34 Best Things to do in Jamaica

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After four amazing visits to Jamaica, we have chosen the best things to do in Jamaica so you can decide what works for your next vacation. Don’t stay on the resort, get out and see the land of Bob Marley. Jamaica will excite you and once you’ve visited once, you’ll go back again and again!

We’ve rounded up our favorite attractions in Jamaica. From popular places like Dunns River Falls to the lesser-known attractions in Treasure Beach, we’ve got you covered. So sit back and relax and let us transport you to Jamaica.

Best Things to do in Jamaica

The island of Reggae and Bob Marley, Jamaica has so many things to offer every type of traveler. Whether you make a base in Ocho Rios or Montego Bay, we’ve got you covered. These are our top recommendations for things to do!

1. Bamboo Rafting at Martha Brae River – Trelawny

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Go Bamboo Rafting

Bamboo Rafting down the Martha Brae River is a relaxing way to spend 90 minutes enjoying the scenery while learning about the local history and culture of the area. You can stop at bars for a drink, purchase crafts and paintings from local artisans, or play on the rope swings along the way as Bob Marley blasts from riverside bars.

If you want to book other Bamboo Rafting, There is also the Rio Grande River in Portland. Book Your Martha Brae Rafting Experience for only $70/pp with transfers from your hotel. Martha Bay is located between Ocho Rios and Montego Bay.

2. The Pelican Bar – St. Elizabeth

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Visit the unique Pelican Bar

Head off with a local fisherman to a place one mile offshore, in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. It’s a place to party, relax in the shallow waters, and enjoy a cold beer at sunset. If you stay on the South Coast at Jake’s Resort, you’ll be out at the Pelican Bar in 20 minutes! But tours also leave from Ocho Rios, Negril, and Montego Bay for half day trips.

  • Book trips to the Pelican bar through Captain Joseph’s
  • TreasureBeachExcursions or contact him directly at [email protected] 

3. Catamaran and Snorkel – Negril

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Go sailing from Negril

Leaving Jamaica’s famous Seven Mile Beach in Negril, catamaran tours are a total blast. This full or half-day trip offers a bit of everything. Tours offer sailing, sightseeing, popping into Rick’s Café to watch cliff divers, snorkeling, and getting the chance to play at Margaritaville. Plus, being a Caribbean excursion, there’s plenty of rum to be had!

4. Snorkeling

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Snorkeling was a part of our Catamaran tour, but there are plenty of snorkeling tours in Jamaica that leave from Seven Mile Beach. Jamaica has some interesting marine life to see. We spotted trumpetfish, pufferfish, and starfish. Plus, the water is calm, inviting, and warm.

A highlight for me was swimming to Pirate’s Cave, a sea cave where pirates used to hide their stashes of buried treasure. Book Your Catamaran Tour from Ocho Rios combined with a stop at Dunn s River Falls for only $160/pp

5. The Black River Safari

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See the Crocodiles of Jamaica

While once endangered in Jamaica, crocodiles are now protected and you can see them on the Black River Safari. This 90-minute boat ride lets you get up close and personal with crocodiles as they laze on the banks of the river, swim up to the boats, or hide in the mangrove trees.

It’s a Jamaican excursion you won’t forget. Book this highly rated trip and combine the YS Waterfalls with the Black River Safari and Appleton Estate Rum Distillery!

6. Swimming with Horses – Saint Ann

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This is definitely one of the best things to do in Jamaica. It was so much fun. Don’t worry, horses love to swim and if they don’t, there is no way to get them into the water. Tours start off with a half-hour ride out to the beach and ends with a good 15-minute dip in the Caribbean Sea. It’s a hoot! See our full review here.

7. Bobsledding Mystic Mountain – Ocho Rios

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Try Jamaican Bobsledding

The most unique tourist attraction in Jamaica (really in all of the Caribbean) is to hit the bobsled track at Mystic Mountain near Ocho Rios. A fifteen-minute chair ride takes you up to the top of the mountain where there is a museum, pool bar, café, waterslides and zip line.

The bobsleigh ride is fast and over before you know it, but it’s exciting and you feel giddy racing through the rainforest. You can spend an entire day at Rainforest Adventures on Mystic Mountain.

8. Luminous Lagoon – Falmouth

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The Luminous Lagoon is one of the more popular tourist attractions in Jamaica because it is so original. There aren’t a lot of places on earth where you can see bioluminescence in real life so this is the place to go.

