One of our BreakAway members, Rimma Vizhgorodsky, who rents a stunning vacation rental in the heart of Montego Bay, Jamaica has collaborated with BreakAway to help travelers fulfill their dream vacations. Rimma is an expert of Montego Bay, and she is more than happy to assist travelers with destination information and provide them with local tips and tricks. Below, Rimma has shared some amazing things to do and eat while visiting Jamaica. Thank you Rimma!
Known as the Reggae capital of the world, and equally famous for her beautiful beaches, Jamaica attracts visitors across the globe in search of world-class golf, food, adventure and relaxation.
The island of Jamaica is filled with some of the most amazing things to do while on vacation. The island has it all: crystal clear beaches, waterfalls, mountains, some of the world’s best golf courses, swimming with dolphins, horseback riding, camel riding, bird watching, and more. It is a true paradise where any family member can find something to do and enjoy.
Two events I would highly recommend while on vacation are the Reggae SumFest and the Jazz fest.
The Reggae SumFest takes place the second week of July every year, and draws in crowds from all over. The Jazz fest runs every Janaury on Montego Bay and every May in Ocho Rios.
If you have a lot of energy, I always recommend visitors to climb Dunn’s River Falls. It’s a famous waterfall near Ocho Rios, and a major Caribbean tourist attraction that receives thousands of visitors each year. At about 180 feet high and 600 feet long, the waterfalls are terraced like giant natural stairs, though some incorporate man-made improvements. Several small lagoons are interspersed among the vertical sections of the falls. It’s beautiful, and you must see for yourself!
The jumping of the rocks at Rick’s cafe is something I always enjoyed watching, but never had the nerve take the jump! Be sure to get there before sunset. It is one of the most beautiful sunsets you will experience in a lifetime.
There are many restaurants across the Island to choose from, depending on what your taste buds prefer and your budget permits! At the higher end, the Sugar Mill restaurant at Half Moon is a must for a sophisticated gourmet. It is set in the old mill, fully refurbished with beautiful gardens surrounding you and superb food and service. And for casual food and drinks, Margaritaville is a fun spot with water slides and more!
Our favorite and best jerk place is Scotchies. It started as a small shack a few years ago, and now it’s a full service restaurant and bar in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. Scotchies offers everything from soups to most delicious jerk dishes. A must for everyone visiting Jamaica!
If you feel like venturing out for a delicious treat and adventure, the Island flavors are a scrumptious mix of local Jamaican jerk, Indian and Chinese cultures. If you are staying at our villa, your personal chef can prepare anything your heart desires and shop for you as well!
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