There’s nothing wrong with sitting on the beach and sipping a rum punch, but if you want to add something more to make your Jamaican vacation memorable, then we’ll help you find your adventure! There are so many possibilities – from serene to extreme – from a leisurely trip down the Rio Grande River on a bamboo raft to an adrenaline-pumping sky dive over a steep precipice in the mountains. Whatever your interest, age, fitness level and budget, there is an adventure waiting for you!
Adventures come in many forms and Jamaica has so much to offer. Blessed by nature the landscape is diverse and travellers can choose from a wide range of outdoor activities: You can saddle up for horse-riding on the beach; swim with dolphins; pet stingrays; feed giant turtles or take a boat ride in search of crocodiles and manatees.
You can climb waterfalls, tube down a river, jump off cliffs into the sea, swim in icy cold blue holes; relax in the healing waters of a natural mineral spring; or explore off-shore islands and caves. If you like undersea adventures you can snorkel and scuba-dive – our marine life is fascinating and there are many dive sites all along the coast, with drop-offs and swim-through caves. Or you can try your hand at kiteboarding, parasailing and kayaking or just have fun at one of the several waterparks.
Why not take a catamaran cruise at sunrise, or moonlight? Take a zip line canopy tour high above the rainfor- est or soar over a waterfall? Get wet and muddy as you tear through the back-country on a thrilling ATV adventure? Buckle up for a wild ride on a gravity-driven bobsled down a 1000-metre long mountain track? Or take it down a notch and hike or bike across mountain trails?
If you are seeking cultural adventures – you can immerse yourself in the island’s rich history – there are walking and trolley tours of historic towns; visits to great houses, historic ruins, and old plantations. Why not go on a rum tour or visit a coffee plantation? Or learn about the island’s Maroon heritage at Accompong, or visit a Rastafarian camp in the hills?


Michele Gabay


All this and more...you just need to choose your adventure!