Luxury Arrivals

Here's one island that's several destinations in one for tourists.
Explore them all or vow to return to take in all the attractions. Jamaica, 90 miles due south of Cuba, is rich in color, culture, food and folklore. Music is at its heart.
Jamaicans move to a built-in beat. For this piece of paradise has a rhythm all its own.

The cosmopolitan capital, with sophisticated restaurants, nightlife and museums -- like the home of the "reggae" king, Bob Marley. See the spectacular Blue Mountains, known for producing the world's best coffee. Visit Devon House and the lovely surrounding park, a favorite for photo buffs.

Port Antonio
Don't miss elegant Port Antonio, long-time haunt of the rich and famous, where movie star Errol Flynn popularized river rafting. You'll find first-class hotels, villas, beaches, coves and caves (Nonsuch by name).

Montego Bay
A resort city that never sleeps, has stretches of beach dotted with all manner of hotels, restaurants and clubs. A cruise port is also located at the edge of the downtown area. Montego Bay bustles by day and night. Buy fruit from women balancing overflowing baskets on their bandannas. Craft vendors are out in large numbers, expecting to play the bargain game with tourists seeking souvenirs. The outdoor market is always fun. Try jerk-spiced meat and ice cold Jamaican beer at a pork pit. The area has four golf courses, many tennis courts and interesting underwater life centering around a 6,000 acre marine park.

Ocho Rios
Ocho Riosnand the surrounding area, which takes in Runaway Bay and the polo grounds at Chukka Cove, boasts many splendid hotels, spans of pure white beach, watersports, spas, great golf and tennis, fine food and a bustling beach town atmosphere -- plus a cruise dock. The area is popular for sightseeing and shopping. Don't miss a visit to (or walk up) Dunn's River Falls, a must-see stop on the Jamaican tourist circuit. Shaw Park Gardens and Fern Gully are also favorites with eco-adventurers.

Negril is bohemian Jamaica at its best. Everything that happens here happens barefoot. Resorts (from grand-luxe to rustic cabins) line a seven-mile stretch of breathtaking beachfront, the ideal setting for total relaxation or a world of watersports, whatever your pleasure. Many resorts here have nude beaches, making Negril a particular sensation for sunbathers.