By Tamara Collins
The Caribbean comes alive in Jamaica's plantation houses turned grand hotels and funky thatched-roof bars spilling the sounds of reggae onto the streets. Sun-drenched beaches and thrilling watersports lure most visitors to Jamaica, but many may be surprised to find a lush, mountainous terrain that unveils rivers and waterfalls spilling through verdant valleys. Newlyweds, families and beach bums alike find plenty to fill their day in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril. Whether hiking through a virgin jungle or sipping rum punch on the beach, Jamaica's rhythm appeals to all walks of life. Dinner for Two: Perched high above the sea with panoramic views of Port Antonio and beyond, Mille Fleurs raises Caribbean fare to a new level in a romantic setting. Beach Lovers: Placid, crystal clear waters make doctors Cave Beach the perfect spot for a day in the sun. Pleasure Trip: Explore Jamaica's wilder side while riding a raft down the Great River. After dark: in July, music feeds the soul at the fourday Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay.