Adventurous activities in Jamaica
By Karen Thompson
Jamaica's varied terrain is a playground for numerous activities from climbing lofty mountains to exploring the waters of the deep sea and everything in between. And as the saying goes in Jamaica, 'once you go, you know. To make your trip all the more memorable and soak up the culture of the island, you can consider staying in Jamaica accommodation rentals comprising private villas and cottages that are within easy distance of the attractions. Aside from taking in the beautiful scenery and lazing away the hours on the white sandy beaches, here are some activities that you might like to consider.
Jamaica's dramatic landscape opens up endless opportunities for adventurous activities ranging from the staid to the very active. From lofty peaks soaring to 7,402 feet to crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea boasting high visibility, as also the white sandy beaches, and as they say in Jamaica, 'once you go, you know.' Just to deviate a bit from the topic, if you are planning a trip to the island, you can consider staying in Jamaica accommodation rentals that provide you the perfect opportunity to soak up the culture and flavours and that too at costs that are more affordable than hotels and all-inclusive resorts.
Blue Mountain Bicycle tours: The tour takes you through a scenic trip through the misty Blue Mountains. Along the route, you'll see some of the island's famous sites such as James Bond Beach, Rio Nuevo Battle Site, Golden Eye, Noel Coward's Firefly and Blue Harbour. You'll also visit a banana plantation and then proceed to Hardware Gap at 5,600 feet, the highest point of the Blue Mountains accessible by a vehicle. You can enjoy the views of Kingston from Hollywell National Park, and then begin the descend again.
Kool Runnings Water Park: The Kool Runnings Water Park in the island's 'Capital of the Casual' is a great destination to spend a cool, fun filled day with the entire family. You can choose from numerous slides ranging from the staid to the adventurous. For the adults there is the 40 feet high and 385 meters long Green Grotto slide, which is one of the very few water slides in the world equipped with the latest in 3-D visual reality imaging and audio technology so you can create your own slide. For the kids, there is the Coconut Island, where they can have fun in a shallow pool with shorter slides under the supervision of well-trained lifeguards. The park's dry area, 'The Anancy Village' also offers a wide range of escapades.
White water rafting: You can go White Water Rafting at the Caliche Rainforest Park with more than 100 swift to mellow rivers. The gentler Rainforest Rafting is perfect for the entire family even for kids but to try out the Canyon White Water Rafting, the participants must be over 12 years and more. If you are traveling with children less than 12, it should not be a problem provided you book your accommodation in a rental that offers childcare facilities. Take the case of Silver Sands villas, a secure community of villas and cottages on the north coast. The villas encompass a private beach and cater specially to families. Childcare facilities are provided and so you can go for activities strictly meant for adults, secure in the knowledge that they will be well taken care off.
Karen Thompson is a travel writer for Mysilversands, a company dedicated to providing quality self-catering accommodation in Jamaica Accommodation Rentals, Jamaica villas, cottages and Jamaica apartments by the sea.
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