Jamaica is a perfect family vacation destination with an extensive array of activities to enchant and entertain the entire family.
We’ve reviewed several Ocho Rios activities, including Dolphin Cove, Mystic Mountain, Horse back Riding, Blue Hole Falls and White River Tubing and not for forget beaches.
When visitors think of Jamaica the first thing comes to their mind are sparkling swimming pools and glorious beaches, it’s easy to see why many vacationers loves the Island.
Jamaica is more than beautiful beaches,this intriguing country full of history and culture, merits exploration, as well as tons of active vacation activities.
As many family travelers utilize the tourist town of Ocho Rios as a base, our guide will focus on this area.
Most villas will provide or arrange ground transportation to take you…… . Here’s our list of the best activities worth shaking the sand off for. Let’s go!
Excellent activity located in Ocho Rios , perfect for family members of all ages. Swimming with a dolphin is a magical experience. Even if you are a non-swimmers you can still participate in the dolphin experience.
Ride a Bobsled or Zip Line at Mystic Mountain
Mystic Mountain is the place to ride in a Jamaican bobsled or partake in a zip-line excursion. There are five hair-raising zip rides, stunning scenery, you may momentarily forget your vertigo.
Recommended for children age eight and above.
Why not try your hand at bobsledding in the Ocho Rios Jamaica. ……, Enjoy the thrill ride when you climb into a custom designed sled and plunge 3,280 feet.
You are in control of how fast you go by using the handbrake to navigate the twists and turns of the track. Younger children can/should ride with an adult.
Stand Under A 20 foot cascading waterfall.”
Blue Hole Falls are breathtaking. his 20 foot cascading waterfall is definitely a hidden gem in the hills of Ocho Rios.
There are waterfalls you can jump from and smaller jumps of only about 10 feet. There is a big waterfall at the end and several of the younger once wanted to jump from about half-way down.
The guide just grabbed them (one at a time) and carried them down to a position about half-way like they were on a dry gentle hill. Needless to say the kids loved that!
Blue Hole you get very similar sights but a lot more fun jumping and swimming.
Blue Hole is privately operated so regardless of where you book it, you are likely to be handled by the same people. The payment to Peat Taylor included your admission and fees at both locations.
The blue hazy waters are deep enough for the exhilarating cliff jumps & dives, and children enjoy the Tarzan Rope Swing. It is not a very popular, so there is no crowds and wear a bathing suit, because you will get soaked.
Horse Back Riding
Ride a Horse in the Ocean is an activity that is unparalleled to any other and include many types of terrain, from coconut groves to coral coastline.
You’ll ride up vegetation-rich mountains, affording excellent views of Ocho Rios from the hills. The best part of this excursion is when you and your horse ride into the turquoise sea.
Your guided ride lasts for several hours and is suitable for all levels of riders who are at least six years of age.
White River Tubing
White River Tubing is a refreshing adventure in Ocho Rios and is known for its beauty and fresh water rivers.
This beautiful scenery is an exciting and fun activity that will create some great memories and laughters as you tube down this fresh body of water surrounded by lush and tropical scenery.
If you’re looking for a tour that’s a little different, this is your tour!
Now that we have peak your interest; Here is what to expect:
The water is cool fresh river water from the mountains, perfect for an hot day activity
The first journey down involves small rapids and the rest of the journey is quite peaceful and relaxing.
Passing through coconut plantations, bamboo groves, lush fauna.
Your guides work very hard to ensure a safe and fun time, so no need to worry.
Come on and enjoy the… activities has to offer under the twinkling night lights. You won’t be disappointed!
Place to Stay
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Your only job now is to relax and watch the sun melt away the stress.
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