Plus, since tourism has been down in 2020, I wouldn’t be surprised if the bioluminescence water is glowing in full force. If you haven’t experienced, bioluminescence, where lights dance in the water from microorganisms, this may be the place to do it!

9. Cliff Divers at Rick’s Cafe – Negril

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Watch the daring cliff divers

Rick’s Café is famous for the cliff divers who put on a nightly show. You can book tours to the cafe itself or see it from a sailboat or catamaran tour. Rick’s Cafe is famous for the divers, but it is also a popular bar to have drinks in Jamaica too. Book this highly rated Negril Day Trip and Rick’s Café Sunset

10. YS Falls Adventure – Treasure Beach

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Visit a waterfall

There is nothing more fun than escaping the hot sun by swimming in lagoons and basking in falls cascading from above. YS Waterfall is a seven-tiered waterfall that is beautiful and fun!

Be sure to hire a guide, ours helped us go to places the independent travelers couldn’t go, and he set up the rope swings for us creating a more relaxing and informative excursion. Pack a waterproof camera or GoPro and be sure to bring a towel. This is a good alternative to the less busy Dunn s River Falls. Book your guided tours to YS Falls to Saint Elizabeth or Dunn s River Falls in Ocho Rios here

11. Dunns River Falls Jamaica – Ocho Rios

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Dunn s River Falls Dunn s river

Dunns River Falls is one of the top attractions in Jamaica famous for its cascading tiers. It is Jamaica’s largest waterfalls and the most famous. When visiting Dunns River Falls make sure to pack water shoes for walking. The bottom of the falls is rocky and slippery and having shoes makes life a lot easier.

Many people combine Dunns River Falls into a full day trip with swimming with horses or the Green Grotto Caves. Guided Tours to Dunn s River Falls Jamaica is best from Ocho Rios. You can book your Dunn s River Falls excursion in advance through Get Your Guide here. Other alternatives to Dunn s River Falls and YS Waterfalls are Mahoe Falls and Konoko Falls.

12. Blue Hole – Ocho Rios

Jamaica has a Blue Hole that is a gorgeous turquoise sinkhole near Ocho Rios. The Blue Hole was once called the Blue Lagoon, so it is easy to get the two mixed up.

Plus, there is more than one blue hole on the island. However, the Blue Hole near Ocho Rios is the popular swimming hole with a waterfall. (this is another good alternative to Dunn s River Falls) Locals and visitors alike enjoy a dip in the Blue Hole in a natural setting.

13. Zip Lining – Montpelier

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No Caribbean Adventure could be complete without a zip line excursion. Zip Lining in Jamaica has enough speed to make your heart race and the platforms are high enough to make you realize that yep, you’re way above the ground. As it is located on an old plantation, it is very picturesque. Make a day of it and combine zip lining with water rafting on tubes.

Book Your Zipline Adventure with Transfers Here! You can book Ziplining Excursions from Ocho Rios or Montego Bay hotels.

14. Adventure in St. Elizabeth

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Hike through the farm lands of St. Elizabeth

This trip out of St. Elizabeth takes you through the Real Jamaica. Southern Jamaica is a nature lovers dream destination with so many outdoor activities to do. During our cycling trip we stopped to chat with local farmers, we cycled through fields, and we even met with a local historian to learn about the history of St. Elizabeth. Did you know this area was settled by the Scottish?

15. John Crow Mountains National Park

The John Crow Mountains National park is Jamaica’s Only National Park and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. In fact, it is Jamaica’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, so it is not to be missed! If you are looking for something really adventurous in Jamaica, book a camping or hiking trip to reach an altitude of 7,402 feet (2256 metres)

16. Chateaux Garden – St. Elizabeth

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One of the best views in Jamaica was climbing to the top of Chateaux Garden. We loved walking through local villages and farms. People still live the traditional way on the side of this mountain, moving their livestock and watering their crops all by hand.

If you want to walk through local villages, it is important to hire a guide out of respect for the villagers. Other great hikes in Jamaica take you through the John Crowe Mountains and Blue Mountains. For more information, you can email Damien at [email protected] for details or book at Jakes Resort. 

17. Hike and Bike

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More Hiking and biking with Bracco Tours

Looking for something different? We took an informative hike followed by an all downhill bike to the Caribbean Sea on our hike and bike trip with Bracco Stables. After a quick break, you hop on mountain bikes for an easy downhill ride to the beach where fresh coconuts await before a nice a dip in the water.

