Let's Get Together & Feel Alright: Jamaican Events You Simply Can't Miss2018-02-21
Jamaica is known for her natural beauty, vibrant culture, and friendly locals. But every year, Jamaica is also well-known for something else — can’t miss festivals. From July’s Reggae Sumfest to October’s Jamaica Food & Drink Festival, one thing is abundantly clear — Jamaicans know how to have fun. Wouldn’t you like to get in on the fun, too?
Off the top of your head, what is Jamaica’s most popular export? Reggae. Ever since the music was first heard in the streets of Kingston decades ago, it has taken the world by storm, spawning countless genres, deeply influencing countless others, and making the likes of Bob Marley a household name. And in Jamaica, reggae music remains as popular today as it’s ever been.
Every July, people from all over the island descend on Montego Bay to celebrate the sound of Jamaica, for an event known as Reggae Sumfest. Revered by both locals and visitors alike, Reggae Sumfest continues to thrive and adapt each year, featuring performances from some of the world's biggest stars like Ziggy Marley, Rihanna, and more.
Great River House, Montego Bay
Featuring its own private saltwater pool, this 5-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom villa is close to Stush in the Bush — a local family-owned farm, serving delicious, organic, lovingly prepared farm-to-table meals daily
Calypso Shores, Montego Bay
This charming 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom villa that includes a Hard Rock Café Beach Club membership with each rental
Jamaica Food & Drink Festival, October 28 – November 1, 2018
Jamaica is known worldwide for their distinct, often spicy (and always delicious) cuisine, coupled with their unique “island vibe,” and the Jamaica Food & Drink Festival is an annual celebration of Jamaica’s proud culinary tradition. Every October, the nation’s finest chefs — as well as foodies from all over the world — convene in Kingston for a week of eating, drinking, dancing, and reveling. Each year, the Jamaica Food & Drink Festival features several unique world-class events, held over the course of a week in iconic venues all over Kingston, creating a truly unforgettable experience for all who attend.
Canoe Cove, Ocho Rios
This contemporary 7-bedroom, 8.5-bathroom villa features a wide range of out-of-this-world amenities, including a helipad, basketball court, putting green, junior Olympic-sized pool, hot tub for up to 10 guests, and more
Seven Seas on the Beach, Ocho Rios
Reggae Marathon, December 1 – 2, 2018
We’re all familiar with the Boston Marathon and the Chicago Marathon, but what about the Reggae Marathon? Well, it just happens to be Jamaica’s own famous marathon, and a marathon that can be described as VERY uniquely Jamaican. Every year, sports enthusiasts, athletes, and music-lovers unite for Jamaica's premier marathon event, characterized by energetic island vibes and lots of reggae music. Running a full marathon not your thing? This one-of-a-kind event also offers a half-marathon and 10K option, so there's an option for everyone. So log those miles and get ready for a taste of island life at the finish line.
Almond Hill, Montego Bay
Harmony Hill at Tryall Club
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