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Things To Do in Jamaica

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THINGS TO DO IN JAMAICA

One of the Caribbean’s most tropical islands, Jamaica is known for its flora and fauna, great weather year-round and diverse activities. So whether you choose to go horseback riding, tee-off on the golf course, a few rounds on the tennis courts, indulge in the spa, work out in the fitness centre, dinner for two, walking leisurely amidst our numerous gardens or simply relax poolside or on the beach engrossed in a novel, Jamaica is where it’s all – do everything or simply nothing.

Exploring Jamaica

Dining

Entertainment

Heritage Tours

Shore Excursions

Golf

ROBBIE JOSEPH’S SEASHORE GRILL
Executive Chef Robbie Joseph brings more than 35 years of culinary experience to his Montego Bay Jamaican based Seahorse Grill Restaurant and Bar. Specializing in world class, global cuisine with a twist of West Indian flare. Fresh seafood, steaks, pastas and local Jamaican favourites encompass the menu along with traditional tasty burgers, salads, soups and sandwhiches.

Opens Daily (Lunch and Dinner): 10:00am – 11:00pm
Reservations: (876) 684-9133


MARGUERITE’S
An elegant and sophisticated 5-star, dining experience on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, specializing in an assortment of fine wines and fresh seafood, creatively prepared. Ranked the Best Seafood among Montego Bay restaurants.

Marguerite’s iconic seaside setting has been the crown jewel of Montego Bay for over 55 years. With an unparalleled level of service, the elegant and sophisticated almond terrace bustles with an eclectic mix of tourists and celebrities. Our signature offerings of creatively prepared seafood, table-side Ceasar salad presentation and an award winning wine selection, welcomes clientele who appreciate a consistent standard.

Opens Daily: 6:00pm – 10:30pm

FOR RESERVATION
Telephone: (876) 952-4777
Email: specialevents@margaritavillecg.com


SUGARMILL RESTAURANT
The enchanting Sugar Mill restaurant celebrates all of the Caribbean’s rich influences, creating an exquisite ensemble of signature dishes, and their award winning wine cellar boasts nearly 150 super varieties from across the globe. The Sugar Mill restaurant is the ideal choice for an intimate date or a sit-down party affair.

Located at the exclusive Half Moon resort, the Sugar Mill is open for dinner only, and is available for private parties and receptions. Dine al fresco, and enjoy a magical evening of gourmet contemporary Caribbean fusion cuisine, live music and romance.

Dinner: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Reservations required: (876) 953-2211
Dress code: Elegantly Casual


HOUSEBOAT GRILL
Moored in the calm waters of the Montego Bay Marine Park Fish Sanctuary,
The HouseBoat Grill offers a unique setting for an intimate, one of a kind dining experience. Enjoy dinner downstairs in our cozy dining room, upstairs on our upper deck under the stars, or waterside to be entertained by our nightly aquatic ballet performed by snook & tarpon game fish. The HouseBoat Grill features a constantly evolving fusion menu created by internationally trained Chef Rich Nurse. Come casually elegant. Heels not recommended.

Bar Open: 4:30pm until
Telephone: (876) 979-8845.
E-mail: HouseBoat@cwjamaica.com


RICK’S CAFE
Great food, lovely cocktails and stunning sunsets are just a few of the things you will experience at this historic location in Negril.  It was the first public bar and restaurant of its type on the West End Cliffs, offering an alternative to Negril’s majestic seven mile beach. From the beginning, Rick’s Cafe boasted an unrivaled view of the sunset from its naturally formed cliffs. Over the years, visitors and locals alike have designated Rick’s Cafe as Negril’s premier gathering spot and its sunsets have become a Jamaican tradition.

You can’t miss watching the local daredevils diving from the cliffs!

Bar Open: 8:00am until
Telephone: (876) 957.0380
Email: info@rickscafejamaica.com

MARGUERITAVILLE NIGHT CLUB
Hailed as the place to be on Montego Bay’s ‘Hip Strip’, Gloucester Avenue, Margaritaville is perfect for anyone looking for exciting entertainment, a lively, fun atmosphere, delicious food and fun concoctions. If you arrive on a cruise ship, Margaritaville is only a short 10 minute ride from the pier via readily available taxis or shuttle buses.

