Not only have I been Jamaica many many times but I’ve booked clients here often! We all know that Jamaica is known for its great beaches and tropical sunsets, but there is a lot more to do than go to the beach. Although this is a great way to spend a vacation, some people want to be able to do a little more and see Jamaica and all the things that it has to offer. Here is a list of some of the most amazing things to do in Jamaica that don’t involve sitting on the beach and catching some rays.
Windsor Mineral Spring is located at St. Ann’s Bay. This pond gets its’ name because it really can catch on fire. It is said to have such high levels of sulfur that the surface of the water can catch fire. For decades, locals have talked about the rejuvenating and healing potential that this small body of water has. Residents are also known to cook on this water, as well. I definitely make it a point to take a dip every time I go to take advantage of the healing potentials.
This beautiful “cenote” (natural sink hole) type body of water is rumored to be bottomless, according to locals. The turquoise blue water is surrounded by some of the tremendous tropical greenery that makes Jamaica beautiful. It is the perfect place for some snorkeling, swimming, and many people love to jump in from the vines in the trees that surround the Blue Hole.
The Bob Marley Museum is the former home of the reggae legend. Bob’s home is filled with rich memories and treasured mementos, which seek to preserve the life and accomplishment of this great Jamaican and outstanding musician. The tour duration is 1 hour and 15 minutes (including a 20-minute video presentation) Tours are offered Monday through Saturday, every half hour from 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM.
Port Royal was once known as the most wicked city in the world, and now it sits under about 40 feet of water. An earthquake destroyed much of the town and killed hundreds of people, and what it didn’t destroy was laid to rest underwater. It is a great place to go diving to tour the pirate city that was cast into the sea. This is an amazing excursion!
This lagoon has a fantastic “glow in the dark” quality that comes from the microorganisms that call it home. The Luminous Lagoon is located in Falmouth, Trelawny, and there are only three lagoons like it in the world. Tours offer visitors an unforgettable experience as they can swim and dive in such a rare body of water. You have to see it to believe!
This is an attraction that is offered at some of the resorts across Jamaica, such as Half Moon Resort. These resort train thoroughbred horses to swim with visitors on their backs. Many people say that riding a horse is a spiritual experience, imagine getting into the water with these majestic creatures who, by the way, are great swimmers.
There are vast mountainous areas to see in Jamaica as well, including the mountains of Ocho Rios. Whether it is on their “bobsled”-like rollercoaster or zip line, visitors can explore the 700-foot-high peak of Mystic Mountain. It is so much fun that you’ll want to ride again and again. It’s a great way to see Jamaica in a way that most people don’t consider.
The Blue Mountain range is the longest mountain range on the island of Jamaica. These mountains are lush with tropical forests, and they are the perfect setting for camping, hiking, and biking. Who considers camping when they are in Jamaica?
Rick’s Café in Negril, Jamaica, sits atop beautiful 35-foot tall cliffs overlooking the ocean. Aside from the food and great drinks, visitors can go to the cliff and jump off these cliffs. Some daredevils even jump from the trees and other buildings that line the cliffs. Then some want to enjoy the Jamaican sunset from these cliffs which I find to simply amazing!
This bar and restaurant is built from driftwood and sits atop stilts on a sandbar that is about a quarter of a mile out to sea. It is just a 20-minute boat ride from the coast of Negril. It is the perfect place to spend an evening swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying some great food and a cold Red Stripe.
Most think of the beaches of Jamaica when they are looking for things to do, but take the time to look into what is around, and you may find some memorable experiences. Jamaica has a beautiful culture and a landscape that is just as diverse as anywhere else. There are great people, tropical wildlife, and things to do inland and on the coast. Just expand your horizons and see all the things that Jamaica has to offer
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