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The AFAR Guide to Jamaica

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Montego Bay, Jamaica
This dock is on the property of our hotel, Coyaba, in MoBay. It is a small family-owned hotel secluded from the streets but right up on the beach. We feel recharged and refreshed waking up to this every day!
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Negril, Jamaica
Our time at Rockhouse in Negril is always amazing!
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Lighthouse Road, West End, Negril ., Jamaica
Next door to the historic Negril lighthouse and not far from the crowded cliffs of Rick's Cafe, is a more intimate option for both cliff jumping and all-inclusive resort called The Caves. Fit with an outdoor bar, a restaurant built into the caves...
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Cataboo, Jamaica
Jamaica is redefining the ‘wet bar’ with The Pelican Bar, located just off of Treasure Beach in the southwest. The rustic wooden bar is built on a sand bank about a quarter mile out in the Caribbean Sea. We chartered a fishing boat...
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Manchioneal, Jamaica
In March of 2012 we stayed at Zion Country Eco Beach Cabins in Portland Parish Jamaica, in part due to their commitment to sustainable tourism. The proprietor Free-I is a respected member of the community and is able to connect guests with local...
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Black River, Jamaica

In Jamaica, my husband Mike, my friend Stephanie, and I hired a small boat to take us up the Black River, a long river made dark from the tannins of decaying leaves. Small crocodiles laid still and Zen-like along the river's banks. Waterlogged...

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Morgans Pass, Jamaica
Hurricanes Dean and Gustav tore through the Caribbean island of Jamaica in 2007 and 2008, leaving many houses water-damaged or completely destroyed. Volunteer organization Projects Abroad, together with the Adventist Development and Relief...
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St Ann's Bay, Jamaica
Scotchies is THE place for jerk chicken in Jamaica. In a ramshackle hut, you'll find the chef cooking jerk chicken or pork over a steel drum. We waited for our meal at the bar drinking Red Stripe, listening to Coldplay in the background....
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John Pringle Drive, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Friday night at Round Hill is Jamaica Night: a buffet of local delicacies plus local entertainment. On this night we were treated to amazingly talented dancing, with and without fire. Most of the time they moved too fast for my camera to catch,...
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Fairy Hill, Jamaica
Having grown up in New York City, I'm no stranger to Jerk chicken, but what I ate in Boston Bay, Jamaica, the birth place of Jerk, redefined the cuisine for me. We were staying at Mikuzi Guesthouse, just 3km west of Boston Bay. The owner offered...
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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Deep in the heart of cattle country in the hills above the resort town of Ocho Rios - the home/gallery & workshop of sculptor Laura Facey-Cooper. Her latest exhibit "Radiant Combs" a soul stirring organic collection of sculpture and drawings...