Soar high above the trees on this zip-line tour in the heart of Jamaica’s Cranbrook Flower Forest. There are nine different traverses, ranging from 105 feet to 660 feet apart. Enjoy a birds-eye view of the area, while “flying like a bird” through the trees.
After a safety and tour briefing, put your helmet on and get ready to roll! This adventure has you riding through the rugged dirt trails of Rose Hall Estate. Along the way, you’ll learn about Jamaica’s heritage and catch stunning panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. Heading up into the mountains, the tour concludes with a visit to an old church and a lunch of Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Jamaica’s own Red Stripe beer.
Get to know two friendly dolphins on this dolphin encounter. After your trainer gives you the lowdown, it’s time for you to jump in the water and stroke the dolphins’ beautiful skin, get kissed, and even get a foot push or a dorsal pull by the dolphins around the cove. This experience also includes admission to Dolphin Cove Jungle, home to animals and birds in their natural habit, including iguanas, snakes, macaws, parrots, stingrays, eel, turtles, and more.
This day-long adventure is jam-packed with activities. You’ll start by traveling along the countryside to the South Coast for an exciting boat trip down the Black River, where you’ll see crocodiles and other native species in their natural habitat. Then, you’ll break for lunch before heading over to YS Falls for a swim and on to the legendary Appleton Estate Rum distillery to learn about the history of rum-making (as well as the chance to taste several different kinds) in Jamaica.
Great for active travelers and horse-lovers of all ages (no prior riding experience is necessary), this spectacular mountain to sea adventure provides a unique view of Jamaica’s natural beauty. This adventure has you riding along the beach, along a cliff, and into the mountains.
This river tubing adventure gets underway at the 17th century landmark “Spanish Bridge.” Traversing the waters between the parishes of St. Mary and St. Ann, expect a day full of challenging rapids, enchanting lagoons, and tons of fun. As you disembark, you’ll be in the White River Valley, home to more than 100 species of flowers.
Journey along Jamaica’s North Coast to the Martha Brae Village – by river raft! As you peacefully float down the Martha Brae River on a 30-foot bamboo raft, you have time to listen to your captain tell stories about local legends during this three-hour journey.
When to Go
Jamaica boasts sunny and warm weather year-round, though for adventure travel—the months between December-April are best. Temperatures are cooler and the hurricane season (June-November each year) is over.
When in Negril
Sandals and Beaches resorts in Negril offer two complimentary dives per day during the entire duration of your vacation. And if you’re not a certified SCUBA diver, you can take a “resort dive” or “discover scuba” dive in which you learn the basics and dive that afternoon with an instructor. The resorts also offer PADI certification courses that you can sign up for when you arrive.
When in Ocho Rios
This is a cruise port, so if you’re planning any adventure tours, find out from your resort’s concierge which days there are no ships in port for a less crowded, more personalized experience.
You'll need a place to stay that matches the trip you're on. Our team recommends these hotels for this experience.
Sweet Spice Restaurant
Sheffield Rd., West End, Negril
For the best in local Jamaican food—popular with natives and tourists alike—head to Sweet Spice Restaurant. Specializing in Jamaican and other West Indies fare, the cocktails here are also quite delightful.
West End, Negril
This is a basic burger joint, but the burgers here are really worth sinking your teeth into. Plus, it’s right on the cliffs in Negril, a great location for a casual meal and a drink while watching the sun go down.
Turtle Beach Rd., Ocho Rios
This is the perfect spot to hit if you’re in the mood for drinks and a good time. Directly on the beach, there is also a pool (with a waterslide and a swim up bar). Order a margarita (what else?) and if hunger pangs kick in, the Jamaica Jerk Chicken gets two thumbs up from us.