Activities in Jamaica

There are a number of great activities and attractions to be found in Jamaica

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Jamaican travelers have plenty of options for active (and not so active) adventures. Whether you're interested in a leisurely day on a chartered yacht or roughing it for an afternoon hike through Jamaica's beautiful mountains, there are activities to capture almost anyone's interests.

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Bike and Scooter Rental

If you are thinking about exploring the area in the open air you will encounter a variety of different rental agencies that can help make it happen. For more information on bike and scooter rentals, read this article.

Diving

Jamaica Diving

Meanwhile, divers and snorkelers can swim among the colorful coral and sponges. Montego Bay offers the best snorkeling options, while divers can find diverse and exciting sites regardless of which city you take off from. Whether or not you fish or snorkel, you can always sail out on Jamaica's waters with a hired charter or on a cruise tour.

There are 32 dive operators and at least 16 good dive sites to choose from. To reach our detailed guide to scuba diving in this area, navigate to this page.

Events and Festivals

Meanwhile, those interested in taking in a bit of culture may enjoy events and festivals, like Carnival and Junkanoo. Both celebrations have people dancing in the streets, wearing elaborate costumes, and really letting loose in masquerade fashion. Festivals aren't the only times parties heat up in Jamaica, however. NightlifeNightlife is as spicy as the ubiquitous jerk seasoning. The most happening nightlife is centered in the tourist driven areas such as Kingston and Negril, and visitors can find everything from dive bars to dance clubs that keep the party going until sun up.

Fishing

Jamaica Fishing

Anglers can spend a day out struggling with famous deep sea fish, while snorkelers can come face to face with fish in their own habitat. Deep sea fishing is especially popular in Jamaica, with mahi mahi, wahoo, and barracuda some of the best catches to be found.

If you have some experienced anglers traveling with you, they're in luck -- there are 12 charter operators in this area. You can learn more about fishing in this area can do so here.

Golf

Cinnamon Hill Course

Plenty of golfers frequent the area, as indicated by the presence of 10 different golf courses. Some of the area courses include Cinnamon Hill Course, Tryall Golf Course, and Negril Hills Golf Club. To read a detailed article concerning the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more click on the name of the course. To read about other golfing throughout Caribbean, follow this link.

Sailing and Boating

Buttonwood JA

Take a moment to read the following table for a list of firms that can help you enjoy some time on the water.

Boating Opportunities On Jamaica
Name Phone Location
Barrett Adventures Sailing (876) 382-6384 1.9 mi. South West of Central Montego Bay
Buttonwood JA (876) 374-4266 Downtown Treasure Beach
Captain Dennis Adventures (876) 435-3779 Downtown Treasure Beach
Cool Runnings Cruises (876) 974-2446 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Portmore
Dreamer Catamaran Cruises (876) 979-0102 The vicinity of Montego Bay, Northwestern part of Jamaica
Island Charter Co. (876) 878-2287 4.6 mi. North of Central Negril
Jamaica Watersports (876) 381-3229 1.9 mi. South West of Central Montego Bay
Sea Shell Charters (876) 875-4167 0.4 mi. West of Central Orange Bay
Sunbaby Glass Bottom Boat (876) 485-4023 0.5 mi. North of Central Negril

If you want to find out about charter operators and marinas check out this page.

Shopping

Harmony Hall

Native goods, from craft work to local Blue Mountain coffee, are popular souvenirs and gifts, and most travelers budget a bit of time for Shoppingshopping. On top of duty free shopping at a lot of shops, travelers can shave between 20 and 30 percent off the price tag of designer goods and brand name products by buying them in Jamaica.

If you have some folks who enjoy shopping vacationing with you, they can explore a few of the area's 90 retail stores. To learn about opportunities for shopping on Jamaica, click this link.

