Exploring the Island: Can’t-Miss Things to Do in Jamaica

From a catamaran tour to Dunn’s River Falls, from championship golf to cool reggae music, there’s something for everyone in Jamaica — let’s plan your next trip.

Jamaica is one of the most truly unique destinations in the world. In addition to being the birthplace of reggae music, which has arguably become the island’s most popular export, Jamaica is also world renowned for her cuisine, culture, weather, beaches, coral reefs, wildlife, and more. But with so many unbelievable things to choose from, deciding what to do or see during your stay can be virtually impossible. Well, not to worry — here are our experts’ picks for can’t-miss things to do in Jamaica.

View of the Caribbean Sea from Aqua Bay at Tryall


Private Catamaran Tour

With warm, crystal-clear water, breathtaking reefs, and unique marine life, few coastlines are as beautiful as Jamaica’s, and the best way to see it is by catamaran! Once aboard, your local guide will take you on a 2½-hour voyage, where you’ll enjoy some of the best snorkeling in the world. Beer, water, and snacks are provided, and your chef can prepare a picnic for you to take, as well — simply ask your personal concierge to reserve a catamaran tour after you book your villa vacation.

Private catamaran tour


Stush in the Bush

On a 15-acre organic farm nestled in the hills of Jamaica, rustic meets gourmet in the form of Stush in the Bush. Stush in the Bush is a unique farm-to-table culinary experience unlike any other, but it’s so much more than that — it’s a love story; the love of Lisa and Chris, the farm’s founders, the love of fine dining, and, above all, a deep-seated love for mother nature and all the gifts she gives. At Stush in the Bush, visitors will be treated to a rotating seasonal menu offering the freshest food you’ll find anywhere, all prepared with love and served under the stars. Sound too good to be true? It isn’t — your personal concierge will be happy to make a reservation for you and your group.

Stush in the Bush, Zionites Farm


World-Class Golf

Beautiful tropical weather, luxurious private estates available for rent, and a host of championship golf courses make this Caribbean island a true golfer’s paradise. Jamaica’s courses are some of the best on earth, with clubs like Cinnamon Hill, Half Moon, White Witch and Tryall Club being revered by golf enthusiasts worldwide. And what’s more, in addition to world-class amenities, many of our villa rentals include free or discounted memberships to some of the island’s best courses — just ask your concierge to arrange a tee time at any number of courses after you book.

Cinnamon Hill Golf Course, Montego Bay


Dunn’s River Falls

Much like reggae music and jerk chicken, Dunn’s River Falls is one of Jamaica’s national treasures, and as soon as you arrive, it’s obvious why. Visitors will enjoy climbing up the beautiful falls, stopping to relax in one of the several pools or lagoons along the way. Dunn’s River Falls tours is one of the most popular excursions offered on the island, so make sure to ask your concierge to reserve your spot as soon as you can.

Dunn's River Falls


Music and Culture

No trip to Jamaica would be complete without witnessing firsthand what the island is most known for — reggae music. From Desmond Dekker to Jimmy Cliff, to the iconic Bob Marley, Jamaica has given the world some of the genre’s best-known artists, and the music they inspired continues to be the life-blood of Jamaica today. No matter where you look, it’s not hard to find reggae music in Jamaica…from small night clubs in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios to huge national festivals like the annual Reggae SumFest, reggae music is everywhere. In fact, you can even have it come to you — ask your concierge about booking a live reggae or calypso band to perform an intimate private concert right in your villa.

Jamaican musicians playing djembe drums


Ready to experience the wonders of Jamaica for yourself? Browse our selection of lavish luxury villas, and start planning your Jamaican escape today.