There are so many must do’s in Jamaica, a top ten list was sooooo needed! Whether it is laying on a beautiful white sand beach, legally smoking a mary jane with a bunch of Rastafarian’s, sipping on a fresh coconut, or witnessing two people doing the nasty in public…
Jamaica has it all for everyone!
Here are my top 10 Must Do’s when in Jamaica
1. BOB MARLEY’S NINE MILE
For anyone who is a huge Bob Marley fan like myself, visiting the place where he lived, Nine Mile, is definitely a must do in Jamaica. Being inside his house, seeing where he was born and where his body now rests. Words could not describe how incredible it felt to be there. But if you are a fan like me, then you would probably want to get deeper than just where he ate his breakfast. You, would want to bond with him spiritually the best way anyone can. Perhaps, “Do as Bob would do“, you might say. So when we approached his famous meditation rock, I laid my head upon it and lit one up. That is right, I smoked one in his honor the exact way he had done it a thousand times before, in the exact same spot. #55 on my Bucklist = Check!
It is okay if you do not own the when in Rome mentality like myself and don’t smoke. At least lay your head down and embrace all the magic that is Bob Marley.
2. TRYING ACKEE
3. PARASAILING OVER NEGRIL
4. DUNN’S RIVER FALLS
6. HOSTEL LIFE
7. MUST DO THE JERK
Oh boy oh boy!! Oh how I do love spiiiiicy! And lucky for me, Jamaica is filled with spicy everything! More specifically for their Jerk. Jerk Centers all located all around the island and are very hard to miss. Though it might sound like something named after your ex, jerk is actually named after Jamaican’s most delicious style of cooking. Fish, chicken, veggies, you name it! They rub the most perfect mixture of hot spices all over to create this mouthwatering party in your mouth. There was one time I thought I actually might have been dying from the heat but I survived. That’s right, I am a survivor and so are you. Do not leave Jamaica without trying jerk at least a few times and in a few different ways. You must indulge in the spicy!!!
8. JAMAICAN COUNTRYSIDE
Though Jamaica is better known for its beaches, visiting the Jamaican countryside is just as beautiful in its own way. You get the chance to get away from all the resorts and busy streets, and really see the inside beauty of the island. We took a trip through the countryside within the Saint Ann Parish and could not take our eyes off the windows. Whether it was being amazed at the gorgeous hills filled with lush greenery, or watching little kids kick a ball around in their front yard. Driving through the country gives you a well-needed perspective on Jamaica you would never get otherwise.
9. THE ENTERTAINMENT
I don’t care if this comes from your resort or a night tour, Jamaica has some incredible entertainment!! We saw the majority and the best of it at our resort, the Royal Decameron. It was one thing that really made us look forward to the sun going down each day. Every night they had a 2-hour show of singing and dancing, very unique and specific to the Jamaican culture. Fire-throwing, original reggae music or watching them dance by shaking shake shaking their hips in ways only God knows how! Jamaicans know how to entertain and put on a show, FACT! It is a must to make the time to witness it firsthand.
Jamaica is one of the islands I considered this year
I 100 percent recommend it 🙂
Blue Lagoon is also amazing! Dunn’s River Falls was a lot of fun even if it was crowded. Looks like you had a great time…but it would be hard not to in Jamaica!
The Blue Lagoon is one we missed! Oh darn, looks like I will have to go back 🙂
How did you get around to all these places? Traveling there soon and wondering if we should book our little “trips and adventures” in advance or if we can pay a taxi driver to take us where we wanna go, or sign up when we get there… recommendations?!
Hey Jeanine! 🙂 With some of them we took day tours, which came with hotel pick up. We did not book anything in advance before arriving to Jam Jam. But like to get from Ochio Rios to Montego Bay we took a taxi both ways. So it will be a combo. But most came with day tours we booked once we got to Jamaica. I recommend this one – Jamaica Combo Tour: Dunn’s River Falls and Bob Marley’s Nine Mile – I believe we got that through Trip Advisor. The rest we booked though the hotel and hostel. Let me know if you need anything else! Jamaica is amazing 🙂
Awesome post! You make me wanna go to Jamaica! It seems like it’s so fun and very beautiful ❤️