Guided tours are a great way to explore the island of Jamaica. Most tourist attractions are located on the north coast of the island. If you are planning a trip to the island you might wish to consider setting base in the several Jamaica rentals that are at a convenient distance for day trips yet far from the crowds to let you savour the moments in peace and in the company of your loved ones.
To help you explore the best of what Jamaica has to offer, here are some tours that you can consider.
Accompong Maroon Tour: The tour initiates you to the amazing history of the island. The tour takes you to some villages in the southeast of Montego Bay, the island’s second largest city. You can meet villagers and tour the historic sites related to the Maroons, who were the descendents of runaway slaves.
Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park: The park is the largest conservation area in Jamaica. This is definitely a must visit for the nature enthusiasts who can explore unspoilt forest trails and also hike up to the Blue Mountains peak at 7,402 feet above sea level. The views from the peak are amazing and each step of the climb is well worth the effort. The park also includes the Hollywell Park, a natural treasure in its own right.
Blue Lagoon: This is not to be confused with the Blue Lagoon of the movie fame. However, it is equally if not better than the one it shares its name with. You can admire the shimmering 200-feet deep swimming hole with the colours of the water ranging from cobalt blue to the emerald green.
Bob Marley Museum: Jamaica is synonymous with Bob Marley and if you are a reggae fan, you have to visit this museum in Kingston that houses memorabilia related to the great composer and singer.
Dolphins Cover at Treasure Reef: You can spend a fun-filled day swimming with two lovable bottleneck dolphins. The adventurous can also try swimming with trained nurse sharks. There are rainforest trails that you can explore and also enjoy a picnic on the pristine beach.
Black River Safari: Journey up the Black River and you will be able to see crocodiles lolling on the riverbank. The safari gives you the perfect opportunity to glimpse the varied flora and fauna of the island. Some safaris are not meant for children and so if you are travelling with small kids, you can consider staying in family-friendly rentals such as Silver Sands Villas Jamaica that provide childcare facilities and also have a separate play area for kids.