Jamaica’s top-rated attractions

Jamaica’s top-rated attractions

Have you visited Jamaica's top-rated attractions?

Jamaica is known as the “birthplace of reggae” and is home to a treasure chest of natural gems and rich African culture.

Emerald mountains, turquoise seas, golden beaches, vibrant coral reefs, cascades, rivers, rainforests, mineral springs, and rivers are just a handful of the Island’s popular attractions.

Nature lovers will find an abundance of things to do, from hiking to bird hunting in the rainforests to diving into beautiful coral reefs and horseback riding on the beach.

Jamaica is also known for its historical plantations where visitors can get hosted tours of the great houses.

Seven Miles Beach

Seven Mile Beach, Negril

Negril Beach, popularly known as Seven Mile Beach, is one of Jamaica’s most beautiful and popular stretches of beaches.

The beach stretches from Long Bay to Bloody Bay and to the south of the town are the Cliffs on Negril’s Westend.

Tucked away in the midst of coconut palms, numerous resorts, and restaurants. 

Negril is a haven for water sports activities and snorkelers will find schools of fish swimming in the crystalline waters.

Martha Brae River, Falmouth

Rafting down Jamaica’s Martha Brae is one of the popular tourist attractions in Jamaica.

At Martha Brae Rafter’s Village, guests get to glide down a beautiful stretch of river on bamboo rafts.

This relaxing trip is a great way to enjoy some of the tropical scenery and the guides will educate you about flora and fauna.

Dunn's River Falls, Ocho Rios

Surrounding 590 feet of elegantly terraced waterfalls, Dunn’s River Falls is one of Jamaica’s most famous natural attractions.

The fall descends over rocks and limestone ledges into the Caribbean Sea.

You can explore the waterfalls with the assistance of a guide, or they could simply chill in the refreshing pools at the foot of the waterfall.

You should come prepared to get wet; bring clothing appropriate for water and water shoes.

Looking for more adventure? Plan around cruise ship days.


Blue Hole, Ocho Rios

Way up in the rainforest-carpeted mountains, just outside of Ocho Rios, the Blue Hole is a chain of picturesque watering holes fed by spouting falls.

Tour guides lead visitors around the area where they can explore and jump off the bluffs into the refreshing freshwater pools beneath.

The trek includes scrambling over slippery rocks so it's important to bring water shoes.

Mayfield Falls & Minerals Springs, Westmoreland

A little over an hour's drive from Negril through Westmoreland’s countryside villages, Mayfield Falls & Mineral Springs is a paradise for nature lovers.

Located in the Dolphin Head Mountains, you will find two main waterfalls over 20 natural pools, and an extravagance of tropical flowers, ferns, and rainforest flora.

Birds and butterflies flutter through lush greenery and thatched gazebos beam for pit stops.

Choose between a guided tour or you can drudge through the cool waters, climb over boulders, jump off ledges, and chill under the cascades.


Mystic Mountains, Ocho Rios

Mystic Mountain’s Rainforest Bobsled is a popular rainforest adventure in Ocho Rios Jamaica.

Visitors can enjoy a scenic view of Ocho Rios town and the Caribbean Sea on the Rainforest SkyExplorer, a chairlift climbing the mountain.

Thrill seekers can zip down the mountain on Bobsled Jamaica, or soar through the jungle on Tranopy, a ziplining adventure.

Mystic Mountains includes other attractions like butterfly and hummingbird gardens, guided nature walks, and a waterslide.

Rose Hall Great House, Montego Bay

Constructed in 1770, Rose Hall is a restored plantation house with amazing ocean views.

The Legendary “White Witch) Annie Palmer reigned here with brutality and also met a cruel death.

Today her home is embellished with ancient furniture and guests can choose between the daytime tour or a scary candlelit evening tour garnished with tales of ghost sightings.


Reach Falls, Portland

Nestled in the heart of the Montane Forest of the John Crow Mountains, Reach Falls are some of Jamaica’s most beautiful and tranquil waterfalls.

An easy trek through the jungle takes you to the top of the waterfall where lifeguards patrol.

Chill under the rushing cascades, swim through fern-fringed pools, and explore the underwater caves.

Be sure to pack your water shoes.

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