August 25, 2014 | By Jennifer Miller |
With its postcard-perfect beaches, lush jungles, and vibrant culture, it’s easy to see why so many vacationers crave the laid-back “Island Vibe” of Jamaican paradise.
The answer: A lot!
At resorts such as the , families can enjoy fun kids clubs, adventure excursions, and beautiful beaches. Parents, why not leave the kids in the hands of a capable babysitter while you take some time to relax at the spa or check out a nightclub?
If you have a limited amount of time to spend sightseeing, it can be a bit tricky to pick just a few excursions out of the many available. To make your selection easier, here are our top 10 family adventures to have in
1 – Take a Canopy Tour
See the sights and sounds of the canopy as your tour guide introduces you to the various species of flora and fauna unique to
2 – Try Jamaican Bobsledding
Ever heard of bobsledding in a country where temperatures rarely dip below 23 degrees? Since the movie Cool Runnings, bobsledding has become the ultimate Jamaican experience.
If your family is ready to race down the mountain track through the jungle, head to Ocho Rios’ famous Mystic Mountain Rain Forest Adventures – a kid’s dream come true. In the meantime, why not to see what all the fuss is about?
3 – Take the Family Dog-Sledding… Without the Snow
4 – Don’t Miss Dunn’s
Without a doubt
5 – Raft the Jungle Rapids
Best suited for families with kids aged 9+, river rafting has always been a fantastic family adventure. Suit up in your life vests, grab a paddle, and hit the rapids! in
6 – Join the Adrenaline Junkies at Rick’s Cafe
If you can’t decide between relaxing with a cold drink and hitting some adrenaline-inducing adventure sports, why not head over to , near Negril? This popular restaurant on the coast is known world-wide for the cliff-jumping that takes place there. Perched on the edge of a 30-40 ft cliff, Rick’s draws in adrenaline junkies from around the globe. Sip an ice-cold drink and watch locals and foreigners alike leap from incredible heights to plunge into the turquoise waters below, or try your own hand at it. Teens are sure to enjoy spending an hour or three at Rick’s Cafe.
7 – Go for a Family Ride Along the Beach
The is a dream come true for young equestrians in the making. Saddle up and take an afternoon or evening ride along the beach, enjoying the sights along the way. Watch the sun set on the ocean as your guide takes you on a tour across the bleached white sands. Could anything be more perfect?
8 – Explore the Local Culture with John Hall’s Adventure Tour
is well known for being extremely family-friendly. Babies are more than welcome on this tour. Your guide will take you out of Montego Bay and into smaller, less-visited towns and villages around
9 – Swim with Dolphins and More at Dolphin Cove
is not to be missed, especially if there’s a marine life fan in your family! Swimming with dolphins is a bucket-list item for many travellers, and where better to finally tick it off the list than in beautiful
10 – Rusty’s X-Cellent Adventures
Recommended primarily for teens, in Negril is an adrenaline-packed mountain bike tour that leads participants over rocky, muddy, and wild terrain for a unique look at