My favourite place: Jamaica

The latest in our historical holiday series sees Meleisa Ono-George explore the rich and vibrant history of this beautiful island

The coastal city of Port Antonio. (Image by Getty Images)

This article was first published in the Christmas 2018 edition of BBC History Magazine

The small island of Jamaica has many blessings – sunshine, palm trees swaying in the warm breeze, steel pan or reggae music playing somewhere in the distance, and miles of beautiful white sand beaches that edge warm blue and turquoise waters. But Jamaica has so much more to offer than sun, sea and sand. A rich and vibrant history, a diverse culture and an amazing and varied landscape makes this island one of my favourite places to visit.

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