Ask any Jamaican and they’ll tell you: They are a people serious about good times and exciting adventures.
Seafarers often head to Bull Bay — located on the island’s south-east coast — for some gnarly surfing. Make a splash with Chukka Caribbean Adventures, whose tour packages include both land- and water-based activities. For the best of both worlds, take on the Horseback Ride N Swim, which takes guests through an 18th-century sugar plantation and culminates with an exhilarating ride in the waves. Dolphin Cove has two locations in Jamaica — in Ocho Rios and Lucea, Hanover. The latter houses the largest dolphin lagoon in the world.
Montego Bay Marine Park is a top spot for aquatic adventures. Jamaican resorts feature plenty of water-based activities, including but not limited to catamaran cruises, glass-bottom boat rides, stand-up paddleboarding and snorkelling.
Don’t miss out on Jamaica’s growing motor sports competitions. Rally Jamaica is the second-longest running international rally in the Caribbean, and one of the the region’s biggest annual motorsports events. Jamaica has also seen an upsurge in pastimes that promote health and wellness, and almost every month racers can partake in street runs of varying distances, from 5K to 13K or half-marathons.
Jamaica is home to some of the world’s most celebrated golf courses; think verdant lawns manicured to perfection with crystal-blue waters as the backdrop. Golfers can enjoy a luxe sporting experience at Cinnamon Hills Golf Course and White Witch Golf Course in Rose Hall, Montego Bay or the Tryall Club in Hanover, among others.