X marks the spot on this exhilarating treasure trove of an island, the colours of Jamaica’s flag summing up its golden sunshine, its forest-cloaked mountains and the creativity of its people, who spun the sounds of reggae out of their hardships. Marvel at the cultural vibrancy of Kingston as you ricochet from raucous dancehall parties and jerk pits to grand public gardens and museums, before exploring the astounding natural beauty of the country’s waterfalls, mountain trails, coffee estates and top hotels. As for beach bums, it doesn’t get much better than a palm-shaded hammock and ice-cold Red Stripe on a deserted cove.
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