Wondering what to see in Jamaica? As one of the Caribbean’s most lively islands, there are plenty of fun things to do in Jamaica. We’ve done the work for you; check out our fave 5 excursions!
1. Dunn’s River Falls
Cue the Kokomo! Featured in many Hollywood films, you may recognize these iconic falls from the silver screen, this shimmering, multi-tiered cascade is much more dramatic in real life. If you’re in Montego Bay or Ocho Rios, no trip is complete without a visit to stunning Dunn’s River Falls.
Recommended Jamaican excursion: Dunn’s River Falls Tour, which includes a visit to Discovery Bay, where Columbus first anchored, and a hike around Dunn’s Fall park, a protected area and national treasure.
2. Luminous Lagoon
Jamaica’s Luminous Lagoon is as magical as it sounds—perhaps even more. Edged by emerald marshlands, it gets its name from the millions of luminescent, glowing algae that light up the water in an enchanting sparkle. It’s as otherworldly as a Disney theme park attraction, except this is all Mother Nature’s handiwork.
Recommended Jamaican excursion: Trelawny Lagoon Boat Ride. Glide across the Luminous Lagoon after dark, taking in its magnificent iridescent waters and Trelawny’s lush, surrounding flora, as well as Falmouth’s gorgeous waterfront.
3. Kingston Day Trip
Jamaica’s capital city is both lively and laid-back. The financial capital of the West Indies, Kingston is home to the Governor General’s residence (a major James Bond film location for Dr. No) and cultural attractions, including the ever-popular Bob Marley Museum.
Recommended Jamaican excursion: A Kingston tour from Montego Bay is a scenic, air-conditioned bus ride, where you can admire the verdant splendour of Fern Gully, home to more than 500 fern species, and mountainous views from Mount Diablo.
4. Mystic Mountain
Here we go from Bob Marley to bobsled! One of the most fun things to do in Jamaica is bobsled down Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios. Ascend to the top onboard the state-of-the-art Sky Lift Explorer, giving you panoramic views of the rainforest, then zoom down through the scenic tropical landscape. (We suggest watching one of our favourite feel-good classics, Cool Runnings, for some cute Jamaican Olympic bobsled inspo!)
Recommended Jamaican excursion: Mystic Mountain Bobsled & Sky Explorer. You’ll get perfect views of the rainforest canopy and ocean, from the exhilarating rides both up and down.
5. Swamp Safari
Venture off your manicured resort and check out some Jamaican wildlife (and we don’t mean a Kingston nightclub)! Jamaica’s dense mangroves are home to more than 30 endangered American crocodiles, the Jamaican boa constrictor and rare feathered friends (cue the reggae classic Yellow Bird). The biodiversity is astounding and a must for nature enthusiasts or those looking to make their Jamaica travels more meaningful.
Recommended Jamaican excursion: Jamaica Cave & Swamps Tour. Nothing says luxury Jamaica beach holiday better than caves and swamps! Joking aside, this expertly guided tour takes you through swampy mangroves, a bird aviary and the underworld mystique of the Cockpit County Caves.
Hey, mon! Have any of these Jamaica excursions piqued your interest? A Flight Centre Expert Traveller can add them to your individually-tailored Better Beach vacation for a tropical trip like no other.