TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN JAMAICA – UNTIL NEXT YEAR!
Jamaica is one of the most diverse cultures you will ever experience. Known for their motto, “Out of many, one people”, you can expect just that – the many things to do and see on this little island in the Caribbean. There’s adventure for the adventurous and the beaches for relaxing, but I have five unique experiences you won’t want to miss out on the next time you the tropical island of Jamaica. You won’t find too many attractions on this list that you can classify as “ordinary”.
The Blue Hole – Ocho Rios, JA
The name describes this little hidden jewel perfectly, a fantastically blue hole in the heart of Ocho Rios. So hidden and understated that even some locals don’t know about it. Swim, dive into, or float in this crystal blue, ice cold water or massage your shoulders under the small waterfall. Don’t forget to take a camera because the awesome tropical nature surrounding this beauty is truly something to capture. The best part about this spot is it’s never crowded with busloads of tourists, not yet at least.
Dolphin Cove Jamaica
Now this spot is truly for some family fun! Known for being one of the most attractive tourist attractions, Dolphin Cove offers activities such as swimming with dolphins, sharks and swim rays. For those who don’t want to take part in the adventures they have bars, shops, restaurants and beaches for you to relax on. Dolphin Cove even offers a small tropical path where you can encounter parrots and other birds. Be prepared for the crowd of people that will be there, especially during the summer months, but the trip is completely worth it for a unique family activity that you won’t forget!
The best description for this place is “mystical”! This marvel is only found in four parts of the world, making this one of Jamaica’s rarest attractions. The microscopic organisms in this area light up when the water is stirred, known as bioluminescence. If you get the opportunity to swim, and you have the guts to swim in the ocean at night, then I encourage you to try it! Seeing yourself light up will be a fantastic marvel.
Mystic Mountain Rain Forest
Mystic Mountain is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Jamaica. I know I said you wouldn’t find any attractions on this list as ordinary, and you won’t. This place offers so many activities, from zip lining to bird watching and trail walking. There is so much to do with the family and kids, and even if you decide you don’t want to participate in the activities there is always a bar and a restaurant to relax in.
Known as one of the most beautiful vistas in Jamaica, Lover’s Leap is where the Santa Cruz Mountains come to an end to overlook a 1700 ft. drop down to the waves crashing on Cutless Bay below. This place doesn’t offer many activities, but what this place does offer, are an amazing view and a restaurant with exceptional food, a lighthouse, and a walking trail. Lover’s Leap is a great pit stop on the way to the next adventure or unique attraction.