Exploring Jamaica in Full Color & Vibrancy


It’s hard not to go camera crazy in a place like Jamaica. Everything from the blue skies to the yellow and pink sunsets are just screaming to be photographed. I have narrowed down some of my favorite photos from my most recent trip.

A Jamaican sunset

After spending a week in both Negril and Montego Bay, I’m pretty much convinced that Jamaica is one of the most laid-back, relaxing destinations one can visit. Sure, people actually do work here but everyone here wears a smile and tends to approach life as a series of adventure. This is a generalization, of course, but I really appreciated meeting some of the locals and getting comfortable with the lifestyle here.

As picturesque as the beaches are, some of the most beautiful parts of Jamaica require a bit more time to truly appreciate. This delicate flower, for example, deserves a closeup, don’t you think?

Photo Highlights from Jamaica

Rick’s Cafe in Negril is a party spot for anyone seeking a bit of adventure. People can eat, drink or cliff jump (not pictured). I opted for the mini cliff, which is more of a high dive, but there were plenty of people who took the plunge.

cliff jumping in Jamaica

This fabulous male peacock was roaming around the Sandals property in Montego Bay. Clearly, I was hoping he’s show his colors for me but I guess I’m just not his type. He finally did give us a show the morning we headed back to the airport.

Photo Guide to Jamaica

resorts in Montego Bay

Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to enjoy the many spas we visited during out trip but I really enjoyed the calm spa grounds at the Rockhouse Hotel. Everything about this property was top-notch and this quiet fountain was the cherry on top.

spas in Jamaica

As one might imagine, Jamaica is perfect for couples or really anyone hoping to fall in love. Everything is romantic here, especially this view from the Sandals resort in Montego Bay. There’s noting better than curling up with a great book and lounging next to “the one.”

romantic beaches in Jamaica

Can you believe that this creation is my favorite photo? I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who noticed him during our tour of Rockhouse Hotel but I appreciated these quirky characters right away. I’m not sure who or why they are hanging from the trees, but I think it’s  nice touch.

local Jamaican culture


What is your favorite destination to photograph? Tell me in the comments below!

This trip was hosted by Visit Jamaica via Finn Partners. I stayed at Couples Swept Away in Negril and Sandals in Montego Bay during my stay. All opinions are my own.

Megan McDonough
Megan Eileen McDonough is writer, blogger and social media specialist based in New York City. She also runs Bohemian Trails, a lifestyle blog designed for the savvy and stylish traveler. Bohemian Trails aims to feature must-see places around the world, covering everything from revamped neighborhoods and vibrant street art to innovative tech hubs and everything in between. Her cultural escapades have taken her to Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Megan is also a freelance writer and social media specialist based in New York City. She contributes to various online and print publications in the travel and fashion industries and is an international correspondent for both Jetsetter and Northstar Travel Media.
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