Thursday, August 5, 2010

Outdoor activities in Jamaica

Jamaica with its stunning shoreline, lofty mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls, navigable rivers, grottos and caves leading right into the heart of the mountains, is considered to be the playground of the Caribbean, offering abundant opportunities for activities from the staid and relaxing to the ones that would give you an adrenalin rush. Also, you can really complete the experience by staying in private Jamaica villas and cottages that are professionally managed and allow you to soak up the culture of the island and explore it at your own time and space.


Jamaica’s varied terrain is best explored on bike. There are many biking tour agencies offering tours, one being the Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours Ltd that offers all inclusive biking tour in Jamaica's Blue Mountains, the Caribbean's highest mountain range with peaks soaring to 7,402 feet. You can try out the Downhill Bicycle Tour that takes you through breathtakingly beautiful trails with exotic flora and fauna. You can also go out solo but remember to take along a bike repair kit for repair shops are hard to come across.


Aside from hiking the Blue Mountains, there are many scenic trails that you can check out including those through the Rio Grande. One especially scenic walk is the 7-hour White River Falls walk along the banks of the White River. An easier walk is the Scatter Waterfalls, where you can float on a bamboo raft across the Rio Grande. The 11km (7-mile) Guava River Trail takes you along the Guava River right into the heart of the Blue Mountains.

Scuba diving

Jamaica’s underwater world is a maze of fish, coral reefs, etched with canyons and grottos and wrecks. The walls at some places start as shallow as 25 feet. The temperature averages 78 to 85 degrees with visibility up to 100 feet. Some of the best dive sites are to be found in Falmouth, and the marine parks in Montego Bay, Port Antonio and Negril.


Jamaica is a golfer’s paradise offering many challenging golf courses than any other island on the Caribbean. Set against the backdrop of mountains and the sea, they not only provide a true test of the game but are also very picturesque. Some of the best are to be found in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay, all at a convenient distance from Silver Sands villas, a secure community of villas and cottages facing the sea and encompassing a private white sandy beach perfect for snorkelling and swimming.

1 comment:

Vacation Rental In Jamaica said...

Fishing, scuba diving, wind surfing, and horse back riding are some of the favorite outdoor activities in Jamaica. Travelers who want to optimize their visit for the best time for outdoor activities in Jamaica should try going during the off season, mid-April to mid-December, when hotel rates are the lowest. Thanks a lot.