Updated: Mar 13, 2020
Join us as we learn more about another jewel of the Caribbean with a unique culture and welcoming people. From the beaches to the cuisine, Jamaica has so much to offer.
The beat of reggae. The searing smell of jerk over the fire. The swizzle of rum in your glass. No place on earth provides the range of attractions and the cultural diversity that can be found here. No place on earth feels like it. No place on earth shines like it. Jamaica, the home of rhythm and sway. 📄 by: @visitjamaica @visitjamaicanow
We all know that Jamaica is known for its great beaches and tropical sunsets, but there is a lot more to do on this verdant island. We've prepared a list of some of the most amazing things to do in Jamaica that will get you out of your beach lounger to see and do.
WATER AWAY FROM THE BEACH
Fire-Water Pond - Windsor Mineral Spring is located at St. Ann's Bay. This small body of water is called the Fire-Water Pond because it has such high levels of sulfur that cause the surface of the water to ignite. For decades, locals have talked about the rejuvenating and healing potential that this pond has. Local residents are also known to cook on this water.
Blue Hole - This beautiful cenote type body of water is rumored to be bottomless, according to locals. The turquoise blue water is surrounded by some of the tremendous tropical greenery that makes Jamaica beautiful. It is the perfect place for some snorkeling, swimming, and many people love to jump in from the vines in the trees that surround it.
Black River - This 33-mile long river is the perfect place to see one of Jamaica's rarely sighted creatures, the crocodile. They can be seen in the Black River near the southern coast of the island. A tour of the Black River is a great way to get into the wilds of Jamaica and get in touch with the local wildlife.
Pirate City Under The Sea-Port Royal - Port Royal was once known as the most wicked city in the world, and now it sits under about 40 feet of water. An earthquake destroyed much of the town and killed hundreds of people, and what it didn't destroy was laid to rest underwater. It is a great place to go diving to tour the pirate city that was cast into the sea.
Luminous Lagoon - This lagoon has a fantastic bioluminescence that comes from the microorganisms that call it home. The Luminous Lagoon is located in Falmouth, Trelawny, and there are only three lagoons like it in the world. Tours offer visitors an unforgettable experience as they can swim and dive in such a unique body of water.
Swimming With Horses - This is an attraction that is offered at some of the resorts across Jamaica. These resorts train thoroughbred horses to swim with visitors on their backs. Horses are excellent swimmers - many people say that riding a horse is a spiritual experience, especially while the horse is swimming.
INTO THE MOUNTAINS
Mystic Mountain Nature Park - There are vast mountainous areas to see in Jamaica as well, including the mountains of Ocho Rios. Whether it is on the bobsled-like rollercoaster or zip line, visitors can explore the 700-foot-high peak of Mystic Mountain. It is splendid fun that is a great way to see the island of Jamaica.
The Blue Mountains - The Blue Mountain range is the longest mountain range on the island of Jamaica. These mountains are lush with tropical forests, and they are the perfect setting for camping, hiking, and biking. This majestic mountain range is also home to the world famous Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee, known for its mild flavor.
Most think of the beaches of Jamaica when they are looking for things to do, but take the time to look into what is around, and you may find some memorable experiences. Jamaica offers the warm hospitality of her people, tropical wildlife, and things to do inland as well as on the coast. Expand your horizons and see all the things that Jamaica has to offer.
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