Top Attractions in Jamaica
If you are thinking about going on vacation in Jamaica, you may be wondering what else there is to do around the island outside of your resort. Here are a few of the best things to do while in Jamaica:
Negril Beach is one of the best white sand beaches in the Caribbean. This beach stretches seven miles from the Bloody Bay in the North, and alongside Long Bay, until it reaches the cliffs on the Southern edge of town.
Rick’s Café is on the Negril Cliffs and people often go there for more than the delicious food. During the day, it is common for locals and visitors to leap off the rocks to the water below, and this can be a very entertaining experience. It is recommended that visitors talk to the locals for advice prior to attempting the exciting jump. In the evening, people flock to the cliffs to watch the sun set over the water.
Rose Hall Plantation
The Rose Hall Plantation is one of Jamaica’s best-known great houses. John Palmer, a British planter, built this house in the late 1770s and it is believed to be haunted. Over the years, the plantation has been the subject of legends and tales of witchcraft. One of the stories involves one of Palmer’s descendants, Annie Palmer. According to the story, Annie took slaves as lovers and husbands and each one was mysteriously murdered. Tourists can visit the plantation at any time, but a spooky nighttime tour of the property is highly recommended.
Rio Grande River Rafting Trip
This river rafting trip is a safe and calm outing experience. The bamboo rafts were originally used to transport bananas, but they are now equipped with seats for two people. A boatman poles the raft down the river for a three-hour journey, while water splashes over the passengers. When the sun becomes too hot during the day, you can slide off the raft into the cool water of the river.
Good Hope Estate
The Good Hope Estate is a twenty-minute drive from Falmouth. Anyone who visits this 2,000-acre property will find themselves immersed in Jamaica’s rich history. The adventure park inside the estate offers zip lining, river tubing, a great house tour, an aviary, a swimming pool, and a kid’s play area.
Dunn’s River Falls
Dunn’s River Falls are one of Jamaica’s top attractions and is worth a visit. To avoid the heavy crowds, try to go when cruise ships are not in port. The steps of the waterfall are quite slippery, and a guide can be helpful on the journey, but most people are able to make it to the top without any problems. Visitors who have been to the top of the stairs claim that the waterfalls were the highlight of their time on the island.
The Blue Mountains are known for the coffee that is grown between 2,000 and 5,000 feet above sea level. These lush mountains are just North of Kingston and guided tours are available for visitors.
The Blue Hole is a hidden treasure that is nestled in the hills of the White River Valley and many people have given it nicknames like “Island Gully”, “Hidden Falls”, and “Secret Falls”. People can swim in one of the fascinating blue pools, jump off the waterfalls, or swing on one of the Tarzan ropes.
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