By day, the island of Jamaica is a vibrant and bustling epicenter of tropical fun and excitement. Between the snorkeling, swimming, beach lounging and restaurant hopping there’s never a shortage for the best things to do in Jamaica. The endless sun, sand, and surf make daytime hours in Jamaica a treat for all who come to enjoy this piece of paradise, however, it may be the evening activities that make this destination most memorable. For those travelers looking for an incredibly unique experience when the sun goes down, be sure to find time on the itinerary for a trip to the island’s famed Luminous Lagoon during your travels.
Illuminate Your Experience
While Luminous Lagoon can be enjoyed independently, the ultimate way to see this amazing and luminous landmark is to book a tour with Island Routes Caribbean Adventures. Hop aboard your tour vessel at 7:00 pm in Montego Bay and enjoy a cocktail as you make your way towards Luminous Lagoon. This hour-long tour is available at a starting price of $60 per person with children as young as 3 years old welcome to ride along and enjoy this incredible adventure. As you sail towards the lagoon, amazing mangroves await but it’s what’s beneath the water that’s sure to thrill.
Luminous Lagoon: Nature at its Finest
It’s not hard to see where Luminous Lagoon gets its name once you arrive. Below the waves, the water begins to glow in a gorgeous shade of blue thanks to the many microscopic organisms that inhabit these waters and project phosphorescent light at night. This near-mystical phenomenon is amazing to witness and even more, fun to be a part of. Guests on this tour are invited to hop into the water for a quick swim amongst the blue light, making for some amazing vacation photos! While these microscopic organisms are harmless to humans, they are certainly unique. Luminous Lagoon holds the distinct honor of housing more of these organisms that are generally found concentrated together anywhere else. While weather conditions may affect the strength of the glow on any given day, it’s an amazing opportunity to be a part of while you’re visiting Jamaica.
Things to Do Nearby
While a trip to Luminous Lagoon is definitely bound to thrill both you and your traveling crew, there’s much more to be explored in both nearby Falmouth and the surrounding area that you won’t want to miss out on while you’re here. Make the most of your time on the island by being sure to pencil in these stops on the itinerary for a trip that promises to be as fun as it is unforgettable.
Make the Most of a Martha Brae River Experience
Just about 6 miles south of Falmouth, visitors to Jamaica can expect to encounter the mysterious, beautiful and intriguing Martha Brae River in all her glory. This winding body of water has long been essential to transporting goods across the island but today, is just as popular of a place to enjoy a rafting cruise alongside an experienced guide. Expect to set aside at least two hours of your time to enjoy the riverside scenery and learn the history of this area when you book a rafting experience down the Martha Brae. Many of these trips begin at the Martha Brae village and while the river extends more than 20 miles, it’s not necessary to explore the entire length in order to appreciate the beauty this natural landmark provides. Many tours on the river begin at around $40 per person and provide options to view everything from fantastic tropical foliage to native birds and a crocodile or two.
Visit the Greenwood Great House
When you’re visiting this area and have a heart for history, a trip to the Greenwood Great House is one of the best things to do in Jamaica. Situated at 435 Belgrade Avenue, this 18th century mansion provides guests with an inside look at the furnishing and era-specific style that once graced the island. Once owned by English Poet George Greenwood, this house is often looked to as one of the best-preserved on the island. Guided tours are available at the Greenwood Great House at $20 per person and last 45 minutes in length. For questions regarding large group tours, please call 876-631-4701. The Greenwood Great House is open to the public Monday through Sunday from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm.
Once you’ve had a chance to settle in with history, get ready to enjoy the best of nature at Cockpit Country. Sprawling over 500 acres of land, this area is a fantastic place to lace up your boots and enjoy traversing dynamic terrain dotted with hills, limestone hollows, and ridges that will test even the most experienced outdoorsman.
Book a Stay Today
Jamaica is an incredible destination that provides thrills while the sun is high and well after it’s set. Contact the team at Jamaican Treasures when your travel plans bring you this direction and you’re looking for a gorgeous rental villa to call your own. Call us today for more information and to start planning!