No other vacation destinatino offers such a rich abundance and variety of attractions as Jamaica. From the summit of Blue Mountain Peak to the depths of the Blue Lagoon, Jamaica adventures await you.
Dunn's River Falls is one of the favorite tourist destinations, as well as swimming with dolphins at Dolphin Cove, touring the Appleton Estate and visiting the YS Falls.
Most attractions are close to the major towns and transportation is easy to organize, so several attractions can be visited in one day.
Blue Mountains Attractions
The Blue Mountains promise soaring peaks, plunging valleys, cool forests, coffee plantations, mountain roads and hiking trails.
Reggae fans can visit the Bob Marley Museum and see the legend's recording studio. The National Gallery displays Jamaica's largest collection of paintings and sculptures. See how money is made at the Coins & Notes Museum, in the Bank of Jamaica. The Institute of Jamaica hosts museum exhibits and the National Library. Commune with wildlife at Hope Botanical Garden in Kingston, which has the Serenity Wildlife Park and Zoo in Spanish Town. Dive and snorkel the beautiful Kingston Cays.
Montego Bay Attractions
Visit the Rose Hall Great House for eerie stories about Annie Palmer, the white witch who may still haunt the place still. Cruise the coast on the Calico pirate ship, or climb the waterfalls of the Dolphin Head Mountains. Swim in the medicinal waters at Doctors Cave Beach, or raft serenely down the Martha Brae River.
Sail a boat off the Negril coast, or take a glass-bottom boat tour. Ride a horse at a seaside plantation. Explore a palm tree reserve in the midst of a swamp. Splash through waterfalls high up in the mountains. Worship the setting sun from a sunset boat cruise.
Ocho Rios Attractions
Climb the 600 feet up Dunn's River Falls or play with the fun-loving dolphins at Dolphin Cove. Exotic birds, flowers and grounds are showcased at Shaw Park Gardens, Coyaba River Garden and Cranbrook Flower Forest. At Prospect Plantation see how a 100-acre working farm harvests sugarcane, coffee and bananas.
Port Antonio Attractions
From Port Antonio, travelers can reach the Blue Mountains easily. Swim and dive lazily in the mystical azure waters of Blue Lagoon, or raft slowly down the
Rio Grande. Witness the plunging waters of Somerset Falls or Reich Falls. Discover the allure of Nonsuch Caves and Athenry Gardens.
South Coast Attractions
The South Coast is the "other side" of Jamaica and is its wild, undiscovered side. Many attractions on the South Coast revolve around eco-tourism. Experience the island's wildife on a Black River safari while an experienced boatman navigates you up the island's longest river. In picturesque Nassau Valley, get an inside look at how great rums are made on the Appleton Estate Rum Tour. A spectacular seven-tiered waterfall, YS Falls, is the most popular tour on the island. At Lover's Leap in Southfield, a 1,700-foot cliff gives a stunning bird's eye view of the Jamaica coast.
Entry Requirement for Jamaica
Visitors from the U.S. and Canada must carry proof of citizenship in the form of a valid passport. This certification must be presented along with a valid, government-issued photo I.D. If there has been a change in name, the original supporting documents must be presented. Permanent residents of Canada must travel on a valid passport from their respective countries, plus their landing record; inquire at the Jamaican consulate or embassy for visa requirements.
For Japanese visitors, a passport is required, with visas, for stays of over 90 days. For British citizens, a passport is required. Visitors of other countries should contact the Jamaica consulate for entry requirements. All visitors are required to travel with a round-trip or onward ticket for entry into Jamaica.
Jamaica Time Zone
Jamaica is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone. Jamaica does not observe daylight saving time.