The island of Jamaica is ripe with endless adventure. Boasting an ecosystem of lush tropical forests, meandering rivers, breathtaking waterfalls and warm turquoise waters, every adventure is set on a backdrop of true paradise. Whether you dream of relaxing on a bamboo river raft trip through towering tropical trees, screaming through an adrenaline-pumping zipline experience, or dancing the night away on a Reggae-infused sunset catamaran cruise, Jamaica has something for every traveler. Round Hill offers the idyllic home base from which to explore the great sights and adventures the island of Jamaica has to offer.
Below, we have hand-selected a variety of excursions that we recommend. For questions or to book any of the below Jamaica activities and excursions, please use the form below to contact our concierge, or call 1-800-972-2159 or 1-876-956-5050.
Get ready for the ride of your life as you drive an ATV through the glorious Jamaican landscape. Explore hidden villages nestled in the tropical forests. Follow twisting pathways beneath the dense canopy into the scenic countryside with spectacular views of the coastline and Caribbean Sea. Listen to your guide share the history of this fascinating region.
If you are up to rugged good times and don't mind a little mud, then this fantastic trip into the mountains is the perfect excursion for you. Get in your buggy, start your engines and set off on a wondrous journey through a magical, tropical landscape that ascends into the gorgeous, emerald mountains of Jamaica. Revel in breathtaking views from atop soaring green peaks. Gaze out at a vast expanse of luxuriant countryside, curvaceous coastline and glistening sapphire sea that will leave an indelible impression of Jamaica's beauty on your mind.
Unlock the wonders of Jamaica's untainted South Coast on this amazing adventure, which takes you to two of the island's most amazing destinations: Black River Safari and Y.S. Falls. Head over to the Black River and take a fascinating excursion down this waterway, which boasts a whole, incredible ecosystem of exotic animals, including birds and crocodiles as well as vegetation—all arrayed for your viewing pleasure. Delight in the spectacular beauty of YS Falls as you cavort beneath the flowing waters of these gorgeous cascades. Be like 'Tarzan and Jane' and rope swing into the crystal pools... climb this seven-tiered wonder.
The Flight of the White Witch Canopy Tour, named after Rose Hall's infamous Annie Palmer, is more than just a zipline adventure. This series of 7 traverses also boasts 2 rappels, one incline glide and a floating platform known as Annie's Web. The tour's longest traverse keeps you in the air for 600 ft. and you'll conquer any fear of heights arriving atop the tour's highest platform at 100 ft. A unique rappel starts in the canopy of a centuries-old cottonwood tree following its trunk down 65 ft. As you zip through the upper foliage, guides will highlight the unique flora and fauna, entertaining you with sensational details about Palmer, who ruled the estate (and her many doomed husbands) with an iron fist.
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind nature experience as you soar like a bird, at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour, hundreds of feet above the earth on secure ziplines. Indulge yourself in an adventure as you fly through the trees, high above the tropical landscape, using an intricate system of harnesses, pulleys and carabiners on horizontal traverses. There is literally nothing like zipping from traverse platform to traverse platform, each carefully selected for its position high above some of the most breathtaking sights in the entire Caribbean, if not the planet. Glide over exhilarating waterscapes as magnificent sights whizz by below. Survey beauty as far as the eye can see, while you take in the view from up high for this pulse-pounding and thrilling adventure. Become one with the amazing island ecosystem as you walk through its lush vegetation. Learn about its flora and fauna of the sea.
Prepare for a thrill-a-minute excursion as you claim your kayak and start your adrenaline pumping. Paddle through rapids and ride the fast-flowing currents as stunning scenery flashes by you. Then disembark on a bamboo-lined riverbank and take a short hike to a hidden platformfrom where you'll launch out onto a zipline flight 150 feet high, taking you soaring across the rainforest treetops. Then dive back into the refreshing waters of a pure Jamaican river.
The adventure begins as you board your tube on the banks of the cool, flowing river. As you navigate the rushing rapids of the river, our attentive knowledgeable local guides will show you the ropes and introduce you to a seldom-seen Jamaica. As you thrill to the twists and turns of the rushing river, be on the lookout for some of the many exotic, indigenous animals that make their home in this lush tropical habitat.
