If you’re looking for a place to escape, where you can wash all your worries away and channel your inner adventurer, Jamaica is the perfect destination for you! From hiking to historical sites to lounging beach or poolside all day long, there’s plenty of fun and exciting things to do in Jamaica. You’ll definitely want to add these top adventures to your Jamaica bucket list!
DO go chasing waterfalls
From Ocho Rios to Montego Bay, Jamaica is home to the most beautiful waterfalls in the Caribbean. No matter which magical town your resort is in, there’s bound to be a waterfall adventure nearby. Staying in Negril? Visit Mayfield Falls. What about Montego Bay? Explore Falling Edge Waterfall and YS Falls–they’re breathtaking! And Ocho Rios? You have to visit Jamaica’s famous Dunn’s River Falls, the Blue Hole Falls and Reach Falls.
Visit a secluded beach
Obviously, you have to visit Jamaica’s famous Seven Mile Beach in Negril because it’s simply breathtaking, but you also have to experience at least one of the island’s secluded beaches. For a smaller and less crowded beach scene, head to Frenchman’s Cove Beach, the Bamboo Beach Club (exclusive, but stunning), James Bond Beach and Long Bay Beach.
Channel your inner nature enthusiast in the Blue Mountains
Dubbed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015, along with the nearby John Crow Mountains, Jamaica’s famous Blue Mountains reach more than 7,000 feet above sea level and call for tons of adventure. Tour a coffee plantation and taste test a freshly brewed cup of joe, take a swim in the many waterfalls or take a guided tour hike to see some of the unique and historical sites of the national park.
Go white water rafting
For the adrenaline junkies, Jamaica’s got a few thrilling rides for you! Ranging from class I to IV, you’ll find rapids to fit every level of white-water rafter. Known as the “Land of Wood and Water,” translated from its original name of “Xaymaca,” it’s only fitting that you add experiencing the many rivers that run throughout the Caribbean’s third biggest island to your Jamaica bucket list.
Taste test your way through Jamaica’s best-known flavors
Jamaica is no stranger when it comes to bold flavors and authentic cuisine. When you visit the Caribbean island, whose roots mostly consist of African, European, Chinese and Indian descent, whether for the first time or your sixth, don’t be afraid to step out of your foodie comfort zone. A few Jamaican specialties you have to try are the jerk chicken (obviously), ackee and saltfish (the national dish of Jamaica), curry goat or chicken, Jamaican patties, fried plantains, rum cake and much, much more! Find out which other Jamaican specialties you should add to your list before you go.
Want even MORE ideas of bucket list-worthy things to do on your Jamaica vacay? Check out these other fun things to do, plus these totally unique and underrated places to visit around the island. Rather find out which all-inclusive Jamaica vacation package is perfect for you, instead? Take a look at these awesome deals and start planning your vacay!