Opening Times (Daily): 10:00am – 2:00am
Telephone: (876) 952-4777
Email: mobay@margaritavillecaribbean.com


BLUE BEAT
Martinis and jazz music are the order of the day at Blue Beat on Montego Bay’s “Hip Strip”. A relative newcomer to the Montego Bay nightlife scene, Blue Beat opened for business on New Year’s Eve 2004. Since then it has become a well established watering hole.

The only bar of its type in Jamaica, Blue Beat serves up live jazz and blues music in a cosy setting. Atmospheric lighting and cool blue decor also help to set the atmosphere. Why not complete the experience by ordering a martini or two from the extensive menu!

Opens Daily: 10:00pm – 2:00am
Telephone:
1 (876) 952-9609

BELLEFIELD GREAT HOUSE
Bellefield Great House captures the essence of Jamaica’s plantation-rich history: expansive views, tropical gardens, and an unforgettable mansion replete with antique furnishings and classic family heirlooms. This exciting explosion of “island life” is located on the privately owned Barnett Estate. Visitors are transported back in time as they explore the 300-year old great house and enjoy the breathtaking view of the 3,000acre estate. After which they are treated with a sample of freshly-pressed cane juice, age-old rums, spicy “jerk” chicken and coconut milk.

Opening Times (Daily): 9:00am – 5:00pm
Telephone: (876) 952-2382
Email: info@bellefieldgreathouse.com


MONTEGO BAY HERITAGE TOUR
Once called el Golfo de Buen Tiempo (Fair Weather Gulf), and La Bahia Manteca (Lard Bay), Montego Bay’s rich history includes the stories of Spanish conquistadors, grand sugar plantations and infamous slave rebellions, namely the Sam Sharpe Rebellion of 1831. Today, Montego Bay is Jamaica’s second largest city and the island’s most popular tourist region. In spite of its development, the city’s colourful past is still alive in the relics that stand throughout the town.

Start: The Dome, at the intersection of Dome and Creek Streets.
Finish: Sam Sharpe Square
Tips: At the intersection of Dome and Creek Streets, you’ll spot an odd dome-shaped structure.


ROSE HALL GREAT HOUSE TOUR
The White Witch awaits you in the great house at Rose Hall. Dead more than a century, Annie Palmer still stirs memories of her reign as the mistress of the Rose Hall Great House. Cursed by slaves, the White Witch Annie Palmer, turned a magnificent plantation into a hellhouse of atrocities. Countless slaves fell prey to her torture, and all three of her husbands met their death at her hands.

The Great House is but one of many attractions on the 6,600-acre Rose Hall Plantation. Here, visitors can experience the complete spectrum of island living-mountain villages, cane fields, luxury villas, resort hotels and condominiums, miles of beautiful beaches and well-maintained golf courses.

Day Tours (Daily): 9:00am – 6:00pm
Night Tours (Daily): 6:30pm – 9:15pm
Telephone: (876) 953-2323
Email: greathouse@rosehall.com


FALMOUTH HERITAGE TOUR
Falmouth Heritage Walks offers a guided walking tour of Falmouth, a historic port town located between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios on Jamaica’s north coast, that is perfectly laid out to be explored by walkers. If you are a history buff, walker, or admirer of British colonial architecture…..this tour is for you! Colonel Thomas Reid founded the town in 1769, and the historic fabric that still remains will delight visitors as they leisurely walk on streets that were laid down over 240 years ago.

Telephone: (876) 407- 2245
Email: info@falmouthheritagewalks.com


JOHNS HALL ADVENTURE TOUR
Johns Hall Adventure Tours is an educational tour giving guests a taste of Jamaica’s history, culture and cuisine. The tour takes you to the outskirts of town, to historic sites in the city, and then a basic school where the children will delight you in songs. Cool down with samples of fresh fruits and coconut water, then take a nature walk tour where you’ll get to sample coffee, liquers, liquor and scrumptious jerk pork and chicken served with steamed vegetables, ackee and saltfish, festival and roast yam.

There are also shopping opportunities to purchase coffee, jerk sauces, craft items and rum as well.

Telephone: (876) 971-7776
Email: johnshalltours@hotmail.com

DUNN’S RIVER FALLS
Dunn’s River Falls Park is the perfect environment for fun and relaxation for the entire family. There is a delightful new discovery around every corner.

