Top 5 Photography Locations in Jamaica
Monday, Oct 19, 2020
Jamaica's spectacular landscape, tropical climate and vibrant culture make it a picture-perfect holiday destination. From seamless locales, hidden lagoons, staggering mountains and historical monuments, Jamaica offers so much more than just beautiful beaches and romantic sunsets. Whether you have an interest in photography or you are looking for the ideal Instagram shot you will be spoiled for choice on the island! Read on to find out some of the best photography locations in Jamaica…
Island Gully Falls – Ocho Rios
Formerly known as The Blue Hole, Island Gully Falls is an incredible hidden treasure located in the hills of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Its scenic beauty and serenity make it one of the most photogenic spots in Jamaica. Once a private property, Island Gully Falls is now open to the public, with guided tours along the river. Whether you are looking for a romantic place to relax with a loved one or some fun activities, there's no doubt that Island Gully Falls is one of the best photography locations in Jamaica. Capture your partner cliff jumping – now, there's a photo to frame!
Martha River Bay – Trelawny
An afternoon spent on the Martha Brae River is an ideal way to relax and unwind on your holiday, and what better way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the interior of the island than by bamboo rafting? Photographs of river rafting through the Martha River Bay in Trelawny have captured the hearts of millions on Instagram. Trail your hand in the glistening waters and gaze into the trees filled with colourful birds and exotic flowers. You can be sure to get some fantastic pictures along the way!
Bob Marley Museum – Kingston
Take a trip to Kingston and discover the home and recording studio of iconic Jamaican reggae artist, Bob Marley. The house now stands as the Bob Marley Museum in dedication to his memory. Take a tour and snap pictures of artefacts and exhibits from and about his life. Don't miss an exterior shot of the building, with its Rastafarian flags and life-size statue dedicated to the reggae musician – this is one tour to remember.
Blue Lagoon – Port Antonio
There is no question that the Blue Lagoon is one of the best photography locations in Jamaica. The small lagoon, which has both salt and fresh water, is one of the most incredible sights on the island, famed for the altering hues of the water. The colours that come from the water depend on the sun's setting and reflection throughout the day. Be sure to stay a while to witness the lagoon's many shades. It would be almost criminal not to capture its beauty for your holiday montage.
Rick's Café – Negril
No list of top photography locations in Jamaica would be complete without the iconic Rick's Café! There are numerous photograph opportunities at this cliffside café. Capture the brave souls leaping 35 feet into the waters below or, for a real treat, visit Rick's Café at sunset for the perfect shot of the golden sun melting into the Caribbean Sea. To top it all off, after you have taken amazing pictures, you and your loved one can sample some of the best jerk chicken in Jamaica – you won't be disappointed.
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