May 6, 2012 3:39 PM (10+ Years)
Mr. Dp and I cannot wait to return to Jamaica! This is my all time favorite place to visit. Jamaica is beautiful and so rich with culture. If you have never been to Jamaica, I strongly suggest you go! This gorgeous island is full of adventure!
For those who wish to add some adventure to their vacation I have listed some of the best daytime excursions in Jamaica. Of course there is plenty to do during the day on the resort as the beaches at Hedo II are superb. Not to mention all the night time activities at the resort disco, our private pool parties,and hot tub areas. Plus, our group will also be taking an optional catamaran cruise during the week.
For history buffs, I recommend Rose Hall Great House which was home to Annie Palmer, the White Witch, whose spirit some say still haunts this lavish house. Built in 1770 by John Palmer and his wife, it eventually became the residence of their grandnephew, John Rose Palmer. In 1820, Palmer married Annie, a beautiful but feisty English girl. Jamaica's Rose Hall has stunning examples of late 18th-century plantation architecture.For those avid golfers there is also White Witch Golf Course, located next to Rose Hall, operated by The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort. This magnificent course, designed by renowned golf architect Robert von Hagge and his partner Rick Baril, is set over 200 acres of green hills, with 16 of its 18 holes looking out at the Caribbean Sea.
For those seeking a little adventure
Bobsledding in Jamaica? You bet! We have all seen the movie Cool Runnings about the Jamaican Bobsled team. The normally cold-weather winter sport is alive and well here.From Montego Bay, your tour will take you into the rainforest to a winding course high up in the Blue Mountains. Once buckled in, you'll head down a path through a lush landscape of natural springs and exotic flora and fauna. A thrilling and unique ride, for sure.
Swim with dolphins at Dolphin Cove in Negril. Located in Lucea, Hanover, this property sits on 23 acres of beautiful ocean frontage and is the largest natural dolphin lagoon in the world. Visitors have the opportunity to interact and "Swim With" dolphins, enjoying the thrill and love of these amazing animals.
Interacting with stingrays
Seeing the thrilling Shark Shows
Interacting with exotic sea life in our"Touch Tank"
Relaxing on the glistening white sandy beach
Zip Line Tours in Montego Bay. Are you looking for a blood rushing, breathtaking view of Jamaica's forest? Then come back to nature and experience it as it should be experienced, as you journey through nature via a series of decks and platforms, connected by traverses, mounted in the trees of the rainforest. This tour is the longest combined lengths of zip line in the Caribbean. The rides are exhilarating not scary, its like flying gracefully and under control. Half way through your tour enjoy another true Jamaican experience, The flavor of Jamaica. You will be able to sample some of the fresh fruits that are grown on the plantation. Mr. DP and I highly recommend this!
Black River, the longest river in Jamaica, is a great place to explore remote mangrove swamps and to catch a glimpse of native species such as crocodiles living in their natural habitats. Take a fantastic Jamaican vacation tour through one of its most beautiful regions. A typical Jamaican lunch is included before a refreshing swim in the YS Falls. As you cruise the Black River, you'll catch a glimpse of real Jamaica, from native crocodiles and Jamaican birds to the local fishermen in their dugout canoes fishing for river shrimp.
Dunns River Falls is one of Jamaica's national treasures. These falls were the location of the legendary battle of the Las Chorreras in 1657 between the English and the Spanish Expeditionary Force from Cuba . The English prevailed making Charles Pryce the first owner of Las Chorreras. For you movie buffs out there the falls and Dunns River beach were featured in the James Bond Film Dr. No. The most popular activity at the falls is to climb them and lounge and swim in the many pools created by the falls.
Lethe River Rafting: This is your opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy Jamaica's natural beauty as you go and be sure to catch a glimpse of the many indigenous jungle animals in their natural habitat. Experience the rush, the excitement and the thrill brought on by the different moods of the Great River as she changes her pace along this magical, unspoiled thoroughfare. For over quarter of a century visitors have been treated to the unique experience of Bamboo river rafting.
If anyone has any other recommendations, please chime in!