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Things to Do In Jamaica

A brief guide to activities in Jamaica

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The fact of the matter is that Jamaica will have you wanting to do it all, but there just isn’t time for you to experience everything this island nation has to offer. You’ll have no problem filling your days with all kinds of fun or relaxing things to do on your Jamaica vacation. Some days your biggest decision might be should I lay out at the pool or at the beach. Others you might be choosing between a catamaran, an ATV or good shoes for hiking.

Whatever it is you want to do in Jamaica, chances are you can and it won’t be far away.
Jamaica is a beautiful island located in the Caribbean Sea, known for its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine. Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, there is something for everyone on the island. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the top things to do on Jamaica.

Check Out Dunn’s River Falls and Park

Travel to Ocho Rios to see the beautiful Dunn’s River Falls. It’s a popular tourist destination for a very good reason. Visitors can spend time in the park and see the gorgeous plant life that is native to Jamaica. Make sure to wear your bathing suit so you can get in the water and cool off. Get ready to trek up the falls and enjoy the day exploring this beautiful area.

Swim with the Dolphins

Also in Ocho Rios is Dolphin Cove. This is a fun place to take your family and get in the water with some amazing sea creatures. You can swim with dolphins, stingrays and sharks in the environment they live in. The trip to Dolphin Cove is exciting and fun but also very educational. Visitors get to learn about the animals and feed them. The surrounding park area also has many other things to do as well.

Spend the Day at Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach is in Negril which is located on the west end of the island. The beach has golden sand and stretches on for seven miles. It’s an amazing place to spend the day with your sweetheart or your family. There are full-day trips you can book. Many of them will pick you up from your Jamaica vacation rental and drop you off when the day is done. Once you reach the beach you can go swimming, do some snorkeling, or just relax if you want to. You’ll likely see some cliff divers on your trip too. Bring a picnic or grab some lunch at Rick’s Café.

Go Horseback Riding on the Beach

You can book a two and a half hour horseback riding tour in Negril that will take you through some of the countryside and onto the beach on the back of a horse. You’ll have a tour guide who will share with your group all kinds of historical facts about the island and stuff about the plants and animals that are native to the area. You’ll get to make a stop at a centuries-old sugarcane plant. And you’ll get to view the stunning turquoise waters that surround all of Jamaica’s coastlines.

Bob Marley Museum

To many people, the name Bob Marley is almost synonymous with the island of Jamaica. The two certainly go hand-in-hand. The Bob Marley Museum is a must-see for those who will be in the city of Kingston during their Jamaica trip. The museum is housed in what once was the real home of the legendary Bob Marley. Visitors will get the chance to see one of the singer’s guitars and many other items belonging to him. It’s an iconic landmark that you’ll be glad you went to see.

Appleton Estate Rum Tours

Along the southern coast of Jamaica is the Appleton Estate. It sits in the Nassau Valley and it is where Appleton Estate rum is crafted. Some of the world’s best rums are from the island of Jamaica. You can book a tour and taste at Appleton Estate. This, of course, is not an activity that is meant for families with children. But for those adult moments on your Jamaica vacation, this is a great way to spend a day.

Enjoy Jamaican cuisine

Jamaican cuisine is a blend of African, European, and Indian influences, resulting in a unique and flavorful cuisine. Visitors can enjoy traditional dishes like jerk chicken, ackee and saltfish, and curry goat at local restaurants and street vendors.

Explore the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains are located in eastern Jamaica and offer breathtaking views of the island. Visitors can take a guided hike through the mountains and learn about the local flora and fauna, or enjoy a relaxing stay at one of the mountain retreats.

Jamaica offers a wide range of activities and attractions for visitors of all ages. Whether you're looking for adventure or relaxation, there is something for everyone on the island. So, pack your bags and head to Jamaica for an unforgettable Caribbean experience.

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