What to do in Jamaica: Top 5 Excursions on the South Coast

You’re planning a trip to an all-inclusive resort in Jamaica, and although kicking back under a cabana with a margarita in hand sounds mighty relaxing,  you’re not the type to stay cooped up in the villa all week. You want to get out and adventure through the safari, ride a horse along the beach, and explore the culture that Jamaica’s South Coast has to offer.

When you visit Bluefields Bay Villas, not only will you get the luxury experience of an all-inclusive stay, but you’ll have an on-hand staff that can help you plan some off-site island activities during your stay! Make sure you don’t miss out on these top 5 excursions on Jamaica’s South Coast.

Speak with a travel specialist at Bluefields Bay Villas about your next all-inclusive trip to Jamaica by calling us at 1-877-955-8993 or clicking here to book online.

1. Boating Up the Black River

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If you’re afraid of crocodiles, this is one excursion you may want to sit out. The Black River is an Everglades-like destination offering sightings of mangrove, birds, and even crocodiles!  Explore the outdoors Steve Irwin style on a boat ride through the jungle.  

After a day of exploring, follow the coastline a little further to a town called Paratee where you’ll find a hidden gem called Pelican Bar posted up in the middle of the sea. For a couple bucks you can hire a boat to take you there for tropical drinks, seafood dishes, and even some snorkeling if the crocs didn’t scare you out of the water.

2. Get Off the Beaten Path at YS Falls

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Don’t miss out on the beauty and serenity of YS Falls during your Jamaican stay.  Jump in at one of the seven beautiful waterfalls, swim in natural spring pools, relax in the gardens, or take a thrilling zipline canopy ride through the trees. YS Falls is part of a 2,000+ mile plantation that originally harvested cane, raised cattle, and supplied logwood to Europe to make dye. Today, the YS property is a sought out destination for adventure. Pack a lunch or visit their on-site bar, grill, and gift shop for an afternoon snack.

3. Kick Back at Bluefields Beach

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Bluefields Beach is a vibrant and popular destination for locals and tourists alike to go and spend time with friends and families, and during holidays, it’s known to draw a crowd. The sounds of Reggae surround you and smells of local grub fill the air. The beach offers a number of activities including snorkeling, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, horseback riding, and more.

As one of the oldest settled towns in Jamaica, Bluefields has a long history that dates back to the Spanish settlement in the 17th century. They built the town up until the British came through and took back the land. The area didn’t see much traffic for a while, except by pirates who used the bay often. If you’re looking to experience a day in the life of locals, check out Bluefields Beach. 

4. Hike Blue Mountain Peak Trail

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The Blue Mountain Peak Trail is not only a beautiful hike with heavenly views of Jamaica, but this trail is home to Jamaica’s famous Blue Mountain Coffee! The 3.5-mile long trail ascends from the Portland Gap, and if you’re an experienced hiker, go ahead and tackle the trail without a guide.

5. Tour the Appleton Rum Factory

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The Appleton Estate is Jamaica’s oldest sugar estate and distillery, providing tours of their facilities and rum aging house! Learn more about the rum-making process, sample some of their finest rums, and for you rum aficionados – take home a bottle of your favorite Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum. Make sure you book your tour before you go.

Book Your Next Jamaican Adventure Today!

Ready to book your next adventure to visit the beautiful Jamaican islands? Bluefields Bay Villas offers a luxury all-inclusive experience, where relaxation meets adventure. Take it easy under a cabana for a week or book back to back excursions. Bluefields can help you plan the trip of a lifetime.

Ready to explore the adventure Jamaica has to offer? Give us a call at 1-877-955-8993 or complete the booking process online to start planning your stay at Bluefields luxury villas in Jamaica.