10 things to do in Jamaica
10 things to do in Jamaica
love it!’s ANNA BIBBY visited the spectacularly beautiful Caribbean island of Jamaica, home to beaches, culture, and more. Here are her top 10 things to do…
1. DUNN’S FALLS This tranquil corner of Jamaica has something for everyone. Tourists can take a guided walk along the waterfall, but if you aren’t adventurous, you can relax in the waters at the foot of the falls.
2. EAT CRAYFISH Tucked away in the depths of Port Antonio, the Soldier Camp Bar and Grill is a true hidden gem that serves the best local delicacies, but is mostly noted for its river crayfish dishes. To book a table, call 876-451-2095 as there is no website.
3. FRENCHMAN’S COVE If you fancy a swim, Frenchman’s Cove near Port Antonio is a perfect spot. The small river is fed by natural spring water and flows into the sea. It really is the definition of paradise.
4. RAFTING ON THE RIO GRANDE Taking a trip on a bamboo raft is the most idyllic way to explore the Rio Grande river. Originally made popular by Hollywood actor Errol Flynn in the 1950s, the river raft tour gives you some of the best views of the island.
5. BOB MARLEY CENTRE AND MAUSOLEUM Take some time out from lounging in the sun to learn about Jamaica’s most iconic music star. Located in the village of Nine Mile, you’ll get to explore the house that Bob Marley was born in and see where he was laid to rest. Admission fees are £13 per person and the centre is open from 9am to 5pm.
6. PLAY GOLF The 18-hole White Witch Golf Course, built in the grounds of the Rose Hall Estate, is named after the local legend of the White Witch and is a must-visit for golf enthusiasts. It is praised for its landscape and staff.
7. DOCTOR’S CAVE BEACH Doctor’s Cave is one of the most popular beaches in Montego Bay. Along with white sand and gentles waves, the beach also offers a wide variety of water sports, as well as beach bar with a fantastic atmosphere. There is an entry fee of £4.
8. GO HIKING Jamaica is famous for its beaches, but the island is also home to lush green scenery. The Blue Mountains sit 2256m above sea level and offer some of the best views.
9. GREEN GROTTO CAVES Located on Jamaica’s North Coast, the stunning Green Grotto Caves are a fascinating insight into Jamaica’s history. Take a guided tour through the caves and learn about their history, then finish off by throwing a coin into the wishing well. Entry fees start at £7.
10. DOLPHIN COVE Dolphin Cove near Ocho Rios is Jamaica’s perfect family day out. Here you will get to swim with dolphins, snorkel with stingrays and even watch sharks being fed!