There are many places in the world to experience an exotic, tropical, white sand beach vacation but, for adventurous and culturally curious tourists with a desire for more than a few lazy days in the sun, a Jamaica vacation can deliver excitements of a sort not available anywhere else in the world. Excursions that will thrill, amaze, get your blood boiling and send you to social media with great photos and fascinating stories. Here are 6 exciting excursions to consider.
6 Exciting Excursions for Your Jamaica Vacation
1. Bamboo river rafting
Rafting down the Martha Brae (or several other picturesque rivers) is one of the most relaxing activities you can do on a Jamaica vacation. You float down a stretch of emerald-green water punted along by a skilled captain wielding a long pole occasionally, stopping to purchase fresh coconut water and other snacks from locals on the riverbank.
2. Swim in the enchanting Luminous Lagoon
Jamaica’s Luminous Lagoon is a natural wonder filled with a rare type of bioluminescent algae. By day, the alge remains invisible, but at night, the water comes alive with mesmerizing blue bioluminescence when disturbed. Take a boat tour to witness this magical phenomenon and, if you’re feeling adventurous, dive into the glistening waters for a once-in-a-lifetime swim.
3. Dive into the Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon is one of Jamaica’s most breathtaking natural attractions. It gained fame through appearances in films like “Cocktail” starring Tom Cruise and “The Blue Lagoon” with Brooke Shields. The lagoon boasts crystal-clear turquoise waters surrounded by lush greenery and reaches depths of around 200 feet.
4. Hike up a waterfall
Test your sense of adventure at Dunn’s River Falls, near Ocho Rios. This natural wonder allows you to ascend a series of natural rock steps as water cascades around you. Take breaks along the way to relax in natural pools and revel in the refreshing showers from the falls’ foamywaters.
5. Experience mountain bobsledding
Visit the Mystic Mountain Adventure Park in Ocho Rios and experience the thrill of bobsledding down a mountainside. No matter the season, you can enjoy this exhilarating ride on a four-runner sled that glides along a scenic mountain track.
6. Attend a dancehall street dance or live Reggae show
Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in Jamaica’s vibrant music scene by attending a lively dancehall street dance or a live reggae show. Throughout the week, you’ll find street dances happening in various communities across the island. These events are a vital part of dancehall culture, where local DJs set up sound systems, and both locals and tourists come together to enjoy music, dance, and mingle.
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