Jamaica, considered by many the most extraordinary island in the Caribbean, always surprises visitors with its verdant natural beauty and the cultural richness of its people. While the beaches are without a doubt one of its greatest attractions, as well as its turquoise waters and coral reefs, Jamaica has countless surprises in store: musical events, history, sports and exquisite local cuisine.
The all-year-round fine weather and the wide range of hotels in Jamaica allow you to plan the perfect break: all-inclusive resorts, family hotels, majestic private villas to enjoy a romantic getaway or adventure destinations to lose yourself in with your friends.
Montego Bay isn't the capital of the country, but it's the most-visited, most charming town on the whole island. In the most exclusive part of this, the ultimate Caribbean destination, are the Palladium Hotel Group's Jamaica hotels: Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa and Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa. These two hotel complexes have everything you need to enjoy a dream holiday in Jamaica: balconies overlooking verdant tropical gardens, terraces with views of the stunning turquoise ocean, natural pools, direct access to the private part of the beach, water parks, special diving areas among sponges, coral and reef fishes as well as musical shows every night to feel the soundtrack of the island live.
Though it will be hard for you to leave this haven of peace, there are many places not to miss in Jamaica: Kingston, the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital with its numerous theatres, art galleries, night life and museums, a highlight of which is the Bob Marley museum, listed as cultural heritage in 2001. If you prefer to lose yourself in nature, essential activities include a trip to the Blue Mountains, from the top of which you can see spectacular views of the coffee plantations and even the island of Cuba; a night-time canoe trip on the luminescent Glittering Waters or a visit to the Rainforest Mystic Mountain adventure park, three kilometres from Ocho Ríos, where you can try countless activities with the kids in an unspoilt natural setting. Reggae music fans shouldn't miss a visit to Nine Miles, a few hours' drive from Montego Bay, the house where Bob Marley was born in 1945, today converted into a small mausoleum.
Finally, you mustn't miss trying the varied food in the Palladium Hotel Group resorts in Jamaica, a whole range of international flavours with a special emphasis on the delicious local food. The fertile soil and tropical climate give exotic fruit and vegetables not to be found in other places. Try some freshly-squeezed fruit juices for breakfast or try local meat and fish with the famous jerk sauce, the most popular dish for dinner. For coffee enthusiasts, there's nothing like a cup of delicious Blue Mountain, organically-grown and hand-picked.