Jamaica Cricket Holidays
Jamaica Cricket Holidays & Tours. Jamaica – To the indigenous Taino people this colourful Caribbean island was called Xaymaca – the land of springs.
Today Jamaica is becoming as fashionable as it was in the fifties with good reason, it’s people are amongst the Caribbean’s most friendly, it’s culture is lively and interesting, and it’s up there with some of nature’s most beautiful places in the world. More a country than an island, over the years Jamaica has played host to Christopher Columbus, Bond creator Ian Fleming and Pirate King Henry Morgan.
Jamaica rocks with the infectious rhythms of Bob Marley and the sublime speed of Usain Bolt. Bright sunshine, chilled beers, warm smiles, music, cricket, mountains, rivers & stunning beaches, great food and authentic jerk chicken – Jamaica has so much to offer.
Events in Jamaica
May is when Jamaica gets ultra-glam with the arrival of Style Week; International supermodels models, high fashion and the entourage arrive for this 5-day extravaganza.
June is jazz month in Jamaica when international and local artists perform in over 30 events including “Jazz at Sunset”.
July – Jamaica wouldn’t be Jamaica without Reggae, and the Sumfest is the perfect opportunity to see the very best of the home grown and international talent.
A day and night in Negril
With its clear blue waters and palm-tree lined beach, Negril is without doubt a tourist’s paradise. During the day you can amble idly along Negril beach or take a boat trip with Stanley’s Deep Sea Fishing expeditions.
As evening falls a great selection of steak & seafood are served at Rick’s Café. This renowned Jamaican attraction even has a pool to dive into between courses and a guaranteed Jamaican party on tap.
Dunn’s River Falls
Dunn’s River Falls are among the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Tiers of limestone Cascade through the verdant rainforest creating a set of steps and pools that are quite easy to climb and cooling at the same time.
This natural wonder can get busy so expect to see quite a few visitors – so join hands together and literally soak it up as you negotiate your way up and down this natural “snakes & ladders” water game.
Swim with Dolphins & Sharks
The aptly named Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios offers the opportunity to take a swim with the ocean’s most captivating sea creatures. The Cove is the largest natural dolphin lagoon in the world and it’s also possible to get close to Caribbean sharks and snorkel with the stingrays.
If you don’t fancy getting too close, then hire a mini-boat and explore the coastline alternatively there are plenty of glass-bottom kayaks giving amazing views of life below.
Take a trip to Firefly
High in the mountains approximately 20 miles east of Ocho Rios sits Firefly, once the home of Sir Noel Coward the English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, and flamboyance. Sir Noel died in Jamaica in 1973 and today the Jamaican Heritage Trust manage Firefly offering lovely tours around the house and grounds.
Bringing back to life Jamaica’s glamorous past, there is actual video footage of Coward and photos of him with Errol Flynn, Sean Connery Joan Sutherland and HRH the Queen Mum.
Notes on visiting Jamaica
Jamaica Local Time
-4 Hours GMT
Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond your stay.
Highest Average: 29°
Lowest Average: 25°
Last updated July 19th, 2017