Jamaica’s dramatic landscape opens up endless opportunities for adventurous activities ranging from the staid to the very active. From lofty peaks soaring to 7,402 feet to crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea boasting high visibility, as also the white sandy beaches, and as they say in Jamaica, ‘once you go, you know.’ Just to deviate a bit from the topic, if you are planning a trip to the island, you can consider staying in Jamaica rentals that provide you the perfect opportunity to soak up the culture and flavours and that too at costs that are more affordable than hotels and all-inclusive resorts.
In addition to soaking up the spectacular scenery and dipping into the warm waters of the Caribbean, there are numerous activities you can indulge in and to help you make the most of your trip, here are some you can consider.
Blue Mountain Bicycle tours: This real Jamaican adventure takes you along a scenic trip to the famous Blue Mountains. On the first leg of the tour, you’ll pass through the rural countryside and stop at famous sites including James Bond Beach, Rio Nuevo Battle Site, Golden Eye, Noel Coward’s Firefly and Blue Harbour. After that you will continue to a banana plantation and follow this up with a brunch and then continue to Hardware Gap at 5,600 feet, the highest point of the Blue Mountains accessible by a vehicle. After enjoying the beautiful views of Kingston from Hollywell National Park, you’ll then begin your descend. If all the activity leaves you a bit tired, round off the day with a soak in a tub in your own private Jamaica villas or cottages, and follow it up by a sumptuous dinner prepared by the chef.
Kool Runnings Water Park: There is nothing more refreshing than a visit to Kool Runnings Water Park in the island’s ‘Capital of the Casual’ a favourite destination to spend a cool, fun filled day with the entire family. There are plenty of sliding options available from the staid to the adventurous. The 40 feet high and 385 meters long Green Grotto slide is one of the very few waterslides in the world which is equipped with the latest in 3-D visual reality imaging and audio technology which allows visitors to create their own ride. On Coconut Island, kids under 48” can have fun in a shallow pool with shorter slides under the supervision of well-trained lifeguards. The park’s dry area, ‘The Anancy Village’ also offers a wide range of escapades.
White water rafting at Caliche Rainforest Park: Get your adrenalin pumping by going white water rafting at Caliche Rainforest Park with more than 100 swift to mellow rivers. The gentler Rainforest Rafting is suitable for children, while participants must be over 12 years and physically fit to join the Canyon White Water Rafting. If you are travelling with children less than 12, it should not be a problem provided you book your accommodation in a rental that offers childcare facilities. For example, you can consider the Silver Sands Jamaica, a secure community of villas and cottages on the north coast of the island and within easy distance of attractions and Kool Runnings Park. The villas encompass a private beach and cater specially to families. Childcare facilities are provided and so you can go for activities strictly meant for adults, secure in the knowledge that they will be well taken care off.