The beautiful Island of Jamaica is a haven for tourists because of the many attractions and experiences that the Island offers to different types of travellers. Whether you want to relax on an alluring beach with your favourite cocktail or you want to immerse yourself in the cultural and natural attractions – there is something for every type of traveller. Here are 5 of the best places to visit in Jamaica for any traveller.
The Bob Marley Museum
One of Jamaica’s most profound contributions to the world is music, particularly reggae music. The great Jamaican that has played a leading role in bringing reggae music to the world is the legendary Bob Marley. The Bob Marley Museum in Kingston is dedicated to preserving Marley’s life works and was the home of the reggae legend until his death in 1981. It has been preserved in its original form and you can find original Bob Marley memorabilia including original copies of all his albums and some of his collectables found nowhere else in the world. You will also learn about the journey of Bob Marley from humble beginnings in rural Jamaica to becoming one of the most recognisable faces in the history of music. This experience is recommended to learn about Jamaican culture and Jamaican music in particular and is a once in a lifetime experience that you should not miss when visiting the island.
Dunns’ River Falls
One of the most visited natural attractions in Jamaica is the pristine Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios. It is one the few waterfalls in the world, that falls directly into the ocean. This feature makes the Dunn’s River Falls unique along with the fact that you can climb all the way to the top of the falls all by yourself or be assisted by well-trained guides if needs be. This is one of the most thrilling natural experiences available on the Island of Jamaica and should not be missed when next you are in Jamaica.
Rafting on the Rio Grande River
The Rio Grande River is located in the tranquil and picturesque parish of Portland and is one of the Islands most serene and alluring rivers. One of the most popular things to do on this river is rafting. This involves you sauntering down the alluring Rio Grande River on a bamboo raft that is about 4 feet wide and 25 to 30 feet long. This raft comfortably accommodates two adults and a small child, along with the raft captain. This tour duration is approximately three hours, and you will see all the beauty and romance available in the parish of Portland, which is, by the way, Jamaica’s best-kept secret. Rafting on the Rio Grande was made famous by noted actor Errol Flynn who was fascinated with the beauty of the parish and sailed down the Rio Grande on Bamboo rafts for fun. This activity is very relaxing and is suited for all age groups.
Swimming with Dolphins is at the top of the bucket list for a large number of travellers, if your dream is to swim with Dolphins in a tropical island, Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios Jamaica is the perfect place to do so! Whether you want to touch the friendly mammals or go all out and swim with them, you will have an exhilarating and surreal experience that you will remember for a lifetime.
Rick’s Café is perched atop a 35 feet cliff in Negril, making it the perfect place to see the most stunning sunset this side of the hemisphere, while having a few drinks in a relaxing environment to the pulsating beats of some of your favourite reggae songs. If you are adventurous, you can dive from the 35 feet high cliff into the pristine Caribbean Sea below. Rick’s Café provides such a unique experience that a visit to Negril would not feel complete if you do not go there!