Jamaica, the ultimate land of the sun, sand and sea in the Caribbean, also offers a myriad of cultural activities that you can enjoy on your visit. Also, to gain a first hand experience of the lifestyle of the people and their customs and traditions, you can consider staying in private Jamaica rentals comprising Jamaica villas, cottages and apartments.
Here are some of the cultural activities that you can enjoy.
Bob Marley Museum: Jamaica is synonymous with Bob Marley and if you are a fan of reggae, this is one museum that you must visit. Located in Kingston on Hope Road, the museum houses an interesting collection of memorabilia. Guided tours are available and visitors can see his office, the bicycle on which he went out to sell his records, and many other mementoes.
Bob Marley Mausoleum: The bus tour starts from Ocho Rios and takes you to the village of Nine Mile, where Bob Marley was born and is buried. The house belonged to his grandparents. The bus trip is complete with reggae music and rum punch.
Walkers Wood Jerk Country Tour: Anyone who has been to Jamaica must be familiar with Jerked meat, made all the more popular at Boston Beach in Port Antonio. However, it is Walkers Wood, a village community, which is at the heart of the jerk seasoning industry. The tour takes you around the spice garden and factory where you can watch the spices being mixed together.
Country-Style Tours: These tours are based in the hill town of Mandeville and offer you the opportunity to meet the local people and gain an insight into the Jamaican way of life. These tours can be personalized to your liking for example, food, music or the national heritage. You will be taken into some of the island’s small communities to experience at first hand your chosen tour.
Accompong Maroon Settlement: The settlement is located in the heart of the Cockpit country, famous for its rugged landscape and unique wildlife. As the name indicates, the small town is home to descendants of the first freed slaves. You can explore the cave where the treaty with the British was signed in 1738 and visit the Presbyterian church, which is the oldest building in Accompong.
Rose Hall Great House: Once a great 18th century plantation house, Rose Hall Great House has been beautifully restored and turned into a national monument. It was once owned by Annie Palmer, known as the “White Witch” who according to legend murdered three husbands and many slaves.
Tuff Gong Recording Studios: This is the studio where Marley recorded his greatest hits. It is still used as a recording studio but mainly as a tourist attraction.
You can enjoy the best of the island's cultural activities and hospitality by staying in Jamaica rentals such as Silver Sands Jamaica.