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Apr 10, 2023

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Situated in the glorious Caribbean Sea, Jamaica is surrounded by white sandy beaches, secret coves, magnificent mountains and natural wonders. There are endless beaches to explore, including Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay with its warm calm waters and Seven Mile Beach in Negril, which is known for its tropical setting and popular nightlife. Then there’s Lime Cay, this uninhabited beach which is accessible by boat from Port Royal, is the largest of several small cays off the coast and known as one of the most beautiful beaches in Jamaica.

Adventure seekers will love Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios, one of Jamaica’s true natural treasures. Originally called “Las Chorreras” by the Spaniards, meaning “the waterfalls or springs”, Dunn’s River Falls dates back to a fascinating Jamaican history. The only one of its kind in the Caribbean, these flowing falls extend across more than 600 feet and are one of the few rivers in the world that runs directly into the Caribbean Sea.

A waterfall in the jungle with trees surrounding it.

Mystic Mountain Rainforest Adventures also delights visitors that want to get back to nature. Soar high over Jamaica at 700 feet above sea level in the Sky Explorer – a canopy ride through the treetops of Mystic Mountain over lush green trees with fruit close enough to pick. Once at the top, you can twist down the mountainside and through the rainforest in a Jamaican-inspired bobsled. Save time for the exhilarating zip line, nature trail, infinity pool, waterslide and magical hummingbird garden.

Coffee lovers will rejoice with local Blue Mountain coffee and can even tour the Blue Mountain region that forms the longest mountain range along the eastern edge of Jamaica. Their coffee has become one of the most sought-after coffees in the world and you can see where it all began with Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours through the mountains. Of course you can also enjoy an invigorating cup of this famous coffee at your resort or local café and buy authentic beans to take home to brew long after your Jamaican vacation is over.

Jamaica is also home to many luxurious resorts, here are a few resorts to get you started.

Sandals Royal Plantation – Ocho Rios.

If you have ever dreamed of what it may be like to be a celebrity, Sandals Royal Plantation is here to make all your dreams come true – at least while you’re staying at the resort. This is Sandals’ only all-butler boutique resort with 74 ocean view suites built into a coral bluff. With a reputation for their understated elegance, attention to detail and luxurious sophistication, Sandals is sure to make you feel like a king or queen from the moment you arrive and receive your welcome cocktail, culinary treats and lemongrass scented hand towel. Sandals is known worldwide for being a premier romantic resort chain geared towards couples. Included in your package is unlimited scuba diving, golf at the country club, airport transfers, premium spirits and unlimited fine dining at five restaurants. Arrive hungry so you can try them all, including Papillon Restaurant with its classic French dishes and *The Terrace *for Caribbean specialties with breathtaking views of the deep blue Caribbean Sea.

An aerial view of a resort on the beach.

Sandals South Coast – Whitehouse.

Water is the inspiration for everything magnificent on this resort. Set along a two-mile stretch of the pristine south coast of Jamaica, this entire all-inclusive resort has been designed to embrace the coastline. From Over-the-Water Butler Bungalows and Over-the-Water bar to an Over-the-Water Serenity Wedding Chapel, you’ll be surrounded by the glistening blue sea. Discover the healing and mesmerizing pleasures of water in this secluded destination where every luxury has been created for pure bliss.

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall – Montego Bay.

This all-inclusive resort offers recreation and relaxation for the entire family. Nestled along the shores of the sparkling Caribbean Sea, blue skies and the scenic mountains of Jamaica serve as the perfect luxury vacation backdrop.

Accommodations range from elegant, intimate rooms for two and large suites with ample room for families to exclusive swim-up suites that give you direct access to a semi-private pool from your terrace. Among the 12 restaurants and bars, you’ll find the only Moroccan-themed rooftop lounge in Jamaica. While the adults relax at the spa or play a round of golf, younger guests will love the KidZ Club where they can participate in beach sports, arts and crafts or PJ and disco parties in the evening.

Secrets® St. James – Montego Bay.

This all-inclusive, adults-only, all-suite resort is situated on the bay’s breathtaking peninsula surrounded by the turquoise Caribbean Sea. With Unlimited-Luxury®, everything is included with your stay - from best-in-class service and gourmet restaurants and bars with top-shelf drinks to endless day and nighttime island activities.

Guests staying at Secrets St. James also have free flow access to Secrets Wild Orchid right next door. This dream island getaway is also ideal for destination weddings.

An aerial view of a resort in jamaica.

There are endless adventures to have in Jamaica and CAA Travel can take you there.

Now is the time to book your vacation. Visit your local CAA Storebook online or call 1-855-660-2293 to speak with one of our knowledgeable CAA Travel Consultants

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