The Jamaican coastline is dotted with famous beaches. Ocho Rios is known for glamour yachts, Negril for reggae and cliff diving, and Montego Bay for James Bond movie settings. If you’re lured by fresh water, Jamaica flaunts over a hundred rivers and abundant waterfalls, including the 600-foot Dunn’s River Falls, a magnet for climbers.

Jamaica, the proud island that birthed Rastafarianism and reggae, is famed the world over for its buoyant music, peppery “jerk” recipes, and clipped “Nation Language” accent. It’s a rare visitor to this captivation island who does not return home with a red, green, and yellow wristlet and a yen to say “Irie, mon.”