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Things to do in Jamaica

Jamaica offers a range of activities including water sports, world-class golf courses and rainforest eco adventures – just perfect for adventurous couples.

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Dunns River Falls, Jamaica

Hiking to Dunns River Falls – Image courtesy of royalcaribbean.com


What to do in Jamaica

In Jamaica, it's easy to relax on the beach or enjoy an array of more vigorous activities.

Golfing

Jamaica has the best golf courses in the West Indies, centred around Montego Bay.

Tee-off from the Cinnamon Hill Ocean Course at Rose Hall Resort & Country Club, a challenging mountain and coastal course rated by many as being among the top five golf courses in the world.

Or play a round at the championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr at the Half Moon Resort or at the Sandals Golf & Country Club at Ocho Rios.

Be sure to visit Jamaica's oldest golf course – the Manchester Country Club in Mandeville.

Hiking

For the most fun in hiking (and for safety), sign up with an organised tour then discover a choice of great hiking and mountain biking trails through the Blue Mountains, including the 11km Guava River Trail, which follows the Guava River into the heart of the Blue Mountains.

Or hike through forested ravines and up ridges to a height of 2256m at the Blue Mountain Peak.

Hike trails around Port Antonio, Montego Bay and through the Rio Grande Valley – try the seven-hour White River Falls walk that follows the banks of the White River, or the less challenging walk to the Scatter Waterfalls, where you can also paddle a bamboo raft across the Rio Grande.

Mountain Biking

As with hiking, it’s best to join an organised mountain biking tour with experienced guides who can provide provisions and proper safety equipment.

One of the most popular destinations for mountain biking is the Blue Mountains.

Horseback Riding

For the best horse riding experiences on Jamaica, head to the North Shore around Montego Bay and Runaway Bay.

Scuba Diving

Choose from several independent dive operators or check to see if diving is included in your all-inclusive resort package.

From Negril and Montego Bay, take a scuba diving excursion to discover offshore coral reefs that are among the most remarkable in the Caribbean.

All the recognised dive operators offer PADI-certified dive guides as well as certification lessons.

For some of the best diving in Jamaica, head to Windward Edge and the wrecks of the Cayman Trader and the Texas. The latter, at 30m in depth, is especially known for its stunning black coral.

Snorkelling

For some of the best snorkelling in Jamaica, head to the offshore reefs fringing the coast at Negril, offering many shallow areas perfect for children and beginners.

Or try the teeming coral reef east of Ocho Rios to Galina Point. Most resorts offer snorkelling equipment.

Tennis

Most of the major all-inclusive resorts offer tennis facilities. However, if you really love to play, stay at the all-inclusive Couples Swept Away Negril, which boasts one of the finest sports complexes in the Caribbean and includes 10 tennis courts.

You can also try the Sandals Grande Ocho Rios Beach & Villa Resort, which offers three clay-surface and three hard-surface courts, all lit for night play.

In Montego Bay, you can find excellent tennis facilities at Rose Hall Resort & Country Club, and at Half Moon, which offers 13 courts, seven of which are set up for night games.

Game Fishing

Hire a deep-sea fishing boat at Ocho Rios and hook up a blue marlin – Jamaica’s prime catch.


Latest update Jamaica honeymoon destination: 23 November, 2017


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