top 10 Places to Visit in Jamaica

1. Dolphin Cove

Have you ever swum with the dolphins? Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios gives you the chance to do just that. You will be allowed a full 30 minutes of quality time with a friendly dolphin to swim and frolic with. A guide will provide the necessary instruction before you get to go off and have a ‘whale of a time’ with the dolphin. You can also get to interact with other marine life such as stingrays and turtles. If you need a break from the water, the property also has other animals and tropical birds that you can get familiar with. Dolphin Cove is a perfect family getaway and is popular with both visitors and locals especially during summer.

 

 

2. White River – Ocho Rios

 

Ocho Rios has some great place that you just have to visit; one such place is White River. If you enjoy tubing through pools and rapids, you won’t be disappointed when you visit White River. This attraction offers a 45-minute ride in an inner tube and you also get to stop and go for a swim at various spots along the route. If you are not into tubing, you can climb onto a jet ski for a fun ride or enjoy river rafting if you want a more laid-back activity. Of course, extremely delicious local food and cold beer is always nearby.

 

3. Chukka Cove – Ocho Rios

If you are looking for an adventure then Chukka Cove is the place you want to visit. Located in beautiful Ocho Rios, this venue offers a wide variety of activities that will be sure to satisfy your thrill-seeking appetite. From horseback riding in the warm Caribbean Sea to zip-lining through rainforest, you can choose activities that will surely get your blood pumping. You can ride on ATVs, enjoy river tubing, or go cliff jumping. The venue offers package deals so you can get the chance to experience multiple activities. Be sure to bring along some friends as these activities are perfect for groups.

 

4. Mayfield Falls – Westmoreland

If you want a little break from the sea water, you can visit one of the many falls on the island. One of your best waterfall experiences in Jamaica will be at Mayfield Falls. This attraction beckons visitors to take small strolls along inviting rivers, streams and small cascading waterfalls; and of course you can enjoy the water to your heart’s content. If you are up for some adrenaline rush this attraction offers supervised cliff and cave diving. After enjoying your fill of the water, there are opportunities to enjoy scrumptious local food and even dancing if you have a little energy left over.

 

 

5. Blue Lagoon – Portland

Located in the lush, green parish of Portland, Blue Lagoon is a quiet getaway which helps you to connect with nature.  Blue Lagoon is famous for its mesmerizingly beautiful blue waters. You will surely fall in love with this idyllic spot which will calm and refresh your soul. The water in the lagoon is mixed with both fresh cool water from underground springs and salt warm water from the nearby sea. Therefore you will feel alternating temperature if you choose to go for a swim – a unique and enjoyable experience. After your swim, you can enjoy delicious local meals or sip on a cold beer.

 

6. Bob Marley Museum – Kingston

Bob Marley is Jamaican’s most famous musician, being known all over the world for reggae music. If you want to learn more about this icon, a visit to the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston is the perfect remedy. The museum is located on the site of the singer’s home which he purchased in 1975. On display, you will find some of Bob Marley’s personal belongings and you will get a chance to see every aspect of his life. The rooms have also been preserved in their original state allowing visitors to get a sense of how the late singer really lived.

 

7. Frenchman’s Cove

Frenchman’s Cove is another treasure located in the parish of Portland. One of the most attractive features about this place is the presence of a cold flowing river meeting the warm Caribbean Sea. The lovely white sand against the sparkling blue sea makes this property very picturesque and serene. Frenchman’s Cove is the perfect getaway for couples. The property’s tranquil atmosphere makes it a great get away for yogis and nature lovers. You can choose to relax in one of various villas located on the property; these villas are near the beach and are designed so that you can enjoy breathtaking views from your room.

 

8. Mystic Mountain – Ocho Rios

Mystic Mountain is a park located in the hills of Ocho Rios and offers a different view of the town. The Rainforest Boblsed is the major attraction allowing visitors to go on a exhilarating ride through the forest on high-tech sleds. Both visitors and locals alike enjoy this particular attraction because of the adrenaline rush that it delivers. The park also offers a Zip Line attraction. After you have had your fill of thrills and adrenaline rush, you can enjoy bird watching or enjoy breathtaking views from the Sky Explorer, or you can cool down in the pool that’s located on the property.

 

9. Ricks Café – Negril

Ricks Café in Negril is way more than just your typical café. The café is located at the top of a cliff at the western end of the island which makes it a great spot to watch some amazing sunsets. The major attraction at this spot is jumping off the cliff and swimming in the clear blue waters. If you have never done cliff diving before, there are cliffs at different heights so you can choose a height that you are comfortable with. If you are not feeling very adventurous, you can opt to be a spectator and still enjoy some adrenaline rush as you watch others take the dive.

 

10. Kingston

Kingston is the capital city of Jamaica offering a variety of activities. The city has a great nightlife with various kinds of parties happening in multiple places at any given time. If you choose to attend any party, you will definitely be drawn to the great energy and vibes of the people. Devon House is one of the places in Kingston you should certainly visit. It is an historic mansion but its major attraction is the shop where you can get amazingly delicious Devon House ice-cream in a wide variety of flavours. You can also go hiking in the cool Blue Mountains and enjoy fantastic scenery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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