Jamaica is a top destination among travelers for many reasons. As if the stunning beaches, dreamy resorts and island vibes aren’t enough, there’s also an array of excitement around every corner. Whether you prefer an adrenaline rush or a chill retreat, Jamaica offers up plenty of things to do for your next vacay.
1. Go horseback riding in the cool waters of Ocho Rios.
The time has come to live out your dream of riding a horse through beautiful white sands and crystal-clear waters. In Ocho Rios, you’ll have opportunities to take an excursion riding horseback through the scenic countryside to the white sand beaches. Whether you’re an experienced rider or have never hopped on a horse, you’ll be able to have this once in a lifetime experience without having to worry about your own skills. We promise this isn’t just something you see in the movies.
2. Explore the gorgeous countryside in an ATV Buggy.
Savor the beauty of the vast Jamaican backwoods on a thrilling ATV Buggy joyride from either Negril or Montego Bay. One of the most fun things to do in Jamaica, this rugged adventure explores the countryside every which way. It includes sights of plant and animal life, ventures through a rural Jamaican village, drives past the breathtaking Caribbean Sea and even rides over the rocky grounds that lead up to the island’s mountains. Now go on, fasten your seatbelt and get that adrenaline pumping on this riveting ride.
3. Enjoy the stunning view at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.
Time to kick back, grab a delicious drink and be enchanted by Margaritaville’s breathtaking view. Located on the Hip Strip in Montego Bay, this restaurant’s world-famous sunset patio is perfect for friends and family, featuring yummy cuisine and a 120 ft. waterslide for the kiddos. You should know that once the sun goes down though, Margaritaville lights up. The restaurant turns into a seaside nightclub with late-night dancing and endless margaritas of course.
4. Take a nighttime cruise in the Luminous Lagoon.
Take a moonlit boat ride on radiant waters that will allow you to explore one of Jamaica’s natural wonders. The lagoon hosts millions of microscopic bioluminescent organisms, so you can see magical colors light up in the water. Mind-boggling, isn’t it? You can also jump into the water and enjoy the itsy-bitsy, lit up creatures up close and personal if you choose. Don’t worry though, they’re harmless.
5. Climb the waterfall at Dunn’s River Falls.
Check out one of Jamaica’s most cherished, natural beauties. With eye-popping falls of over 600 ft. flowing directly into the striking Caribbean Sea, Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios is rightfully one of the most popular things to do in Jamaica. If you climb up the waterfall, there are several natural lagoons and pools on the way to lounge, swim and sunbathe in. The possibilities are endless–you won’t regret exploring this Jamaican landmark.
6. Zip line over the canopy at Cranbrook Flower Forest.
Soar sky high with the birds in the treetops on this outstanding trail of nine zip lines in tropical paradise. Leap and glide from platforms ranging from 105 to 660 ft. apart with breathtaking views of exotic plant life, natural swimming holes and the always mesmerizing Caribbean Sea. This wild ride through the rainforest at Cranbrook Flower Forest in Ocho Rios is one of the most epic things to do in Jamaica and will leave you begging for more.