There’s so much to do once you arrive in Jamaica. The island’s warm tropical climate, diverse wildlife, and beautiful white sand beaches make it popular amongst visitors who come by every year.
But just what is it (besides the sunshine) that keeps on attracting tourists to the island? We’ll help you see some of the best places this slice of paradise has to offer. This list was inspired by Fun Attractions in Jamaica. They share information on the best places to see. Here’s our list:
Blue Mountains – Perfect for Hiking and their Coffee
Home to the island’s best coffee, the Blue Mountain Peak is the highest point of the island rising to 7402 feet from ground level. With such a diverse climate and up to 200 inches of rain each year, the mountains offer lush vegetation and over 500 different spices of plants. There are tours you can take to hike to the top, and you’ll get the unique opportunity to admire the beauty of the island from this climb alone.
Mayfield Falls – Relax and Admire the Environment
Located in Westmoreland, Jamaica this tourist spot has two beautiful waterfalls crafted from nature. There’s 21 different pools you’ll come across and up to 52 different types of ferns (impressed yet?)
Climbing the waterfall or just admiring the beautiful falls is what this attraction is all about. The property here is well kept, and you’ll be able to enjoy Jamaica at its fullest here.
The Rose Hall Great House – Meet the White Witch
Care to meet Annie Palmer? You probably don’t want to. The mansion found here was built in the 1770’s and was once the home of the infamous white witch who murdered her three husbands and took her slaves as lovers.
She was eventually killed by one of her slaves who sought revenge. Rumour has it that to this day she still walks the grounds giving visitors who tour the island a scare here and there. If you ever end up on the island be sure to check it out.
Tours are provided daily in the daytime and night-time and will provide an experience like no other. For information on such tours, the attractions and must visit destinations you may want to check out this channel.
Mystic Mountains – Enjoy a Bob Sled Ride
Kool Runnings, the movie in some ways, popularized the sport of bobsledding. At Mystic Mountains, you’ll get the unique opportunity to experience the joys of the movie with your ride. Cruise through twists and turns on the mountain side as your bobsled follows the track. There’s also other activities you can explore too like zip lining, the sky explorer which takes you on a 15-minute ride to the top and more!
Rio Grande – Relax and Travel Down the River
If you’re here just for some relaxation and to unwind for the day, there’s no place better than the Rio Grande. Hop onto some bamboo rafts and be transported by a guide who maneuvers through the water and provide you with a fun experience you won’t forget.
Hellshire Beach – Known for Their Delicious Fish
Chances are every single Jamaican on the island knows about Hellshire. It’s a favorite hangout spot (especially on the holidays) not just for the beach but the delicious, mouth-watering seafood. Fish, Lobster, Conch, Fish Tea and more! You name it; they probably have it.
This area is most popular amongst locals, but if you’re visiting the island, it’s one you NEED to check out.
More to See and Explore
There are so many other places that weren’t highlighted on this list. I’m sure you would agree that some things you just have to see and explore yourself. Jamaica is no different in this regard.