Unique and beautiful, the island of Jamaica may be in the center of the Caribbean however, it is a world unlike any other. Diverse and beautiful, Jamaica is home to some of the most amazing beaches, top destinations, and a history unlike any other. From amazing outdoor recreation opportunities such as swimming, fishing, diving or hiking to great food created by famous chefs and made of locally grown and harvest ingredients to museums and historic sites which tell the story of the island and its people, a trip to Jamaica can keep anyone busy for weeks.
What sets Jamaica apart from the others is not its beaches but its unique features. From its Blue Mountains, known for some of the best coffee in the world to its dive sites, its small villages, tours and bays and its embracing of its culture past and present.
Unique Must Sees In Jamaica
Rocklands Bird Sanctuary – Home to some of the most exotic and rare birds in the country, this sanctuary has been in existence since 1954 when its original owner, Lisa Salmon, the Bird Lady, bought the land to enjoy the birds. In 1962, the sanctuary was opened to the public and despite the passing of the Bird Lady, the sanctuary remains today, a place where visitors can see and enjoy rare birds and even hand feed hummingbirds. See their facebook page –
Glistening Water – One of the top attractions in Jamaica, the Glistening Water is called Jamaica’s only nighttime attraction. Unlike almost anywhere in the world, the lagoon glows at night. A natural wonder, the lagoon will glow when disturbed. Caused by microscopic organisms which glow at night, the phenomenon is said to only occur in two other places. Tours are available and amenities including food and a marina are located on site as well.
Home to many historic sites, the The Rose Hall Great House is one of the best Jamaica has to offer. Built in 1778 and completed in 1790, the area included a plantation of over 6500 acres and housed more than 2000 slaves. Home to the infamous Annie Palmer, the The Rose Hall Great House is considered one of the best and scariest places on the island. Said to be a witch, Annie is said to have taken slaves as her lovers only to kill them after they bored here. Nicknamed the Voodoo woman, the White Witch of Rose Hall is now a source of legend. Today, visitors can enjoy a tour of the area and much more.
These represent just a few of the best of the best on Jamaica. What is your favorite place in Jamaica? Share your stories with us.
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