At Jamaica’s famous beach town, Negril, the clifftop Rick’s Cafe has been welcoming guests since 1974. A well-known hot spot, it was the first public bar and restaurant of its type and boasts of some of the best sunset views.

In Photos | Jamaica: Where the Sun is Shining, the Weather is Sweet

James Bond shares centre stage with Bob Marley in this Caribbean nation. Photos by Kounteya Sinha.

The words of Bob Marley “Sun is shining, the weather is sweet. Make you want to move your dancing feet” is probably one of the best ways to describe this Caribbean nation. A journey through the island will lead to many discoveries, each vastly different, yet equally riveting. Along the coast, the beach towns offer some tough choices. In the far east, the black cliffs of Negril are perfect to dive into azure waters before heading to a quintessentially beach-town pub from the 1970s. The northern  sands of Montego bay are perfect to enjoy local seafood produce while looking out to the ocean. And, things get rather interesting in the northeastern town of Oracabessa when delving into the history of Ian Fleming and his creation, James Bond. On higher ground, the Blue Mountains are the source for some of the world’s best coffee and also home to hummingbirds that can be lured to sip on sugar syrup from your fingertips. Unsurprisingly the music, words and spirit of Marley is constant company along the roads you travel and in the conversations you have in Jamaica. A stop at Bob Marley’s home-turned-museum in Kingston is probably a good way to end a Caribbean sojourn.

  • Kounteya Sinha is a mountaineer, explorer and an urban nomad with a compulsive knack of running away from home since the age of five. After being a journalist for 16 years, his latest medium of storytelling is through images that he says nourishes his soul.

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