Things to do in Jamaica

Jamaica is a tropical island with a landscape and history that merge at every corner. This country has everything from jungles filled with parrots and hummingbirds, to sandy beaches with Caribbean waters. With so many things to do in Jamaica, you’ll have a holiday filled with unforgettable sights and experiences.

Dive into warm waters

Lying just south of Cuba in the Caribbean, Jamaica’s sea temperature is warm all year round. This makes swimming in its tropical waters fun for everybody. In fact, when it comes to Jamaica’s point of interest, its wonderful sea life is definitely top of the list.

Fantastic snorkelling can be had off Lime Cay, a tiny island just a fifteen-minute boat ride from Kingston’s Party Royal. If you’re looking for every colour of fish imaginable, submerge yourself in the Montego Bay Marine Park. Here, your whole family will have the time of your lives swimming with friendly tropical fish and snorkelling over the vibrant coral reef.

Magical island sights

With boat tours leaving every night, taking a tour to the Luminous Lake is one of the most amazing things to do in Jamaica. A scientific marvel, millions of microorganisms light up and glow when the water is disturbed. As the boat moves across the lake, and as you jump in for a swim, it’s like floating in starlight.

Explore inland

With waterfalls, jungles and mountains, Jamaica is an island full of stunning landscapes. Offering walks to suit every level, taking a guided hike in the Blue Mountains is one of the best ways to see this unique region.

Don’t fancy walking? Hop onto a traditional raft and watch the jungle go by as you’re expertly steered down the Rio Bueno. Listen to the exotic bird calls and watch for local wildlife. Don’t forget your camera!

Jamaica’s vibrant culture

With bright colours and tropical landscapes, Jamaica is a naturally vibrant place. But it doesn’t stop with the landscape. Culture pours out of every nook and cranny and one of the greatest things to do in Jamaica is to experience the culture along the Hip Strip in Montego Bay.

Walk this 2-mile street and listen to the lively music, try delicious local foods, and browse traditional handcrafted gift stalls. By the end of the street, you’ll just want to turn around and do it all again.

Marley all the way

No adventure in Jamaica would be complete without a taste of Bob Marley’s life and achievements. Visit this Reggae star’s home, now a popular museum, and really get a feel Bob Marley’s inspiration and music.

With lots of tours celebrating his life, whether you want a quick glimpse or a full day immersive experience, you’ll find it easily here.

Family fun for everyone

Jamaica is a very family-friendly nation and there’s plenty for children to do. With water parks, jungle ziplines and gently shelving beaches, kids of all ages will have the time of their lives.

Kick back on the golden beaches while the little ones splash in clear water. With pools, spas and action-packed activities, there are so many things to do in Jamaica you’ll want another holiday here next year!

1. Dunn's River Waterfall

Jamaica is home to tons of breathtaking waterfalls, surrounded by tropical plants and impressive rocks. However, the most famous of all is the Dunn’s River Falls.
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3. Rick's Cafe In Negril Jamaica

Rick's Café, the oldest public bar and restaurant on the West End Cliffs, is in a remarkable setting just metres above the sea, and has been ranked among the best attractions in the Caribbean.
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5. Runaway Bay Golf Club Jamaica

Enjoy a leisurely game of golf in the beautiful weather at the Runaway Golf Club. The course was built in the 1960s and still provides excellent services and a welcoming environment to play in.
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6. The Bob Marley Jamaica

Learn about some of Jamaica’s most important culture on the Bob Marley Experience, which is a must do activity especially if you are a fan of the legendary musician. The tour starts with an uphill drive through the winding roads of the breathtakingly beautiful Fern Gully forestry,
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7. Blue Hole Jamaica

Take a day trip to Jamaica’s iconic Dunn's River Falls to see the spectacular 600 foot waterfalls. Visitors can climb up the naturally terraced steps by creating a human chain through the middle of the fall.
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8. Montego Bay Marine Park

The best place for snorkelling is at the protected Montego Bay Marine Park. Just over an hour’s drive along the coast is the conservation area that aims to protect the local coral reefs,
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10. Mayfield Falls Jamaica

Experience the spectacular Jamaica’s tropics and take a trip to the Mayfield Falls and Nature Park, only about a 45 minute drive away. The untouched scenery up in the hilly countryside acts as a peaceful break from the bustling coastline.
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11. Rose Hall Great House Jamaica

There are several grand old plantation houses in easy reach of Montego Bay but if you only go to one, make it Rose Hall Great House. It’s said to be haunted by a former resident, a white witch, so night time tours are popular.
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12. Hip Strip Montego Bay Jamaica

You’ll find some of Jamaica’s liveliest nightlife on Montego Bay’s Gloucester Avenue, also known as Hip Strip. Running for three kilometres, it’s lined with all sorts of restaurants and bars, almost as if it was designed to showcase the very best of Jamaican culture.
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