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Keep calm and go to Jamaica! Life is better at the beach! (part 1)

Miles of untouched coastline, cascading waterfalls and natural mineral baths make Jamaica the magical place it is! In these two articles I will share my Jamaican to do list with you!

Expierence Ralph Laurens designed beachrooms in Round Hill
Steeped in rich history, timeless elegance and true understated luxury, Round Hill welcomes you with genuine Jamaican hospitality. Ralph Lauren decorated some of their rooms, an absolute must if you love luxury and style. Would you like to know more about this place? Just go to Want a honeymoon like JFK and Jaqueline or like to sleep in a beachroom designed, by Ralph Lauren? Go to round Hill, Jamaica!

 The blue color of Yamaica Inn
Also a hotel with some great history. Marilyn Monroe had her honeymoon with (writer) Arthur Miller here and Winston Churchill even had his own room. It all whispers paradise but it feels like home at the same time. The color blue covering the walls and gives this place it’s magical look. Read more about it in: Want to sleep like Marilyn Monroe? Go to the Jamaica Inn!

The most quiet sea and white beach at Sandy Haven
A Jamaican boutique hotel located on one of the whitest and quietist beaches in Jamaica.

The calm sea, lovely garden, the perfect beach with wooden beds and white linen, they all give you a wonderful lazy Jamaican feeling.

     

 “Jamaicans are cheerful, spontaneous people and they love a good joke” 

Eat Jerk at Scotchies
A bar whose name is the same as the hottest pepper of Jamaica, the Scotch Bonnet. We were curious so we choose to eat a well-known meal called Jerk. Jerk is roasted chicken wrapped and cooked in aluminium foil, one of the Jamaican specialities. A simple but tasty meal you don’t want to miss out on! Yummm 

The Jamaican flag: “Green represents nature, black the Population and gold the   sun and the natural resource.

Explore the Greenwood Great House – Museum
I might say this is the best museum of the whole Caribbean, this old plantation house is now a national monument. Since opening in 1976, Greenwood has received numerous awards for excellence in heritage preservation and they have quite an impressive collection. It is a house with a lot of history and stepping inside makes you feel like you’ve taken a trip to the past. Although it feels a little bit spooky in here, the veranda is breath-taking.

 The wind blows around to make you more comfortable in this hot weather and the view is amazing.

Jump of the rocks at Ricks
A typical Jamaican activity, an historical place with a long tradition of jumping from the Rocks and even climb up again. Like climbing and jumping? Take a change! 

After you can visit the spectacular lighthouse which is just around the corner.

Visit the lighthouse of Negril
Wilson Johnson, the lighthouse keeper for over 29 years takes us 103 steps up for unparalleled views over the Caribbean sea. Originally powered by kerosene, the Lighthouse switched to solar power in 1985 and flashes every two seconds.. It’s a popular spot at sunset.

Dolphin’s Cave and swimming with dolphins
If you like to swim with Dolphins, go to Dolphin Cove in Negril. I always wanted to do that, but once I was out there in the water with them, one “kissing” my cheek, I thought he looked quite scary close up with his sharp small teeth and unpredictable eyes. So next time I will skip this one. Also, cause this might not be so nice for the animals as for us. 

 Visit Coyoba Beach
Although this hotel beach resort is near the road, it do has a lovely beach with a nice jetty. Maybe nice to have a lunch and enjoy the view from the jetty.
 

To continue this roundtrip,  read the next article: Keep calm and go to Jamaica! Life is better at the bush! Part two.

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