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Looking for things to do in Jamaica?

Whether you want a relaxing getaway or an action-packed break, the choice of things to do in Jamaica will meet your holiday needs. Stunning scenery, picture-perfect beaches, a world-renowned music scene and fabulous food await at this unique Caribbean destination.

Recline on sugar-white sands lapped by turquoise waters, or unwind with sumptuous spa pampering on relaxing Jamaica holidays. If you’re feeling active, take in spectacular waterfall scenery on a hike or practice your swing on a championship golf course. Visit fascinating museums, soak up the vibrant reggae music culture and sample the famous fiery jerk cuisine washed down with a rum cocktail.

Jamaican adventure

Adventure and activities

Get your adrenaline pumping with white water rafting in the Caliche Rainforest, or enjoy a leisurely drift along the Rio Grande. Climb the spectacular Dunn’s River Falls, saddle up for a horse riding tour or fly into the depths of the rainforest on the zip line at Mystic Mountain. Hone your golfing skills at a stunning championship course, such as the Sandals Golf & Country Club.

Jamaica attractions

Experiences and attractions

Visit the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, to see the former home and studio of the reggae legend. Music lovers will also be in their element at the Reggae Xplosion Museum. Learn the fascinating stories that surround former plantation home Rose Hall, near Montego Bay. Or take in the breathtaking scenery of the Blue Mountains.

Jamaican cuisine

Eating and drinking

Tuck into delicious fiery jerk pork from one of the stands dotted around Boston Beach. Be sure to sample another local speciality, rice and peas, along with Jamaica’s famous rum or rich Blue Mountain coffee. Dine on superb Caribbean fusion cuisine at Kingston’s renowned restaurant, Norma’s on the Terrace. Or visit Devon House, a popular spot for locals and tourists alike – famous for its ice cream, patties and souvenir shopping.

Jamaica nightlife

Music and nightlife

Immerse yourself in Jamaica’s vibrant music scene – from laidback reggae grooves to the feel-good chimes of the steel drums. Head to the buzzing ‘hip strip’ in Montego Bay for an array of shops, bars and restaurants. Or discover the thriving nightlife to be found on Main Street in Ochos Rios.

Beaches in Jamaica

Jamaica beaches

Stretch out on the pristine sands of Negril Beach. Snorkel in the crystalline waters at Doctor’s Cave Beach. Or visit idyllic James Bond Beach, which was featured in the movie Dr No. Stop by stunning Puerto Seco, whilst visiting the famous Christopher Columbus landing spot on Discovery Bay. Or discover Little Frenchman’s Cove, a hidden gem near Port Antonio.

Experiences in Ochos Rios and Montego Bay

Discover the best of Jamaica with these unforgettable tours

Jamaica Combo Tour: Dunn’s River Falls and Bob Marley’s Nine Mile

Shop 'til you drop on the Ocho Rios highlights tour. Take an extensive journey through the bustling streets of Ocho Rios and spend an afternoon exploring the town's many shopping arcades and craft markets. Browse duty free shops and tour the Wassi art factory – where you can pick up pottery created by local artisans. Explore the steep hillsides of the Fern Gully, admire the beauty of the Coyaba Botanical Gardens or visit the legendary Dunns River Falls.

See the highlights of Ocho Rios

Bob Marley Reggae Explosion

Visit the birthplace of Bob Marley and learn about the legend who captivated the world with his music. Nine Miles is the little village where ‘King of reggae’ Bob Marley spent his childhood and often returned seeking inspiration for his songs. A Rastafarian guide will take you on a tour and introduce you to the life of Jamaica’s most famous music star. You’ll get the chance to stand on Mt. Zion, Bob’s meditation spot, and see his final resting place.

Learn about Jamaica’s most famous music star

Black River and YS Falls Sightseeing Cruise from Montego Bay

Swing through the trees with the greatest of ease on this adrenaline-charged Jamaica zip line tour. Soar from one platform to the next amongst the treetops, 14 meters above the ground. Your Jamaican nature adventure takes you over a series of decks and platforms, connected by traverses, mounted in the trees of the rainforest - coupled with intermittent nature walks. Hear and see the rushing waters below as you travel across springs, the Great River and a 150 year old dam.

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Martha Brae River Rafting and Dunn’s River Falls Tour from Ochos Rios

Explore two of Jamaica’s most magnificent natural locations in one day. Step on to a bamboo raft for a relaxing ride down the Martha Brae River. Take in the lush surrounding scenery and learn about the river’s native flora and fauna from your knowledgeable guide. You’ll then head to the spectacular Dunn’s River Falls, where you will climb through the cascading water to the top of the waterfall. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture this amazing experience.

Explore the great outdoors on this day trip

Jamaica Bobsledding Tour from Montego Bay

Buckle up and get ready for the experience of a lifetime. On this thrilling ride through beautiful rainforest, you’ll get a taste of being on the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team - made famous through the hit film Cool Runnings. Stretching from Dunns River Falls, the winding 975m bobsled course is an exotic habitat for local flora and fauna. You’ll learn how to operate the bobsled, so you can slow down and enjoy the scenery or whizz along at speed.

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Kingston weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
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Average monthly rainfall (mm)
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Average daily sunshine (hours)
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