Jamaica can be best described as the Caribbean’s enthusiasm. The spirit of the Caribbean island is best highlighted by the warmth of the citizenry, excellent sites, and outstanding resorts, not to mention the most delicious cuisines.
The geography, natural splendour, and top of the range properties make this Caribbean island a haven for vacationers. However, it can be quite overwhelming especially if you have no idea where to start or go.
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Things to do in Jamaica
While travelling in Jamaica can be a thrilling experience, it can be frustrating as well. The beautiful but rather terrain and long winding roads with potholes can dampen the spirits of some visitors. Enquire about the condition of a particular site before heading there.
Appleton Estate, a top Caribbean rum distiller, offers guided tours and a history of rum distillation in Jamaica. The tour begins with a narration of how sugarcane crushing was done by donkeys, and then the guests sample the modern facility to highlight how far they have come.
Bellefield Great House
The Barnett Estate great house and the 3000-acre plantation has been standing since 1735. The Kerr-Jarrett family sugarcane plantation has been revamped and now offers guided tours of the plantation to the visitors. Visitors are shown the cane pressing and boiling processes and get to taste the rum.
Blue Lagoon stands tall in Port Antonio. The beautiful azure waters are a fascinating sight for the visitors. Legend has it that blue lagoon is bottomless. Current estimates place at around 180 ft. But still, that is not something small.
Accessing the blue lagoon is free. However, you are going to meet some crafty guides that make you believe there is a fee.
Bob Marley Centre and Mausoleum
The parish of St. Ann at Nine Mile is where Bob Marley was born. He is also buried here. Currently, his former home is a centre and a mausoleum that displays his items and music. The tour of the centre is by Rastafarians who are often too eager to point to the bed where the reggae legend wrote one of his famous hits “is this love.”
The mausoleum also has her gift shop as well as a restaurant.
Good Hope Estate
The 2000 acres estate highlights the Caribbean island’s rich history as a sugarcane growing estate. Here, you get the best view of the fantastic Martha Brae River.
There are various activities that you can take part in, and they include river tubing and zip lining. You also have access to a swimming pool, a colonial village, and an aviary.
Dunn’s River Falls
The eye-catching natural attraction is about 600 feet long — the cold and crystal clear water splashes on Stone steps on its way to the Caribbean Sea. And even though the location can be crowded, when the cruise ships make it their entry, it is well organized. This is, in fact, one of the top destinations recommended on JamaicaHotelReview.com.
Always use a licensed guide to navigate the river falls. You will get cheaper guides, but it is still good to get an experienced professional to guide your steps through the water.