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10 Attractions in Jamaica

Posted by The New N Used Link on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Under: Jamaica

 

Dunn's River Falls

Dunn's River Falls is a spectacular waterfall near Ocho Rios, where cold mountain water cascades 1,000 feet (300 meters) down naturally terraced steps. Visitors can climb the falls alone or in a guided "human chain," but there's also plenty of swimming, sunbathing and sightseeing to do as well. Those interested in geology will be fascinated with the way the falls renew themselves via regular deposits of calcium carbonate and sodium.

Nine Mile

Nine Mile is synonymous with one of Jamaica’s most famous sons, the late great master of reggae Bob Marley. Thanks to guided tours led by Rastafarian guides, you can visit the former home of Bob Marley, as well as the musician’s beloved Mt. Zion Rock and his mausoleum. Many of the guides are Bob’s fellow musicians, relatives, and friends.

Bob Marley Experience

If you’re visiting Jamaica, chances are you’re a fan of Bob Marley. What better way to celebrate the King of Reggae’s life and music than a tour of his birthplace, house, and mausoleum?

When you visit the Bob Marley Museum, you get a sense of his daily life, as it is located in his boyhood home in Nine Mile. There's his hammock and his herb garden, as well as the beat-up Land Rover he drove around the island, not to mention the frescoes on the house depicting everything he loved.

Dolphin Cove

Swimming with dolphins is on most people’s must-do lists, and Dolphin Cove offers a one-on-one encounter with dolphins and sharks like no other in Jamaica.

You can touch, hold, feed and of course swim with the dolphins, and even interact with sharks.

For the most in-depth dolphin encounter, be a sea keeper for the day and help feed and train these fascinating creatures

Martha Brae River

The Martha Brae River is the tranquil home of river rafting in Jamaica, the best way to discover the country's tropical interior. Guided tours include refreshment, lunch and lagoon swim stops, and quite often the guided rafting trips pass riverside crafts stalls. Rafts are ecologically friendly, made from bamboo, and the trips along the river pass Luminous Lagoon, where a natural phenomenon causes the water to glow.

Rhodes Hall Plantation

Get a sense of how life used to be in Jamaica at the Rhodes Hall Plantation - a historic property and working plantation set on a private 550 acre (222 hectare) estate, 5 mi (8 km) outside of Negril.

You can visit, go horse riding or stay at the estate, which has two private beaches, a nature trail and a crocodile reserve. Operating since the 1700s, the plantation has its history in sugar cane and rum and several artifacts and copies are on display from the era, including the cauldrons originally used by slaves to boil down sugar cane.

Rose Hall Great House

Built in the latter part of the 18th century, Rose Hall is the most well-known great house in all of Jamaica. The massive Georgian mansion is the centerpiece of a plantation that covers over 6,500 acres, but it's most notable for its famous occupant, Annie Palmer, better known as the White Witch of Rose Hall.

Said to have dabbled in witchcraft, Annie Palmer allegedly poisoned her three husbands. Stories allege that she routinely took slaves as lovers and had them killed when she grew tired of them. She was supposedly smothered with a pillow in her bed in 1830s by a vengeful slave.

Rio Bueno

Rio Bueno is a small village located 32 miles (51.5 kilometers) east of Montego Bay on the island of Jamaica. The Rio Bueno Harbour is the deepest harbor in Jamaica and the site where Columbus is believed to have first touched land in Jamaica. Visitors to Jamaica flock to this small fishing community to experience one of the most exhilarating excursions on the island: adventures along the Rio Bueno River. 

Croydon Plantation

When you need to relax and want a break from the beach, book a tour of Croydon Plantation! Located twenty miles inland from Montego Bay, Croydon Plantation is a beautiful way to spend an afternoon.  You’ll travel through breathtaking, mountainous scenery, explore a working plantation and enjoy a delicious, traditional Jamaican barbeque amid the beautiful Catadupa Mountains.

Negril Lighthouse

Lighting up the westernmost point of Jamaica, Negril's Lighthouse stands at 20 meters (65 feet) tall and is one of the earliest concrete lighthouses, having warned ships away from the promontory since 1894.

Originally powered by kerosene, the Lighthouse switched to solar power in 1985 and flashes every two seconds.You can still climb its 103 steps today for unparalleled views over the Caribbean. It's a popular spot at sunset.


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