18. River Tubing

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There is no doubt that river rafting is popular on any vacation and Jamaica has its fair share of ways to get on the water. We had a blast tubing at the Montpelier Jungle Outpost with Chukka Tours. It’s similar to bamboo rafting, but it’s a little more adventurous.

19. ATV Tours

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ATV around the island

We usually find ATV rides a bit tame, but in Jamaica, it was great! Our guides kept a steady even pace that gave us enough of a thrill to be content with the speed. It was also cool to climb the steep mountain and take a look over the island once we reached the top.

  • Check out Chukka Tours to book this day excursion in Jamaica.

20. Doctor’s Cave Beach

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One of Jamaica’s most popular is Doctor’s Cave Beach. Located on the Hip Strip, Doctor’s Cave Beach is at the top of popular things in Jamaica to add to the bucket list. The Hip Strip is also a popular destination for partying in Jamaica. Home to some of the hottest clubs in Jamaica, the Hip Strip is filled with bars including Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville.

Planning a trip to Jamaica? Check out our list of the best Adult’s Only All Inclusive Resorts in Jamaica.

21. Dead End Beach

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And while it is a fantastic place to meet people, party and have some drinks on the beach. Walk a little further down from Doctor s Cave Beach is Dead End Beach. A place that is a more popular with the locals. This is where you can watch the planes land feeling like they are directly overhead.

22. Seven Mile Beach Jamaica

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Seven Mile Beach is Jamaica’s most popular beach when choosing a vacation. Many of the best all-inclusive resorts of Jamaica are located along Seven Mile Beach giving you access to walking its beautiful white sand beach that stretches for – you guessed it Seven Miles.

Rent a paddleboard to explore the coast of Seven Mile Beach or book a glass-bottom boat. There are plenty of watersports along Seven Mile Beach, the sky is the limit. It has it all. You can spend the day here and plenty of tours leave from Seven Mile Beach.

23. Private Boat and Beach Dinner

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A Barbecue on the Beach

The highlight of our trip to Jamaica was when we joined Captain Joseph on his fishing boat to go dolphin watching and dining on their private beach. Captain Joseph is a skilled captain with 25 years of experience. The rugged South Coast is beautiful to explore, and then to have a romantic dinner on a private beach is pure heaven.

24. Dolphin Watching

We had a blast dolphin watching with captain Joseph.

Wild dolphins inhabit the waters joining other marine life off the coast of Jamaica. You may get lucky to spot them on a sailing trip, but we had a great view of them on Captain Joseph’s Boat tours out of St. Elizabeth.

If you are going to have a dolphin encounter in Jamaica, this is the way to do it, do not go to Dolphin Cove. Dolphin Cove traps dolphins and stingrays in a cove causing great stress on them as they let tourists have their way riding and petting the delicate marine life. Dolphin Cove is not sustainable tourism and not recommended.

25. Blue Lagoon – Port Antonio

Located in Port Antonio, the Blue Lagoon is a natural wonder. Most people don’t know that parts of the film of the same name starring Brooke Shields were filmed in Jamaica. Its crystal clear waters change to different shades of blue throughout the day. Taking a boat tour from Port Antonio takes you to Monkey Island and gives you a beautiful view of this legendary lagoon.

26. Jerk Chicken at Scotchies – Ocho Rios and Montego Bay

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Eat Jerk Chicken at Scotchies

If you are going to try one dish in Jamaica, make it jerk chicken! Scotchies is a Jamaican institution enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Scotchies serves Jerk the way they do around the island. It’s family style, wrapped in tin foil and drenched in delicious jerk sauce. Scotchies is located in Both Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. Read more best Caribbean Food:

27. The White Witch of Rose Hall

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Rose Hall Estate

Rose Hall Great House is a former sugar cane plantation. The legend of Rose Hall tells the story of plantation owner Annie Palmer. Kown as the white witch, Annie Palmer ran the 18th-century slave plantation and was pure evil. At the time Rose Hall was Jamaica’s largest plantation.

Palmer studied voodoo and witchcraft and after killing three of her husbands and torturing many slaves she was finally killed herself by the slave Takoo. It is said that the ghost of the white witch is still walking the halls of Rose Hall.

