From relaxing on the white-washed sands to climbing cascading waterfalls, there’s so much to discover in Jamaica. Whether you’re spending a day here or have the luxury of staying overnight – you’ll want to explore all the hidden wonders of this Caribbean Island. We want to ensure you make the most of your time, so here’s the low down on the best way to spend your day – from dining, drinking and activities – the possibilities are endless.
Culinary delights & cool cocktails
The lingering smell of spices and the aromas of fresh meats on the grill are just some of the delicious scents you’ll take in when you visit this destination delight. You could be drinking rum out of a coconut and watching the sunset from intimate bars along the ocean front, or enjoying tasty Jamacian food in the finest grills – sounds amazing right? Well, we’re sharing some of our foodie hot-spots for when you visit – your taste buds are in for a real treat…
JoJo’s Jerk Pit, Kingston
Nothing quite says Jamaica like famous jerk chicken – this restaurant is not only known for its fine food and drink but the live music and chilled out atmosphere, too. Their motto is ‘Come feel Jamaica’, and boy, do you feel it. Enjoy fresh crab and lobster like never before on Seafood Wednesdays, and sing your heart out to Bob Marley on Karaoke Thursdays! They’ve won numerous BBQ competitions too, so you know you’re in good hands.
Rick’s Café, Negril
Now this place is something special! Situated on the west cliffs of Negril, let’s just say you’re in for a jaw-dropping experience. Offering views of picture-perfect sunsets and live reggae music to accompany, you’ll be dancing in your seat. But most importantly you’ll witness local divers back flip and stunt dive off the 35 ft cliff. You can experience the thrill of jumping into the clear blue waters below, too – if you dare!
Chill Out Hut, Montego Bay
The name says it all – dine right on the sand of the beach, kick off your shoes and chill out in a hammock with a tropical drink in hand. You’ll find all the classics here – from nachos to wings and burgers, so if you’re a fussy eater you’ll have no problem finding something tasty to try here.
Floyd’s Pelican Bar, Negril
Half the fun lies in trying to get onto this rickety shack! This bar is built into the sea, which already makes it so unique. Explore the tropical sea life below as you snorkel around the bar, whilst waiting for your fresh fish dish to be served up – how many times can you say you’ve done that?!
Fun, sun and amazing activities…
In the past, there’s been a misconception of Jamaica not being safe – but it’s time to scrap those old thoughts. The truth is, it’s a wonderful place to explore, and has become one of the most popular spots in the entire Caribbean! There are once-in-a-lifetime activities for you to dive into, as well as bucket-list worthy sights to see! Here are a few hidden treasures that you don’t want to miss…
Rafting in Rio Grande
Not only is this place beautiful, but it means you can explore Jamaica in a way you never imagined. Upon arrival, you’ll be welcomed with a fruity drink and a chance to wander through herb gardens,which are known for healing. Then sit back and relax on your personal raft as your captain navigates you through the jade-green waters. Float your way along the river for a seriously scenic adventure!
Hiking or biking the Blue Mountains
You’ll be guided through hidden waterfalls, wild fruit trees and tiny villages that seem lost in time – it’s like visiting a whole new world. Catch the sunrise or sunset from the top of the highest peak. Visit the legendary Clifton Mount Estate House Coffee Farm to learn the history and even pinch a taste of the rich brew. It’s a real destination delight.
Swimming with dolphins is a definite wish-list activity, and now you can tick it off when you take a trip to Dolphin Cove. Swim with dolphins in the Caribbean Sea surrounded by tropical sea life – you’ll feel like your in a whole new world! It’s something the whole family would love – and the memories are sure to last a lifetime.
Green Grotto Caving
A journey into the underworld charm, with stories to tell and mysteries to be uncovered – it’s a real hidden gem. These caves were often hideouts and were used by smugglers – so history buffs will be in their element learning about the interesting past they hold. You’ll wander through the belly of the grotto, surrounded by lush waters. You’ll feel as though you’ve been on a real journey by the end.
Time to set sail?
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