Be sure to sample the spices on offer courtesy of the island's cuisine with Scotchies in Montego Bay, the prime location to gorge on local speciality, jerk chicken. Wash it down with some rum as you take the Appleton Estate rum tour, a company that has pervaded most respectable bars in all corners of the world, and boasts over 250 year's heritage at the Jamaican site.
If you're lucky enough to be there in mid-July, be sure to check out Jamaica's biggest music festival, Reggae Sumfest, attended each year by a 10,000-strong gathering. Local reggae stars are in abundance alongside international artists, with Rihanna, Usher and 50 Cent amongst those to have performed.
No trip to Jamaica would be complete without paying homage to one of the nation's most famous sons, Bob Marley, which you can do at his former home, now a museum.