Book either a haunted night tour or day tour of the Rose Hall Great House which is one of Jamaica’s most popular attractions. The White Witch is Jamaica’s most infamous villain and the stories at Rose Hall will make your skin crawl. Johnny Cash wrote a song about the White Witch and he even owned a nearby plantation, the Cinnamon Hill Great House not far from Rose Hall.

28. Greenwood Great House – Montego Bay

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Another excellent great house to visit is the Greenwood Estate. This 18th century estate is now locally owned since 1976 by Bob and Anne Betton. The views of Montego Bay from here are outstanding and it’s an interesting walk through the artifacts and collection of memorabilia from the island of Jamaica.

29. The Green Grotto Caves

Green Grotto Caves Path

The Green Grotto Caves are easily accessible from Montego Bay or Ocho Rios. These caves have been used for everything from a hideout for runaway slaves to pirates hiding their stash here.

The Green Grotto Caves were even a nightclub in the 1980s but they are most famous for being the set of the shark tank in James Bond’s Live and Let Die starring Roger Moore.

Many people see it on a day tour combining other Jamaica attractions, but if you can hire your own driver or taxi to, it’s only $20 per person for a fascinating tour that lasts about an hour.

30. Tour the Appleton Estate

Appleton Estate has been making rum for 265 years and is a fun trip to add to some other Jamaica excursions as it is a long way from the main tourist areas. I’m not quite sure why I always feel the need to go on a brewery or distillery tour when traveling, but it’s always fun to check out the local spirits. Combine a trip with YS waterfalls and black river safaris.

31. Port Antonio

Port Antonio is a great place to make a base to explore the John Crow Mountains National park, and Jamaica s Largest River, the Rio Grande. It is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Jamaica including Frenchmen’s Cove and Winnifred Beach.

32. Blue Mountains

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Book a tour of Kingston City and the Blue Mountains to follow the routes of Bob Marley and Jamaica’s heritage. Bob Marley grew up in the Blue Mountains and you can visit his house! But the Blue Mountains are a nature lovers’ dream as you trek through the rainforest and Rio Grande Valley.

The Blue Mountains are also home to the Blue Mountain Coffee plantation where you can learn about Jamaica’s coffee culture and where you can pick up some java for your trip home. Here you’ll enjoy the Blue Mountain Coffee tour learning about the coffee culture of Jamaica.

Book a Kingston Blue Mountain Coffee and Blue Mountains tour with Get Your Guide.

33. The Kingston City Tour

Book a day tour to see the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston. You’ll go to his home where you’ll see his recording studio and other memorabilia of his life.

You’ll also see historical landmarks like the Devon House Mansions. Devon House is a historic mansion that was owned by Jamaica’s first black millionaire, George Stiebel. This home is part of millionaire’s corner where three wealthy families built their homes along Trafalgar Road and Hope Road. You can book a visit through TripAdvisor.

34. Bob Marley Museum

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Bob Marley is an Icon of Jamaica

No trip to Jamaica would be complete without a touch of Bob Marley. This legendary artist and activist put Jamaica on the map and you can learn all about him at the Bob Marley Museum. You can book tours to from Ocho Rios, Kingston, Runaway Bay or Montego Bay or you can visit the Bob Marley museum on your own. Day tours to Kingston can be booked on Trip Advisor.

Other Things to see in Kingston are to visit The Décor VIII Jamaican Art Gallery and the Craighton Estate Coffee Farm and Emancipation Park. Emancipation Park is a monument dedicated to commemorating the end of Slavery.

Great Hotels in Jamaica

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Sunset at Jakes

Stay at Jakes Resort – St. Elizabeth – We suggest staying at Jakes’ Resort in St. Elizabeth. Located in the south end of the island and feels like you are in true Jamaica. We walked to local bars at night, locals hung out at the hotel and it is an amazing place to chill and enjoy island life with beautiful sunsets.

We also took a cooking class here to learn to make Jerk Snapper. Now we can make our own jerk sauce at home creating everlasting memories of Jamaica. Read: Jamaican Food – 20 Traditional Dishes You Have to Try

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Many resorts offer golf course memberships for the duration of your stay if you are into Golf.

Frequently Asked Questions about Jamaica

What are the unique things to do in Jamaica?

Jamaica has many unique things to do that other islands don’t like a bioluminescence tour, the amazing Pelican Bar and the Jamaican Bobsledding

What are the best excursions in Jamaica?

We’ve tried most nearly every excurstion in Jamaica and our favorites are Swimming with Horses, The Black River Safari and Bamboo Rafting the Martha Brae River.

