Where is Jamaica? – Jamaica Map – Jamaica Map Download Free

Caribbean waters of Pristine Cove, and jumping off the volcanic rock cliffs into the water five metres below. And I spend hours swimming in natural rock pools on the edge of dramatic cliffs, watching schools of tiny black and yellow fish dart to and fro. Jamaica has countless romantic resorts to enjoy, from the aptly named GoldenEye resort at Oracabessa (former home of Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond series of novels) to Round Hill Hotel and Villas (Ralph Lauren designed the Oceanfront rooms and owns a cottage here).

Where is Jamaica? – Jamaica Map – Jamaica Map Download Free Photo Gallery

Seaside sanctuary I’m staying at the much newer The Cliff Hotel, a collection of 22 stunning suites and two-storey villas – all with hammocks – looking out over azure waters, coral bluffs and limestone cliffs. For me it’s love at first sight. Located at the end of Negril’s strip of clifftop resorts, The Cliff is set on volcanic rocks at sea level; Jamaica evolved from an arc of volcanoes, rising from the sea millions of years ago, along with the other islands of the Antilles. The resort has a contemporary feel, with lots of lounging areas nestled into the rocks.

Love is always in the air at The Cliff. Stretched out over two hectares of tropical tranquillity, it’s the perfect place to say “I do” or renew vows in an elegant oceanfront gazebo with a fiery sunset as your backdrop. Wake up married in one of the honeymoon villas, or celebrate an anniversary with a candlelit dinner. Zest restaurant is widely considered the best on the island. Nearby is the Australian-owned Rockhouse, a collection of more rustic, but still romantic, clifftop thatched stone villas. Here I take a cooking class and learn how to make a local staple, spicy jerk chicken, as well as a Jamaican saltfish seafood coconut curry known colloquially as rundown. Beach life in Negril centres around Seven Mile Beach, a 10-minute drive away. Both resorts have regular dropoffs so you can spend the day on the beach of exploring Montego Bay. Reggae culture I take a rum tour at Appleton’s Estate, where some of the island’s best rum is made, then in the evening head to the legendary Rick’s Café, Jamaica’s most popular gathering spot at sunset.

After a cocktail at the swim-up bar, celebrate with a glass of champagne at the Cliff Deck Bar. For dinner, move to your table under a sprawling almond tree and listen to the waves crashing into the rocks below as the moon illuminates the ocean. Dine on fine local cuisine from award-winning restaurateur Cindy Hutson. If you’re looking for something light, try the signature green citrus salad with jerk chicken. The Cliff is the place to escape with a loved one for more than just romance. The KiYara Spa blends traditional and modern healing techniques with indigenous Jamaican botanicals in a relaxing and reuvenating range of wraps, scrubs, facials and body therapies. After a day out exploring the area’s beaches, forests and plantations, retire to your luxurious room and rest up for another fabulous day ahead.

Leave a Reply