Sightseeing

National Gallery of Jamaica

Sightseeing is also a great option for visitors to Jamaica. Among other sights, the area has historic sites and a distillery. If you enjoy the great outdoors, you might enjoy visiting the area's waterfalls, outdoor parks, and botanical gardens. You can go to this page concerning area sightseeing attractions if you want to find additional specifics.

Take a minute to read the following table for a list of a firm that can guide you to some of the most interesting local sights.

Sightseeing Services On Jamaica
Name Type Phone Location
Barrett Adventures Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 382-6384 1.9 mi. South West of Central Montego Bay
Black River Safari Travel and Tour Operators -- 1.1 mi. East of Central Black River
Black River Safari Cruise Nature Tourism Service -- 1.0 mi. Southeast of Central Black River
Blue Mahoe Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 459-2222 Negril Beach Hotel Zone, Western part of Jamaica
Caliche Rainforest Park & Adventure Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 940-0163 The vicinity of Montego Bay
Champion Tours Travel and Tour Operators (876) 377-4793 The vicinity of Negril
Chicken's Magic Bus Tour Travel and Tour Operators (876) 378-3348 The vicinity of Negril
Cruise Shore Excursions Jamaica Excursions and Sightseeing Service (877) 767-9993 1.8 mi. South West of Central Montego Bay
De Music Buzz Travel and Tour Operators (876) 521-1278 2.4 mi. South of Central Negril Beach Hotel Zone
Distinctive Travel & Tours Travel and Tour Operators 983-0186-7 Old Harbour, Southeastern part of Jamaica
Dos Palmas Agri-Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 903-7916 Riversdale, Central Jamaica
Explorer Jamaica Excursions and Sightseeing Service (877) 767-9993 Downtown Ocho Rios
Explorer Jamaica Transportation & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- Falmouth, Northwestern part of Jamaica
Explorer Jamaica Transportation & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (877) 767-9993 1.0 mi. South of Central Negril Beach Hotel Zone
Glamour Transport & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 953-3810 2.9 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay
Grandison's Tours & Rental Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 957-4614 Negril Beach Hotel Zone
Harmony Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 953-3937 The vicinity of Montego Bay
Island Routes Caribbean Tours At Sandals Whitehouse Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 640-3000 1.8 mi. Northwest of Central Whitehouse
Island Routes Caribbean Tours at Grand Pineapple Beach Negril Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 957-4408 1.7 mi. South of Central Negril Beach Hotel Zone
Island Routes Caribbean Tours at Grande Ocho Rios Sandals Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 974-5691 Ocho Rios, Northeastern part of Jamaica
Island Routes Caribbean Tours at Sandy Bay Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 957-5100 1.0 mi. North of Central Negril Beach Hotel Zone
Island Routes Tours at Sandals Royal Plantation Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 953-2231 3.8 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay
Jamaica Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 953-8865 The vicinity of Montego Bay
Jamaica United Tours & Travel Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 601-7867 The vicinity of Montego Bay
Johns Hall Adventure Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 952-0873 The vicinity of Montego Bay
Juju Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 789-4309 2.1 mi. North of Central Negril
King Fish Tours & Villa Rentals Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 974-2726 Ocho Rios
Kingsley's Take Care Tours and Transport Travel and Tour Operators (876) 885-1383 The vicinity of Negril
Kingston Travel & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 922-8432 Portmore
Lee's Taxi & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 954-9285 0.2 mi. East of Central Falmouth
Little Shaw Park Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 974-2177 Ocho Rios
Miracle Tours & Taxi Service Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 746-6407 The vicinity of Jamaica
Montego Bay Limo & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 953-7459 The vicinity of Montego Bay
Olympia Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 953-8656 1.3 mi. East of Central Spot Valley
Plantation Tour Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 994-2309 Port Maria, Northeastern part of Jamaica
Prams International Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 952-6207 Downtown Montego Bay
Prestige Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 940-6937 The vicinity of Montego Bay
Reggae Adventures Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 979-9447 The vicinity of Montego Bay
Reliable Adventures Jamaica Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 955-8834 1.6 mi. North of Central Belmont
Sexy Rexy's Tours Travel and Tour Operators (876) 445-3740 1.7 mi. South West of Central Negril
Sledge Watersports LTD Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 567-2292 1.8 mi. East of Central Priory
Starlight Chalet & Health Spa Excursions Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 969-3070 9.0 mi. Northeast of Central Kingston
Sun Island Tours & Limousine Service Travel and Tour Operators (876) 931-8826 Portmore
Sun Vacation & Tours Travel and Tour Operators (876) 908-1504 Portmore
Sun Valley Plantation Tours & Trails Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- 4.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Port Maria
Sun Venture Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 929-5694 Portmore
Travel Mania Tours & Services Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 988-5730 Portmore, Eastern part of Jamaica
Travel Options & Tours Travel and Tour Operators (876) 929-6731 Portmore
Uwi Port Royal Marine Laboratory Nature Tourism Service (876) 927-1202 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Portmore
Wild Crocodile Adventure Travel and Tour Operators (876) 881-6917 1.5 mi. Southeast of Central Little London
World Tours & Cruises Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 974-1152 Ocho Rios
Wynter's PK & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 929-7040 Portmore
Wynter's Park & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 981-9843 Saint Ann Parish