What are the most popular things to do in Jamaica?

Visit Bob Marley Museum, Dunn s River Falls and Rose Hall Great House.

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66 thoughts on “34 Best Things to do in Jamaica”

  1. You obviously don’t know much about Jamaica. Jet skis are not allowed on 7 Mile Beach. They are illegal since a tourist got killed a few years ago. Also, the movie Blue Lagoon was not filmed in Jamaica.

    • Thanks for the update. When we were there pre-2014 you could Jet Ski. I have made the adjustment in the post. Maybe you should also check your facts, as parts of the movie Blue Lagoon were shot in Jamaica according to IMDB.com.It is always good to do your own research before accusing someone of having the wrong facts 🙂

  2. Now i can find one of the best place to visit. Due to this corona virus crisis, i m totally Fed up but thanks to you for a great guide. Really looking forward to visit Jamaica!

  3. I am definitely bookmarking this page so I can properly prepare before I visit Jamaica! Such amazing stuff to do and see! Can’t wait for my trip!

  4. I am looking for this kinda site and thank goodness I found it, I am from Jamaica, but currently living here in US. It really helps me through. I will bookmark it your blog site so I will keep readers on.

  5. Now i can find one of the best place to visit. Due to this corona virus crisis, i m totally Fed up but thanks to you for a great guide. Really looking forward to visit Jamaica!

  6. And it goes on and on with the list. In Jamaica, there are so many cool experiences to be had. There is something exciting to discover around every corner or some person to meet. Many thanks for sharing!

  7. Thank you for good information about Jamaica.
    your post is great and helpful for Jamaica tourists.
    you’re doing great job dear keep it up

  8. Jamaica is really a beautiful destination to look for. I am also planning to go there in coming year. This blog has helped to know the things that need to the try there. Thank You!!!

  9. And the list goes on and on. There are so many amazing experiences to be had in Jamaica. Around every corner there is something amazing to discover or some person to meet. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Leaving from Jamaica’s famous Seven Mile Beach in Negril, a catamaran tour covers many of the top things to in Jamaica in one excursion. This tour has sailing, sightseeing, popping into Rick’s Café to watch cliff divers, snorkelling and getting the chance to play at Margaritaville.

  11. I love west indies…most people of there..thanks for sharing this beautiful blog…It will help me to visit jamaica

  12. I never knew Jamaica could be such a fun and adventurous travel destination! I love waterfalls and YS looks impressive. Thanks for another great article, it’s inspired me to visit for sure.

  13. i was planning for a office trip there, and luckily found this amazing guide… thanks a lot as this guide will help me a lot for by travel trip…

  14. Jamaica the word just remind me a party town surrounded with beaches. I really don’t know that there are this much nature place over there. Some of your images are really good. I think you guys are having a better travel knowledge than others.

  15. Hi I will be in JA in October from 16th, I am interested in Damian’s hike and bike in St Elizabeth , treasurer beach.
    Can you tell me more information about it please.

    • It was an amazing hike and a great way to get the feel for local living and to meet the locals. You can book through Treasure Beach in St. Elizabeth.

  16. I always dreamed about going to Jamaica for my vacation, it is such a beautiful place with all it views and ocean breezes! And in your post it looks even more amazing. Thanks for a great Lisbon travel guide)

  17. I have a question for you guys! 10 of us are heading to Jamaica this summer and staying at Dutra Villa in Montego Bay. its a private house with staff. My question to you is will we be close to all these great adventures you took on your videos? everyone always says things are so far away. I find that hard to believe. hahaha

    • Things are not too far away. Most day trips are between 30 minutes to an hour from anywhere when Staying in Montego Bay. You can book them all from your hotel.

  18. One of my greatest dream is to set foot on Jamaica and Africa! They are extremely great places to check out to. Thanks for all the info and tips you have posted.

  19. Great article, thanks for the tips!

    Indeed, as one of the most beautiful countries in the Caribbean, holidaying at Jamaica is one of the most captivating Caribbean experiences to be had. However, Jamaica also has one of the highest murder rates in the world. Although not targeted at tourists, it still pays to be careful of crime and tourist targeted scams here.

    Do be wary of the unofficial tour guides, aggressive street touts, renta-rasta and rentadreds, illegal drugs, pickpockets, snatch thefts, rogue money changers, rigged ATMs and many more!

