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Activities in Jamaica | contributed in part by Shermaine Anderson-Gayle
Jamaica has so much to offer, it will definitely take more than one vacation to experience it all.
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And that is regardless of the type of vacation you are looking for; there are scores of activities in Jamaica to suit every taste and lifestyle, including yours.
Adventure options here are plenty, exploratory travelers rent bikes, bicycles, scooters and cars, while others use taxis and buses for a more organized trip.
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If you are a first time traveller, who would feel more comfortable doing pre-planned excursions, then a company like Chukka is perfect for you.
Beach-going has been a captivating experience for many locals - never mind the tourists! The Doctors Cave Beach in Montego Bay is a great option. By the way, historically, it was known for its medicinal properties.
Snorkeling, diving, sailing or simply basking in the sun on the sand or in the water is among the popular fun-filed experience on our beaches.
In Montego Bay, make sure you see the Widowsmakers cave, Sunken Ship reef in Ocho Rios, Sunken City of Port Royal which was destroyed by the major earthquake in 1692.
In fact, for the true snorkeling lover, Royal Reef, Coyaba Sea World and Doctor’s Cave Beach are know to be among the best.
That said, you may however just choose to stroll the beaches. Arguably, the most famous is the seven-mile beautiful and pristine white sandy beach in Negril which is adorned with entertaining activities all the way. Not to mention the many beaches in Portland to choose from.
Clubbing in Jamaica has seen a tremendous growth over the past few years. Club life exudes the genuine Jamaican party vibe.
Clubs are in every nook and cranny of the island but some the more appropriate ones to visit are probably: Margaritaville - in Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios, provides unique clubbing, water sports and an excellent dining experience, Club Asylum and The Quad in Kingston, and The Jungle in Negril.
For the more religious, there are lots of churches and places of worship on the island.
There are representatives of every denomination here. And by the way, Jamaica does have the record for the most churches per square mile. More in the facts about Jamaica.
The prime worship days are Saturdays and Sundays with various worship times.
Culturally, Jamaica has a vast landscape. So, several festivals showcase our amazing endowment of Jamaican history and culture.
The Westmoreland Curry Festival, Portland Jerk fest, Coffee festival, Montpelier Agricultural Show, and the Accompong Maroon Festival are all anticipated festivals held throughout the year.
Other exciting musical festivals, such as Reggae Sumfest, Rebel Salute, and Fun in the Son are definite must-sees. You can plan your trip around the ones that interest you.
Jamaica stages world-class sporting events from disciples such as athletics, golf, tennis, cricket, football and fishing.
Track and Field is very important here in Jamaica, and that can be seen in the many star athletes that the country continues to produce and the stellar performance at competitions such as the Olympics. Many of these athletes have become worldwide names that promote the brand Jamaica.
But their journey did not begin at the Olympics, many of them start at the local athletics meet, ISSA Boys and Girls Champs. ISSA Boys and Girls Champs has transcended just being a competition for high school athletes. Now, students of competing schools, both past and present, attend Champs yearly.
For those living abroad, they will prepare for champs months in advance, booking flights and hotels rooms and coordinating outfits to complement their school colours. It is a beautiful display of the competitive nature of Jamaicans as well as the natural ability and dedication of the athletes.
Cricket is also a big game for Jamaicans, the Caribbean Premier League held in the summer months is the “biggest party in sports”. The Caribbean teams travel to different islands throughout the tournament to play the games and Jamaicans always turn out in support of the Jamaica Tallawahs at Sabina Park.
Choose between 10 spectacular Golf courses exquisitely designed and located all over the island. The oldest golf course in the Caribbean, and the Americas, is the Manchester Golf Course in Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica. Combine your vacation with the best golfing experience at one of the golfing resorts in Jamaica.
Our Very own Reggae Boyz were the first English speaking Caribbean team to enter the world cup in 1998.
Jamaica is also the home to 2 of the largest fishing tournaments held in September and October each year. The famous Portland Marlin Tournament immediately comes to mind. More on Jamaican sports here.
Shopping in Jamaica can be relatively cheap; you will find exclusive offers from local handmade crafts and goods, to imported designer jewelry, clothes and perfumes.
Everything to make your dream vacation a reality is here on the island. The options are numerous, and possibilities endless when it comes to activities in Jamaica! The choice is yours!
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