Monday, January 17, 2011

Activities and things to do in Jamaica

Lounging on a beach with a fruity drink in your hand may be your idea of a holiday in Jamaica but there is much you can do both on land and water. Also if you are planning a family vacation to the island, you can consider staying in Jamaica villas and cottages for apart from providing you great services, they also allow you to plan a more flexible itinerary in the sense if you want to indulge in activities meant for adults you can avail of the childcare facilities offered by some of these rentals. Outside your rental, here are some activities you can consider.

Land activities

There are many ways to experience the invigorating beauty of Jamaica and the beach is just the beginning. However, to start with the beaches, there are some rentals like Silver Sands villas that encompass a pristine private beach so you can relax in peace and quiet or build sand castles with the kids as also meet up with other guests, should you wish to socialize. Beyond the walls of the rentals there are other beaches you can visit. Negril, home to the world-famous Seven Miles Beach, is close by the villas. Then there are the beaches at Port Antonio, Montego Bay, Discovery and Runaway Bay that you can visit. Most of the beaches are teeming with people, vendors selling knick-knacks, hair braiders, and cooks preparing and selling jerked meat, which is Jamaica’s speciality.

Then you can also go hiking, biking, horse back riding to explore the island’s terrain. Vacationers can also climb Dunn’s River Falls, spend the day on a jeep safari or zip through the jungle canopy. However, if you are seeking something less adventuress, you can consider tours that take you to explore the island’s culture, history and music. You can visit plantation houses, Bob Marley’s Museum as also botanical gardens and parks like the Royal Palm Reserve and Hope Botanical Gardens. For the golf enthusiasts, Jamaica offers the largest number of championship courses in the whole of Caribbean.

Water activities

Jamaica provides plenty of opportunities for snorkelling and diving. Some of the best sites are to be found in Negril, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, all again at a very convenient distance from Silver Sands villas. Other notable sites include Runaway Bay, Spanish Anchor and Widowmaker's Cave. You can also go jet skiing, kayaking, sailing and deep sea fishing.


If you are staying in Jamaica accommodation rentals such as Silver Sands Villas Jamaica you can prepare your own meals in the kitchen. Otherwise, the cook, whose services are included in the package, will prepare delicious meals for you. So staying in rentals can also help you saving costs by eating in. Should you wish to venture out, you can ask the staff of the Jamaica villas and they will be able to guide you about local restaurants and roadside stands where you can sample authentic Jamaican foods. The food is heavily influenced by British, French, Spanish and Chinese cuisine. Pastries and breads are particularly good and, of course, you should not miss the famous Blue Mountain coffee and rum-based foods and drink.

1 comment:

Caribbean Villa Rentals said...

Jamaican travellers have plenty of options for active adventures. It draws in many visitors interested in diverse sporting opportunities such as horseback riding, or swimming with dolphins. Truly, it is an activity based enjoyable vacation spot.