The Best Things To Do In Jamaica
The Best Things To Do In Jamaica
Jamaica s one of my favourite Caribbean islands visit and to be honest, it really isn’t hard to see why. We all know Jamaica for its amazing beaches and super relaxed people, and this naturally makes it a must travel place. I wanted to whet your appetite a little bit and talk about the things that you can do there and tempt you to take a Jamaica vacation. I hope you enjoy reading about this great place.
Doctor’s Cave Beach
This beach at Montego Bay became rather famous during the 20s when people begun to believe that the waters possessed mystical healing qualities. People from all around flocked here for the alleged healing properties of the water. Although this beach probably doesn’t have the same sort of beliefs in this sense, it is still extremely famous and it isn’t hard to see why. The waters are a crystal blue and the white sand squeaks under your feet. This is one of the best places on the island to chill out and enjoy the beautiful waters.
The Bob Marley Museum
Bob Marley has certainly become one of the most iconic figures to come out of Jamaica and the home of this reggae god is located in the heart of Kingston, the capital. The house (or museum rather) is open each day to visitors and you can take guided tours that show you more about the life of Bob and how he lived. The museum is more or less a well preserved shrine to the life of Bob Marley up until his death in 1981. The museum also features the Tuff Gong Studio, which is where Marley recorded some of his greatests hits. Naturally when you are here it is the best opportunity to get some amazing Bob Marley merchandise, so don’t be afraid to take advantage.
Take a rum tour
A rum tour is one of the best ways to enjoy one of Jamaica’s finest products. One great rum tour is the Appleton Estate Rum Tour, which shows you exactly how the finest rums are made. This is also a very interesting experience for understanding how things were done hundreds of years ago and how they operate in this age of many innovative technologies. Of course, a rum tour is a great place to sample the best rum and to enjoy the subtle differences between each of the varieties and of course to buy a bottle of two!
Visit the Blue Mountain
Jamaica is well known for its picturesque nature and the the Blue Mountain actually Jamaica’s highest mountain and is home to Blue Mountain coffee, which has become world famous for its amazing flavour and quality. Among this there are over 200,000 acres of stunning tropical rainforest for you to enjoy. In these forests lie waterfalls, exotic plants, animals and so much more. This is personally one of my favourite places to visit to hike, explore and see the hundreds of species of plants and birds. I will definitely go back if I get the chance to go to Jamaica again!
Rose Hall Great House
This restored plantation was built in 1770 and is the former home of Annie Palmer, who supposedly lured lovers to their death here and it is said that the place is haunted with many ghost sightings reported here. It is not known exactly whether this is true, but the house is an amazing way to see the historical side of the island. You can take a tour and see what life would have been like at the time and also seek a little bit of thrill to see if you can see a ghost or two!
The Rose Hall Great House is a restored plantation house built in 1770. It is the former home of the legendary Annie Palmer who earned the nickname, the White Witch of Rose Hall, due to tales that she lured several of her lovers to their death. The house, which is open for daily tours, is said to be haunted with her spirit to this day, and there have been several reports of ghost sightings over the years.
This is a thrill seeker’s dream and one of my favourite places to visit as a little bit of a nature and adventure lover. The Rainforest SkyExplorer is definitely one of the highlights with a chairlift that takes you above the trees and offers stunning views of Ochos Rios and the coastline. The best thing is yet to come though, because to get down you can take bobsled all the way down the mountain or take the huge zipline too. Don’t be afraid, this is something that you don’t get to do everyday, so I would highly recommend using one of these very effective “methods” of getting back down to the bottom!
Dunns River Falls
This famous waterfall is not far from Ochos Rios and perhaps the most famous of the natural attractions that you can experience in Jamaica. These falls are 55 metres high and about 180 metres long and have multiple levels that look like a set of stairs. It truly is a wonderful site seeing so much water cascade down each level. This is something that has to be seen to be believed and it is also possible to climb them too! It takes under two hours to do and is a unique experience that you won’t be likely to experience anywhere else on the planet.