Warm-Weather Getaways to Escape the Next Winter Blizzard

Escaped ot Jamaica to beat the winter blizzard

Its winter season already and if you’re fed with the chilly weather, we don’t blame you. Wanting to get away from the chilly winter for a full-blown vacation at a warm-weather destination is a great idea. Luckily, there are many destinations where winter weather is a bit more pleasant and warmer. One such place is the warm island of Jamaica.

Jamaica is home to pleasant weather year round. The island nation has remained a favorite destination to escape the winter thanks to its friendly climate. Plenty of amazing travel experience awaits visitors at this time of year. Villa Serenity offers guests the perfect escape to the tropics during the winter season.

Keep in mind that the hurricane season in Jamaica is from June to November. There is no cause for alarm. To ensure your safety, it is wise to check for weather warning before leaving your vacation rentals. Many of the vacation rentals in Jamaica offer an all-inclusive option. However, it is advisable to ask what’s included.  So if you’re planning to visit Jamaica during winter, these top destinations in Jamaica will help you return home ready for whatever winter has in store for you.

1. Negril

If the chilly winters are getting a better part of you or you’re probably tired of shoveling snow off the driveway, there is no better time to pack your bags and head for Negril than now. Of all the beautiful destinations in the Caribbean, only a few places can compare to the natural beauty of Negril. In addition to spectacular beaches, you can find friendly people, delectable local cuisine and lots of interesting activities to keep travelers of all ages busy. Here are some of the reasons why you should add Negril to your list of itinerary.

Seven Miles: This is, undoubtedly, the most popular attraction in Negril. This is one of the longest beaches in Jamaica hence the name “Seven Miles.”

Jerk Chicken: Jerk Chicken is a favorite dish in Jamaica. But what makes it so special in Negril? It’s because you can enjoy jerk while your feet get soaked in the sand from one of the seaside restaurants. Alternatively, you can get tasty jerk at one of the many jerk grills in the street.

Waterfalls: Negril has proximity to some of the best waterfalls in Jamaica. You can cover as many as possible on a day trip. Some of the waterfalls include the Mayfield and YS waterfalls.

2. Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios, literally meaning “Eight Rivers” has always been a popular tourist destination in Jamaica. Located in St. Ann on the north coast of Jamaica, Ocho Rios is bustling with loads of fun and entertainment. So why visit Ocho Rios

Water sports: Water sports fan get in here. There is no other place you’d want to be than Ocho Rios. Enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice when it comes to water sports activities. Top on the list includes deep water fishing, windsurfing, jet ski, snorkeling, parasailing, scuba diving, angling and many more.

Beaches: Ocho Rios is home to some of the best beaches in Jamaica, from unspoiled spots to the most popular ones. Regardless of age and preference, there is a beach for everyone. Top beaches include Turtle Beach, Bamboo Beach and James Bond Beach.

Activities: There is no shortage of activities to do here. For the most thrilling river activities, check out the Blue Hole, and the Dunn’s River Falls, one of the real gems in Jamaica.

Attractions: Ocho Rios boast loads of impressive attractions and amusement parks to keep the whole family fully entertained. Top on the list is Dolphin Cove where you can swim with Dolphins and other water creatures. Another must-see attraction is Mystic Mountain offering visitors a chance to take a jungle adventure.

3. Portland

When you think of Jamaica, you think of popular tourist spots like Negril, Ocho Rios, and Montego Bay. But there’s more fun to be hand when you head to the coastal parish of Portland. Despite being a lesser known destination, Portland offers stunning natural beauty, delectable local dishes, and unique travel experience. So if you’re looking for a quiet escape during winter, here are some reasons to choose Portland.

River Rafting: This is a popular activity worth trying out in Portland. It’s a great way to get up close with nature itself. In addition, floating down the waterway is a great way to see all that the island has to offer.

Boston Jerk: Your trip to Portland will be considered incomplete without sampling Jerk in Boston. You will find loads of jerk grills in the street of Boston.

Blue Lagoon: it is believed that the Blue Lagoon is bottomless. Legends also have it that there’s a dragon that lives in its depth. Whether true or not, there is only one way to find out – plan your trip to the Blue Lagoon.

Freshman’s Cove: renowned for being one of the most beautiful beaches in Jamaica, Freshman’s Cove feature crystal clear waters ideal for swimming.

4. Montego Bay

Thanks to its calm, spectacular blue oceans, and palm trees swaying softly over white sandy beaches, Montego Bay is one of the most popular travel destinations in the Caribbean for a winter escape. No other place can compare to its magnificence. When visitors aren’t relaxing on the beaches, there are plenty of activities worth trying out. Here are some of the activities

Martha Brae River: enjoy a lazy river journey. The tour also includes a plunge down a stepped waterfall.

Good Hope Estates: enjoy the most thrilling experience at the historic Good Hope Estate. Some of the activities worth trying out include river tubing, ATV tours, ziplining, and a challenge course. For the less adventurous, you can try the carriage rides.

Water sports: Whether you want to go deep sea fishing, water skiing or scuba diving, there is no end to the amazing water sports activities in Montego Bay for you.

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