Top Things To Do In Jamaica

Planning to go to Jamaica and still wondering what all to see and do there? Well, like most of ‘adventurous’ people visiting Jamaica, how about booking an all inclusive resort and spending all your time in resort’s private beach while drinking free cocktails? If that’s the the idea of vacation for you, stop reading this post and carry on with your search for the best all-inclusive resort in Jamaica.

I feel pity for people who did just that while in Jamaica. I mean, come on! Jamaica is such a beautiful country with some of the nicest people I’ve ever come across. So, instead of being stuck into boundary walls of some resort, why not venture into the unknown?

I visited Jamaica in March 2015, and here is a list of all the places I visited along with a short description. Please click on the place’s name to know more about my experiences.

 

Blue Hole, Ocho Rios

Jamaica 22 Blue Hole

The phrase ‘First impression is the last impression’ doesn’t hold true at Blue Hole. My first impression of Blue Hole was formed by potholed road leading to the falls, rustic changing room, etc. Having read the reviews, I knew this impression will change. But, I didn’t know it will change this soon. Crystal clear blue water, rope swings, cliff jumps, super friendly guides, etc will exhilarate you like no other place. Must do while in Jamaica.

Verdict: Must visit

 

Dunn’s River Falls, Ocho Rios

Jamaica 34 Dunn's River Falls

Dunn’s Rivers Falls is undoubtedly the most popular tourist attraction in Jamaica. Going to Jamaica and not seeing Dunn’s River Falls is like going to Rio de Janeiro and not seeing Christ The Redeemer. You can climb the falls from the beach where falls meet the Caribbean sea.  You can choose to hire a guide or choose to climb the falls by yourself.

Verdict: Must visit

 

Martha Brae River, Falmouth

Our captain Seville.

If you’re looking for having a relaxing and romantic time with your significant other, Martha Brae River Rafting is place for you. The raft captain will sing for you and talk about the river and local history. You can even stop the raft for a Red Stripe break.

Verdict: Must visit for family and couples

 

Glistening Water Luminous Lagoon, Falmouth

Jamaica 32 Luminous Lagoon

Apparently, there are only three places in the world where this phenomenon of micro-organisms glowing in the dark occur. The sight was magical and unreal. You’ve got to see it to believe it.

Verdict: Must visit

 

Doctor’s Cave Beach, Montego Bay

Jamaica 31 Doctor's Cave Beach

A small, nice and clean beach in Montego Bay. Worth a visit if you’re staying nearby. Negril‘s Seven Mile Beach is much bigger and better.

VerdictWorth a visit only if you’re staying nearby.

 

Hip Strip (Gloucester Avenue), Montego Bay

You’ll find clubs, restaurants and souvenir shops on Hip Strip.

VerdictCan be visited for souvenir shopping and Margaritaville.

 

Margaritaville, Montego Bay

Margaritaville comes alive at night. Food is okay, but you can’t afford to miss the party at night.

Verdict: Must visit  at night

 

Seven Mile Beach, Negril

The beautiful seven mile beach in Negril.

Possibly, the best beach in Jamaica. Miles and miles of white sand with crystal clear turquoise water. Local vendors can be annoying sometimes, but learn to say no before planning a trip to Jamaica.

Verdict: Must visit

 

Ricks Cafe, Negril

The vibrant Rick's Cafe

Beautiful sunset, cliff jumping, live reggae music and red stripe. That’s already a lot of reasons to visit Rick’s Cafe!

Verdict: Must visit

 

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2 Comments

Sharon

Hi there!
Just wanted to leave you a note to say your posts really helped my (engineer!) boyfriend and I plan our trip through Ocho Rios! I know you do this blog on the side but I’m wondering if you have plans for it/ways to contact you – I would have loved to ask questions or say thanks, but it was hard to find a way to get in touch! Hope all is well!

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The Traveling Engineer

Hello Sharon,

I’m glad to know my blog helped you and your boyfriend plan Jamaica trip. Jamaica is a beautiful country with nicest people I’ve ever came across. Happy travels and feel free to reach out on my email if you’ve any questions!

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