8 day tour
- Visit the village where Usain Bolt was born
- Enjoy the island’s natural wonders (Treasure Beach, Black River)
- Get a taste for traditional Jamaican dishes, like Escovitch Fish with Bammy
This tour of Jamaica will take you off the beaten tourist path. The journey begins in Montego Bay, and follows on to Sherwood, the hometown of famous athlete Usain Bolt. You’ll even get the chance to spend the night in a guest house run by his aunt! The next night we will spent on Treasure Beach, and you’ll visit one of Jamaica’s main natural attractions near Black River. Enjoy the last few days on the pearly white beaches in Negril, go swimming or snorkelling, or simply relax in a lounge chair.
8 day tour of Jamaica:
Montego Bay – Sherwood – Treasure Beach – Negril – Montego Bay
Day 1 – Arrival in Montego Bay
After arriving at Montego Bay Airport, collect all the necessary paperwork and your rental car, and drive on to your hotel, located on the outskirts of Montego Bay.
Day 2 – Montego Bay to Sherwood
Spend the morning relaxing on a bamboo raft, floating down the calm streams of the Martha Brae river. Follow up with a stroll through Falmouth, a small town that was recently declared a UNESCO Heritage Site. Find out all about the rich history of rum production on the island (and taste some in the process!) during the Hampden Rum Tour. You can also decide to visit the Good Hope Estate sugar plantation where you can choose from various activities such as zip-lining and horse-back riding. Via Clark’s Town and Sherwood Content, the birth place of Usain Bolt, you’ll reach the edge of Cockpit Country. Spend the night in a guest house run by Usain Bolt’s jovial aunt!
Day 3 – Sherwood to Treasure Beach
After breakfast, take a walk with a local guide to the Windsor Caves. The limestone caves and surrounding land were gifted to the World Wide Fund for Nature, under the condition they would be preserved in their original state. You leave Sherwood by way of a picturesque road that winds through the Alps to Dutch Hill. Have a taste of Roast Yam, a local delicacy offered at the many stalls along the way. Continue your drive through Mandeville to the South Coast. Find out about the legend of the two slaves in love at Lover’s Leap, and drive through Jamaica’s “vegetable patch” on your way to Treasure Beach.
Day 4 – Treasure Beach
Soak up the sun, go for a swim, sip on a drink, enjoy absolute relaxation. For those more adventurously inclined, there are still plenty of options. Go on a boat ride to a rustic wooden bar built on a sand bank half mile out to sea. Swim in the cold streams of one of Jamaica’s main natural attractions nearby Black River. Go on a boat safari in the protected swamps and look out for crocodiles and a variety of native birds. Or spend the day in Black River looking for fresh ingredients at the market with your Rasta Chef and make your very own Jamaican lunch.
Day 5 – Treasure Beach to Negril
The historic Black River Town, named after the river that runs near it, is a lively place with well-preserved Georgian architecture. Continue your drive to Whitehouse, famous for its lively fish market. Escovitch Fish with Bammy is the region’s best-loved dish and a must-try for all visitors; the recipe stems from the time of the native inhabitants of the islands. Reggae lovers can drive by Belmont and visit the Peter Tosh mausoleum. Cool off in an 18th century pool that gets its water from the nearby Sweet River aqueduct, or choose to go on a river trek in the jungle.
Day 6 and 7 – Treasure Beach – Blue Mountains – Negril
Negril has a relaxed yet lively vibe. The white sandy beach is one of the most beautiful in Jamaica. Go swimming or snorkelling, or just relax in your lounge chair. Feel free to encourage the cliff divers at sunset at Rick’s Café.
Day 8 – Negril to Montego Bay
As with all good things, so this trip has come to an end. Drive back to the airport in Montego Bay and drop off the rental car before catching your flight back home.