Jamaica vacations are filled with fun adventures and romance. You can climb a spectacular waterfall, scuba or snorkel, go deep sea fishing, play golf or tennis, listen to Reggae in a Kinston nightclub and dance till dawn, sample real Jamaican jerk chicken or curry goat cuisine, or just relax on a beach beneath a palm tree. Dunn’s River Falls, near Ocho Rios, is one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls. You can hike down the splashing falls, past cool cascades and pools under the tropical forest canopy and then relax on a pristine beach where the freshwater runs to the sea. Y.S. Falls is less visited than Dunn’s River Falls, but just as a spectacular. The secluded falls start in clear pools of water beneath a canopy of ferns, then cascade in a series of steps through a lush, tropical forest. You can horseback ride through coconut and banana groves, into the hills and along the beach. You can hike the Blue Mountains, the highest in the West Indies, or take a canopy tour through verdant rainforest soaring above the jungle from one platform to the next. For a taste of history take a plantation tour, like Belvedere Estate near Negril or the Appleton Estate near Mandeville. We have many More Jamaica Vacation Information, Travel Review and Attractions Articles Now Available.
Take a swim in the famous Blue Lagoon with its amazing colors and imagine Brooke Shields or Tom Cruise by your side. Or swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Cove near Ocho Rios and have a real dolphin encounter. As for scuba diving, although the Jamaican coral reefs are being threatened by global warming and environmental pollution, they still offer some great dives. Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Port Antonio, and Negril Jamaica are the most popular dive spots. Kingston’s Port Royal has many sunken ships and colorful tropical fish. And if you’d rather catch them than look at them, you can take a charter boat with an experienced Captain to catch some great Caribbean fish.
Jamaica’s colorful culture is a lively mix of African, European, East Indian, Chinese, and Arabic ancestry. Although English is the official language of Jamaica, Patois – a blend of African and English – is spoken widely amongst the locals. You can step back hundreds of years visiting Jamaica’s great houses and historical landmarks such as Kingston’s Port Royal, Fort Charles, and Devon House. You can shop till you drop in Jamaica, with wonderful crafts markets offering wood carvings, hand-made fabrics, and paintings. Jamaican coffee is well-known as some of the world’s finest. Jamaican rum and Tia Maria coffee liqueur make great gifts; not to mention the designer boutiques and shopping malls in Kingston.
Jamaica is also the home to some of the finest golf courses in the Caribbean. The Breezes golf course at Runaway Bay Jamaica and the Sandals Golf and Country Club at Ocho Rios are the best; Montego Bay also is home to some of the finest courses in Jamaica. And, if you just want to relax on the beach with a cool tropical drink in hand or take a sunset cruise on a catamaran at the end of the day, you might just forget all the other fun things you can do in Jamaica. We have many More Jamaica Vacation Information, Travel Review and Attractions Articles Now Available.