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With Jamaica being such a treasured region in the Caribbean for Black travelers, we thought we’d highlight the top Jamaican travel influencers on our radar. Jamaica is vast. From rivers to falls, lush jungles, and impeccable beaches (and everything in between) the island gives plenty. It can be overwhelming knowing where to start when planning a trip so Jamaican travel influencers will be your best bet for local and hidden gems.
We like to highlight locals and those connected to the land and the community–Jamaica is more than sandy beaches, after all.
In case you’re looking for some inspiration on what to do once you touch down on island soil, we’ve compiled this short list of some old and new favorites.
A post shared by Toni-Ann | Travel Content Creator 🇯🇲 (@travelwithtoniann)
We’re starting off with Toni-Ann, a Jamaican who knows how to have a good time seemingly in every corner of the island. If you’re an adventurous traveler then come prepared to see the Jamaica that will have you planning all sorts of spontaneous road trips. Toni-Ann truly is an explorer worth noting. Her love for Jamaica is always joyfully evidenced.
A post shared by The Jamaican Traveller (@the_jamaican_traveller)
The Jamaican Traveller takes us from parish to parish, highlighting the best that Jamaica has to offer for both relaxation and adventure. We cannot count the number of gorgeous waterfalls that The Jamaican Traveller has frequented but we know we want to visit every single one.
A post shared by Shea Powell✨🌊 Jamaica + Travel (@theworldupcloser)
An OG Jamaican travel creator, Shea Powell shows off the island from her lens with every bit of creativity. Not only can you expect visuals of Jamaica, but also advice and content on traveling on a Jamaican passport.
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Showing off the best that the island has to offer, Justin’s Instagram is a delight for nature-lovers looking for Jamaica’s endless natural beauty. With hidden gems from rivers to waterfalls to mandatory roadside patty stops, Justin captures a new side of Jamaica in every post.
A post shared by Jhunelle ▪︎ Jamaica & Travel Blogger (@simplylocal.life)
Full-time blogger and Jamaican local, Jhunelle’s travel content is always worth paying attention to. Jhunelle shares it all: where to eat, swim, and stay, and then some. If you’re looking for the details on what to do while in Jamaica, you’ve found gold with this account.
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Sharing all things travel and lifestyle, Annesha Adams is a YouTuber showing off day-to-day life in Jamaica. Reconnecting with her heritage, she shows us everything from country chronicles to lifestyle posts. Expect the good, the hilarious, and the breathtaking when you scroll through this account.
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Whether it be dinner at the river or bamboo rafting, you’re sure to find something new and unique about the land of wood and water on Elle’s Instagram. Precious landscapes and beaches coupled with thoughtful musings is why we appreciate this particular documentation of Jamaica.
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These days Riaz, a Jamaican born in England, can be found writing and cooking as a way to tell stories about his homeland, Jamaica, but even still, his previous travel content is worth adding to this list. Jamaica’s history, culture, and general vibes hardly go amiss. Riaz tunes in to delicately document his travel experiences, learnings, and his rerooting. Find informative YouTube videos including pieces highlighting similarities between Ghana and Jamaica, cultural videos showing the Rasta community, and even tips on getting Jamaican citizenship as a descendent.
We love discovering new travelers and locals showing off the best of their country, which Jamaican traveler has inspired a trip to the island for you?
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