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Jamaica, Off The Beaten Path

Jamaica is full of outdoor activities and sites to see. It will take more than several trips to experience them all. I like to stay away from tourist-heavy places because crowds are not my jam when traveling. So let's virtually explore four of the places to visit when in Jamaica that may not be on the list for most people.

Irie River Park is 103 acres of rainforest, flowers, and gardens in White River, between St. Mary and St. Ann. It has pimento and ackee trees, a jade river perfect for a swim, and a small waterfall. It's a perfect spot for a day trip with picnic areas. Cost to enter: $10 US.

Irie River Park (c)

With only about three of these in the world, the Luminous Lagoon is a natural wonder. The lagoon glistens blue thanks to the microorganisms that fill the waters, giving off a luminous effect at night. It is located in Falmouth, Trelawny.

Luminous Lagoon

Most people go to Lover's Leap because of the tragic historical story that makes the leap famous. There is a wonderful restaurant on-site and a trail that leads to Cutlass Bay (not suitable for swimming). What I love the most is Lovers' Leap lighthouse. Anyone that knows me, knows that I love lighthouses. They are full of history and well the views are awesome. This lighthouse is fairly new but what I love about it, is how it's powered. It is powered by electricity, batteries, and a generator. I find it fascinating, to say the least. This image is so beautiful, I refuse to make it smaller.

Lover's Leap Lighthouse

For the most adventurous hiker, there is Tacky Falls in the Robin's Bay area. This fall is one that is not heavily toured because it is difficult to get to. There are no define paths and you MUST use a guide to get to it. The fall is named after the Coromantee slave Tacky, who lead the slave rebellion in 1760.

Also, Robin's Bay is one of the least developed coastlines in Jamaica. It has three public beaches and local restaurants. Great for a day trip.

Tacky Fall (c)

Are you ready to discover all that Jamaica has to offer? I would love to help you plan a visit to one of these sites by crafting an unforgettable itinerary. Email me and let's chat.

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