bay’s “Hip Strip”.The only bar of its type in Jamaica, Blue Beat serves up live jazz and blues music in a cosy setting with atmospheric lighting and cool blue decor to help set the tone. Since its opening in 2004 it has become a well established watering hole (not to mention the extensive menu). A decidedly more upscale place, elegant, with comfortable couches and lounge chairs to the side and a small, crowded patio out back overlooking the harbor. The outside lounge area is the best place to be on a typically hot, humid Jamaican night, a patio with couches and chairs just a handrail away from the dark ocean below.
Calee and Stephen are obsessed with travelling and they’re on a quest to show the world just a small taste of all there is to do, see and taste in Jamaica. So far we’ve seen them climb the Dunn’s River Falls, go tubing on the White River, ride in an aerial canopy tour and take bobsled coaster ride through tropical rain forest (to name a few). Now it’s time to see where last week’s webisode took them in the Pon Di Road roundup!
After touring the famed (and reputedly haunted) Rose Hall Great House in Rose Hall St. James, the two head a little further West to do a little shopping on Montego Bay’s Gloucester Avenue, also known as the “Hip Strip”. The strip is home to some famous spots like Doctor’s Cave Beach, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, The Brewery, Aqua Sol Theme Park, the Blue Beat jazz lounge, the Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge and a host of great restaurants all set against a beautiful white-sand beach.
Imagine yourself sitting on a beach bar, drinking a rum punch or a Red Stripe, with the easy pulse of reggae music in the background in dreamy Jamaica. Now imagine no more; there are a host of options on the island to enable this dream to come true. From beachside restaurants where you can get a barefoot but nicely cooked meal to very simple shacks that offer a warm local vibe and Island Buzz has combined the best of both worlds to bring you our list of 5 Best Beach Bars in Jamaica!
The Pelican Bar
Treasure Beach, in St. Elizabeth is known for being the perfect “get away from it all” experience. Complete with beautiful volcanic black sand beaches, exotic wildlife safaris, and quaint hassle free resorts, the place is like a fantasy isle on it’s own. It is here, well to be exact a quarter of a mile out to sea from here, you will find one of the most unique beach bars in the world, the Pelican Bar. A rustic wooden bar resting on stilts built on a sand bank in the middle of the sea the Pelican Bar is the perfect place to spend the day being busy doing nothing, sunbathe, drink beer, swim or snorkel in the shallow waters.