Our most recommended things to do in Trelawny Parish, Jamaica

Jamaica: Dunn's River Falls, 9 Mile and Optional Lagoon Tour

1. Jamaica: Dunn's River Falls, 9 Mile and Optional Lagoon Tour

With this excursion, instead of taking 3 days out of your vacation to see all of these popular Jamaican attractions you can visit them all in just 1 day. Climb Dunn’s River Falls. With the help of your guide, you’ll climb 600 feet to the top of this magnificent waterfall that’s tiered like a wedding cake. Stop for a swim in the refreshing rock pools. With the guide’s help, it’s an easy climb that everyone can enjoy. After the falls, you’ll have a tour of the town of Ocho Rios with a stop for souvenir shopping and to enjoy a typical Jamaican lunch. Next, you’ll head off on a drive through small market towns and hills to 9 Mile, the birth and final resting place of reggae superstar Bob Marley. Hear the story of his childhood and rise to stardom. Option Bioluminescent Lagoon Cruise and Dinner As you head back towards the coast you’ll stop at the Joe James Restaurant and Art Gallery. Enjoy Mr. James’s artwork and sit sown for a Jamaican family-style dinner (included). Finish your tour with a visit to the Luminous Lagoon, inhabited by microscopic organisms that emit a phosphorescent light when the water is agitated. Shortly after sunset, you’ll board a boat that takes you across the lagoon. As the water is disturbed, you’ll see the water illuminated behind the boat. Stop to enjoy a swim and watch your body glow. This luminous phenomenon is only seen in 3 locations on the planet.

Jamaica: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Cruise with Transfers

2. Jamaica: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Cruise with Transfers

Board a boat for a ride on the bioluminescent lagoon to see the illumination of the water that occurs as the boat disturbs the microscopic organisms inhabiting the lagoon. On this boat ride after the sun goes down your boat captain and guide will tell you the story of the lagoon and why it glows. As your boat approaches the center of the lagoon, your captain will tell you about the folklore around swimming in the lagoon. Then you’ll have a chance to slip into the lagoon, which is less than 5 feet deep. As you swim, the water around you will begin to glow. Watch as your hands begin to sparkle as if covered in glitter. After exploring this Jamaican natural wonder, you'll be transferred back to your hotel.

Jamaica: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

3. Jamaica: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

Experience a different side of Jamaica and discover that the country is so much more than a beach! Begin this full-day tour enjoying a scenic drive through the hills of Jamaica. Continue on through the hills of St. Elizabeth to what seems to be a small shop on the side of a long country road. You’ll board a jitney that will take you through a forest into a landscape of waterfalls surrounded by lush gardens and magnificent trees. There are 7 waterfalls in all, several of which cascade into natural pools. Lifeguards on site will indicate which areas are open for swimming. There is a natural pool that’s fed by underground and above-ground springs that is suitable for children and those not able to swim. Once you leave this tropical oasis your tour continues to the Black River on the south coast. Stop en route for a local Jamaican lunch before boarding the boat for a nature expedition on Jamaica's longest river. As you cruise the Black River, you’ll see native wildlife, including various species of birds and the Jamaican crocodile. At the end of the boat tour you’ll board the bus for the scenic drive back to Jamaica’s north coast.

Montego Bay: Blue Hole, Dunn’s River, and Beach Club Trip

4. Montego Bay: Blue Hole, Dunn’s River, and Beach Club Trip

Your adventure begins with a trip to the stunning azure waters of Blue Hole. The clear turquoise water of this quintessential swimming hole will entice you to dive right in. You can climb the mini waterfalls, explore hidden caves, and snap memorable pictures surrounded by lush flora and native plants. Next stop is Dunn's River Falls. Join hands for an exciting climb up the famous waterfall. Your climbing guide will take you along the best route and point out the many cool plunge pools you can slide into as you journey upwards. Then it's off to Bamboo Beach Club for some sun, fun and relaxation. Relax in your complimentary beach chair and enjoy light entertainment, reggae music and cocktail demonstrations. Enjoy an included tapas lunch along with with house cocktails and beverages, all served to your chair by smiling and friendly hostesses.

