10 things you must do on your Jamaica holiday
Believe us when we say these are 10 things you must do on your Jamaica holiday!
From relaxing on white sand beaches and experiencing local culture, to seeking out adventure and interacting with animals, Jamaica is a one stop destination for every type of traveler. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the number of activities to choose from, here is a list of 10 things you must do on your Jamaica holiday.
Visit Seven Mile Beach
You have never truly had the “white sand, crystal clear water” beach experience until you visit Seven Mile Beach in Negril. As the longest stretch of beach in Jamaica, Seven Mile Beach has everything you could want from watersports to live music.
The number of restaurants and bars is so plentiful that you will never need to walk far to reach the perfect place to eat. All-inclusive resorts, like Couples Negril and Couples Swept Away, make sure you get the most out of your stay at Seven Mile Beach.
Relax at Blue Hole in Ocho Rios
A more hidden destination in Jamaica is Blue Hole, a swimming hole and 20-foot waterfall tucked into the hills of Jamaica outside Ocho Rios. The swimming hole attracts people for swimming, cliff jumping, and rope swinging into its turquoise depths. The waterfall can be reached about 7 minutes from the swimming hole, and is the perfect place to lay out, have a picnic, and listen to the roaring water.
Eat at Scotchies – 10 things you must do on your Jamaica holiday
One of the best ways to fully immerse yourself in a new culture is to leave the tourist filled destinations and find a place to eat that is popular among the locals.
In Jamaica, Scotchies is the place to do so with its famous, mouthwatering jerked chicken and jerked pork. The meat is slow cooked on a wood burning grill right in front of you, and is served with Scotchies secret hot sauce. With locations in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Kingston, Scotchies is just the place for an authentic meal while chatting with locals.
Visit the Bob Marley Museum
As “The Birthplace of Reggae”, it is necessary to dive into the music culture in Jamaica, and one of the best ways to do so is with a tour of the Bob Marley museum. The house has been left as it was when Marley lived there, so along with seeing his home recording studio, famous records, and performances shown in the museum’s theater, you also get the chance to see more into his personal life with his bedroom and favorite clothing.
Float down Rio Grande on a bamboo raft
Floating down Rio Grande river on a bamboo raft is the perfect alternative to relaxing on the beach. This rafting excursion is a calming experience as you float downstream fully engulfed in the river valley and its surrounding bamboo, banana groves, wildlife, and the everyday life of the people on the river banks.
Bamboo rafting is definitely a bucket list item, we had to include it as part of our 10 things you must do on your Jamaica holiday.
Hang out at Rick’s Café
After a long day at the beach, head out to Rick’s Café for a cocktail while watching daredevils jump from the 35 foot cliffs that the café is positioned on. The live music with sand dance floor is the perfect scene for the beautiful sunset backdrop of Negril.
Zipline through Jamaica’s Rainforests
For the thrill-seekers, swinging through the canopy of the Jamaican rainforest ensures an activity that is as beautiful as it is exhilarating. Hosting the longest zipline in the Caribbean, Jamaica’s rainforests showcase rolling hills, rivers, and exotic birds that you can see down below while gliding from platform to platform in Jamaica’s treetops. Excursions to your next ziplining adventure are offered when you stay at a Couples Resort location in Jamaica.
Hike the Blue Mountains – 10 things you must do on your Jamaica holiday
Go hiking, biking, or camping in the Blue Mountains. This is the perfect way to get some exercise in while on your holiday.
If you make it all the way to the summit, you will see both the North and South coastlines of the islands, a truly stunning view and place to rest before your trek back down the mountains.
Swim with dolphins at Dolphin Cove Jamaica
Get up close and personal with the sea animals of Jamaica at Dolphin Cove, where you can swim in the Caribbean alongside dolphins, sharks, and stingrays. All Couples Resorts Jamaica locations offer excursions to easily get to your animal encounter.
National Gallery of Jamaica
Escape the heat and venture to Kingston to learn more about the Jamaican culture at the National Gallery of Jamaica. This is the oldest and largest art gallery in the English-Speaking Caribbean working to celebrate and preserve the heritage of Jamaica. Whether you prefer paintings and photographs or installations and video art, the National Gallery of Jamaica is definitely worth the trip.