Jamaica is synonymous with rum and reggae. And both are excellent there. Most visitors will arrive in either the capital, Kingston, or Montego Bay in the west, jampacked with all types of resorts offering all types of activities. The hilly interior is bypassed by many tourists. It has the unusual Dunn's River Falls and the Blue Mountains.

Crime on the island is a significant problem, but less so within the resorts. Kingston has a Bob Marley Museum housed in his old home and studio where he survived a shooting in 1976. Kingston has, at times, been rated the most dangerous city in the world.


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Why you should go:

You love Bob Marley.

Why you shouldn't:

You don't want to go somewhere that you feel confined to a resort.

Map of Jamaica