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3 New Reasons Why You Should Visit This Gorgeous Caribbean Island This Summer

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Though Jamaica has always been a dream bucket list destination for so many of us, it’s never quite reached the levels of astounding popularity it’s experiencing right now.

The dreamy Caribbean nation has broken tourism record after tourism record these past few months, and because travelers are seeing so much of it, many are (wrongly) assuming that they’ve seen everything there is to see on the island.

Coco palms on a sunny beach in Jamaica

What they don’t know is that Jamaica’s got a way of always keeping travelers on their toes.

Take this year, for example.

There are so many new routes, places, and experiences coming to Jamaica for the first time, that even those who’ve already been to the country will feel like they’re going to an entirely new destination this summer.

Below, you’ll find a quick but comprehensive rundown of every new opening you can look forward to in Jamaica in 2024:

View of Ocho Rios

Dreamy New Hotels And All-Inclusive Resorts

While some travelers like to write hotels off as just a place to sleep in between sightseeing sessions, the truth of the matter is that the quality of your accommodation will always affect the quality of the overall trip, especially when it comes to those looking to pamper themselves this summer.

Well, luckily for all of us, there are three gorgeous new places coming to Jamaica this year that are guaranteed to make your Caribbean getaway that much better.

View from a luxury resort in Jamaica

First off, we have Hotel Riu Palace Aquarelle, coming to Falmouth, Trelawny in May 2024.

This is a luxurious all-inclusive resort complete with five bars, five restaurants, five pools, a waterpark, live entertainment, and over 750 rooms that overlook the pearly-white sand beach – what more could you want?

One thing to note, though, is that there is a minimum 4-night stay limit for travelers looking to book a room during peak season, and pricing ranges between $400 and $600 a night, so make sure to budget accordingly.

Guest making a card payment at a hotel check-in desk

The two other openings coming to Jamaica this year are both part of the Princess Hotels & Resorts chain – Princess Grand Jamaica and Princess Senses The Mangrove.

The former, located just a half-hour drive away from Negril, is set to open in June, though online booking platforms only allow you to reserve a room starting from July.

Pricing during the summer months seems to be pretty consistent at $469, which, again, isn’t cheap.

However, you’ll be going to a place that has close to 600 spacious ocean-view suites, nine restaurants, eight bars, three pools, an aquatic park, and a teens center – in short, the ultimate family-friendly resort – so you’re guaranteed to get your money’s worth.

Room service

On the flip side, Princess Senses The Mangrove is its adult-only counterpart where you can embrace your most fun self.

Keep in mind, though, that rooms here are more expensive, averaging $592 (during peak season dates, they can go for upwards of $2.5K).

In return, you’ll get access to over 400 ocean-view suites, 14 over-water villas, 15 bars, 14 restaurants, a nightclub, a multifunctional sports field, a spa, and much, much more.

Woman enjoying a spa treatment

Traveling To Jamaica Has Never Been Easier

OK, you have a couple of great contenders as far as accommodation is concerned, but how do you get to Jamaica in the first place?

Luckily for you, reaching this Caribbean paradise has never been easier.

Woman holding a U.S. passport alongside a plane ticket

With American Airlines launching the first-ever non-stop flight to Ocho Rios just this past February and JetBlue introducing new seasonal flights to key Jamaican hubs, your choices will be endless when it comes to choosing a trip that fits both your schedule and budget.

Brand New Experiences To Take In

You’ve landed in Jamaica and checked into your gorgeous ocean-view room – where do you go now?

Woman standing in a lagoon in Jamaica

Well, Chukka’s newest VIP tour should be right on top of your itinerary.

They take you from any major hotel in the country and bring you to Jamaica’s north coast, to Good Hope Estate, where you’ll enjoy a luxury experience at a 2000-acre plantation that includes personalized butler service, fantastic food and drinks, and even a poolside sanctuary.

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