Jamaica is an amazing Caribbean island that you should visit to enjoy the mysteries of nature. The island has many breath-taking destinations that include beautiful beaches, naturally green mountains, epic rain forests, amazing rivers, coral reefs and much more.
The best way to enjoy the beauty of Jamaican retreats is through visiting some of its leading tourist attraction sites. The following is a list of the top 10 things to do and see in Jamaica, with some of the best places you can visit and have unforgettable moments with your friends or family.
1. Visit Dunn’s River Falls
Dunn’s River Falls is a spectacular destination that is a must see for anyone who loves enjoying the mysteries of nature. It has terraced waterfalls that cover a total length of 180 meters. Watching the cold white water as it cascades all the way to the bottom will make you feel a special connection with nature.
2. Enjoy the beauty of Blue Mountains National Park
Blue Mountains National Park is an amazing place that you can visit and enjoy a peaceful and comforting atmosphere. The park is at the highest point in Jamaica and its peak stands at an altitude of 7402 feet. A trip to the mountains is always encouraged during the dry season.
3. Visit Bob Marley Museum
Reggae music was born in Jamaica and visiting the Bob Marley museum is the best way to learn about one of the worlds biggest reggae legends. Bob Marley was born and buried at the same place the museum is located. The Bob Marley Museum is among some of the most amazing places in Jamaica that you can visit and enjoy the Rastafarian culture.
At the museum, you can enjoy amazing Rastafarian culture and decors. There is also an on-sight restaurant where you can dine and a gift shop where you can get some trinkets. The museum is always busy and the best way of avoiding large crowds is through arriving there very early.
4. Take a spring bath at Blue Hole
The Blue Hole is a set of natural mineral pools that are filled with warm spring water. It is located at the rainforest mountains neighboring Ocho Rios. You can drive or take a two way cab to this beautiful area.
At Blue Hole, there are a number of activities that you can do. You can explore the amazing waterholes and falls, jump or dive into the pools below, or get into one of the pools using the available ladders. The area also contains a place where you can have food and drinks.
5. Enjoy viewing YS Falls
YS Falls is comprised of 7 water falls that cascade into cold swimming pools. It is located on Jamaica’s south coast and flows along Black River. The surrounding tropical forest is an amazing site and destination where you can enjoy other activities such as zip-lining!
At YS Falls, you can enjoy the view of the natural water falls or have a nice cold swim at one of the natural swimming pools. This spot also has a beautiful picnic area where you can have a nice and romantic lunch. You can take the trip alone or with a tour guide.
6. Take deep swims at Blue Lagoon, Port Antonio
Blue Lagoon is one of the best destinations in Port Antonio. It is a beautiful swimming spot that is about 60 meters deep. Its water come from freshwater springs and flows out into the sea through a narrow funnel-like mouth.
The depth of the lagoon increases as the water nears the sea. This makes the water change its color as it continues to drop down, to beautiful emerald and jade shades. The water has an appearance that is rare and you must check it out.
7. Raft along Martha Brae River
This is another interesting activity that you can do in Jamaica. Rafting along Martha Brae River is the best way of exploring the beauty of this island in a quiet and relaxed manner. The trip takes you through various breathtaking scenes and enables you to see a number of wild animals.
Bamboo rafts are used for the trip and are normally controlled by tour guides. Luminous Lagoon is among some of the wonders that you will get to see during the trip. At the main area, a lounge, a bar and restrooms are available.
8. Sand bath at Seven Mile Beach
Seven Mile Beach, also known as Negril Beach, is a long beach that runs from Long Bay to Bloody Bay. The beach is always lively and is the best place where you can relax in the sun and sand as you enjoy the waves of the sea.
At this beach, you can also find restaurants, bars, small boutiques and many other recreational facilities. For those who love water sports, there are various water vessels such as kayaks and sailboats available for hire.
9. Listen to intriguing stories at Rose Hall Great House
Its fame is associated with its famous occupant who was known as Annie Palmer (White Witch). The house was built in 1770s and rests at the center of about 6500 acres of plantation. It best represents the ancient stories of Annie’s white witchcraft.
Rose Hall Great House carries interesting historical architecture and furnishings/decor that can hardly be found elsewhere. Tours to the house can only be led by a tour guide and can either be done during the day or during a candlelit evening.
10. Learn about the Black River
Black River is among Jamaica’s longest rivers. It is an interesting destination where you can do a number of exciting activities. Through a guided tour on a boat, you can learn about the history of the river and the surrounding area. The tour takes you to a crocodile-filled spot where you can pass time seeing the wild animals in their natural habitat.