Sangster Airport: Private Transfer to Montego Bay and More

5. Sangster Airport: Private Transfer to Montego Bay and More

Book in advance for a private transfer service between Sangster International Airport and your chosen drop-off location in the area of  Montego Bay, St. Mary Parish, Trelawny Parish, or St. Ann Parish. At the airport, a representative will wait for you at the airport with a personalized sign upon your arrival in Jamaica. You’ll then be escorted to your fully air-conditioned luxury vehicle, waiting on-site to take you to your resort. Enjoy a scenic 15- to 30-minute drive through the beautiful town of Montego Bay. Your driver will show you landmarks and tell you about the history and interesting facts about the city. With this private transfer, there are no unwanted stops. You will be taken directly to your resort or hotel in your chosen drop-off area. When you book your return trip in advance, you'll be assigned a pickup time for your departure, ensuring that you reach the airport on time.

Negril: Beach Visit, Times Square, and Sunset at Rick's Café

6. Negril: Beach Visit, Times Square, and Sunset at Rick's Café

Spend a full day taking in the best of Negril: hang out on the beach, browse the shopping center, and go cliff-jumping at Rick's. Start your day with a drive along Jamaica’s beautiful north-western coastline, which takes you past rural villages and the Lucea Harbor, to arrive at Negril’s famous beach. The Seven Mile Beach is a gorgeous stretch of sugar-white sand and bright turquoise water. Here you'll have 3 to 4 hours of free time at the beach to enjoy as you please: go swimming, sunbathing, or visit a beach bar for snacks and drinks. Next, head with your guide to Times Square, a popular Negril shopping center where you can look for souvenirs and gifts at a variety of shops. During your 1 hour here, browse the selection of duty-free goods like jewelry and watches, as well as Jamaican items like rum, coffee, cigars, and textiles. Restaurants and snack bars are also available if you get hungry or thirsty. Finish your Negril experience with a 1-hour stop at Rick’s Café, the area’s iconic bluff-top restaurant where visitors line up to jump from the cliffs into the clear sea below. Take part in the action or just watch—it’s up to you. Purchase an ice-cold beer or a cocktail and settle in to watch the Negril sunset.

Jamaica: Martha Brae Rafting & Luminous Lagoon Tour

7. Jamaica: Martha Brae Rafting & Luminous Lagoon Tour

'You'll feel at one with nature as you glide down the Martha Brae River on a bamboo raft,' says Tania, one of our expert local guides. This truly Jamaican experience is one of the highlights of this tour, along with the chance to watch a wow-factor natural phenomenon at the Luminous Lagoon. The magic of nature makes the waters glow an electric blue here – so a swim in the neon deep, plus a Jamaican dinner and limbo show, make this tour a bucket-list must. At Miss Martha's Herb Garden, you'll learn how to build a bamboo raft before hopping on to one, ready to float downstream. Your very own raftsman will pilot you downriver, so you can sit back and take in the tropical scenery. Along the way, your guide will tell tales of local folklore and introduce you to the importance of wild herbs in traditional Jamaican medicine and cuisine. After rafting, you'll drive through the historic town of Falmouth – a childhood stomping ground of world's fastest man Usain Bolt – and see St Peter's Anglican Church, one of the oldest churches in Jamaica. Next up is the star of the show. Tania says, ‘This lagoon is one of only four of its kind anywhere in the world. It's like a scene from the movie, Avatar. That's why I find it such a special, magical place.' Arriving at the Luminous Lagoon just after sunset, you'll have time to take a swim in the glowing neon waters. Finally, there's a welcome drink and a Jamaican dinner made from locally sourced ingredients as you watch an entertaining limbo dancing show.

