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ADVENTURE

Explore a beautifully preserved plantation and discover its unique culture with our incredible Good Hope Estate Tour. This is your chance to experience the full magnitude of the famous Good Hope Estate. You will gain access to select parts of the plantation aboard our special purpose off-road vehicle. The estate boasts 2,000 lush acres, parts of which are still a working estate. Wander through one of the most sought after great houses of the 18th century and discover ruins once the jewel of the Caribbean. Built in the 1700’s, the Good Hope Great House has been lovingly restored to its former glory with period paintings, furniture and decor. Stroll the gardens and pause at the edge of the front lawn as it dramatically drops off and looks over the estate and landscape for miles. Gentle breezes blow high up here on the estate and you can imagine yourself in a bygone era. An authentic Jamaican Jerk BBQ grill lunch is included with your tour. Visit the Trading House, the only store of its kind in the Caribbean, and purchase our unique souvenirs, pottery by world famous potter in residence David Pinto, or spice up your life with authentic Jerk seasonings first created on plantations and now famous worldwide. An unforgettable experience for the whole family. http://chukkacaribbean.com/location/jamaica/falmouth/

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Dolphin Cove is the Caribbean’s newest and Jamaica’s only dolphin attraction. This magnificent property has a natural cove which is surrounded by 4 acres of lush tropical rain forest. Visitors can swim with the dolphins, have a dolphin encounter, touch the dolphins or relax on glistening white sand, enjoy the setting or browse for souvenirs at our very own Gift Shop. Dolphin Cove is also home to other exotic Caribbean species such as Stingrays, Eels, Sharks, Snakes, Macaws and other unique tropical birds, fish and reptiles.
Phone :  876-371-2973     876-952-7575

Since way back 18th century, the Green Grotto Caves have been welcoming guests inside its eerie yet interesting nooks and crannies. At various times, the Green Grotto Caves have been called as The Runaway Bay Caves, Cave Hall Caves, Discovery Bay Caves, Dry Harbour Caves, Hopewell Caves, Rum Caves and Dairy Caves. The central feature of this natural attraction is the large labyrinthine limestone cave with its numerous rock formations, its stalactites, stalagmites and abundance of overhead ceiling pockets. Green Grotto is 1,525 metres long and 12 metres deep and is characterised by numerous chambers and light holes and a subterranean lake – the Grotto Lake – occupies its bowels.Phone :  876-973-2841
http://www.greengrottocavesja.com 

The most highly regarded Tour Company in Jamaica offers a host of exciting tours ranging from “River Tubing Safaris” to “Dogsled Tours” – a whimsical adventure of being pulled along the countryside by a pack of dogs. An impressive list of offerings all operated at an extremely professional level will guarantee you a good time. Some of the offerings include: Horse Back Ride n’ Swim, ATV Adventures, Canopy Tours, River Kayak Safari, Zion Bus Line, Mountain to Sea Bike. We would highly recommend the River Tubing Safari as a “must do” tour. Phone:  1-876-972-2506   1-877-424-8552 www.chukkacaribbean.com

The Luminous Lagoon is home to one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world. The lagoon is home to billions of microscopic organisms which glow an iridescent blue / green colour when the water is disturbed. Boats run continuously from the Glistening Waters restaurant after dark. Just turn up and wait for the next boat to arrive to take you on the half hour tour. You’ll see bright flashes of light in the water as fish swim around the boat and when the boat is moving the micro organisms leave a bright green glow in its wake. The boat will stop for you to take a swim if you want to and watch the water glow all around you with every stroke you take. If you’re feeling adventurous make sure you bring your swimwear so that you can take a dip in the lagoon and see the water glow around you. The base of the shallow lagoon is silty and muddy so you may prefer to wear something on your feet if you swim. The guide will also give you some history of the Falmouth area and a scientific explanation of the bioluminescent phenomenon.

