Visitors love to travel to Jamaica for its warm weather, peaceful beaches, and beautiful landscapes, but it's also highly known for its crime and other dangerous situations that can worry any tourist and local.
There are areas in Jamaica that are totally safe and visitors to these parts of Jamaica continue to come back for the charm, tranquility, and culture. Tourists continue to flock to parts like Port Antonio, Negril, and Montego Bay but have always put safety first and have planned their trips carefully.
So while these popular tourist locations in Jamaica are safe to visit, they might not always be kid-friendly. Thousands of honeymooning couples consider Jamaica for its relaxing vibe and romantic atmosphere and there are numerous exciting activities like cliff jumping and horseback riding right on the beach that might not sound very safe for small children.
Here are four vacation destinations in Jamaica that are safe to visit (but they're not kid-friendly).
Montego Bay Is Fantastic For Its City-Like Character
Montego Bay is a major cruise port where visitors will find numerous beaches, shopping and golf courses. Even though this city is one of the more popular for tourists, adults will still find areas for relaxation and romance.
There is so much more to do in Montego Bay than just stay at your resort and lounge around a pool. Visitors should use their time here to check out historical buildings, go scuba diving and relax at one of the area's most famous beaches. Tour Jamaica's most famous plantation homes called Rose Hall, built on top of a hill that overlooks the ocean and get to know a little more about Jamaican history. The next day, layout at the popular Doctor's Cave and swim in its breathtaking crystal clear water. Later, go horseback riding on the beach and take the most epic photos.
Negril Is Popular For Honeymooning Couples
Negril is a lot calmer and more laidback compared to Montego Bay, making it the perfect getaway for honeymooners. One of the most popular things to do here is to relax on Negril Beach, also known as Seven Mile Beach, with its beautiful soft sand and bright blue waters.
Negril Beach has been named one of the best beaches in the Caribbean and it's located in front of many safe and well-known resorts and hotels, so travelers will easily walk right to it. If adults are looking for more adventure on the beach, consider ziplining through jungles or go snorkeling and explore the coral reefs.
Just south of Negril Beach, visitors can spot the Negril Cliffs, which is a popular area for diving. After visitors have plunged into the turquoise waters, they can find Rick's Cafe to relax after a fun beach day.
Travelers will find Point Lucea between Montego Bay and Negril, but a lot less tourist-filled and way more secluded beaches. This coastal town is an ideal location for adults who want to get away from a port city flocking with tourists and want to relax on an uncrowded beach.
Point Lucea does not offer an array of resorts to choose from, but the all-inclusive Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort and Spa is a favorite among visitors. Guests will find plentiful restaurants, bars, fun nightlife, and tons of water activities if they are looking for a little more adventure.
If visitors want to see what else Jamaica has to offer, both Montego Bay and Negril are just a 20-minute drive. There will be a handful of things you'll want to do each day to make it the ultimate Jamaican vacation.