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Things To Do In Montego Bay Jamaica

Discover The Best Local Activities & Attractions

Jamaica is ripe with endless adventure, and Montego Bay is in the heart of the island’s most exhilarating activities and things to do.

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 traveller. 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 the best activities and things to do in Jamaica. For questions or to book any of the below activities and excursions, please contact our concierge at concierge@roundhill.com, or call 1-800-972-2159 or 1-876-956-5050.

ROSE HALL GREAT HOUSE DAY TOUR

ROSE HALL GREAT HOUSE DAY TOUR

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 and is furnished with European antiques and a mahogany staircase that leads to its most infamous room, Annie Palmers own bedroom. Built in the 1770s, it offers a panoramic view of the coastline.

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STUSH IN THE BUSH

STUSH IN THE BUSH

Stush in the Bush is the love story of Lisa and Chris, a combination of Rastafari and Chic. It is the blending of Ital farming and exotic vegetables grown in the love of mother nature. Enjoy a farm-to-table lunch and a walking tour of ZionItes, a 15 acre certified organic farm, in the cool hills of St. Ann - a breathtaking landscape, where things move slowly, and luxury resides in simplicity and a connection to the earth.  Walk the farm with Chris as you harken back to ancestral origins, when plants were your medicine, and the earth's bounty your food.  Engage your senses with the herbs, spices, fruits, birds, flowers, and ornamentals.  Plant some seeds or a tree to greet you on your return.  Take in the sweeping views of Jamaica’s north coast, and the beauty of the hills simultaneously.  Then sit down to a lovingly prepared meal that highlights the farm's produce; weaves simple flavors into joy on a plate; and brings you back to what real food tastes like. 

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AHHH...RAS NATANGO GALLERY & GARDEN

AHHH...RAS NATANGO GALLERY & GARDEN

Located at Camrose in the parish of St James, 40 minutes from Round Hill
Ahhh Ras Natango Gallery & Garden… is located in the mountains of Camrose with a most spectacular view of the city of Montego Bay below. It is a botanical garden which showcases many species of plants native to the community. Eighteen of Jamaica’s twenty eight endemic birds live in the garden in the wild. The gallery houses the original artwork of Ras Natango and his son Ras Ayale. All items in the gallery are for sale. The gift shop is stocked with items made on property . This allows guests the opportunity to take home an authentic piece of Jamaica.

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BAMBOO RIVER RAFTING

BAMBOO RIVER RAFTING

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.


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SOUTH COAST RIVER, RUM & FALLS

SOUTH COAST RIVER, RUM & FALLS

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.

 

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MONTEGO BAY CULTURAL CENTRE

MONTEGO BAY CULTURAL CENTRE

The Montego Bay Cultural Centre houses  National Gallery West, an extension of National Gallery of Jamaica and the National Museum West. The National Museum West features the Montego Bay to the World Exhibit which houses numerous artifacts particularly from Montego Bay and its environs; and a ‘revolving’ Museum which currently features the exhibition on RASTAFARI. Another significant feature of the Centre is The Freedom Monument,  which chronicles the names of the slaves who were harshly sentenced for their participation in the ‘Christmas Rebellion’. National Hero, The Rt. Excellent Samuel Sharpe was hanged at a section to the front of the Montego Bay Cultural Centre for his leadership of this rebellion.

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ACCOMPONG TOWN

ACCOMPONG TOWN

Located in the hills of the Cockpit Country, this rustic village is home to the Maroons – descendants of enslaved West Africans. Founded in 1739, the land was given as part of a Peace Treaty with the British and named after the first African leader in western Jamaica. Walk through the mountainous terrains enjoy scenic views and learn about extraordinary history and unique culture of these people through drumming ceremonies, food, historical artifacts, photos, and memorabilia.

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CHUKKA JUNGLE OUTPOST MONTPELIER

CHUKKA JUNGLE OUTPOST MONTPELIER

Chukka Jungle Outpost at Montpelier is nestled deep in the rainforest of the Great River Valley, on an unspoilt rolling 2,000 acre plantation. It offers the perfect immersion into nature. A moderate hike for active adventurers, with a stop at a hidden cascading waterfall, sets the tone for a jungle zipline and river tubing experience. Framed by river streams and springs, the zipline and tubing is designed to hear the soothing sounds of flowing water and see the flora and fauna of the enchanting jungle.