Phone : 876-954-3229
http://www.glisteningwaters.com


Experience three miles of unspoiled paradise as you enjoy Jamaica’s premier rafting attraction in the scenic hills of Trelawny! Journey back in time to when the rafts were filed with their precious cargo of sugar and were floated down to meet the merchant ships in the harbour. The Rafting Tour includes a three-mile ride and lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Sit back and enjoy a complimentary rum punch or sing-a-long with the Village Mento Band. While enjoying the entertainment, the visitor can view the collection of exotic Jamaican pigeons and doves. While taking in the scenic beauty of the Martha Brae, try out Tarzan’s Swing, take a dip in the refreshing river water or just sit back and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. A gift shop and snack bar are located along the route.
Phone :

876 -940-6398

876-  940-7018

876- 952-0889

http://www.jamaicarafting.com


Jamaica’s most famous visitor attraction is the stunning Dunn’s River Falls and Beach. Many visitors climb the waterfalls from the beach right to the top, stopping on the way to enjoy the cool plunge pools formed naturally in the river rocks and the waterfalls which are gentle in some places and positively thunderous in others. When you get to the top, you will feel refreshed and invigorated. Photographed millions of times, Dunn’s River was prominently featured in the very first James Bond film, “Dr. No.” Countless other film crews have followed the lead. You may also make your visit a shopping excursion, as there is a large craft market with a great selection of locally produced items. What are you waiting for? Open 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. US$6 per adult, US$3 for children aged six to twelve. To avoid crowds, try to go on days when there are no cruise ships in Ocho Rios.

974 4767

974 5944

http://www.dunnsriverfallsja.com


The north coast of Jamaica is strewn with rivers and natural reserves but none as welcoming as the Cranbrook Flower Forest. Manicured lawns, crystal lakes, and murmuring streams are the backdrops for an impressive assortment of island flora like orchids, ferns, and a collection of native spices.
A unique ecotourism attraction sited on 130 acres of tropical forest including 40 acres of landscape gardens. Cranbrook offers a hiking trail along the Little River that leads to the cathedral-like source of the river with the water rising from a 14-foot-deep pool.
The complex also includes fishing ponds and recreation areas for the entire family. Activities include Nature Trail, Bird Watching, Wading in the stream, Lawn Croquet, Pond Fishing, Donkey Rides, Volleyball. Found at North Coast Highway, Cranbook is 5 miles east of Runaway Bay, Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
Phone : 876-770-8071
 http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g147309-d149019-Reviews-Cranbrook_Flower_Forest-Jamaica.html

Various cultures helped shape Jamaica history, and a little slice of each culture can be found in the collection at the Coyaba River Garden and Museum. Displays cover how different cultures, such as early Arawak, Spanish, and British, contributed to the current identity of Jamaica. Not forgetting the part of the island that was shaped by more “divine” hands, the museum includes a beautiful 3-acre garden, outstanding examples of Jamaican flora, and a network of babbling streams.
Coyaba is located at Shaw Park Ridge Rd, Shaw Park Estate, Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Phone : 876 383 1281

http://www.coyabagardens.com


Island Hoppers Helicopter Tours Ltd office near to Reynolds Pier, Ocho Rios do three tours of the island for 4 passengers.

A 60 minute tour of Jamaica via Port Royal, Bog Walk Gorge, Spanish Town, Blue Mountains and North Coast;

A 30 minute tour of north coast to Port Maria, Galina Point, Firefly and back along the coast;
A 20 minute tour of Ocho Rios, Fern Gully, surrounding rainforest and beautiful coastline.
See options and prices at their Website
http://www.jamaicahelicopterservices.com/ochorios.htm

Phone # 876- 974 1285

helicoptersjamaica@live.com


Resort Divers is a PADI 5 star dive and watersport center serving the dive community over 25 years.

We are located on SHARKIES Beach a 15 min  car ride from Discovery BayAt our beach center we offer a laid back personalised  service, all dives are accompanied with a PADI Instructor / Divemaster

The Dive / snorkel sites  are a 5 min Boat ride from Dive centerto name a few : Walls 30-100ft, shipwreckage 55ft, canyon  (dual walls)  35-100ft

Viz on good days 70ft

Water temp summer 85F  winter  80F

Dive Boat 31ft Bertram/covered , dive friendly , great ladders

Parasail, Glassbottom  Boats available,

Contact : 1 876 881 5760
www.resortdivers.com

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HORSEBACK RIDING

“Once upon a time, I rode a seahorse into paradise”. A truly fun and enjoyable equestrian experience for the whole family. A two-hour ride with trained guides through the scenic countryside, along the shore to a beautiful, white-sand beach where you can ride bareback into the sea with the horses. The ride ends by the Great House poolside with complimentary refreshments. Minimum age 5 years and up. We select a horse to your riding ability. Weight limit 250lbs. Groups are welcomed. Rides twice per day.

http://www.bracostables.com

Braco Stables Ltd.

