What to do in Jamaica? Where do I start!
Lisa Laws has been in Jamaica for the past week exploring what else there is to do in Jamaica besides Reggae Marathon.One of the highlights…literally…was her climb up to Blue Mountain Peak, the highest mountain in Jamaica. After a few days relaxing on the beach in Negril, should you be up to exploring like Lisa, here are a few of the things you can do:
YS Falls. Located near Negril, this is one of Jamaica’s finest natural attractions. Waterfalls, cool natural spring pool, relaxing gardens…all a bus ride away from Negril.
Dunn’s River Falls. Located just west of Ocho Rios on Jamaica’s north coast, this is a favourite. As a kid, when Mom and Dad said we were going to ‘Ochi’, we knew that meant a day spent on a beautiful beach…and climbing up and down the Falls. And this was the location of that famous scene in the James Bond movie, Dr. No. You know the one!
Treasure Beach. Go back in time at Treasure Beach on Jamaica’s south coast. Sleepy fishing villages, undeveloped stretches of beach, more rustic eating, drinking and sleeping. The gateway to the Treasure Beach area is Black River where you can see Jamaican Crocodiles if you really want to!
Mandeville. Located in the cool highlands almost dead centre of the island is the town of Mandeville. The town has retained much of its Colonial heritage. Not to be missed is the Mandeville Market where you can pick up the broad array of Jamaican foods and produce.
Kingston. The capital of Jamaica is Kingston located on a large, protected harbour and spilling over the Ligunea Plain into the foothills surrounding Kingston proper. There is so much to do here from visiting the Bob Marley Museum to going for a run around theMona Reservoir that you have to chek it all out for yourself!
Blue Mountain Peak. Located on the eastern side of Jamaica, this is a rugged hike up steep mountain trails to catch the sunrise. Tours will take you part the way up in the dead of night for the final 6 km or so climb. You’ll pass areas like Whitfield Hall and Jacob’s Ladder. I’ve done it…on my bucket list to do again.
Thanks for getting our exploring juices flowing Lisa. Now to get ready for adventure in Jamaica after Reggae Marathon.
Until next time…
Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong)