Monday, 13 Mar 2017
Travel

12 things to do when in Jamaica

After disembarking the airplane at the Sangster International Airport on the famed North Coast and settling into your hotel accommodations, you may well know that the activities to fill your vacation time in Jamaica are numerous. Counting down from number 12, here is a list of the top activities to look forward to. From East to West along the North Coast

12. Dunn’s River Falls (Ocho Rios)
This, no doubt, is the island’s premier natural attraction and #1 thing to in Jamaica. Suitable for all ages, Dunn’s River provides the thrill of climbing the Falls’ treacherous rock-face for the adventurous loner or with the assistance of a guide. But, the reserved visitors can enjoy the scenic route along the Falls via the stairs. There is an array of artisans so you can purchase every kind of Jamaica memorabilia.

11. Dolphin Cove (Ocho Rios)
Just five minutes away is an opportunity to ride with the dolphins!

10. Mystic Mountain (Ocho Rios)
Again, just a stone’s throw away is an exhilarating canopy tour. The sky explorer takes you to the top of the mountain where you will get a breathtaking view of the coastline and mountain. At the top, you can try local variation of bobsledding down the mountain or zip-line from tree to tree, enjoy the Jacuzzi or water slide, browse the gift shop or enjoy a sumptuous Jamaican meal at the restaurant and bar. This is for both the young and the young at heart.

9. H’evan Sent (Ocho Rios)
This unique experience offers very scenic mountain tours, which provide spectacular views of the coastline. At the top you can ride the ATVs through the mountain or do the straight zip-line or engage in a paintball war.

8. Rafting and Tubing (Ocho Rios)
Now, for something rather heavenly is rafting and tubing on the White River. The rivers turns and curves will have you marveling at the gleaming turquoise water and the lush forest.

7. Cool Blue (Ocho Rios)
Off the beaten path, Cool Blue guarantees an extraordinary relaxing tour. As in the name, the water is actually blue! The tour takes you towards the island’s hilly interior, which always provides a peaceful picnic by the visually therapeutic waters. You can dive into the rivers, climb the waterfalls, or simply trek through the woods.

6. Prospect Plantation (Ocho Rios)
This historic plantation, which is east of Ocho Rios, is one of the original plantations owned by the wealthy Lord Mansfield in his heydays. The jitney tour provides you first-hand knowledge of what this plantation was like and an added experience of seeing camels and ostriches. You can choose to ride the camels.

5. The luminous lagoon and Glistening Water (Ocho Rios)
This is one of the captivating natural wonders of Jamaica. Imagine jumping into the water and seeing the water glowing blue when shrouded in absolute darkness. Visitors will be taken by boat to where they can enjoy a swim in the warm waters at a depth of 4 to 5 feet. Simply cleaving the water with your hands creates a mysterious light illuminating the water below the surface. Visitors will also be taken to witness hundreds of birds sleeping in the mangroves around the lagoon, enjoy dinner at the restaurant and refreshing sips at the Lagoon Bar.

4. Sightseeing Tours with Sunset at Rick’s Café (Negril)
Jamaica’s west coast has a spectacularly romantic view of the sunset – and where better to go and witness it than at Rick’s Café. Before the sunset though, see this beautiful sleepy town and experience it’s laid-back vibe with visits to miles and miles of white-sand beaches along with your expert guide. Now, catch the unforgettable sunset while enjoying a delicious cocktail at Rick’s Café.

3. Black River and YS Falls Sightseeing Cruise (St. Elizabeth)
Take an unforgettable cruise through one of Jamaica’s beautiful regions on this Black River and YS Falls sightseeing tour from Montego Bay. The longest River in Jamaica, the Black River is a great place to explore remote mangrove swamps and to catch a glimpse of native species like crocodiles living in their natural habitats. After your cruise down the river, enjoy a local Jamaican lunch before taking a refreshing swim in the YS Falls.

2. Scenic Tour of Kingston
Jamaica’s capital city is considered the heartbeat of Jamaica. Visit the Bob Marley museum, the University of the West Indies and other fascinating attractions in the financial capital of the West Indies. Lying between the mystical Blue Mountains and world’s seventh largest wonder is the city where Jamaica’s spirit and culture come alive. Come and see Kingston up close!

1. River Boarding in the Rio Bueno
Discover the Rio Bueno by river board on this thrilling tour. Follow your expert guide downstream through splashing rapids of the Rio Bueno, as you make your way to the Caribbean Sea. If you’re looking for an adventure-filled tour, you will find it right here.

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