Jamaica Ranks 12th on List of Top Travel Destinations in the World and First Among Top 10 Caribbean Destinations

Online travel website Tripadvisor.com has named Jamaica to the 12th position in its ranking of the Top 25 destinations in the world. The island was cited for its mix of relaxation and adventure activities available to tourists, noting the prime hiking and bird watching offered in its forests and its reggae and dancehall music venues in Kingston, historical heritage sites in Trelawny, shopping and snorkeling availability in Montego Bay, and the luxurious spas of Ocho Rios.The full list of top world destinations, in order of ranking, includes:

1. Bali, Indonesia
2. London, United Kingdom
3. Paris, France
4. Rome, Italy
5. New York City, New York
6. Crete, Greece
7. Barcelona, Spain
8. Siem Reap, Cambodia
9. Prague, Czech Republic
10. Phuket, Thailand
11. Istanbul, Turkey
12. Jamaica
13. Hoi An, Vietnam
14. St. Petersburg, Russia
15. Roatan, Bay Islands
16. Marrakech, Morocco
17. Ambergris Caye, Belize Cayes
18. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
19. St. Maarten-St. Martin
20. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
21. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
22. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
23. Kathmandu, Nepal
24. Bora Bora, Society Islands
25. Cusco, Peru

Tripadvisor gave Jamaica the Number One spot on its ranking of the Top 10 destinations in the Caribbean, making special mention of Seven Mile Beach, Negril Cliffs, and Mayfield Falls. The complete list of Top 25 Caribbean destinations, in order of ranking, includes:

1. Jamaica
2. St. Maarten-St. Martin
3. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
4. Puerto Rico
5. Barbados
6. Aruba
7. St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
8. St. Lucia
9. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
10. St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands