With a wealth of luxury resorts and secluded beaches it’d be tempting to spend your time in Jamaica laid out on a beach for every day of your holiday. Make sure you don’t miss out on the best that Jamaica has to offer with this handy guide. These are just a few of the wonderful experiences you can have in Jamaica.
Have a once in a lifetime experience in Ocho Rios
If ticking “visit Jamaica” off of your bucket list isn’t enough, then fulfil another wish and swim with dolphins in Ocho Rios’ aptly name Dolphin Cove. Surrounded by 5 acres of luscious rainforest, this natural cove has all bases covers with warm waters, beautiful dolphins and talented instructors.
Once a fishing village, Ocho Rios radiates the laidback vibe that the island is famous for. It’s the perfect place to kick back on your Jamaica holidays with a plate of Ackee and saltfish and indulge in some sun filled relaxation.
Pay a visit to the spectacular Luminous Lagoon
Famous for its incredible bright glow when the water is disturbed, the Luminous Lagoon is one of those rare tourist attractions that genuinely lives up to the hype. The glowing is actually a form of bioluminescence — the same thing that makes glow worms glow!
A number of tours and boat trips are on offer from various providers but the best way to experience these ethereal waters is to swim in them beneath a dark, starry sky and watch the water light up beneath you.
Treat yourself to a unique dinner at Zimbali’s Mountain Cooking studio
While only a 20-minute trip from the white sands of Negril, Zimbali’s peaceful farm and grounds will make you feel as though you’re in the middle of nowhere. Operating a farm to table policy, the 5 course meal that Zimbali will cook right in front of you is as fresh (and delicious) as it gets.
Before your meal you’ll tour the grounds where the food is grown and gain a newfound appreciation and respect for the food you’re eating. Offering hotel pick up and a truly exceptional 4-hour experience, Zimbali’s is a must for your Jamaica holiday.
Swing through Jamaica’s treetops on a canopy tour
Embrace your adventurous side and glide through the trees on an exhilarating zip line tour! A combination of zip lining and walking, this tour will reward you with unforgettable views of the Great River, Limestone Cliff and the Inter-parish Express. There’s truly no better way to see Jamaica’s natural beauty and imagine what life’s like as fabulous bird soaring through the jungle.
Go ghost hunting at Rose Hall
Rose Hall’s grand grounds are infamous for being haunted by the White Witch of Rose Hall. According to legend, she married and murdered her three husbands and was eventually murdered by a slave who worked on her plantation. After meeting such an unfortunate end she’s believed to haunt the grounds and thousands of visitors every year attempt to spot a glimpse of the wicked White Witch.
Note: This article was written by Rhiannon O’ Shea a retired travel journalist who has always enjoyed the finer things in life. She likes nothing more than to sit out on a porch looking over a beautiful bay in the Caribbean with a cocktail.