Jamaica Gets World Ranking In Travel Destination

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice has ranked Jamaica number 12 on the “World’s Best Destinations” list and number one in the Caribbean. The awards put Jamaica in play with destinations such as Bali, London, Paris, and Rome.

The Jamaica Tourist Board noted in a press release that the award winners were determined using an algorithm that factored data such as the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants, and attractions in destinations worldwide gathered over a 12-month period, as well as traveler booking interest on TripAdvisor.

“Jamaica is honored to have been recognized as one of the top destinations in the world by the TripAdvisor community, not to mention the number one in the Caribbean,” said Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett.

“Our hospitality offerings and especially our warm-hearted people, make each vacation unforgettable. We want to thank all of our visitors for choosing Jamaica and we are ready to welcome them back again and again,” he added.

Jamaica is said to be one of the most iconic tropical getaways in the world — thanks to its beautiful natural scenery, warm climate, laid-back culture, a landscape that ranges from tropical rainforest and soaring mountains to rolling meadowland and dramatic coastlines.

Moreover, the country’s scrumptious cuisine, pulsating music, and the charm and friendliness of its people make the place unforgettable.

The island is also loaded with hidden destination gems which the average visitor will not find unless he or she is prepared and willing to do some explorations.

Additionally, the country has a large variety of accommodations for travelers looking for a memorable trip, including boutique hotels, all-inclusive resorts, and expansive villas.

Some of Jamaica’s top accommodation offerings on TripAdvisor include Geejam, Hermosa Cove, The SPA Retreat Boutique Hotel, and Jamaica Inn.

Jamaica has the most attractions of any other English-speaking Caribbean country including natural wonders such as Dunn’s River Falls and Seven Mile Beach, to thrill-worthy adventures like Mystic Mountain’s bobsledding and zip lining experiences, rustic food setting areas such as Little Ochie, Boston Jerk, Faith’s Pen, and Hellshire.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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