Monday, May 30, 2011

Sightseeing and things to do in Jamaica

If you are planning a trip to Jamaica, you will plenty of opportunities for sightseeing and indulging in both water and land activities. There are a wide range of accommodation options available from hotels to all-inclusive resorts to Jamaica villas, cottages and apartments to suit all tastes and budgets. Where you stay will make all the difference to not only your trip but also to your pocket. Hotels are comfortable but they are provide a highly impersonal and formal environment and so if you want get away from it all, they might not prove to be the right choice. Then there are the all-inclusive resorts which can be pretty expensive because you have to buy the entire package. Secondly, your choices of what to see and do would be limited to what the all-inclusive resort provides. Of course, you have the freedom to do your own thing but it will cost you extra. Jamaica villas, cottages and apartments, on the other hand, give you all the freedom, privacy, comforts and space you need. Added to these, these rentals are more affordable and provide you the perfect opportunity to experience and discover the real Jamaica.

Once you have made your accommodation and travel arrangements, you can examine the sightseeing opportunities and also things that you can do. There are some activities that are kids-friendly and others that are meant strictly for adults. If you are travelling with kids and want to go out for an adults only activity, you can contact the staff of your rental and they will arrange for childcare facilities and will also keep them happy and busy. Listed here are some activities that you can consider.

History and culture tours: Jamaica has a rich and colourful history and culture and to get a glimpse of both, you can enjoy guided tours of the various estate houses that dot the island. One such estate is the Prospect Plantation that dates to 1721. Even today it is in working condition and attracts dignitaries from across the world. For those interested in Gothic horror and witch craft can check out the Great Rose Hall and to get a glimpse of the Caribbean art, you can visit Harmony Hall.

Natural attractions: You really must visit Dunn’s River Falls, one of Jamaica’s premier attractions. You can wade right into the cool, refreshing water and join a human chain making its way right to the top of the waterfall on the slippery stone steps. You can also consider trekking the misty Blue Mountains. The panoramic views on and down the climb have to be seen to be believed. Then there is a boat ride you can take on the Luminous Lagoon.

Water activities: No trip to Jamaica can be complete without spending time on its world-famous beaches like the Seven Miles Beach and also enjoying various water activities such as diving, swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and scuba diving.

1 comment:

Jamaica Holiday Rentals said...

Jamaica is a sightseeing technicolor play-ground, above and below the surface. No matter what part of the country you're visiting, the fun of discovery on land or sea lies just around the corner. There are many Jamaica sightseeing tours, excursions. These includes deep sea fishing, scuba diving, surfing, hiking, shopping and hitting the night clubs in and around the island. Thanks a lot.