Jamaica, known as the land of wood and water offers varied experiences to satisfy the adventurers and nature lover’s quest. The island is an ideal destination for an action packed family vacation offering an exhilarating experience and enough ingredients to incite your perfect Caribbean vacation. A home away from home, Jamaica offers a thrilling choice of activities for all age group – from family fun to adventure enthusiasts. With its glorious vistas and verdant undulating terrain, Jamaica is a haven for adventurous attractions and activities. Below are few activities for the adventure lovers to explore in Jamaica.
One of the best scenic detours in the Caribbean is the Blue Mountain Bicycle Tour. Families can enjoy a leisure downhill bicycle ride through lush tropical rain forest, home to a number of species of bird, blossoming plants and view the world-famous Blue Mountain coffee plantations.
At Dolphin Cove, swimming amidst the friendly dolphins to feeding and swimming with the sharks is yet another experience. Whether children or adults, everyone can have a close and personal encounter with the world’s friendliest mammals and sharks. The sight of dolphins performing their antics is enjoyable while swimming in the deep sea.
One of Jamaica’s most-treasured locations and a picturesque spot, Dunn’s River Falls, offers a hint of adventure to those with a willing spirit. Climbing the waterfall from the foot of the beach and gradually moving up the thundering cascades is a thrilling trail. The exhilarating blast of ice-cold spring water is a sheer majesty of nature for the daring scaling the waterfalls.
A prominent natural attraction of Jamaica, Green Grotto Caves is known for its striking structure of caves. The caves offer a unique adventurous experience with the central feature being the large labyrinth limestone cave with its unique rock formation. With an abundance of overhead ceiling pockets, visitors can also spot nine species of bats in the caves, three of which are indigenous to Jamaica.
Rick’s Café in Negril is renowned for its serene sunset and Caribbean cuisines. It is also famous spot for cliff diving into the azure waters. Guests with a daredevil spirit can indulge in cliff jumping from different levels of height. The highest platform jump is 35 feet and ensures the thrill of a lifetime, though some choose to jump from even higher points, the tree limbs. After the dive, one can take a relaxing swim or snorkel in the cliffside coves.
Going on a guided tour on adventures is an enriching experience as some local organizations specialise in guided adventure tours. Chukka Caribbean Adventures is one such organization offering a gamut of adventurous activities such as Horse Back Ride & Swim, River Tubing Safari, Kayak Safari, Zipline Canopy, ATV Safari, etc for those who want to explore the adventurous side of Jamaica. The island is also famous for variety of Equestrian Activities including riding lessons and adventurous trail rides through Jamaican countryside and swimming with horses as part of the beach ride, etc.
From exciting hikes through mysterious landscapes to heart-stopping dives into dark caves and deep waters, Jamaica has something for everyone to see and do. An idyllic tropical retreat, Jamaica has it all to add up to your adventure trail.
Jamaica – Once you go, you know!
About Jamaica Tourist Board
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. The JTB was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) from 2006 to 2013. Also in 2013, Jamaica earned the WTA’s vote for the World’s Leading Cruise Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Destination and Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination for the seventh consecutive year. Additionally, the Historic Falmouth Cruise Port was recognized as the World’s Leading Tourism Development Project while Ocho Rios was named the Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Port and Sangster International Airport was voted the Caribbean’s Leading Airport. In Canada, Jamaica was voted the Favourite Honeymoon Destination by Travel Agents.
JTB offices are located in Kingston, Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Delhi and Tokyo.