Things to do in Jamaica
In Jamaica, many of the can’t-miss activities revolve around the water: Sunbathing on Negril’s Seven Mile Beach, taking a sunset cruise around the island, snorkeling or scuba diving to see world-class coral reefs. Adrenaline junkies looking for things to do in Jamaica can satisfy their urge for adventure with water sports like jet skiing, kayaking, and hiking through lush tropical forest to climb one of the island’s many waterfalls. In Negril, you can even rent a personal boat and row across the water to your own private island. Travelers in need for a break from the sun can still find many things to do in Jamaica that have nothing to do with the beach. Hike through Dunn’s River Falls, one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls, to enjoy stunning tropical scenery while shaded from the sun in a jungle-like environment.
Reggae fans won’t want to miss the opportunity to pay homage to the King of Reggae at the Bob Marley Museum, or dance to live reggae music at one of the island’s many nightclubs – including many that are located right on resort property. Art aficionados will want to check out the National Gallery of Jamaica for a truly exquisite collection of native artworks, while history buffs should visit Devon House, a restored colonial home built in 1881 by George Steibel, a Jamaican wheelwright. Meanwhile, shoppers can stock up on local crafts and one-of-a-kind souvenirs at one of Jamaica’s street markets, like the Harbour Street Craft Market, the Fantasy Craft Market, and the Fort Montego Craft Market.