It’s no secret that Jamaica is home to some of the world’s most desirable beaches, not to mention incredible local cuisine, some of the friendliest locals around and no shortage of good vibes. When you’re not busy dancing the night way to reggae beats or indulging in some jerk chicken (an island staple!), you’ll most likely find yourself beachside on a pristine stretch of Jamaican sand. With so many options, deciding which beach to spend your time at may be daunting, so below, we dive into the top beaches to visit while vacationing in Jamaica!
Seven Mile Beach, Negril
For the ultimate Jamaican experience, find a spot along the seven miles of immaculate sand at Seven Mile Beach in Negril, on the west coast of the island. At Seven Mile Beach, you’ll have no issue finding a spot to call your own for the day, and you’ll never have to leave your sun-drenched spot for a bite either, as vendors will roam the beach selling traditional Jamaican street fare. If you’re looking to get your adrenaline fix in for the day, the beach also offers an abundance of water sports for you to choose from. Before you call it a day, don’t forget to snap a photo while here, as Seven Mile Beach has been rated among the top ten beaches in the world by a handful of publications, so it’s guaranteed to be a great one!
Doctor’s Cave Beach, Montego Bay
Perhaps among the most frequented and well-known beaches in Jamaica is Doctor’s Cave Beach in sunny Montego Bay. Ideal for those looking for ultimate convenience and relaxation, Doctor’s Cave Beach has it all; from well-kept facilities such as changing rooms and rental equipment to nearby restaurants and bars. While admission isn’t free, a good time is, and you’ll surely have one at this famed beach. If you’re looking to spend part of your day on a tour or on the water (literally!), you can book tours and rent all necessary water sport equipment directly on-site as well. You can’t say we didn’t tell you it was convenient!
Rose Hall Beach, Montego Bay
Looking to get away from all the craziness in favor of a more serene beach experience? Rose Hall Beach is the place for you. Home to our very own Hilton Rose Hall, this beach offers privacy and serenity that can’t be found among the more popular, downtown beaches. Go about your morning and step out directly onto Rose Hall Beach, just steps away from your hotel suite. Fun fact: Hilton Rose Hall boasts the longest stretch of pristine beach in all of Jamaica, at an incredible 2,500 feet!
Boston Bay Beach, Port Antonio
If you find yourself on the east coast of the island, make your way over to Boston Bay Beach in Port Antonio. If you plan to spend a day at Boston Bay Beach, we advise coming hungry: the beach is famous for its jerk pork and chicken stands lining the sand, which are rumored to be the birthplace of world-famous spicy jerk seasoning! For those looking to catch some waves, Boston Bay Beach also features some of the best surfing around, with higher tides than many of the other beaches on the island. Grab some jerk chicken, take a surf lesson, and soak up the Caribbean sun for a day well-spent in paradise.