I know the only two persons who went to Jamaica without descending a river on a bamboo raft. We didn't share that rarity, and did it in Martha Brae, near Lucea.
A calm river, showing the luxurious vegetation in its banks for about 45 minutes. Nice!
We had an opportunity to enlarge our views over Jamaica, using a surprising program exchanging guests from two distant hotels.
What a great idea! Thus we spent two nights in Lucea, when it was supposed to stay all week in Runaway Bay.
If you may... use it.
The most beautiful beach that I saw in Jamaica was a private (I think!) one in Palladium hotel - the water... the trees... the proportions... everything perfect.
Palladium was not only a good hotel - it had life.
Day and night we noticed that all the staff gave their best to please. And they did!
Stop when going through on saturdays and get some fresh fruits, veggies and other good Jamaican stuff------