Montego Bay is called the “complete resort” for a good reason. It has everything you need for a great vacation. Many attractions in the Montego Bay region specifically celebrate the natural beauty and wildlife found on the island.
Here are just a few tours that will bring you closer to nature on your next Jamaican vacation:
Martha Brae River
If you want to have a maxin’ and relaxin’ day on the water, there’s an opportunity to take a gentle ride down the smooth Martha Brae River, whose name comes from an Arawak Indian. A village has been set up as the entrance to the Martha Brae rafting experience and features a bar, two gift shops, a pool, gardens, a picnic area, and “Martha’s Herb Garden”, which displays local Jamaican herbs and gives information about their healing properties. The adventure starts at Rafter’s Village recreational area with rum punches and swimming, after which you can climb aboard a traditional 30-foot long bamboo raft and slowly glide three miles down the river, passing fragrant cottonwood, allspice, and almond trees.
Jamaica Swamp Safari
You can also journey into an amazing Jamaican wildlife preserve! Located in a natural mangrove habitat, Jamaica Swamp Safari is home to over 30 specimens of the endangered American crocodile, the also endangered Jamaican boa constrictor (or yellow snake), and the once thought extinct Jamaican coney. The one-hour tour includes observation of the feeding and handling of crocodiles, a walk-through aviary, and the viewing of rarely seen animals from the region such as the agouti, tayra, spotted paca, gray fox, and raccoon. Visit Kananga House and learn about the famous croc-jumping scene in the James Bond film Live and Let Die, shot on location there in 1972.
Croydon in the Mountains
Take a trip to Croydon in the Mountains, a working Jamaican plantation that cultivates coffee beans and pineapples in Montego Bay. Capture the flavor of Jamaica while strolling through this tropical paradise. Sample exotic and delicious fruits and drinks made from them. Taste the different varieties of pineapples and citrus, or nibble on a piece of sweet juicy sugarcane. Walk through coffee groves while your tour guide explains the secrets of coffee cultivation and processing. This highly interesting and enjoyable tour includes a delicious barbecued lunch, served with world famous Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee.
If you wish to get more tour options or book an amazing experience close to your resort in Montego Bay, contact us! We’ll help you get in touch with the wonders of nature and animal life. 😀