Jamaica Recreational Activities

Jamaica Recreational Activities
Jamaica lies on 4,400 square miles and is the third largest island in the Caribbean. Recreational activities abound because the island's diverse landscape offers something for everyone. Vacationers enjoy beautiful mountains, coastal waters, rivers and streams.

Hiking in the Bluefields Mountains

Bluefields Mountain is located about an hour away from Mongtego Bay and Negril. Full day and half day hikes are available through Reliable Adventures Jamaica. A climber's paradise, hikes begin at 8:00 am Sunday through Friday. On the way up, visitors enjoy seeing local farmers and another way of life without running water and electricity. A refreshing swim awaits you at both Bluefields Beach and Bluefields River before the return trek back.

Reliable Adventures Jamaica
P.O. Box 12 Bluefields
Westmoreland Jamaica, W.I.


Scuba Diving

The temperature of the water off of the Jamaica coast is around 80 degrees Fahrenheit year round. Licensed dive operators accompany beginners and expert divers alike and are available in Montego Bay, Negril, Runaway Bay and Falmouth. Scuba Jamaica is certified by the Jamaica Tourist Board and also offers a web based interactive course to obtain certification in scuba diving.

Scuba Jamaica locations:
FDR Pebbles, Falmouth
P.O. Box, Falmouth
Trelawny, Jamaica
876-617-2500 ext 342

Franklyn D Resort, Runaway Bay
P.O. Box 201
Runaway Bay, St. Ann
876-973-4591 ext 81

Holiday Inn SunSpree® Resort, Montego Bay
PO Box 480 Rosehall
Montego Bay

Point Village Resort Resort, Negril
Rutland Point
PO Box 105
Negril, Westmoreland

Deep Sea Fishing

Charters are available for travelers to try their luck at deep sea fishing. A large variety of fish call Jamaican waters their home including blue marlin, wahoo, tuna, kingfish and dolphin. The following companies provide charter service from various locations in Jamaica.

No Problem Tours
38 Round Hill Drive
Hopewell, Hanover
Jamaica W.I.

Seaworld Resort
Montego Bay
P.O. Box 610

Luminous Lagoon Tours
P.O.Box 326
39 Gloucester Avenue
Montego Bay, Jamaica, W.I


Article Written By Anne Reynolds

Anne Reynolds is a writer who has worked for the U.S. government, the public school system and as a public library specialist. She began writing in 1990 and has contributed articles to various online publications.

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