High­lights of Ja­maica

Your Guide to the Caribbean - - Six Of The Best -

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.

5 Jerk

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

Jerk street­food

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