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Blue Mountains picture in Jamaica
Blue Mountain picture in Jamaica
Blue Mountain picture in Jamaica
Blue Mountains picture in Jamaica
Blue Mountain picture in Jamaica
Blue Mountain picture in Jamaica

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Along Jamaica's eastern edge, you'll find the majestic Blue and John Crow Mountains, the fountainhead of the fragrant Blue Mountain Coffee and a scenic masterpiece for nature lovers. In fact, in 2015 it was named a UNESCO World Heritage site. Most vacationers' experience with the Blue Mountains is limited to sipping the coffee, but if you have the time and the stamina, journey to the area to behold the mountains or to hike through them. 

Hiking and camping in Blue Mountains National Park is strenuous and not for the faint of heart. The peak of the range rises to an altitude of 7,402 feet, and the higher you climb, the craggier the terrain and the cooler and more humid the weather. Remember to dress in layers for your hike, and bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Blue Mountain is also home to its namesake famous coffee, The Mavis Bank Coffee Factory, which processes 1.4 million pounds of beans annually. You can take a 45-minute tour of the factory (located southwest of the peak at an elevation of about 3,000 feet) for $10 per person. Tours run weekdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., but keep in mind that you must book the tours five days in advance.

Several companies operate hiking tours through Blue Mountains National Park. Sun Venture Tours offers overnight guided hikes of the peak for $230 per person. You can cover more ground in less time with a Blue Mountain Bicycle Tour, which operates daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and starts at $135 per person, depending on the location of your departure. (Tours leave from Montego Bay, Kingston, Ochos Rios, Runaway Bay and Trelawny.) For more information, visit the park's website.

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#1 Dunn's River Falls & Park (Ocho Rios) If you're staying in Ocho Rios or just visiting for the day from a cruise ship, travelers insist you allot a couple of hours to climb the Dunn's ... Read more » Mark Newman / Getty Images

#2 Seven Mile Beach (Negril) Check your calendar before taking your tots to the cumin-colored sands of this western beach in Negril. Like its name suggests, Seven Mile has plenty of space for you to ... Read more » Cultura Exclusive/Karen Fox / Getty Images

#3 Blue Mountains National Park Along Jamaica's eastern edge, you'll find the majestic Blue and John Crow Mountains, the fountainhead of the fragrant Blue Mountain Coffee and a scenic masterpiece for nature lovers ... Read more » David Neil Madden / Getty Images

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#5 Blue Lagoon (Port Antonio) Seen the Brooke Shields movie of the same name? This is your chance to live it (though with your swimsuit on, please). Travelers recommend this central Port Antonio lagoon for ... Read more » Westend61 / Getty Images

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#7 White Witch Golf Course (Montego Bay) The 18 holes of the White Witch Golf Course sprawl across 200 acres of the Rose Hall Estate. Designed by revered course architects Robert von Hagge and Rick Baril, White ... Read more » MoreThanGolf / Flickr

#8 Bob Marley Museum Take some time out of your sunning and swimming to pay homage to a musical legend. Located in Kingston, this museum occupies the former home of Bob Marley. Inside, you ... Read more » Stéphane DAMOUR / Flickr

#9 Tryall Club Golf Course (Montego Bay) Tryall Club Golf Course isn't technically in Montego Bay (it's actually located about 15 miles east of the Tryall Club resort), but recent guests agreed Tryall is worth the ... Read more » Stephen VanHorn / Shutterstock

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Blue Lagoon picture in Jamaica
Doctor's Cave Beach picture in Jamaica
 Golf in Jamaica picture in Jamaica
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The highest peak in Jamaica's Blue Mountains is more than 7,000 feet high.   David Neil Madden / Getty Images

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The 18-holes of the White Witch Golf Course sprawl across 200 acres of the Rose Hall Estate. Another notable golf course is the Tryall Club Golf Course MoreThanGolf / Flickr

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Reach Falls, located in Jamaica's Portland Parish, conceal secret passageways and an underwater cave.   Jekurantodistaja / Getty Images

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