Snorkeling

Jamaica Snorkeling

If you enjoy underwater beauty there's good news -- you'll have the chance in the waters off the coast of Jamaica. You can go to this page regarding snorkeling if you'd like to find additional specifics.

Spas

Relaxing in a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, considering that there are 33 different spas in this area. To get more information on the options, read this article.

Sports

Of course, less adventure-seeking travelers have plenty of activities to enjoy as well. Tour the island by renting a bike or hiking the trails, or stay close to the resort and get in some laps at the pool. Hit the links at over a dozen world-class golf courses on the island, and swing that racket for a game of tennis at most large resorts. The Half Moon Resort offers guests both.

Spectator sports attract quite a crowd in Jamaica as well. Football (better known as soccer in the U.S.) and cricket are at the top of the sports food chain, but visitors might also want to check out American football and basketball which are growing in popularity.

Tennis

Jamaica Pegasus

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 41 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following information may help with you make a decision. At a glance, you can see the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on each name to learn about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis On Jamaica
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Holiday Inn Resort in Rose Hall 1.4 mi. West of Central Rose Hall 4 check
Jamaica Pegasus 1.2 mi. South West of Central Kingston 2 check
Couples Swept Away 0.5 mi. South of Central Negril Beach Hotel Zone 10 check
Sandals South Coast 0.5 mi. West of Central Crab Pond Bay 4 check
Moon Palace Jamacia Grande Downtown Ocho Rios 2 check
Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay All Inclusive 1.9 mi. South West of Central Montego Bay 2 check
Hotel Riu Montego Bay 3.8 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay 2 check
Riu Tropical Bay 2.0 mi. North of Central Negril Beach Hotel Zone 2 check
Half Moon Club 0.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Rose Hall 13 check
Sandals Montego Bay 2.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central Montego Bay 2 check check

For example, Holiday Inn Resort in Rose Hall offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Kool Runnings Waterpark

The chart just below enables you to get some details regarding other activities.

