When you are enjoying a luxury vacation in Jamaica, it can be tempting to linger around the luxury villa and savor the many world-class amenities. However, all of Jamaica is out there waiting for you to explore and savor, and though it can be difficult to tear yourself away from the pool or the scenery and privacy of a premium vacation home, we have found a few amazing things to do during a day outdoors in Jamaica:
Dunn’s River Falls
Though it numbers as one of the island’s most popular destinations with travelers and visitors alike, it is one of those must-see locales. It makes its way down 600 feet of stone steps that offer you an ample number of pools and falls to enjoy, but it becomes a much better experience if you book an experienced guide. They often know the lesser discovered pools and can help you enjoy a much safer experience along the slippery slopes.
Seven Mile Beach
This Negril destination has repeatedly been labeled as one of the best beaches in the world. It is the perfect spot to savor an unforgettable sunset, and even pack or purchase a picnic for a memorable dinner along the sands. It is always calm and tranquil thanks to the reef just offshore and it literally has those lapping waves that make for a perfect backdrop to your day along the shore.
Though it may sound odd to plan a day in Jamaica at a bar, this one is not to be missed. It sits on a sand bank that is tucked between Treasure Beach and the Black River and it offers some amazing sun bathing and swimming within walking distance of the rustic wooden bar. Savor some beer, enjoy the day’s catch from the bar’s simple menu, meet some locals and fellow travelers, and have a truly relaxing day in a beautiful tropical setting.
This is another unusual way to spend a few hours outdoors, but the views will leave you breathless and the dining will leave you deeply satisfied. This Kingston area restaurant sits high above the city in the Blue Mountains, and features only locally sourced ingredients. From the snapper to the greens and herbs accompanying it, you savor only authentic Jamaican foods. The bar offers a fireplace and live piano music, making it a place to savor for at least a few hours.
James Bond Beach
If you are fan of Ian Fleming’s famous spy, visit the location from which he crafted many of the spy’s infamous adventure stories. Only a short drive outside of Ocho Rios, the beach has excellent swimming and the St. Mary Mountains in the background. You can also hit the delicious Moonraker Bar & Grill to enjoy their famous fresh seafood dishes, based on the day’s catch. If you want to see the actual Fleming home, you can book a tour and get a great experience of the entire area.
The Blue Hole
This site had its name changed after the famous 1980s movie “The Blue Lagoon” was made. Today, the Blue Lagoon in Port Antonio rates as popular destination for those in the know, and you will be stunned by the color of the waters and the many stories locals are happy to tell. Whether it is bottomless and/or the home to a dragon is up to you, but you will not regret spending at least half a day sailing the waters and strolling along the shore of this amazing lagoon.
Your luxury villa does provide you with some amazing experiences, but don’t neglect to see the real Jamaica at some of these lovely and appealing sites.