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Our Top Favourite Things to do in Jamaica

The third largest island in the Caribbean, Jamaica is jam-packed with exciting activities, attractions, nature and wildlife.

Its 11,000 square kilometres plays host to some of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, from Montego Bay, to Falmouth and Ocho Rios, each with its own attractions.

Jamaica’s tropical climate means it sees year-round hot weather, making every day a great day to visit this vibrant island.

If you’re planning a visit to Jamaica any time soon, take a look through our top favourite things to do for some holiday inspiration.

Life’s a beach

It wouldn’t be a proper Jamaican holiday without visiting one of the island’s world-famous beaches. In fact the beach scene here is one of the main reasons people flock to this Caribbean island.

Jamaica has miles and miles of stunning white sand, with classic tropical palm trees and beautiful see-through water, fitting of any postcard.

Seven Mile Beach is one of our faves. This active stretch of sand is found on the west coast near Negril and is dotted with kiosks and snack shacks.

Actually nearer to seven kilometres rather than miles, there’s plenty of space to stretch out, with vendors bringing you food and drink at your leisure.

Plus, if you’re a fan of horse riding, this is the perfect opportunity to explore the coast at sunset on horseback.

 Bob Marley

For Bob Marley fans Jamaica is a mecca for his Reggae and Ska-style music.

Nine Mile, the birthplace and resting place of Bob Marley is well worth a visit. Jump on the Zion Bus and take a trip through the lush green landscape whilst listening to Bob Marley classics.

You’ll also get the chance to visit his childhood home and museum where members of the Marley family play sweet reggae music.

The Blue Hole

Just outside of Ocho Rios, nestled in the rainforest hills, is one of the island’s most stunning natural attractions. Island Gully Falls, formerly known as The Blue Hole, is an area of immense scenic beauty and serenity.

This jungle playground consists of cascading waterfalls, limestone rocks, tropical flowers and cliff-side caves. Spend the day taking in the lush greenery and swinging across the natural mineral pools on a rope swing to dive into the famous natural blue pools.

Scour the markets

One of the best ways to experience an authentic Jamaican holiday is to visit one of the local markets. These markets are an explosion of colour and smells, with vendors selling traditional Jamaican goods like Blue Mountain Coffee, Jamaican Rum and jerk spices.

Snorkelling and Scuba diving

Jamaica’s clear blue water makes it an ideal spot to strap on that swim gear and dive on in. The ocean here is bursting with marine life, and you’ll spot colourful tropical fish, urchins, seahorses, rays and more on your swim.

Montego Bay is especially popular for underwater adventures and is part of the Montego Bay Marine Park, a protected sea water region.

This marine park aims to preserve the underwater environment for future generations, so both fishing and watersports are restricted.

But you can still explore the waters under the sea by diving or snorkelling through Montego Bay’s coral reefs, flooded with fascinating sea creatures and tropical plant life.

Are you visiting Jamaica any time soon? Let us know what activities and attractions you’re planning on checking out in the comments below.