Jamaica | Mar 10, 2023

Here’s a weekend guide with fun activities to do in Jamaica

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Though the start of the summer is 106 days away, you probably might want to start putting your itinerary together to ensure you’ll have an awesome season.

Jamaica is an island paradise abuzz with a rich culture, breathtaking scenery, and warm, welcoming people all year round.

Well, if you want to kick things off this weekend because you just can’t wait another day, consider indulging in one of the many experiential offerings the island provides. Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, here are some ideas for things to do this weekend.

A segment of the Wray & Nephew mural in Westmoreland featuring the Negril Lighthouse.

Discover Jamaican murals

Across the 14 parishes of Jamaica there’s a new sight to see. Commissioned by Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum is a carefully crafted and curated countrywide mural project.

Each mural highlights Jamaican culture through artful displays with key parish identifiers.

So, what are you waiting for? Plan a scenic trip through the Jamaican south coast and visit the latest display of Jamaican talent in the St Catherine, St Elizabeth and Westmoreland murals.

Explore the world famous Dunn’s River Falls

One of Jamaica’s most popular attractions, Dunn’s River Falls is a natural wonder that you need to experience. Climb the falls or relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. To learn more about the history and geology of the area there are also guided tours available.

Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios, St Ann. (Photo: Visit Jamaica)

Visit Bob Marley’s birthplace

Bob Marley is one of Jamaica’s most famous cultural symbols, and his birthplace in the community of Nine Mile, St Ann is a must-visit for any music lover. Take the guided tour of the area and learn about the life and legacy of this Jamaican icon.

Relax on the beaches

Jamaica is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with soft sand and crystal-clear waters. Some popular beach spots can be found in Portland, Negril, and of course, Ocho Rios.

Go on a river rafting adventure

Floating along the Martha Brae River on a handcrafted bamboo raft is a relaxing way to end a successful work week.  Enjoy the stunning scenery of the naturally occurring river on an hour-long raft ride spanning three miles with a licensed and experienced raft captain.

(Photo: Lonely Planet)

Visit the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains are a breathtakingly beautiful range of mountains that are home to the world-famous Blue Mountain coffee. Take a hike through the mountains and enjoy the stunning views or take a guided tour of a coffee plantation and learn about the history and process of coffee production.

Try the street food cuisine

No weekend adventure is complete without food. Jamaican cuisine is famous for its bold flavours and spicy dishes. Some of the must-try dishes include jerk chicken, ackee and saltfish, and curry goat. There are also plenty of delicious vegetarian and vegan options available out there.

Enjoy the Kingston party scene

Dance the night away at any of the plethora of musical events hosted in Kingston every weekend. Order a ‘Wraytastic’ (Wray Rum and grapefruit soda) from the bar to complete the party experience. Ensure you enjoy responsibly!

Jamaican culture is vibrant and exciting with something for everyone. Choose an activity and connect with friends for a refreshing weekend of enjoyment!


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