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GLISTENING WATERS

GLISTENING WATERS

Stretched along the marshlands of Trelawny from the small community of Rock to the town of the historical town of Falmouth, this eminent point is known for being home to millions of dinoflagellates. At night, the lagoon sparkles and glistens when disturbed, as these microscopic organisms produce an eerie glow, reflecting the outlines of fish and other objects in the water. It is said to be the largest and most brilliant of four in the world, attracting visitors and scientists from around the world.

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MYSTIC MOUNTAIN

MYSTIC MOUNTAIN

Mystic Mountain Rainforest Adventure is a world class attraction and an eco-friendly park. Offering unique and exhilarating excursions, the park’s signature attraction, Rainforest Bobsled Jamaica, features a 1000m long gravity-drive through the rainforest on custom designed, high-tech sleds. The Bobsled is a thrilling ride through dense tropical landscapes and coastal features on sleds that evoke Jamaica’s Olympic team. You can also enjoy ziplining, sky exploring soaring above the treetops up 700 feet to the top of the attraction, wall climbing and more.

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CHUKKA GOOD HOPE PLANTATION

CHUKKA GOOD HOPE PLANTATION

Once a working village and sugar plantation dating back to the 1700s, Good Hope Estate is now home to an unparalleled variety of adventures and cultural experiences. The property boasts over 2,000 acres of lush plant life, primary jungle, scenic views of the Cockpit Country, majestic Martha Brae River, as well as the historic Great House. It is the Caribbean’s first and only nature adventure park with an unparalleled variety of adventures and cultural experiences including the thrilling zipline canopy, rugged ATV and Dune Buggy adventures, relaxing jungle river tubing, Appleton Rum Tasting, Great House tour, and bird aviary. With 3 pools, a cascading waterfall, river walk, and 300ft slide the whole family will create memories to last a lifetime.

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BOB MARLEY MUSEUM

BOB MARLEY MUSEUM

Explore the former home of the iconic reggae legend filled with rich memories and treasured mementos. Visit his personal recording studio and bedroom, see his favourite clothing, vast array of gold and platinum records received from all around the world, as well as the costumes of his back-up singers, the I-Threes. You can also Witness a 3- dimensional holographic experience from the One Love Peace Concert in 1978 and see his Grammy Lifetime Achievement award.

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BLUE MOUNTAIN COFFEE TOUR

BLUE MOUNTAIN COFFEE TOUR

Travel through time at the Heritage Garden of Cold Spring and learn about the legacy of the Clifton Mount Coffee Estate. Ascend 1000 feet above sea level for a gentle nature walk and visit a working coffee farm for the largest exporter of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee.

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DISCOVER DUNN'S RIVER FALLS

DISCOVER DUNN'S RIVER FALLS

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.

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PORT ROYAL

PORT ROYAL

Once known as "the richest and wickedest city in the world", Port Royal is one of the oldest and most historic sites in the Caribbean region. Now a sunken city underwater due to a devasting earthquake in 1692, see the community that cradles much history that was featured in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean. Be sure to visit the Giddy House at Fort Charles which was precariously position during the 1907 earthquake and stop by Gloria’s for a delicious lunch by the seaside.

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DOLPHIN EXPERIENCE

DOLPHIN EXPERIENCE

Dolphin Cove Montego Bay is located on a magnificent property situated on 23 acres of ocean frontage in just a short car ride from Negril. You will have the opportunity to interact and swim with dolphins, enjoying the thrill and love of these amazing lovable marine mammals.

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GREENWOOD GREAT HOUSE

GREENWOOD GREAT HOUSE

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 artefacts 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."

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NEGRIL TOUR

NEGRIL TOUR

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!

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GREEN GROTTO CAVES

GREEN GROTTO CAVES

Situated on over 61 hectares of the island’s beautiful North Coast, this green cavern of mystery and adventure, and history is a speologist’s dream. The central feature of this natural attraction is the large labyrinthine limestone cave with its unique rock formations, its stalactites, stalagmites and abundance of overhead ceiling pockets, and bats.

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CHUKKA CARIBBEAN ADVENTURES

CHUKKA CARIBBEAN ADVENTURES

Get out and explore Jamaica with Chukka Caribbean Adventures. Enjoy their signature horseback ride and swim tour, the highlight of the journey being the warm Caribbean Sea by Horseback. Want to get rugged? Enjoy Chukka Caribbean’s ATV Safari; this adventure takes you into rural Jamaica, on an easy to handle Quad Bike. Feel the culture, enjoy the ride! 

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