As a cruise port Jamaica is a popular stop for many. I have personally docked at Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Falmouth. Each port offers lots to do. I will outline a few options below and share things we have actually participated in.
On our most recent stop in Jamaica we booked a day pass using Resort for a day. This is a great option in a lot of ports because you get to go to a resort and stay there as if you were a guest. They offer special rates for cruise passengers. We chose Jewel Runaway Bay. We highly recommend the Jewel. The resort was great, we got to stay in the pool area and beach area and eat in the restaurant. We really didn’t want to leave. I noted we had some issues with the shuttle service, but unfortunately don’t remember all of the details. The resort was going through some construction so I am sure it is even nicer now!
Dunns River Falls – Dunn’s River Falls offer 600 feet of climbing pleasure for thousands of visitors and locals every year. It is arguably Jamaica’s most popular and famous attraction. My husband has climbed the falls before and at my first trip there he suggested that I might not enjoy it. Apparently (and I have now seen this), you climb the falls in a group and hold hands in a chain all of the way up. It is apparently quite slippery. The first time I was there – we took a cab to a spot that overlooks the falls – so I have seen them 🙂 but did not climb them!
Zip lining – There are various zips available (Leap of Faith and The Screamer). Chukka zip lining is recommended.*
Green Grotto Caves – Take a walking tour through the series of interconnected passageways and chambers’ light holes, stalactites and stalagmites.*
Falmouth City Tour – Falmouth was an economic powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Today, visitors still enjoy 19th-century Georgian architecture as well as arts and crafts shopping, flavorful local fare and horse-and-buggy rides.*
Montego Bay City Tour – Enjoy a scenic and informative journey through some of Montego Bay’s most historic areas and popular attractions with a tour of the city. I have been on a tour of Montego Bay before on a cruise stop, we enjoyed it.
Ocho Rios City Tour – Choose to embark on an island excursion tour while in port at Ocho-Rios. This informative tour will touch upon the city’s rich history as well as take you to the island’s must see attractions. We went on a tour of Ocho Rios on one cruise. We enjoyed it.
Beaches – Here are some options that are discussed a lot on Cruise Critic
- Montego Bay – Doctor’s Cove Beach, Sunset Beach, Cromwell Beach*
- Falmouth – Bamboo Beach, Red Stripe Beach, Doctor’s Cove*
- Ocho Rios – Bamboo Beach, Paradise Beach*
*Activities we have not participated in.
You can read Crystal’s review on Montego Bay here!