Duncans, Trelawny

Jamaica

Telephone: (876) 954-0185

Fax: (876) 954 0434

E mail address: bracostables@cwjamaica.com

Hooves Ltd offers two varied and interesting guided tours on well-trained and well-loved horses. The Heritage Beach trail takes you back in time to learn about Jamaica’s turbulent past, and combines history with fun, when we take our horses for a refreshing run through the waves. The Bush Doctor Mountain trail will enlighten you on our folklore and bush doctor culture, as you ride 18,00ft above sea level enjoying spectacular views across the interior and down the coast. Specialty rides and private rides for experienced riders also available. Let Hooves take care of all your riding needs.

876.972.0905

hooves@cwjamaica.com

http://www.hooves-jamaica.com

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GOLF


There are many golf courses throughout Jamaica but here is a list of the ones near to Discovery Bay on the North Coast. Rates are subject to change without notice, so please call.

The Runaway Bay Golf Club is a par seventy two (72), eighteen (18) hole championship golf course which offers an exhilarating experience for beginners and accomplished golfers alike.

The course was designed by Major John Harris from Britain and was opened in 1960. The features of the golf course are long rolling fairways, large flat greens protected by grassy mounds and sand bunkers.

It has hosted many events including the Ryder Cup match between the United Kingdom and the West Indies, The Jamaica Open, The Brinks (JA) Classic, The Heineken World Cup Qualifier, CNBC Nations Cup and numerous JGA Qualifiers.

The course measures 5,389 yards and is slope rated 117 from the forward tees. From the back, it measures 6,870 yards and is slope rated 124.

STRENGTHS OF THE COURSE: Well trapped (protecting it from errant shots) course length and wind gusts up to 35mph
http://www.jewelresorts.com/golf/about-the-course
1 876 973 7319


Course designers von Hagge and Baril designed Cinnamon Hill with elevations that give the sense of both links and inland golf. You’ll experience the best of Jamaica golf — the cool ocean spray on your cheeks as you putt on seaside greens, then the wind whistling through the pines as you tee-off on the 17th hole, 350 feet above sea level. This is a test you will enjoy, enchanting panoramas framing your every shot.

To get the most out of this unique experience, talk to our caddies. They are listed among “The Best In The World” by Golfer magazine, and they will be equally happy to discuss Annee Palmer or Arnold Palmer and can read greens better than any pro.

 http://rosehall.com/golf/cinnamon-hill-golf-course/
For more information and tee times: 876.953.2984


Great undulating greens, demanding holes, challenging drives and breathtaking vistas are all part of the award-winning, par-72 championship course designed by famous course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr.

Recently renovated by architect Roger Rulewich, Jones’ protégé, Half Moon Golf Course features newly aligned, multiple tee complexes as well as repositioned fairway and greenside bunkers. In completing the renovation project, Rulewich was mindful to maintain the course’s integrity of respecting the natural flow of the land while modernizing the course to account for improvements made to golf equipment over the years.

http://rosehall.com/golf/half-moon-golf-course

http://halfmoon.rockresorts.com/activities/golf.asp

876 953 2560

One of Montego’s best value golf courts is the Ironshore Golf & Country Club. Open to all golfers, the links–style, par – 72 course will test the skill and patience of every golfer.

Built in 1972 in the midst of luxury villa resort near Montego Bay, Ironshore’s 18–hole course was designed by Canadian Robert Moote and is noted for its challenging layout with a number of intriguing blind holes.

Ironshore’s many well–bunkered greens put a premium on accurate, steely–nerved approaches. The beautifully decorated  Club House is the perfect place to relax after a day on the links.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ironshore-Golf-and-Country-Club/376938525707865

953-3682

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