Climb aboard a 30-foot, bamboo raft for an authentic Jamaican journey. Your experienced captain will skilfully pole the raft and navigate the jade-green waters of the Martha Brae River located in the parish of Trelawny (birthplace of sprinter Usain Bolt). Trail your hand in the shimmering waters and gaze into the trees filled with colourful birds and exotic flowers. Surrender to the romance of the moment, enjoying a truly Jamaican pastime as you float under the glistening in the sun.
Unlock the wonders of Jamaica's untainted South Coast on this adventure, which takes you to the island's most amazing destinations: Appleton Estate, Black River Safari and Y.S. Falls. Marvel at the workings of a distillery that has been creating one of the world's smoothest, most sought-after rums for eons. Sample a taste of the golden elixir and find out what it feels like to swallow sunshine. Head over to the Black River and take a fascinating excursion down this waterway, which boasts a whole incredible ecosystem of exotic birds, animals, crocodiles and vegetation. Delight in the spectacular beauty of YS Falls as you cavort beneath the flowing waters of these gorgeous cascades. Be like 'Tarzan and Jane' and rope swing into the crystal pools of this seven-tiered wonder. With a delicious lunch provided and nature spread out before you, this "triple threat" adventure combines the spirit of Jamaica with the wonders of its landscape.
Experience the majesty of Dunn's River Falls, one of Jamaica's most magnificent natural treasures. Join hands and be part of a human chain, ascending the slopes of this 600-foot waterfall, one of the few in the world that empties directly into the sea. Pose for snapshots and soak in lagoons filled with pure waters, cascading from high in the mountains above Ocho Rios.
The very best in deep-sea sport fishing beckons off the coast of Jamaica. Imagine heading out onto the open waters off the coast, renowned as oneof the best fishingareasin the entire Caribbean. Brag about your own amazing catch as you take advantage of our unbelievable fleet of customized fishing boats, including: a 46' Hatteras (completely refit in 2008); a 31' Betram (arguably the world's best fishing platform) and a fully rigged 33' Pacemaker. Your captain and crew know the very best spots to catch Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Tuna and Sailfish. The sun is shining, drinks are icy and the fish are biting.
Dolphin Swim Lucea - At the Dolphin Lagoon, learn about these unique mammals, touching, dancing, singing and kiss a bottlenose dolphin. Feel the thrill of "riding" the dolphin belly-to-belly as the water rushes by you. Watch dolphins at play, swim with gentle stingrays and stroll along a trail where you'll meet camels and other gentle friends. Don't miss the pirates tempt fate at the amazing shark show.
Dolphin Encounter Lucea - After being given interesting facts about dolphins, guests can make friends, "touch," and have an up-close experience with the dolphins on a knee-deep water platform. Enter the world of these gentle, bottlenose beauties with a special kiss and caress. Also experience the majesty of Dunn's River Falls, one of Jamaica's most magnificent natural treasures and one of the globe's most gorgeous spots.
Ultimate Swim with the Dolphins Lucea - Treat yourself to the "Experience of a Lifetime," as you frolic with bottlenose dolphins in the deep waters of a gorgeous, natural lagoon. Feel the thrill as these majestic mammals pull you along by their dorsal fins or give you a foot-push through the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea. After this invigorating encounter, spend the day at the park for a variety of experiences; watching dolphins at play or interacting with gentle stingrays, viewing the exciting Shark Show or marvelling at camels, colourful birds, exotic snakes and iguanas along the nature trail. Then, relax on a chaise lounge set directly on the pearly-white sand beach as the cool Caribbean breezes caress your skin.
Experience the magic of an Island Routes catamaran cruise, one of the Caribbean's most wet 'n' wild adventures full of delectable appetizers, exotic cocktails, the best snorkel spots and panoramic views. You'll find yourself swaying to the rhythms of reggae music, new and old, while learning the latest island dance moves and enjoying our signature catamaran cocktail. A club on water ...feel the island vibes and see the wonders.
