If we were to describe Jamaica in a sentence, we would say that it is a place where things flow in their most natural state. From trickling rivers to cascading waterfalls, from mist flowing on the Blue Mountain to music coursing through the veins of its denizens; Jamaica is the island country where it is easy to be drifting into a sea of adventure, recreation and discovery.
Need a few starting points for your Jamaica journey? Here are our top suggestions:
Bob Marley Museum
Jamaica is proud of its jewel Bob Marley, and at every nook and corner of the country one can find the legacy of the legendary reggae star. But there’s no better place than the iconic Bob Marley Museum to get a peek into the singer’s life and works. Situated on the site of the musician’s home, one can see the steps on which Marley composed his popular ‘Three Little Birds’ song as also the place where he got shot in an assassination attempt. The mango trees under which Marley used to sit and compose his songs still surround the museum. One can also find an 80-seat theatre, a photographic gallery along with a gift shop selling Bob Marley memorabilia here.
The Dunn’s Falls
One of the most photographed and the most popular tourist attractions in Jamaica, the Dunn’s River Falls are every inch worthy of the attention that they get. Tourists prefer to climb the falls with guides who know the safest and the most thrilling routes. Climbing the thundering falls with gushing ice-cold water also provides the much-needed respite from the heat in Jamaica. One can also relax at the nearby beach after an afternoon of adventure at the Dunn’s Falls.
Bamboo Rafting on the Martha Brae River
Enjoy a rafting session atop attractive bamboo rafts that seem to belong to another generation on the Martha Brae River. Surrounded by lush scenery and wildlife, the Martha Brae River rafting excursion brings you panoramic views of the area. Tourists can stop for a swim en route during the half day or full day organised excursion to the Martha Brae River.
Blue Mountain Cycling Tour
One can book themselves a slot on the cycling tour of the Blue Mountain from different parts of the country including the Montego Bay, Kingston and Ocho Rios. The tour starts at the top of the hill, and the cyclists come riding down toward the bottom without even peddling. The adrenaline pumping tour sees visitors crossing the stunning rainforests as well as coffee, chocolate and banana plantations. At the end of the trail is a secluded waterfall that invites bicyclists for a dip in the sweltering heat. Some of these tours also treat cyclists with a taste of delicious Jamaican brunch and soul-pleasing Blue Mountain Coffee.
For memories lasting a lifetime, head to the Dolphin Cove, popular for its population of bottlenose dolphins. Watching your kids erupt with joy swimming with these friendly dolphins is going to be one of the most pleasant experiences from your Jamaica trip. One can also spot sharks, stingrays, iguanas as well as snakes at the Jungle Trail Walk at the Dolphin Cove. More adventurous tourists can exploit the boating and kayaking opportunities at the Dolphin Cove.