Top 10 Fun Things to do in Jamaica

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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 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.

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Jamaican Music Festivals 2018

When it comes to deciding a dream destination to enjoy your holidays, Jamaica always is at or near the top of the list. And why wouldn’t it? From beautiful beaches, perfect weather, fancy resorts, and number of festivals constantly taking place. All we need is a cruise to take us all to this beyond beautiful paradise for our vacations.

Some of the most famous and fun music festivals which take place in Jamaica are Reggae Sumfest 2018, Dream Weekend 2018, and International Reggae Day 2018. If you are looking forward to attending the best music festivals, you have come to the right place. Jamaica is known for offering some of the best music festivals, which are comprised of great music, delicious food, and some of the best music artists from around the world.

Read on to learn about each festival and what you can expect to experience at these events.

International Reggae Day 2018

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July 1st is the day which is recognized as International Reggae Day. It is comprised of 24 hours of celebration for reggae culture and the influence it has on Jamaican music. This globally renowned event is hosted in Kingston and has extensive international media coverage.

The objective of this event is to celebrate the best of Jamaican creativity and its global impact. With the power of music, communication technology and media, the event unites nations and different cultures. Go to Jamaica and celebrate International Reggae Day in your own way. You wouldn’t want to miss this fun. People from all over the world come to Jamaica only to celebrate International Reggae Day. Book your tickets for 2018 international Reggae Day and have the best time of your life!

Reggae Sumfest 2018

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Reggae Sumfest is one of the most anticipated music festivals that takes place in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Reggae Sumfest got started in 1993 by Robert Russell and Johnny Gourzong, along with a very dedicated group of Montego Bay businessmen. Reggae Sumfest then began to thrive and adapt a number of themes throughout the decades, including exciting performances by some of the biggest stars in music, such as Rihanna, Usher, Kanye West, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Alicia Keys, Nicky Minaj, Lionel Ritchie, and a number of other international stars.

This festival has also presented the greatest and most authentic line-ups of Jamaican and International stars of Reggae and Dancehall artists, such as Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Dennis Brown, The Mighty Diamonds, Toots & The Maytals, Sugar Minott, Beres Hammond, Burning Spear, Gregory Issacs, Jimmy Cliff, Frankie Paul, Freddie McGregor, Chronixx, Buju Banton, Tarrus Riley, Barrington Levy, Luciano, Shaggy, Shabba Ranks, Vybz Kartel, Bounty Killer, Ninja Man, Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Capleton, Lady Saw, Tommy Lee Sparta, Spice, Popcaan, and virtually every artist in the world of Jamaican Reggae and Dancehall music. Besides Reggae Sumfest being the largest music festival in Jamaica, it is truly the most authentic Reggae and Dancehall festival in the world.

Reggae Sumfest 2018 is going to take place this year from the 15th to 21st of July. And as always it is going to better than ever!

Dream Weekend 2018

Dream_Weekend_Negril_JamaicaDream Weekend is a five day music festival that also takes place each year and features five days of great music and energetic vibes. Dream Weekend is another one of the most anticipated music festivals in Jamaica, which takes place on the white sandy beaches of Negril, Jamaica, for 5 non-stop days of back-to-back parties, which includes popular high-energy genres of music, performances from international as well as local artists. From exclusive world-class liquor to amazing food, exceptional music, remarkable performances, Dream Weekend has got you covered. Make sure you book your tickets soon for one of the most anticipated festivals in Jamaica.

For first class, affordable private transportation from Montego Bay to any of these wonderful Jamaican music festivals or other top tourist destinations in Jamaica, please visit our website at: www.travelaroundjamaica.com.

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.

Exploring Jamaica’s South Coast

When people think of places to visit in Jamaica they usually think of Montego Bay or Ocho Rios or Negril, however, if you are looking for some more off the beaten path eco or adventure tours outside of these popular resort areas, check out the following list of our Top 3 Jamaica South Coast Tours:

1. YS Falls Adventure Tour

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YS Falls is located in YS Estate in a carefully managed ecosystem 50 miles east of Negril and 50 miles south west of Montego Bay in the ‘breadbasket’ parish of St. Elizabeth. YS Estate was originally a sugar cane farm with a factory. YS Estate was also a supplier of logwood for export to Europe. The heart of the logwood tree was used for the purpose of making dye. 

