Jamaica is known for its gorgeous beaches and tropical sunsets, but Jamaica has so much to offer than lounging on the beach. This destination is perfect for group trips and fun in the sun. If you’re looking for some great activities off the resort that don’t involve sitting on the beach and catching some rays, keep reading for some suggestions.
Windsor Mineral Spring, located at St. Ann’s Bay, gets its name because it can actually catch on fire! The high levels of sulfur in the water can cause the surface to catch fire. For decades, locals have talked about the rejuvenating and healing potential that this small body of water has. Residents are even known to cook on this water.
This beautiful “cenote” like body of water is rumored to be bottomless, according to locals. The turquoise blue water is surrounded by some of the tremendous tropical greenery that makes Jamaica beautiful. It is the perfect place for snorkeling and swimming, and many people love to jump in from the vines in the trees surrounding the Blue Hole.
This 33-mile-long river is the perfect place to see one of Jamaica’s rare creatures, the crocodile. Crocodiles, a rare sight in Jamaica, can be spotted in the Black River near the island’s southern coast. A tour of the Black River is a great way to get into the wilds of Jamaica and get in touch with its’ wildlife.
Port Royal was once known as the most wicked city in the world, and now it sits under 40 feet of water. An earthquake destroyed much of the town and killed hundreds of people, and what it didn’t destroy was laid to rest underwater. It is a great place to go diving to tour the pirate city cast into the sea.
This lagoon has a fantastic “glow in the dark” quality from the microorganisms that call it home. The Luminous Lagoon, located in Falmouth, Trelawny, is one of only three lagoons like it in the world. Tours offer visitors an unforgettable experience as they can swim and dive in this rare body of water.
Trained thoroughbred horses swim with visitors on their backs. Many people say that riding a horse is a spiritual experience. Imagine getting into the water with these majestic creatures who, by the way, are great swimmers.
There are vast mountainous areas in Jamaica, including the mountains of Ocho Rios. Whether on their “bobsled” rollercoaster or zip line, visitors can explore the 700-foot-high peak of Mystic Mountain. What a great way to see Jamaica!
The Blue Mountains, the longest mountain range on the island of Jamaica, are famous for their delicious coffee. These mountains are lush with tropical forests and are the perfect setting for hiking and biking.
Rick’s Café in Negril, Jamaica, sits atop beautiful 35-foot tall cliffs overlooking the ocean. Aside from the great food and drinks, visitors can go cliff jumping off these cliffs. Some daredevils jump from the trees and other buildings that line these cliffs. Be sure to enjoy the Jamaican sunset from these cliffs.
The Pelican Bar is just a 20-minute boat ride from the coast of Negril. Built from driftwood and situated atop stilts on a sandbar about a mile off the coast. It is the perfect place to swim, sunbathe, and enjoy great food and a cold Red Stripe.
Most think of the beaches of Jamaica when they are looking for things to do, but consider some of Jamaica’s other natural treasures, and you may find some memorable experiences. Jamaica has a beautiful culture and a diverse landscape. Expand your horizons and see all that Jamaica has to offer.