With waterfalls, and springs, river, streams flowing from the forest-clad mountains to the fertile plains and white sand beaches, Jamaica has one of the richest and most varied landscapes in the region.
The Blue Mountains form the longest mountain range along the eastern edge of Jamaica and features majestic scenery. Many people hike or bike through the mountains to witness first hand nature at its finest. This under-explored area is also the source of the world famous and fragrant Blue Mountain Coffee.
Web site: Blue Mountains
Strawberry Hill, the boutique hotel and spa perched 945 meters up in Jamaica’s Blue Mountains, eating authentic Jamaican fare is a treasured tradition. Time can stand still at Strawberry Hill Jamaica Luxuery Resort. Our magical mountain willage of luxurious simplicity is set sublimely high in Kingston’s mountains.
Web site: www.strawberryhillhotel.com
Rosehall Great House
Rose Hall is a Georgian mansion in Montego Bay, noted for the legend of the White Witch of Rose Hall. Rose Hall is widely regarded to be a visually impressive house and the most famous in Jamaica. It is a mansion in Jamaican Georgian style with a stone base and a plastered upper storey, high on the hillside, with a panorama view over the coast. It was built in the 1770s.
Web site: www.rosehall.com
For a spectacle of pure natural beauty it's difficult to beat YS falls in St. Elizabeth Parish. The YS falls unlike many waterfalls in Jamaica are tucked away in a secluded rural location and receives relatively few visitors, allowing you to relax and enjoy the surroundings, away from the hubbub of the crowds. The YS Estate is located deep in the sugar growing region of St. Elizabeth Parish. Once you arrive at the estate a tractor-pulled jitney will take you to the waterfalls.
Web site: www.ysfalls.com
The Blue Lagoon is a natural lagoon, situated roughly seven miles east of Port Antonio. The deep lagoon was once thought to be bottomless but divers have since determined it's depth to be around 54.8 meters. The most striking feature about the Blue Lagoon is its mystical blue colour which changes throughout the day, depending on the angle of the sun. A day spent by the Blue Lagoon one can see the huge change from turquoise to sapphire to deep blue.
Web Site: Blue Lagoon
Dunn's River Falls
Dunn's River Falls is one of Jamaica's national treasures. Globally, it is as well known as reggae and equally stimulating. There are few places where the Arawak name "Xayamaca" - land of rivers and springs - is more apt. The Spaniards called the area "Las Chorreras", the waterfalls or springs and it is truly one of the most beautiful spots on the island.
Web Site: www.dunnsriverfallsja.com
Dolphin Cove is a marine attraction in Jamaica at which guests can swim and interact with dolphins, sharks, and stingrays in captivity. Visitors may also interact with other species including iguanas, snakes and a variety of birds as well as other marine creatures. Dolphin Cove has been the recipient of many awards and is considered the NUMBER ONE attraction in Jamaica.
Web Site: www.dolphincoveja.com
Black River Safari tour
Black River Safari is about 2 hours from famous Rockhouse. The Great Morass is Jamaica's largest surviving wetland - 201 square km to be exact - and taking a boat tour along the swamp's main waterway, The Black River, is the best way to experience it. Since the Morass is a complex ecosystem and vital preserve for more than 100 bird species, you may see cinnamon-coloured jacana, egrets or whistling ducks. But it's the 300 American crocodiles living here that bring most people out to the Black River.
Web Site: Black River Safari
Green Grotto Caves
A journey into underworld charm... a speologist’s dream, a green cavern of mystery and adventure, a slice of Jamaica's history... part of your vacation with a difference... such are the accolades that can be ascribed to the largely unexplored labyrinth of mystical underground caverns called Green Grotto Caves which is surrounded by thick vegetation and supplied with pristine waters flowing from its secret depths.
Web Site: www.greengrottocavesja.com
Here, at Jamaica Zoo, there are approximately 25 different animals including birds. Some of animals include Lions(born in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth), Llama, Zebras,Monkeys, Crocodiles, Toucans just to name a few. There is also a petting area, in which visitors have the option to take pictures with our pets, such as "Peter" a Ball Python Snake and "Lizzy", which is a baby green Iguana,not to mention our pet crocodile "Sof" and a few more.We also have beautifully landscaped lawns, where our visitors can spread their blanket and have a picnic.
Web Site: www.jamaicazoo.webs.com
Kool Runnigns Water Park
Kool Runnings Water Park is the Caribbean's premier water attraction, located in Negril on the west coast of the island. With over 5 acres of thrilling water rides and other attractions, there's fun for the whole family! If its adventure you seek, look no further as you choose your personal favourite from among the 10 diverse water slides, some towering as high as 12 meters in the air! For a more relaxing experience, let the water current gently propel you along in a leisurely glide through the curves and turns of the Rio Bueno Lazy River. Kids will enjoy the unique, interactive experience of Captain Mikie's Coconut Island with its tipping coconuts and water canons.
Web Site: www.koolrunnings.com
The National Gallery of Jamaica, which was established in 1974, is the oldest and largest public art museum in the Anglophone Caribbean. It has a comprehensive collection of early, modern and contemporary art from Jamaica along with smaller Caribbean and international holdings. A significant part of its collections is on permanent view. The National Gallery of Jamaica also has an active exhibition programme, which includes retrospectives of work by major Jamaican artists, thematic exhibitions, guest-curated exhibitions, touring exhibitions that originate outside of the island, and the premier national exhibition, the National Biennial. The National Gallery of Jamaica offers a range of educational services, including guided tours, lectures and panel discussions, and children’s art programmes and also operates a gift shop and coffee shop.
Web Site: www.natgalja.org.jm
Bob Marley Museum
Make sure you visit Kingston's most visited attraction, the Bob Marley Museum. The museum is housed in Bob Marley's former home which he bought from Chris Blackwell in 1975. This was Marley's home until his death in 1981. The property also housed his Tuff Gong recording studio. In 2001 the Bob Marley Museum became a Protected National Heritage Site.
Web Site: www.bobmarleymuseum.com
Outameni Experience is a moving cultural experience that celebrates Jamaica’s rich culture depicted in small architecturally designed villages showing Taino, Spanish, African, English, Indian, Chinese and Jamaica Today. An interactive cultural journey… Outameni Experience is a unique blend of music, art, dance, film and drama. Visitors will have a holistic cultural “experience” evolving over a 90-minute journey set on five acres of land. Outameni Experience will tantalize all your senses in this interactive journey with a colourful mosaic enriched by the vibrant spirit and culture of the Jamaican people.
Web Site: www.outameni.com
Rick’s cafe was the first public bar and restaurant of its type on the West End Cliffs, offering an alternative to Negril's majestic seven mile beach. From the beginning, Rick's Cafe boasted an unrivaled view of the sunset from its naturally formed cliffs. Over the years, visitors and locals alike have designated Rick's Cafe as Negril's premier gathering spot and our sunsets have become a Jamaican tradition.
Web Site: www.rickscafejamaica.com