If you are a Jamaican, whether living on the island or if you have migrated to another country, you are one of the 5 million luckiest people in the world. You are lucky to be born on an island with not only the most physical beauty but also one of the richest histories in the world.
For the people are not among the 5 million living today that were born in Jamaica, below are 13 reasons that you must visit the island.
1.The below video is the number one reason to visit Jamaica in a nutshell.
2.Jamaica is home to Reggae Music and some of the biggest names in the genre including Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Greggory Issacs, Mr. Bertus and Tarrus Riley.
3.Jamaica is home to some of the greatest freedom fighters in the history of the world, men and women who fought injustice not only physically but also philosophically, spiritually and musically. Some of Jamaica’s greatest freedom fighters include Marcus Garvey, Leonard P. Howell, Dutty Boukman, Peter Tosh and the Maroons of Jamaica.
4.Jamaica is home to the Rastafari Movement which was started by Marcus Garvey and Leonard Howell. Rastafarians believe that people of African descent living around the world are exiles, living in Babylon. The ultimate objective is the return home to Zion, a reference name for Africa, the cradle of civilization.
5.Jamaica is home to the Blue Mountain, the highest mountains in the Caribbean. The most delicious and heathy coffee in the entire world is grown in the Blue Mountains. Blue Mountain Coffee is one of the most sought-after coffee brands in the world. The coffee is handpicked, and locally roasted, and its creation is part of a very intricate process. Overall, it is one of those things you just must try while in Jamaica.
6.Jamaica has the most beautiful beaches in the world, including the sprawling Seven Mile Beach, and Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay. Much like the island has its own personality, every beach is a little different, and knowing the kind of experience you’re looking for will help you choose the right one. When beach hopping in Jamaica, keep in mind that most of the popular beaches charge a small admission fee, so bring along a small amount of cash just in case. The most spectacular beach is without a doubt Seven Mile Beach in Negril.
7.You can now smoke marijuana in peace while in Jamaica. It is a known fact that Jamaica grows some of the best marijuana you will find anywhere in the world. But for many years, people found with even small amounts marijuana in their possession were guilty of an offense. In 2015, the Jamaican government passed new laws to decriminalize the use of marijuana in small amounts.