Post # 1
So has anyone tried any of the excursions the the resorts offer in Jamaica? We are staying at Secrets Wild Orchid, but I think the excursions are the same for all the resorts in Jamaica. So what ones have your tried? Are they worth your money?
Post # 3
What part of Jamaica? If you are near Ocho Rios you have to go to Dunn River Falls. Its amazing!
Post # 4
Yea, where in Jamaica? We’re going to Montego Bay 🙂
Post # 5
it totally depends on what part of the island you are on. FI and i went to lucia, just outside of montego bay last april and did the zip line excursion so if you guys are adventurous DO NOT pass this up, it was amazing! we also did the sunset champagne catamaran cruise – so romantic and perfect for a honeymoon 🙂
Post # 6
i just posted about this in this in another board, lots of great excursions! This was more for the negril area and I think secrets is in montego bay area. Here is my post copied/pasted:
two different waterfalls you can visit
YS falls and mayfield falls (I did YS last time and we are doing mayfield this time) YS was nice 🙂
if you like rum you could do the appleton rum tour (this is kind of close to ys falls so it can be done together)
I’ve heard black river safari is really good, but never done it
there is horse back riding
royal palm reserve
quite a bit furthur day trips:
bob marley tour – if you are into that – never done it myself – I have heard from a friend that the tour is pretty basic/rustic so I think you really would need to love bob marley for this one. Fiance really wants to do it on our trip this time… (very far from negril)
plantation tours – I really enjoy these types of trips 🙂
shaw park gardens + dunns river falls (in ocho rios) I have done both of these and really enjoyed (but a good 3 hr drive from negril) Make sure you go on a non-cruise ship day and go the falls early
To add on for montego bay area, check out this things:
martha brae river rafting & luminous lagoon (this is cool)
Post # 7
The Rum Factory tour of course!! Zip lining, cave tubing, Dunn’s River-all good choices.
Have a great trip!
Post # 8
Jamaica is beautiful! My FI and I went on vacation to Jamaica and stayed at the RIU Montego Bay last October. I definitely recommend the Canopy Tour Zipline in Montego Bay. Be prepared for long bumpy roads to get there, but well worth the ride to zipline in the mountains! Based on our experience I would recommend against downtown MB shops b/c they can be slightly sketchy and Margaritaville is getting run down.
I also recommend taking a day trip to Negril Beach. Make sure to take a taxi instead of the offered day tours. The day tours waste your time at two different mall strips before taking you to the actual beach. Negril has absolutely beautiful white sand beaches. Make sure to visit Rick’s Cafe at Sunset while you visit Negril!
Whatever you decide I’m sure you’ll have an awesome time. Jamaica is tons of fun! Enjoy your honeymoon!
Post # 9
@mzlouis2b: Thats where we are going!! Cant wait 🙂
Post # 10
horseback riding on the beach and in the water… I’m a horse person so I might be a little biased, but it was SO much fun.
Iwent on a cruise to Jamaica when I was like 16 and that was the only thing I wanted to do… My 14 year old friend and I went by ourselves and felt completely safe… Horseback riding in St. Lucia by ourselves before that was another story, although really beautiful, but the random guy on the beach telling me I needed a black boyfriend creeped me out.
Post # 11
@andreagrace34: I second Dunn’s River Falls and the Zipline Canopy Tour (done by Chukka, I think the company is called). Horseback riding in the water is fun, BUT you should note that the horses tend to … um… spontaneously eliminate. Personally, I was very freaked out by riding in the water with floating horse dung, but that’s just me, LOL. It WAS fun, but I was very distracted by that whole thing.
I DO NOT recommend the Luminous Lagoon. I didn’t particularly think it was worth it. It sounds very romantic and fascinating when you read the description, but if you re-read the description after you visit then you realize it’s EXACTLY what it says, and it’s not particularly exciting after all. It would be nice if it was something you did on your own and didn’t pay as much as they charge for. Otherwise, you’re not missing anything.
Post # 12
Sorry for the delay I had some family emergenices, but we are staying at Secrets Wild Orchid in Montego Bay.
Post # 13
i just got back from jamaica! but i was in negril! you will love it – i know the excursions are different sinde montego bay is about an hour from negril but we got to drive through and mo bay looked amazing! NEgril was more than i could ever dream of.
def tackle anything having to do with water -snorkling – scuba – kayaking (most resorts will offer these for free) i second the horseback riding 🙂
i heard great things about dunn river falls but we didnt get to do it
honestly i think i was useles the first 3 days of my honeymoon – we slept A LOT!
Post # 14
Another vote for Dunns River Falls – it wa a lot of fun!
Ive heard the horseback riding on the beach is amazing and I also heard great things about the Bob Marley tour.
Post # 15
FI and I stayed at the Iberostar Grand Rose Hotel in Mo Bay last summer and had a fabulous time. I would definitely do Dunns River Falls and Zip Lining. The Blue Lagoon was very different and if you are down to walk in mud I would say go for it. You will have a blast, Mo Bay was so much fun and we can’t wait to go back to Jamaica.
Post # 16
Though it wasn’t for my honeymoon I 3rd(or fourth whater) Dunns River Falls. There really is nothing like it!