Jamaica is an alluring and exciting destination that offers a wide array of attractions and activities for the discerning traveler. You will also find that Jamaicans are some of the friendliest and welcoming people you will ever meet. Whether you are visiting the island for the first time or are a seasoned traveler, the best way to experience Jamaica is to travel around the destination to get a fulsome idea of all that is available to you. We will highlight the top 10 experiences that you should not miss next time you visit the beautiful island of Jamaica.
Jumping into the Irie Blue Hole
The Irie Blue Hole outside Ocho Rios, Jamaica is one of the most beautiful natural attractions in Jamaica. The spring is below a cavernous opening in the landscape and is covered by karst limestone. The limestone produces natural minerals which purify the water in the Blue Hole. The Blue Hole is known for its curative and rejuvenating properties and is a haven for divers, thrill seekers and just about anyone who enjoys an adventure! One tour that will present you with the opportunity to jump into this beautiful and unique natural attraction is our Blue Hole Secret Falls Tour.
Catching the Sunset at Rick’s Café and Cliff Diving
Rick’s Café is perched atop a 35 foot cliff in Negril, making it the place to see the most stunning sunset this side of the hemisphere, while having a few drinks in a perfect relaxing environment to the pulsating beats of your favorite reggae songs. If you are adventurous, you can dive off the 35 foot high cliff into the pristine Caribbean Sea below. Rick’s Café provides such a unique experience that a visit to Negril would feel incomplete if you do not go there! Please visit our Negril Sunset Day Tour page to book this exciting tour, you will enjoy the experience!
Eating Jerked Chicken and Pork at Scotchie’s, Montego Bay.
Jamaica is renowned worldwide for reggae music, and its delectable cuisine, one of the favorite meals of Jamaicans and visitors alike is Jerk Chicken or Pork. The place to go to get the most authentic Jamaican jerk on the Island, located just a few minutes away from the Airport in Montego Bay is Scotchie’s. So, stop by and try some Jerk at Scotchie’s next time you are on the island!
Eating Jerked Beef Patties
Another tasty Jamaican treat that we recommend is the Beef patty. A Jamaican beef patty is a pastry with a flaky shell, filled with spicy ground beef and other condiments. The patty is a staple in the Jamaican diet and is one of the things that you should definitely try when you visit the Island!
Rafting on Martha Brae River
Rafting on the Martha Brae River is a very relaxing, romantic and fun activity for everyone to enjoy. The Martha Brae River is in Trelawny – approximately 35 minutes outside of Montego Bay. The Rafts are made of bamboo and can comfortably accommodate two people along with the friendly captain who will go out of his way to ensure that you are comfortable and happy. Rafting down the scenic Martha Brae River is a perfect way to relax and unwind when you are on your Jamaican vacation and indulge in a truly genuine Jamaican experience. Your captain will also allow you to take a swim in the serene waters of the Martha Brae River if you so desire! You can book this relaxing experience on our Martha Brae River Rafting Tour page.
Swimming in the Luminous Blue Lagoon
If you want to experience one of the fascinating wonders of nature found anywhere in the world, a visit to the Luminous Lagoon in Falmouth should be high on your agenda. This luminous lagoon includes microscopic organisms that light up when agitated at night. To experience this phenomenon, you can do a boat tour of the lagoon; this will show the light from the organisms illuminating all around giving an extra-terrestrial feeling. If you are more adventurous, you can go ahead and take a swim in the lagoon to get closer to the distinctive microscopic organisms. The phenomenon that causes the microorganisms to light up is known as bioluminescence and scientists have confirmed that the light emitted by the microorganisms in the luminous lagoon in Falmouth is one of the brightest anywhere in the world. You can book this exciting tour on our Luminous Lagoon Night Tour page.
Reggae Sumfest is an annual reggae festival held in Montego Bay, Jamaica and is the largest such festival anywhere in the Caribbean. The duration of Reggae Sumfest is one week and includes nightly performances from the best reggae artists in the world! This is a spectacle that you should not miss if you want to experience the best of Jamaican music and culture! To get private transportation to Reggae Sumfest 2018, visit our Montego Bay Airport Transfers page.
Visiting Floyd’s Pelican Bar
Floyd’s Pelican Bar is the best kept secret on the south coast of Jamaica. Located about one mile offshore the coast of the town of Black River in St. Elizabeth, Floyd’s Pelican Bar is the perfect place to get away from it all and just relax with your favorite drink in hand. The only way to get to this exotic bar is by boat, and it is one of the most interesting things to do in Jamaica. Wherever you are staying on the Island, a day trip to Floyd’s Pelican Bar should be on your list of things to do!
Drinking a Cold Red Stripe Beer on the Beach
Jamaica is blessed with several alluring white sand beaches dotted along the beautiful coastline of the Island. One of the coolest things to when you visit Jamaica is to relax on a beach of your choice with a cold Red Stripe Beer! You will feel like all your worries and stresses are gone at that moment, and you will live life at a slower pace, and everything will be “Irie.” Welcome to Jamaica, the home of alright!
Climbing Dunn’s River Falls
One of the most unique and popular attractions in Jamaica is Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios. This waterfall is one of less than ten in the entire world that flows directly into the sea! Another cool thing about Dunn’s River Falls is that it has a beautiful beach for all to enjoy! You will also enjoy the thrill of climbing the cascading 55m falls all by yourself or with the assistance of trained guides if necessary. To ensure that you do not miss this exciting adventure that everyone is raving about, visit our Dunn’s River Falls Tour page today to secure your reservation!
About Travel Around Jamaica Tours
Travel Around Jamaica Tours is dedicated to providing fun and affordable Jamaica adventure and sightseeing tours to all tourist destinations in Jamaica, including popular tourist destinations, such as Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Negril, and Falmouth. We guarantee 1st class, round-trip private Montego Bay airport transfers to all hotels and resorts in Jamaica, starting at $54! To learn more, visit www.travelaroundjamaica.com.