Things to Do in Jamaica

There are many fun things to do in Jamaica: visiting a national park, going deep-sea fishing, relaxing on a beach, or listening to reggae at a Kingston nightclub. With so many Jamaica attractions, a vacation here is sure to be packed with excitement. Consider these recommendations for fun things to do in Jamaica.

Visit the Bob Marley Museum

Bob Marley Jamaica
Bob Marley Jamaica

Memorials and exhibitions on Bob Marley are everywhere in Jamaica, but none is better than Kingston's Bob Marley Museum, the most popular of all Jamaica tourist attractions. A trip to Marley's birthplace in Nine Mile is also a must on any Jamaican reggae pilgramage.

Sample some Jamaican cooking

Jamaica Restaurants
Jamaica Restaurants

The true Jamaica tourist attractions are not the fancy resort hotels; they are the local shops and restaurants. For a real Jamaican dining experience head to one of the jerk huts scattered around the country and try some spiced chicken, pork, or seafood. If you are lucky, you may find a jerk roast pit, with a whole pig or other animal slow cooked on an open fire.

Visit Dunn's River Falls

Things to Do in Jamaica
Things to Do in Jamaica

One of the most famous of all Jamaica tourist attractions, the Dunn's River Falls near Ocho Rios is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Hike down the falls then relax on a beach where the freshwater meets the sea.

Swim With the Dolphins

Dolphin Cove near Ocho Rios offers a once in a lifetime opportunity: the chance to get into the water and play with the ocean's most intelligent creatures, dolphins. It is no wonder Dolphin Cove has become one of the most popular Jamaica attractions; of all the things to do in Jamaica, this is one not to be missed. Combine it with a trip to Dunn's River Falls for the perfect day excursion.

Swim in the Blue Lagoon

You are unlikely to meet Brooke Shields, but the Blue Lagoon is one of the Jamaica tourist attractions not to miss. The incredible colors of the Blue Lagoon are a result of its depth: almost 200 feet.

Play a Round of Golf

Jamaica is home to some of the Caribbean's finest golf courses. Try the Breezes course at Runaway Bay or the Sandals Golf and Country Club in Ocho Rios. Or head to Montego Bay, home to many of Jamaica's finest courses.

Go Scuba Diving

The coral reefs around Jamaica are threatened by environmental pollution and global warming, but remain great Jamaica tourist attractions for snorkeling or scuba diving. There are some good dives near all the major resort towns: Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio, and Negril. The Port Royal area near Kingston has many sunken ship dives and tropical fish.

Buy Some Jamaican Souvenirs

Shopping in Jamaica can be somewhat stressful, with hawkers aggressively pushing goods on the streets of all the major towns. It is worth the struggle. Jamaican crafts like hand-made fabrics, wood carvings, or paintings make great souvenirs. Jamaican coffee is some of the finest in the world. Tia Maria coffee liqueur and Jamaican rum make great gifts for people back home. the shopping malls in Kingston are a good place to find deals on European and American clothes and luxury items.

Relax on a Beach

Beaches in Jamaica
Beaches in Jamaica

There are so many great Jamaica attractions, but sometimes what you need from a vacation is just the opportunity to unwind. Jamaican beaches are perfect for relaxing. Most Jamaican resorts have a private beach. Sitting on a beach with a drink in hand you may forget there are other things to do in Jamaica. This is not a bad thing.

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