Lime Cay

Lime Cay, a small island off the coast of Kingston, is home of one of most beautiful beaches in all of Jamaica—quite an accomplishment in a place known for its quality sun, surf, and sand. This island in Jamaica has been set aside for enjoyment, so you'll find no houses or hotels crowding the beach, just wide stretches of sand fronting sparkling blue waters.

Accessible only by water, Lime Cay is popular with local boat owners. If you don't own your own boat, you can rent a vessel for the day or the week. Some of the local fishermen are willing to give rides to Lime Cay in Jamaica in exchange for a few dollars. If you can't catch a ride, you can still admire the sun and surf on the mainland, including Hellshire Beach and Fort Clarence, both black sand beaches.

However you arrive at Lime Cay Beach, you should plan ahead for your time at this secluded beach—you won't be able to run to store if you forget something. So be sure to pack a lunch, some sunscreen, plenty of water, and all your gear.

During the week, Lime Cay is quite empty, so you might find yourself enjoying your own private island (even though that's not technically the case). On Sunday, many Kingston residents and spring break visitors make the trip to the small cay, changing the atmosphere from quiet to energetic.

No matter which day of the week you visit Lime Cay in Jamaica, you will have the chance to go swimming and enjoy other beachside pursuits. Those who want to curl up with a good book can spread out a blanket without worrying about getting in someone else's space. The protected waters of the bay mean that swimming and strolling in the surf will be fun rather than hazardous.

The waters just off Lime Cay Beach, along with the smaller even more isolated cays, are excellent places to go snorkeling, explore underwater caves, and watch for wildlife. These little islands are close to the Norman Manley International Airport, so you can sit back, relax, and watch the flights arrive from all around the world. It's only a two-hour flight from Miami to Kingston, and a flight from New York to Kingston takes under four hours.

Leaving Lime Cay Beach behind, you will return to Jamaica's vibrant capital city. Kingston. The largest English-speaking city south of Miami is perched between one of the world's largest harbors and the Blue Mountains. Jamaica's cultural heart, offers a variety of historic and cultural attractions, including the Bob Marley Museum, Devon House National Monument, the Money Museum, and the Victoria Crafts Market, where you can shop for carvings, colorful batiks, and other locally crafted items. You'll also find plenty of places to play golf, enjoy diverse cuisine, and savor the night life.

Kingston is also a good place to look for overnight accommodations, because no hotels are found on Lime Cay in Jamaica. The city offers a wide range of properties and prices to suit all kind of vacation plans, including modern hotel towers, active resorts, luxury accommodations, and rustic retreats.

Excursions to Lime Cay are found on the list of activities offered at the Morgans Harbour Hotel, along with casual dining, sunbathing, and gaming. Close to both the water and the airport, the refurbished historic property offers boat docks, live entertainment, and 60 guestrooms in an atmosphere of refined elegance.

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