By 1887 the property had changed hands many times and was the official property of the Encumbered Estates Court in London. At the time Great Grand Uncle John Browne of the present owner, Tony Browne, had traveled from London to purchase a property in St. Ann. However upon arrival in London, that property had been sold. John Browne wanting a property with a river running through it bought YS Estate, sight unseen. Simon Browne, youngest son of Tony Browne, opened YS in 1992 to the public, living out his lifelong wish. However, Simon Browne only wanted to admit 25 persons a day, but the popularity of YS Falls exceeded that. So Simon monitored the number of visitors to ensure that the natural beauty of YS was not destroyed by inquisitive feet.

Your tour starts with a ride through Jamaica’s countryside and upon arrival you will be driven by a tractor to the falls. The fall is 120 feet and flows over seven levels. Steps are erected by the side so visitors can view the falls without getting wet. There are seven river pools on property where you can just wade or swim if you do not wish to climb the falls. For more information about this tour please visit our YS Falls Adventure Tour page.

2. Appleton Estate Rum Factory Tour

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On our Appleton Estate Tour you will get a chance to experience up close how Jamaica’s legendary Appleton Estate rum has been proudly made since 1749. During this tour you will gain historical knowledge while witnessing rum production at the distillery. After you tour the manufacturing and bottling process, and learn about rum making, you can taste complimentary samples of cane juice, high wine, and all of the flavorful rums they produce. End the day with lunch and unlimited tasting of Appleton’s most famous products. The tour can be scheduled Monday through Saturday. However, the Appleton Estate Rum Factory is closed on Sunday. You can learn more on our Appleton Estate Rum Factory Tour page.

3. Black River Safari and Pelican Bar Tour

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Black River is the capital of the parish of St. Elizabeth on Jamaica’s south coast and is a very popular haven for ecological tours owing to the vast swamplands and rivers which flow through the area. Discover the beauty of the hidden side of Jamaica by exploring the natural wonders and pristine white sandy beaches. 

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Once you reach Black River your tour starts with a 1 1/2 hour motor boat tour, exploring Jamaica’s largest navigable river and through what is Jamaica’s largest wetland area, the Black River lower morass. This educational boat ride includes frequent sightings of wild animals. Learn all about the river’s history and wildlife and watch as your boat captain hand feeds the river’s alligators! If you are a nature lover, this is the perfect trip for you.

Following the boat tour, we will go to Floyd’s Pelican Bar, a local fisherman’s dream to get away with his friends for some relaxation after a hard day of fishing. Floyd’s Pelican bar is located on a shoal three quarters of a mile out at sea, off the shore of Parottee Bay. This is the ultimate spot to hang out with a cold Red Stripe beer or your favorite Jamaican drink, have a seafood lunch, go snorkeling or simply just take in the stunning 360 degree panoramic view. We suggest that visitors bring a sharp object or a dark marker so you can carve your name wherever you find a space on the bar to do so – yes it’s allowed! Enjoy the ride as you pass seaside homes, guesthouses and miles of sun-drenched beachfront along the way. For more information about this tour please visit our Black River Safari and Pelican Bar Tour page.

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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.

Now Offering Private Business Transfers!

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Travel Around Jamaica Tours is proud to now offer private business transfers from $40 (one-way) for all business travelers visiting Montego Bay. Our private business transfer service includes pick-up and drop off from Sangster’s International Airport to all Montego Bay area hotels, guest houses, and resorts. Special arrangements can be made for travelers staying outside of the Montego Bay area. In addition, we can provide you with private business transportation services to and from business meetings and conferences in Montego Bay and other locations. For more information Call us Today at 1 (876) 287-2180 or email info@travelaroundjamaica.com

While you are visiting Jamaica why not treat yourself! and experience Jamaica in true V.I.P. style with our affordable private V.I.P. chauffeur service, which includes your own personal driver for the day up to 10 hours per day, and a complimentary tank of gas. For more info about our Private Chauffeur Services, visit http://ow.ly/IN4O30hQwuq. However, if you are just looking for airport transfers from Sangster’s International Airport in Montego Bay to your hotel or guest house, please visit our Montego Bay Airport Transfers page on our website at http://ow.ly/wNSe30hQwX7

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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.

