4 Jamaican treasures for your perfect winter holiday

Dunn's River Falls

If brisk chills and winter flurries don’t tickle your fancy, then warmth and sunshine in Jamaica may be perfect for you and your loved ones this winter season. But with an island filled with endless entertainment, where do you even begin? From musicians’ homes to river safaris and natural watering holes, here are 4 of the best attractions that may help push your holiday plans in the right direction.

The Bob Marley Mausoleum, Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish

The effortlessly cool voice of reggae star Bob Marley can be heard from radios all over the world, setting the mood for a seamless getaway. Located in Nine Mile, the Bob Marley Mausoleum allows you to crawl inside the legend’s mind by wandering through his house and hometown. Run by the Marley clan and filled with old guitars, awards and photographs, you won’t miss a beat of this man’s interesting life.

Dunn’s River Falls, Ocho Rios

With thousands of tourists visiting each year, this grand waterfall is one sight that is too beautiful to miss. Climb up the slippery rocks and splash around in the sparkling pools to get a feel for one of Jamaica’s most stunning natural treasures. Hidden away in bushy forestry, you’ll feel as though you’ve discovered a forgotten gem.

Blue Lagoon, Port Antonio

A peaceful dip in this crystal clear lagoon is the perfect recipe for a relaxing afternoon in paradise. With the punching contrast of blue water and green trees, you’ll never want to leave. But if nature’s allure isn’t quite enough to draw you in, you may be interested to know this attraction has been the location for many Hollywood movies including the 1980’s film Blue Lagoon with Brooke Shields.

Black River Safari, Saint Elizabeth’s Parish

And finally, for those adventurists craving a calm, yet thrilling boat ride, I suggest you try the Black River Safari. As you glide peacefully along the murky water you can admire the Jamaican wildlife and beautiful scenery. But the main attraction of all is the creeping crocodiles that often swim right up to the boat! All the while your tour guides will enthral you with captivating facts about the island’s exquisite environment and animals, until you realize it’s unfortunately docking time.

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5 luxury fashion items you can’t go on holiday without

Sunglasses

We all want to look our best when away. We rummage through our wardrobe in search of the pieces that will make us feel as good as the vacation we’re about to embark on. But sometimes if you really want to dress to impress a bit of pre-holiday shopping is in order. So we’ve pulled together some knockout fashion buys to take you from day to night. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or enjoying a fabulous moonlit dinner these luxury items will help you feel your best.

The ultimate sunglasses

Every holiday outfit begins with the shades. Whether you’re strolling through the streets of Capri or catching some winter sun on the slopes of Megeve, a pair of signature lenses is essential. And Linda Farrow sunglasses, with their 1970s heritage, epitomize innovation, and cutting-edge cool. The ‘Double Browline 2′ model in collaboration with designer Prabal Gurung is the standout accessory for any outfit.

The beachwear

Now we are all about the statement jewelry, the statement bag, the statement shoe, but we have found the statement swimwear that will set you apart on the beach this summer. New Australian designers We Are Handsome couple classic styles with awe-inspiring prints that reference the stunning Australian landscape. For the perfect two-piece our pick is ‘The Potion’ string bikini. But if you’re feeling a little less risque then the ‘Garden Deep V One’ one-piece is equally head turning.

The daywear

We are so head-over-heels for the ethically sourced, hand-made creations from Muzungu Sisters that we’ve created a complete look perfect for your summer vacation. Any of their stunning pieces would put you in good standing. But we recommend their Jaipur Short Beads, Yellow Infinity Kaftan I and Oversized Coin Clutch IX. Throw on over your bathing suit and you’re good to go.

The beach shoe

Of course you may want to feel the sand between your toes, but the quintessential Melissa jelly flat will complement your Muzungu Sisters outfit perfectly. Choose the coral-colored Melissa flat from the Melissa Jean + Jason Wu II collaboration. Comfortable, effortless, and who doesn’t need a pair of shoes that can be worn straight into the sea?

The eveningwear

Your beautiful Kaftan could take you through to evening. However, for that special night out we have found the ultimate dress. From Brazilian designer Barbara Casasola‘s Summer 2013 collection, this fuchsia silk crepe cady and georgette long dress with open front skirt and shorts with pocket detail has that wow factor. Pair with Melissa-Vivienne Westwood‘s Anglomania + Melissa Lady Daragon IX high heel in nude with hot pink bow. Chic, sexy and playful – the perfect ensemble to start your night.

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