Highlights of Jamaica
1 River rafting
Rafting on the Martha Brae boasts a complement of 85 licensed and experienced raft captains. The 30-foot long hand-made bamboo raft ride is operated over a three mile stretch of the beautiful Martha Brae River and lasts around an hour. Once on the raft, guests sit back and relax whilst being punted slowly down the river. Learn about ‘The Legend of Martha Brae’ or enjoy an exhilarating swim.
2 Dunn’s River Falls
Dunn’s River Falls is unique. Described as a living and growing phenomenon, it continuously regenerates itself from deposits of travertine rock, the result of precipitation of calcium carbonate from the river, as it flows over the falls. This, combined with its location close to the sea, gives Dunn’s River the distinction of being the only one of its kind in the Caribbean, if not the world.
3 Rose Hall Great House
The White Witch awaits you in the great house at Rose Hall. Dead for more than a century, Annie Palmer still stirs memories of her reign as the mistress of the Rose Hall Great House. Cursed by slaves, the White Witch Annie Palmer, turned a magnificent plantation into a hell house of atrocities. Countless slaves fell prey to her torture, and all three of her husbands met their death at her hands.
4 Bob sled ride
This environmentally friendly attraction offers a unique array of adventure tours for all ages. Explore the forest’s rich ecosystem and sparkling river streams or simply enjoy the spectacular views. Ascend by chairlift, soaring above the tropical rainforest, to the top of Mystic Mountain. Then enjoy a thrilling gravity drive through tropical landscapes and coastal features on a Jamaican bob sled.
It has to be said that Jamaica has the tastiest street food, and the most common street food is jerk chicken and pork. Jerk is a way of cooking native to Jamaica, where meat is dry-rubbed or marinated with a hot spice mixture, making it tender and tasty. The sauce is added to chicken, pork, shellfish or beef, which is barbecued on whatever the locals can construct as a grill.
6 Bob Marley Museum
Dedicated to the memory of the late Reggae superstar, Robert ‘Bob’ Marley, this museum is located in Marley’s original home, where he recorded many of his songs. The house, featuring 19thcentury architecture, was Marley’s home until his death in 1981. It was converted into a museum six years later by his wife, Mrs Rita Marley. The main museum displays Marley’s personal treasures.
Dunn’s River Falls
Bob Marley Museum
Martha Brae Rafting