Home of the easy-going attitude, some of the world’s most stunning beaches and jerk chicken, Jamaica is easily one of the most desirable holiday destinations. Kick-start your Caribbean escape with this guide to the most amazing things to do in Jamaica.
Ride a Jamaican Bobsled
For anyone familiar with the 90s movie ‘Cool Runnings’, a chance to bobsled in Jamaica fulfils all sorts of childhood dreams. The Rainforest Adventures Park at the Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios offers families and adults alike a true adventure. The canopy zip-lines, waterslides and the famous bobsled ride make the Mystic Mountain a favourite with visitors worldwide.
Visit a Bar Located in the Sea
Adrift a quarter of a mile out to sea and accessible only by boat, Floyd’s Pelican Bar is a truly unique attraction. Sip on rum cocktails, kick back and listen to some music or tuck into some freshly grilled seafood. The rustic Pelican Bar offers a chance to be truly indulgent, so swim, sunbathe or just do nothing!
The Luminous Lagoon located near Falmouth is easily one of the most magical places in Jamaica. One of only four phosphorous pools across the globe, this natural marvel has to be seen to be believed. The pool is reportedly the finest place in the world to see the microorganisms glowing brilliant colours in the shallow water. See this pool at night when every disturbance makes the water glow a brilliant blue.
Taste Some Jerk Chicken
You can often smell Jamaican jerk chicken long before you see it, so your nose will often guide you to the best local spots. For a truly authentic jerk taste, a visit to Scotchies is a must. Serving up jerk chicken and pork, the Montego Bay eatery is renowned for the quality of its pimento-smoked, tender and moreish meat.
Go Crocodile Spotting
While those with sensitive temperaments might argue otherwise, the Black River Safari Cruise offers a relaxing tour of the Jamaica’s wetland. Starting at the mouth of the Black River, your guide will take you on a tour that could see you spot a number of endangered American Crocodiles. Sightings are very frequent, so the chance that you’ll be able to spot these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat is very high.
Visit the Reggae King
It wouldn’t be a trip to Jamaica without paying a visit to the country’s most famous music star. The Bob Marley Museum treats fans to a peek inside the former home of the musical legend. With a short movie, a collection of interesting exhibits and informative guide, the tour allows an insight into the life of this global music star.
Climb a Waterfall
The Dunn’s River Falls offers a unique opportunity to cool off in a gorgeous cascading waterfall. Bring along a waterproof camera to get some snaps of your group and make sure to climb up to the top of the falls, a refreshing experience on a hot day in Jamaica.
From spotting crocodiles to exploring a bar in the middle of the ocean, there are so many incredible things to do in Jamaica. If you have a favourite spot in Jamaica you like to visit, share your story by commenting.