Connect
To Top

5 Must Do’s on Your First Trip to Jamaica

When it comes to keeping busy in Jamaica, there’s an endless sea of possibilities to keep your thirst quenched. With so much to do and so much to see, how can you possibly decide between all that this incredibly diverse island has to offer? Here’s a short guide to 5 top notch experiences that you can’t miss out on.

Image Credit

  • Visit the Blue Hole:

Tucked away amid the mountains just beyond the thriving port town of Ocho Rios, The Blue Hole is the perfect break from the hustle and bustle of the town. Cool, inviting waters that match the colours of Jamaica’s cheerful sky await you. Float across this spectacle on the man-made rope swing before making a splash in this natural wonder, or if you don’t feel like replicating the common monkey, jump in off the well-positioned rocks. The Blue Hole is a mysterious place, completely encased by beautiful flora, and once you’ve had your fix of acrobatics, it’s perfect for simply chilling out

Blue Hole | Jamaica | Luxury Caribbean News
Image Credit

  • Swim with dolphins

If swimming with dolphins is on your bucket list, the picture-perfect coastline of Jamaica is the only place to tick it off. Learn all about these fascinating creatures, before getting up close and personal in their natural environment. Guests can choose to swim side by side with dolphins, immersed in the deep blue waters, or to enjoy an encounter in the shallows of Dolphin Cove. The cove itself is beautiful, surrounded by jungle and natural beauty, it offers many other exhilarating activities like swimming with stingrays and sharks.

Swimming with dolphins | Jamaica | Luxury Caribbean News
Image Credit

  • Relax on Frenchman’s Cove

This beach is a cut above the rest. It’s here that the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea blend effortlessly into the equally radiant waters of the river at Frenchman’s Cove. The cove is perfectly enclosed by wonderfully green vegetation, with plenty of stunning flowers and fruit trees to check out nearby. This is a paradisiacal place to be and should be enjoyed for the serenity that it offers. It’s a place where beach-goers can pull out a book, relax and ponder in peace. Although home to the Frenchman’s Cove Resort, the beach is open to all for a small fee and it is rarely crowded. This is a tranquil getaway.

Frenchmans cove | Jamaica | Luxury Caribbean News
Image Credit 

  • Explore The Blue Mountains

Hiking amongst the flora and fauna in the foothills of the Blue Mountains National Park is an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. You’ll pass striking waterfalls and gardens amongst the lush vegetation and if you are feeling adventurous, these hills can be explored on two wheels. Hiking to the summit of Blue Peak will really help you to earn your stripes as at 7,400 feet, it’s the highest peak on the island. Keep your fingers crossed, as on around 30 days throughout the year, the summit is said to offer unrivalled views of both the island’s coastline and in the distance, Cuba.

Blue mountain | Jamaica | Luxury Caribbean News
Image Credit

  • Eat like a local

Do as the locals do and indulge in some delicious ackee and saltfish for breakfast. Despite its non-conventional breakfast-like appearance, it’s the true Jamaican way to start the day and you might be surprised at just how delighted your taste buds are. Ackee is an incredibly popular fruit in Jamaica and once cooked, to the untrained eye could almost pass as scrambled eggs. Combine this with saltfish, (dried, salted cod), and an abundance of spices, fresh tomatoes and peppers and you’ve got yourself a traditional Jamaican breakfast. Make sure you order dumplings on the side for the complete culinary experience.

Ackee | Jamaican Breakfast | Luxury Caribbean News
Image Credit

Ackee | Jamaican Breakfast | Luxury Caribbean News
Image Credit

 

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

More in General Caribbean

  • The Ultimate Caribbean Bucket List

    Comprised of over 700 islands and spanning 2.754 million km², the Caribbean is a far-reaching collection of paradisiacal holiday hubs. And whilst we...

    Luxury Caribbean TeamSeptember 19, 2016
  • Getting Outdoors in the Dominican Republic

    The Dominican Republic is brimming with hundreds of great opportunities to get outside and enjoy the year-round warm and sunny climate....

    Luxury Caribbean TeamMarch 29, 2016
  • Real Estate Nevis, Luxury Caribbean Living

    With Four Seasons Resort Estates in the name, you are very rightly led to believe these homes will offer an abundance of...

    Luxury Caribbean TeamSeptember 14, 2015
  • The Undiscovered Gems of the Caribbean

    Though many of the stunning islands in the Caribbean have been known and loved by holidaymakers from around the world for...

    Luxury Caribbean TeamAugust 24, 2015
  • Resort Focus: Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, St Lucia

    The epitome of an island paradise, St Lucia’s breath-taking scenery and excellent weather make it a dream luxury vacation spot. Although...

    Luxury Caribbean TeamAugust 19, 2015
  • Camping in the Caribbean

    Camping is one of the more contentious holidays; you either love it or you hate it. If you hate it, it’s...

    Yeomans OutdoorsJuly 4, 2013
  • A History of Soca Music in the Caribbean

    Music in the Caribbean plays a massive role in the lives, history and cultures of each of these island nations and...

    Jessica KittJune 20, 2013
  • Stepping Back in Time at The Balenbouche

    The Balenbouche in St Lucia  There are many beautiful hotels and resorts in St Lucia. Some offer you the chance to...

    Luxury Caribbean TeamJune 6, 2013
  • World ARC Rally Ends

    2012/2013 World ARC Rally Closes in St Lucia Many people wear a smile as they arrive in St Lucia, enjoying the...

    Luxury Caribbean TeamApril 15, 2013