Montego Bay City and Rose Hall Haunted House Tour

8. Montego Bay City and Rose Hall Haunted House Tour

Get acquainted with Jamaica's second city on a tour of Montego Bay, known to locals as 'Mobay." Discover a mix of old and new as you learn the city's rich history. Pass through downtown to see how the locals live and journey through narrow streets watching street vendors, school children and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Go to the "Hip Strip" before visiting the residential area of Ironshore, where you will get a first-hand experience of Jamaican residences, from small homes to extraordinary mansions. Grab the chance to do some souvenir shopping at stops where you can purchase coffee, rum and spices. Then, as the sun sets, visit the home of Annie Palmer, known as the "White Witch of Rose Hall." Follow your guide on a candlelit tour through the haunted house, learning its history. Listen to the floors creak beneath your feet as the former plantation comes alive to Annie's story. She famously killed her 3 husbands and countless lovers before being murdered in the house, which she continues to haunt to this day. Watch out for ghosts, including Annie herself! You then have the option to continue to the Luminous Lagoon to see the microscopic organisms that emit a phosphorescent light when the water is agitated. Shortly after sunset, board a boat that will take you across the lagoon, and marvel at the effects as the water is disturbed. Stop for a swim to experience the miracle of seeing your body glow! This is only available in 3 locations on the planet and is a must see in Jamaica.

Montego Bay: Bamboo Beach Club Tour with Lunch and Cocktails

9. Montego Bay: Bamboo Beach Club Tour with Lunch and Cocktails

Enjoy clear blue water and reggae-style hospitality at Bamboo Beach Club! Relax on complimentary beach chairs and soak up the warm Caribbean sun. Listen to reggae music, enjoy light entertainment by our staff and hostesses, join in on some Jamaican line dancing, and watch fun cocktail demonstrations by our "kool bartenders". Take a swim in the sea, dip your toes in the sand, and enjoy a tasty lunch and cocktails. Hostesses will serve house cocktails and lemonade right to your beach chair, along with a tapas lunch, including jerk chicken, jerk sausage, festivals, plantains and more.

From Montego Bay: Bamboo Beach Club & Dunn's River Falls

10. From Montego Bay: Bamboo Beach Club & Dunn's River Falls

Drive through Jamaica's scenic landscape to Dunn's River Falls and soak in the beauty of your surroundings. Join hands for an exciting climb up the natural limestone staircase. Follow your guide as they take you on the best route and point out the unique plunge pools you can slide into.  After your climb, shop for souvenirs if time and tour guide permit, then head to Bamboo Beach Club for some fun and fun. Chill on the complimentary beach chair and bask in the clear blue water. Enjoy entertainment from hostesses, including Jamaican line dancing and bar-tending demonstrations. Take a dip in the sea, soak up the sun, and savor a tapas lunch. Have house cocktails and lemonade served right to your beach chair, and indulge in jerk chicken and sausage, festivals, plantains, and more. Spend the morning dancing and noon sipping cocktails.

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Our driver kept us safe throughout the day and provided lots of information and awareness. Dunns falls were amazing. Couldn't climb them due to health issues but managed to get some good pictures and access from various viewing spots. Nine Mile was a winding narrow road and we got there quite late in the day but very fascinating and great to see the connection of the lyrics and where Bob was born and laid to rest. As the trip started late there were some parts which were a bit rushed and we didnt shop in Ocho Rios to make up the time.

Our guide Marcia was great informative, humorous and mad everyone feel welcome Her and Jason the driver worked well together as a team. Marsia provided lots of details regarding Jamaica the culture and the various places from the Jewish cemetery to the backstory of the criminal justice system that we drove past it was a very enjoyable tour a long day at enjoyable all the same!

Great day out. Long day of travelling but worth it to climb up the falls and visit Bob Marleys house. Also made better by the knowledgeable tour guide Washington and his friendly driver David.

AMAZING EXPERIENCE! The my guide was 50 and he took great care of us to ensure we didn’t fall going up and that we got great videos Definitely will do this again when I return

It was absolutely amazing we really appreciate the hospitality of the driver and the staff. Amazing experience thank you