Top 5 Jamaica Adventure Tours

We know it can be an overwhelming process deciding which tour is best for you and your family to go on while visiting Jamaica. Here is a list of our top 5 Jamaica adventure tours to help you make your decision before you arrive in Jamaica:

1. Montego Bay Highlight Day Tour

This tour is a wonderful for those looking to visit a great mix of cultural sightseeing and adventure spots in Montego Bay, such as Sam Sharpe Square, Richmond Hill Inn, an authentic jerk spot, such as Scotchie’s and Margaritaville for some fun in the sun and tropical drinks! To learn more, visit http://bit.ly/XD9wvH.

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2. Blue Hole Secret Falls Tour

Blue Hole Secret Falls in Ocho Rios is unique for many reasons. Firstly it is enjoyed by locals and tourists alike, which is very rare. And secondly, because it is a hidden 20’ waterfall waiting to be discovered in the rain forest of Ocho Rios. At the Blue Hole you can jump, swim, or dive into the refreshing turquoise pools below or go tubing down the White River. In addition, afterwards shopping in Ocho Rios can be arranged. For more info, visit http://bit.ly/PoAClZ.

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3. Dunn’s River Falls Tour

Dunn’s River Falls (A.K.A. “Niagara of the Carribean”) is an incredible 600-foot cascading waterfalls challenge, where you will be professionally guided in a human daisy chain up 600-feet of stunning waterfalls in beautiful Ocho Rios, Jamaica. To learn more, visit http://bit.ly/1d5wUZQ.

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4. Negril Sunset Day Tour

Our Negril Sunset Day Tour explores some of the best that Negril has to offer, including: stops at the world famous Seven Mile Beach, Margaritaville, shopping, and Rick’s Café for some cliff diving and dining on their patio, while listening to live reggae music and watching professional cliff divers. For more info, visit http://bit.ly/1kmKXYf.

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5. Luminous Lagoon Night Tour

During our Luminous Lagoon Night Tour you will get a once in a lifetime chance to take a guided boat tour into the luminous lagoon at night and swim in the glistening warm luminescent water where you’ll get to see you and your friends and families’ shadows, as well as fish, and have photos taken. For more info, visit http://bit.ly/2lmLDsp.

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For more info about any of our tours, please email us at info@travelaroundjamaica.com or visit our website at http://www.travelaroundjamaica.com.

 

Reggae Sumfest 2016 Line-up Announced

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Recently the line-up for this year’s Reggae Sumfest 2016 was announced, including some of the hottest reggae and dancehall artists on the planet! such as Beenie Man, Barrington Levy, Ishawna, Agent Sasco, Bounty Killer, Tarrus Riley, and many more. Reggae Sumfest’s main concerts will take place at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from July 21-23rd. Weekend Ticket Passes start from $62 U.S. To get your tickets for this year’s Reggae Sumfest,  visit http://reggaesumfest.com. If you need reliable transportation to Sumfest 2016 from your hotel or villa, visit our website at http://www.travelaroundjamaica.com.

Travel Around Jamaica Tours Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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Travel Around Jamaica Tours  today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for the second year in a row! Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.

About The Certificate of Excellence
The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

The team at Travel Around Jamaica Tours would like to thank all of our incredible! customers from around the world for leaving such kind reviews on TripAdvisor. For instance, Bill Davis from Houston, Texas, recently wrote:

“Havian, our driver gave us an incredible hour & half ride to Ocho Rios & return to Sangster airport. I will use them forever on our visits to Jamaica. Very polite, on time and a great price”.

About Travel Around Jamaica Tours
Travel Around Jamaica Tours specializes in providing 1st class, private Montego Bay Airport transfers and tours to all resorts, hotels, and tours in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Negril, Falmouth, and Runaway Bay. For more information, visit our website at www.travelaroundjamaica.com.