Montego Bay, Jamaica
The Jamaican people call this mountainous beach community of mangrove wetlands "MoBay." Flowering trees and a turquoise sea combine with the colorful, lively reggae culture to create a feast for the senses. Jamaica's spirit is reflected in the art, cuisine and architecture of the island, where bird watching, water sports, golf, music festivals and river rides all add to the good vibes.
Rose Hall Great House
Legend says the former mistress Annie Palmer used voodoo on her three husbands, who met untimely deaths. This 200-year-old mansion has been restored to its original splendor with authentic period furnishings, enchanting garden walkways and a spirited pub in the dungeon.
This working plantation in the Catadupa Mountains is also the birthplace of Samuel Sharpe, a national hero of the slave rebellion. Here you can learn about honey and pineapple cultivation, coffee growing, and sample different varieties of fruit.
Rum, made from distilling fermented molasses, and said to be used for everything from a cleaning fluid to cold remedies, is an integral part of Jamaican culture. Appleton Estate is the oldest and most famous of all of Jamaica's sugar estates, and a perfect place to sample this national beverage.