Sail off into the sunset on this romantic cruise with stunning views of the golden sun sinking into the sea and lighting up the horizon with a spectrum of red, pink and orange tints. Munch on delectable appetizers and sip exotic cocktails, including our catamaran signature drink. Stand on deck and watch the sea become set ablaze with fiery colour. Laugh out loud with newfound friends as the undulating shoreline passes by. Sway to the rhythms of the pulsating reggae music or simply find a quiet spot where to be alone together. There's nothing quite like a Caribbean sunset at sea to reawaken the love or to ignite memories.
Explore the beautifully restored Rose Hall Great House and catch a glimpse of the ghost of the notorious Annie Palmer. Said to have voodoo powers, the White Witch ruled her plantation with an iron fist, doing away with her many husbands and lovers. Finally, she was killed in her bed by a powerful medicine man, and even though he burned her portraits and marked her grave, the legendary White Witch of Rose Hall continues to haunt the Great House and plantation. The most famous in Jamaica, Rose Hall Great House is a stunning example of Georgian architecture. Built in the 1770s, it offers a panoramic view of the coastline. Beautifully restored, the Great House is furnished with European antiques and a mahogany staircase leads to its most infamous room, Annie Palmers own bedroom.
Located at Lethe in the parish of Hanover, 35 minutes from Round Hill
Visit a charming tropical village where you can fish in fresh water ponds and eat what you catch. See the village school where the children will sing for you. Explore the village and discover its charm and grace.
Located at Lethe in the parish of Hanover, 35 minutes from Round Hill
A once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits you on a rafting trip on Jamaica's Great River. It is a breathtaking trip from the historic village of Lethe through Jamaica's beautiful, mountainous interior. Enjoy this traditional Jamaican ride along the Great River in the heart of Jamaica's countryside. Board your two-seater bamboo raft and relax as you glide along the river and perhaps take a swim or maybe enjoy a cool drink on your hour-long raft ride. Be sure to look around Rhea's World mini-zoo, take a donkey ride or stroll around the small plantation before enjoying lunch.
Located at Greenwood in the parish of Trelawny, 50 minutes from Round Hill
The Barretts (of Wimpole Street fame) came to Jamaica in the 1660's and amassed great wealth from their sugar plantations. They built Greenwood in 1790, primarily for entertaining. Among the artifacts on display are the original library of the Barretts with books dating back to 1697,an extremely rare collection of musical instruments (all in working order) and the famous paintings that depict "The Lady in Grey."
Located at Anchovy in the parish of Hanover, 25 minutes from Round Hill
Hungry birds and tourists alike love the Rockland's Bird Sanctuary and Feeding Station, where visitors get to feed colourful, feathered creatures by hand. Tours go from early morning to a late afternoon tour. There are a wide variety of birds at the Rockland's Bird Sanctuary, both native Jamaican to migrant birds.
Located at Negril in the parish of Westmoreland, 1 hour from Round Hill
Life here is carefree and cool with rugged cliffs and pure white beaches. Spend time lazing away under a coconut palm. Negril boasts the most famous ribbon of beach in Jamaica, stretching 7 continuous miles. Rainbow collared placards invite you to stop for a massage, dine at beachfront restaurants or sip a refreshing drink at a seaside bar. Vendors sell fresh fruit and jerk chicken, handmade baskets to carvings and sailing trips. Enjoy a fun filled, relaxing day. Ask us in advance for our favourite beach and dining spots!
Located at Flower Hill in the parish of Westmoreland, 1 hour from Round Hill
Once upon a time, these spectacular woods and waters were inhabited by the peaceful Tanu Arawak natives who lived in harmony with earth, sea and sky. Sixteenth-century Spanish conquistadors retreated to these same hills to seek rejuvenation from its bountiful waterfalls and effervescent mineral springs.
Spend several hours traversing the river while cliff jumping, swimming through an underwater cave, sitting in a natural Jacuzzi and enjoying a natural water massage. Walk back to the yard along the mountain slope, where you will be welcomed by the villagers with sweet reggae music and a delicious Jamaican meal with natural herbs and spices grown on our farm.