Climb the falls in a human chain led by experienced Falls Guides. Pause at the ‘massage parlour’ and experience the soothing effects of the water as it cascades to the sea. For the less brave – live vicariously. View the activities of the more intrepid from the “safe” vantage point of the terrace or deck. Sun lovers can renew their pact with the Sun Goddess at the beach, on the golden sands lapped by the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Opens Daily: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Telephone: (876) 974-2857 | 974-5944 | 974- 4767
E-mail: dunnsriver@udcja.com


DOLPHIN COVE
Jamaica’ number one attraction, offering dolphins, sharks, stingrays, glass bottom boats, pirates, parrots, and many other things to see and do. Escape for the day to make memories of a lifetime. The large beachfront property  allows you to watch or interact with the dolphins, or some of the many beautiful animals.  The attraction has been around since 1990’s with three locations in Jamaica for you to chose. We have locations in Ocho Rios, St Ann, Negril, Westmoreland and Montego Bay, St James. There is something for everyone – young and old alike will have memories to last a lifetime.

Opens Daily: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Telephone: (876) 974-5335
Email: info@dolphincoveja.com

TRYALL GOLF CLUB
Only 15 minutes from Seascape Villa, Tryall Golf Club is a premier private club where the discerning luxury traveler can enjoy the hospitality of a true villa lifestyle.

The property sits majestically on 2,200 acres of lush hills overlooking the Caribbean Sea on Jamaica’s North Coast. In addition to Tryall’s world-renowned 18-hole championship golf course, there are nine tennis courts, a private sandy beach with water sports, wildlife programs, and a 18th century Georgian Great House with stunning sea views is a historic centrepiece, which make The Tryall Club a truly luxurious place to visit.

Telephone: (876) 956-5660
Email: reservation@tryallclub.com


CINNAMON HILL GOLF COURSE
Cinnamon Hill Golf Course offers 18 holes of remarkable play. Winding its way along the sparkling shores of the turquoise Caribbean Sea and through the lush green mountain terrain of its demanding back nine, Cinnamon Hill’s diverse elevations combine the best of both links and inland golf. From Hank Smedley’s original design in 1969, to Von Hagee and Baril’s brilliant redesign in 2001, painstaking care has been taken to ensure that the historic sites, flora and fauna of the Rose Hall Estate are preserved for future generations.

Telephone: (876) 953-2984
Email: cinnamonhill@rosehall.com


HALF MOON GOLF COURSE
Consistently ranked one of the top golf courses in the world, the classic Robert Trent Jones Sr. course is sculpted out of the foothills of the western Jamaican coastline, and has an international reputation for being challenging and breathtaking. A member of Jack Nicklaus’ “Great Golf Resorts of the World,” Half Moon has hosted a number of prestigious tournaments including the Jamaica Open Golf Championship, the Dunhill Cup Final of the Americas, and the Red Stripe Pro-Am.

Additional Features:

  • Grass practice bays
  • Bunker practice green
  • Putting and chipping green
  • 50-yard pitching green
  • Clubhouse
  • Meeting rooms
  • Frequent shuttle bus service for the short ride to the pro shop from the hotel and the Royal Villas
  • Golf Shop
  • Caddy Master
  • 19th Hole Bar

Opening Times
Golf Shop: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Caddy Master: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
19th Hole Bar: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Telephone: (876) 953-2211


WHITE WITCH GOLF COURSE
Carved from the rolling countryside of Jamaica’s historic Rose Hall Estate is the White Witch, an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Robert Von Hagge and Rick Baril. This 6,800 yard, par 71 treasure is named for the former sugar estate’s beautiful but wicked mistress, Annie Palmer. Legend has it that Annie’s ghost still haunts the grounds, creating an alluring mystique that has fasinated island natives and visitors for generations.

Special Features:

  • 16 holes offer views of the Caribbean Sea
  • Native stone-inlaid walls shoring up greens and tees
  • At least 5 tee boxes on every hole
  • Dramatic elevation changes and Caribbean vistas
  • Large practice greens and bunkers

Telephone: (876) 632-7444 or 632-7445
Email: whitewitch@rosehall.com

 

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