Leisure Activities in Jamaica

Leisure Activities in Jamaica
Jamaica is one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean. Hailed for its beautiful beaches and tropical climate, Jamaica is a romantic getaway destination for couples and a fun vacation spot for families. The climate is tropical, with plenty of warmth and sunshine. There is always plenty to do in Jamaica. Aside from the typical sunbathing, swimming and shopping, visitors often enjoy visiting the marine life at Dolphin Cove, relaxing at a spa or zooming above the jungle on a canopy tour.

Dolphin Cove

Dolphin Cove is located on the north coast and is surrounded by rain forest. As the name implies, the cove is home to a family of dolphins. Visitors are welcome to interact and swim with the dolphins, as well as with various sharks. Other activities include renting mini-boats or a glass-bottomed kayak. The Jungle Trail walk provides numerous opportunities for spotting exotic critters, including snakes, birds and iguanas. The area also includes entertainment, such as the Shark Show, as well as a coffee shop. Visitors may choose to snorkel with stingrays. If you're interested in learning how to be a sea keeper, register early for a chance at the "Sea Keeper for a Day" program. Visitors can go behind the scenes to help take care of the dolphins and other animals and even learn about training techniques.

Dolphin Cove
Ocho Rios
St. Ann, Jamaica

Fern Tree Spa

Fern Tree Spa is a luxurious sanctuary of relaxation and pampering. Located within the Half Moon Resort, it features opulent decorations and open-air treatment rooms (optional). Its lush gardens, meditation labyrinth, yoga pavilion and private garden terraces are sure to help weary travelers feel refreshed. Guests may choose to stay in a suite or one of the spa's cottages. Fitness programs include pilates and yoga classes. Guests may also choose to work with a personal trainer. The spa offers standard spa treatments, including full-body massages, aromatherapy, exfoliation, wraps and facials. Guests can visit the nearby private lagoon to swim with dolphins or admire the water falls. The Fern Tree welcomes groups, wedding parties and families.

Fern Tree Spa
Rose Hall
Montego Bay, Jamaica

Chukka Canopy Tours

For adventurous visitors to Jamaica, the Chukka Canopy Tours offers a bird's-eye view of the breathtaking scenery and lush rain forests. The hosts are well-trained, experienced guides, and safety inspections are conducted regularly. Guest safety is further insured with helmets and gloves. The tour begins on a platform on a hillside. Using a system of harnesses and pulleys, visitors swing through the air from platform to platform above the jungle. Visitors must be at least ten years old and weigh no more than 264 lbs. There is a limit of 22 people per group, and pregnant women may not participate. Call ahead for reservations.

Chukka Canopy Tours
Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Article Written By Catherine Chase

Catherine Chase is a professional writer specializing in history and health topics. Chase also covers finance, home improvement and gardening topics. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in American studies from Skidmore College.

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