Last Updated on March 28, 2021
Here you can read our complete guide on things to do consider on your travel and holidays to Jamaica, planning your bucket list for Jamaica, the Caribbean. To fully appreciate Jamaica, you’ll need to do a bit of forward planning. There are a number of places to see and things to do which simply must be on your list during your time on the Caribbean island to ensure you don’t return feeling like you missed out any of these real, possibly once in a lifetime experiences.
Blue Hole is located in the hills in Ocho Rios, and while slowly growing in popularity has not yet succumbed to the hordes of tourists found in such places as Dunn’s River Falls. Blue Hole is essentially what it says on the tin, a lagoon of incredibly blue waters which it is impossible to resist diving straight into.
Surrounded by tropical forests and flowers, you can take a wander to some nearby falls after your swim and really appreciate the natural beauty of the place.
Bob Marley Museum
Everyone knows of Bob Marley, and whether you’re a fan of his music or not you can’t help but be impressed at the achievements of the man’s life. The museum is located in Kingston on the site of Marley’s old home.
To get a feeling for Marley than man as much as Marley the musician, you can tour his home and its 19th Century architecture and photo gallery, and as a new addition see his fully renovated 1977 Series III Land Rover, a major project given the vehicle’s disrepair over 30 years previously.
Dolphin Cove is just over the road from Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios, and is where you go if you’re the kind to appreciate the squeaking marine mammals.
You can really get up close with the dolphins, sharks and stingray here by paying a little extra and spending a day with one of the keepers, helping them in their tasks and see how the dolphins in particular are trained. It takes swimming with dolphins and goes one step further, even training the other sea-life on show as part of your experience.
Half Moon Equestrian Centre
The Half Moon Resort is for anyone with any interest in horseback riding, and a real way to step out of your comfort zone if you’ve never tried it before.
Located in Montego Bay there are several options available for experienced riders and novices alike, including rides along the beaches nearby, and even swimming bareback in the waters while still astride your steed.
You might think of Mystic Mountain as just another activity attraction, but you’d be wrong to throw this aside for one simple reason: bobsledding.
While there are zip-lines and lovely gardens to explore, nothing is going to beat the thrill of being hurled down a 1,000 metre track in a bobsled designed in the same fashion and inspired by that of the famous Jamaican bobsled team of the 1988 Olympics.
Situated in Negril on the west coast of Jamaica, Rick’s Café is famous for many things, not least the stunning sunsets which draw crowds in the hundreds every night of the year. Set on a rocky cliff above the ocean (which, if you so choose, you can leap into from a 35-foot platform), you can chill out with some jerk chicken skewers and a Fuzzy Martini to some authentic Jamaican reggae tunes.
The White Witch of Rose Hall
Be prepared for a scare with the tale of Annie Palmer, the supposed White Witch of Rose Hall. The hall is an impressive structure in and of itself, with the Great House a distinct landmark in the St. James area, some 20 minutes or so from Montego Bay.
Take the tour and learn of the evil of the witch and her practices in the arts of Haitian Voodoo, and all those who suffered at her – a chilling insight into the ghost stories that are very much part of the region’s cultural make-up.