We don’t know about you, but when someone says the word Jamaica it instantly conjures up images of vibrant Caribbean culture running to the beat of reggae. A place where aqua waters lap white sands dappled in pretty shells; where people kick back and chill out to music on the beach; where palm trees are heavy with their crop of coconuts and the landscape lush with fruit; where hummingbirds kiss the gaudy flowers in the afternoon heat, and the night gives way to lobster feasts with rum punch.
Did we go off on a bit of a tangent there? It’s because the images are all true. Jamaica offers every bit of the effervescent island life you might imagine. So we’ve taken it upon ourselves to collate some of the best bits of this culturally-rich Caribbean hot spot, and all you need to do is board the plane to paradise.
Oh, and to get you in the mood; there’s our ultimate Jamaica playlist…
‘Oh What a Feeling’ by Gregory Isaacs
‘Roots Dub’ by The Skatalites
‘Moon Hop’ by Derrick Morgan
‘Rudy, A Message to You’ by Dandy Livingstone
‘I Am Still in Love with You’ by Alton Ellis
‘Pretty Girl’ by Delroy Wilson
‘Keep that Ligh – 7”’ by The Tamlins
‘My Conversation’ by The Uniques
‘54-46 was my number’ by Toots & the Maytals
‘Jamaica Farewell’ by Harry Belafonte
‘I’m in the mood for Love’ by Lord Tanamo
‘Wonderful World Beautiful People’ by Jimmy Cliff