Other Activities On Jamaica
Name Type Phone Location
Sun Coast Adventure Park Amusement/Theme Park (876) 610-7425 1.4 mi. West-Northwest of Central Grant's Pen
Bamboo Alley Scenic Trail -- 5.8 mi. North of Central Black River
Beachside Drive-In Theatre Movie Theater -- 0.5 mi. Southeast of Central Harbour View
Body Language Fitness Center Fitness Centers and Instructors (876) 602-5420 Spanish Town, Eastern part of Jamaica
Body Trend's Fitness Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (876) 902-0203 May Pen
Bull Bay Football Club Spectator Teams and Clubs -- 1.9 mi. East-Southeast of Central Harbour View
C Jay's Water Sports Watersports Operator (876) 940-2327 The vicinity of Montego Bay
Captains Watersports Watersports Operator (876) 953-3048 0.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Rose Hall
Carib Arcade Amusement Arcade -- Ocho Rios, Northern part of Jamaica
Chukka Caribbean Adventures Horseback Ride 'N Swim Horseback Riding Site -- 2.0 mi. South West of Central Montpelier
Cliff Theatre Movie Theater -- 1.3 mi. West of Central Elgin Town
Cove Theatre Movie Theater (876) 675-8884 Downtown Ocho Rios
Dressel Divers Montego Bay Watersports Operator (+34) 963 561 496 1.9 mi. Northeast of Central Spot Valley
Fairfield Theatre Movie Theater (876) 952-0182 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Montego Bay
Fern Tree Fitness Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors (876) 953-2211 ext. 6871 1.0 mi. West of Central Rose Hall
Fitness Place Fitness Centers and Instructors (876) 962-1725 Mandeville
Harbour View Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- Harbour View, Eastern part of Jamaica
Irie bowlers Bowling Center -- Mandeville, Central Jamaica
Jackson Bay Gun Club Recreational Organizations and Clubs -- 4.9 mi. South of Central Brokebank
Jamaica National Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- Kingston, Eastern part of Jamaica
Jamaica Zipline Adventure Tours Adventure Sports Provider (876) 912-0936 2.5 mi. West of Central Anchovy
Kool Runnings Waterpark Amusement/Theme Park (876) 957-5400 0.9 mi. North of Central Negril Beach Hotel Zone
Luxury Salon & Fitness Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors (876) 974-9852 Ocho Rios
Materna Wellness Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors -- Kingston, Eastern part of Jamaica
Mighty Moves Health Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (876) 952-8608 The vicinity of Montego Bay
Mountain View Horseback Riding Horseback Riding Site (876) 957-3783 Negril Beach Hotel Zone
Muscle Fitness & Health Fitness Centers and Instructors (876) 625-0407 Mandeville
Mystic Mountain Amusement/Theme Park (876) 974-3990 2.8 mi. West of Central Ocho Rios
National Indoor Arena Sporting Event Venue -- Kingston, Eastern part of Jamaica
Odeon Cineplex Movie Theater (876) 962-1354 Mandeville, Central Jamaica
Odeon Mandeville Movie Theater -- Mandeville, Central Jamaica
Palace Multiplex Movie Theater (888) 429-5722 1.8 mi. South of Central Montego Bay
Paramount Fitness Center Fitness Centers and Instructors (876) 994-9221 Port Maria, Northeastern part of Jamaica
Premium Parasailing Parasailing Service (876) 957-3928 0.7 mi. South of Central Negril Beach Hotel Zone
Sligoville Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- The vicinity of Kingston, Eastern part of Jamaica
Spartan Health Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (876) 927-7575 Kingston, Eastern part of Jamaica
Spot Valley Raceway Auto Racetracks -- 0.4 mi. South of Central Spot Valley
Strand Theatre Movie Theater -- Downtown Montego Bay
Techno Robics Fitness Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors (876) 749-5530 Spanish Town, Eastern part of Jamaica
Total Wellness Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors (876) 903-3220 Linstead, Central Jamaica
Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- 2.1 mi. Southeast of Central Falmouth
Ultimate Fitness Health Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (876) 946-9852 Portmore
Vortex Gaming Arcade Amusement Arcade (876) 955-3741 Westmoreland Parish
Westmoreland Health & Fitness Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (876) 918-3008 The vicinity of Jamaica

Vacationers to Jamaica are encouraged to take advantage of the varied activities found all over the island. No matter what kind of vacation you're looking to have, there are activities to suit your lifestyle. From the most active vacationers to those who want to spend their vacation time relaxing, Jamaica knows how to entertain its visitors.

 

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