Home to Jamaica’s longest natural stretch of sand – the erroneously-named Seven-Mile Beach – Negril became a hippie hotspot during its heyday of the early 1970s. Although now far more developed, this natural haven remains one of Jamaica’s best beaches, home to spectacular sunsets, icing-sugar sands and a strong local concern for preserving the area’s ecology.
Once known as ‘the wickedest place on Earth’, Port Royal is synonymous with Jamaica’s piratical past, referring to its history as a significant shipping centre governed by illegal trading. Although now a sleepy fishing village, this infamous legacy is evidenced by various architectural remnants, heritage sites, and in the Fort Charles Museum.
Bob Marley Museum
One of Jamaica’s most popular attractions, you can visit the well-preserved colonial-era house where Bob Marley lived and recorded between 1975 and his transition in 1981. The site was converted into a museum six years later by his wife, Mrs Rita Marley and houses a collection of memorabilia belonging to the reggae legend.