After being cooped up all winter, surely you’re more than ready for the warmth of the sun. A trip to Jamaica is the perfect way for both you and your Gnome to get a taste of the summer months ahead.
Jamaica immediately brings beautiful beaches to mind, and this Caribbean island will not disappoint. Just use plenty of sunscreen while soaking up those rays, as Gnomes’ protruding ears and noses tend to burn quite easily.
As much as they love to relax, Gnomes can’t stay sedentary for long. Luckily, this tropical island offers countless ways for people of all ages — and sizes — to stay active and entertained.
Head to Montego Bay or for a round of golf, while your Gnome snags a sun visor and hitches a ride in your golf bag. Afterward, cool off with a swim in the Blue Lagoon — so named for the eponymous movie starring Brooke Shields — or simply admire the brilliant hues, which vary with the sun’s position throughout the day.
If you want more time in the water — and, really, what Jamaica visitor doesn’t? — a trip to Dolphin Cove is a must. There, you can swim with dolphins (and sharks, too) or enjoy the marine life from the safety of a glass-bottom kayak. Be sure your Gnome has a properly secured life vest before embarking on any of these adventures, and that he keeps his distance from hungry fish.
Nearby, check out Dunn’s River Falls, which has been proclaimed one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls. Hold on tight to your Gnome as you climb 600 feet to the top of the falls, where you can watch the rushing water below.
You’re both sure to work up an appetite after so much activity and fresh air. For a taste of Jamaican cuisine, visit one of the jerk huts that line the island and serve up plates of spiced chicken, seafood and pork. These dishes come with a kick, so caution your Gnome to take small, careful bites.
Spend a night moving to the beat of reggae music, popularized by Bob Marley, who was born on the island. Visit the Bob Marley Museum in Jamaica’s capital city, Kingston, features photos and other momentos from the musician.
Kingston and its surrounding towns are also home to dozens of national monuments and historic sites, including the Institute of Jamaica, the Supreme Court and Devon House, which gives tourists a look at a colonial-era estate.
With so many activities at your disposal, you and your Gnome will find your Jamaican vacation flies by. However, the memories you create during these island adventures will last a lifetime.