Things to do in Jamaica
Jamaica offers tourists a plethora of things to do and activities
to enjoy. Here you can indulge in every kind of water sport imaginable
from banana boating to jet skiing, water skiing, sailing, sea kayaking,
Sunfish sailing, sport fishing, swimming, boogie boarding and even
surfing. In fact some great surf sports can be found on Jamaica
at Boston Beach and Long Bay, both located just a short distance
form Port Antonio. On the southern coast of the island you can catch
some good surf at Palisadoes Peninsula.
The snorkeling and diving is also superb in Jamaica particularly along the western and northern shores of the island. The water conditions here are perfect with amazing underwater visibility, warm water temperatures and an abundance of marine life. Here you can find shallow reefs and steep drop offs along with underwater caves, caverns and trenches to explore. Most of the best diving is done in and around Montego Bay and Negril, with a large number of dive operators all located in this region. PADI and NAUI courses are also on hand.
Sport fishing is also very popular in Jamaica with the water here
home to huge schools of game fish. From blue and white marlin to wahoo,
tuna and dolphin fish, the waters off Jamaica are filled with dozens
of game fish species. For some deepwater fishing you will need to
head to the Cayman Trench, where one come ‘catch a bite’
any time of the year! Boat charters are available from Montego
Bay, Port Antonio, Negril and Ocho Rios.
If you get tired of spending too much time in the water, then
head ashore to enjoy a great round of golf at any one of Jamaica’s
12 championship golf courses. There are more golf courses here than
anywhere else in the Caribbean. In Montego
Bay, you can play at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Club, the Tryall Club,
the White Witch Golf Course and the Half Moon Golf Club. In Kingston,
you will find one of the oldest courses in the island, the Constant
Spring Golf Club.
If you enjoy the gentleman’s game of cricket, visit Sabina
Park in the capital. A 30,000 seat stadium, you can always find a
cricket match to watch out here especially in the winter, when cricket
comes to the Caribbean.