Jamaica has much more to offer than just the sun, sand and sea. The island has a lively cultural scene and no matter what time of the year you visit, you can enjoy numerous cultural activities. You can also make your visit all the more memorable by staying in Jamaica rentals such as Silver Sands Villas Jamaica that offer you a unique perspective of the local way of life.
While on the island, these are some of the cultural activities that you can enjoy.
If you are in Kingston, you can visit the Bob Marley Museum on Hope Road. The reggae icon’s house has been converted into a museum and guided tours are available. You can see several interactive displays and see an interesting collection of mementoes and memorabilia.
Then there is a bus tour from Ocho Rios that takes you to the village of Nine Miles where Bob Marley was born and where he is buried. The house belonged to his grandparents. En route the journey, you can enjoy reggae and rum.
There are several country style tours you can take that take you through the hill town of Mandeville and provide you the perfect opportunity to meet the locals and explore the beautiful countryside. These tours can be customized to your liking so depending on your tastes you can enjoy music, culture, or food related tours.
The Maroons are an integral part of the history of the island and you can learn more about them in the Accompong Maroon settlement tours that take you to the cave where the treaty with the British was signed in 1738 and also to the Presbyterian church, which is the oldest building in Accompong.
As said above, you can get a taste of the real Jamaica by staying in private Jamaica rentals such as the Silver Sands Villas in Jamaica which also organize tours and transfers to the places of interest.