  20. Hi, I’ve been traveling vicariously through your beautiful blog! It’s always fun to see my home country mentioned in blogs. It would be great to feature Kingston in one of your posts. I wish more tourists would visit. With the new highway, it is only 50 minutes from Ocho Rios. Another part of the island you didn’t mention was Port Antonio. It’s the most beautiful part of Jamaica. If you ever visit Kingston or Port Antonio please feel free to email me. I would be happy to give you a list of places to visit.

  21. Some great adventures, Although the Caribbean island of Jamaica is best known for its calm seas, laid back atmosphere, white sand beaches and all inclusive jamaica resorts, the island of Jamaica is becoming known as one of the premier surfing location in the world. So Surfing is a must.

  22. Not the regular kinda blog but fun to read! Thanks for the ideas in Jamaica. Any plantations worth a visit? And where can we shop? shopping is a must on holiday 🙂


    • I didn’t do any shopping there, but I am sure that by the cruise terminal there is a lot of shopping in Jamaica. And I didn’t visit any plantations either, but we did visit a lot of local farmers which is way more interesting since they are locally run.

  23. Great overview of what Jamaica has to offer Dave & Deb! As an Airline Pilot I fly into Jamaica frequently. You should definitely add river rafting on the Rio Grande to your list! Rafting on the Rio Grande was an activity first introduced by legendary Hollywood star Errol Flynn in the 1940’s. Also, Port Royal was the Pirate Capital of the World (think Pirates of the Caribbean!). Port Royal is close to Kingston Airport on the South Coast. Here is also one of my favourite beaches in Jamaica; Lime Cay – which is a beautiful deserted tropical island surrounded by turquoise blue water and a short speed boat ride away from Port Royal.

  24. Wow!! It is Very good through. I love to read that type thought. I am getting a good inspiration. thanks for sharing nice views.

  25. Hi Deb and Dave!
    So glad to read about the many many great things to do in Jamaica outside of the pool bars and duty free shopping! I live in Mandeville right now and have been able to really explore Jamaica the slow way. My favourite place is definitely Treasure Beach, I stay at Katamah in a furnished tent because that’s how I roll. My close second though is Portland parish, have you made it out that way, to either Boston Bay or Long Bay? Next time 😉

    Not a huge adventure, but one of the coolest things to do in Jamaica is to go swimming in the Glistening Waters where you swim at night and when you move in the water the microplanktons glow and light up your whole body. It’s truly magical!


  26. Typically when we go to Jamaica, it’s hard to get us to leave the beach. We have done a waterfall hike and that was a lot of fun. We also rented a moped once and drove around the cliffs area in Negril and we had a blast. I would love to try bobsledding!

  27. Great article and great photos Deb. I enjoyed 2 weeks in Montego Bay couple of years ago and it was indeed a good vacation. I especially liked the relaxed and friendly locals, on the other hand I was slightly surprised Jamaica is so expensive – I thought it is a really cheap country but it didn’t turn out to be…

  28. What a fantastic blog I have ever seen. I didn’t find this kind of information till now. Thank you so much for sharing this information.

  29. I wish i could make my Jamaica trip amazing. Thanks for sharing, really it will help my next trip with my clients.

  30. I went Dunns River Falls in Sept 2014. My friend is Jamaican & we weren’t part of a tourist group. We were confronted by many guides for the Falls but we kindly refused their assistance because the guides start the journey half way up the Falls & takes away from the true experience of actually conquering ALL of the journey of reaching the top on your own. We had incredible photos & videos made by my water proof cell phone. I just wanted people to know you do have options. I loved being there & cannot wait to go back in the future.

    • Thanks for the information Brenda. You are right, there are definitely options and often the best experiences happen without a guide. We originally weren’t going to use a guide ourselves as we are fans of going it alone too. We ended up having one and had a great experience, but I am sure either way is awesome. I’m glad you loved it!

  31. Bobsledding and dogsledding aren’t exactly what you expect on a tropical island! Sounds like there are some fun and unusual activities on offer.

  32. Did you guys go in August with Tourism Jamaica? I was supposed to go on a bloggers’ trip but had to decline due to pregnancy #3!!! Can’t be pregnant and bobsledding and ziplining, can I? Or can I??? LOL!

    • Hi Jen, we were supposed to go on that one too, but we actually ended up going in November. I think that this latest one suited our blog better anyway since it was all about adventure. The August one I do believe was very different. Congratulations on your pregnancy!