Falmouth, a charming town in close proximity to numerous sights and attractions of Jamaica is ideal for that perfect weekend getaway. The town has managed to retain its old world bamboo raft rides and 19th century Georgian architecture and the delicious local cuisines, exquisite arts and crafts and the old world charm and romance help transform it into one of the most preferred destinations in the Caribbean. Some of the most popular attractions include the beaches of Negril, the Dunn’s River Falls and rafting on the Martha Brae river. All these sights and attractions also feature in the list of the Top 5 Things to Do in Falmouth, Jamaica.
Built in the year 1800 by the Barretts of London, the Greenwood Great House is one of the finest museums of the Caribbean. One of its best features is that it has managed to retain its 19th century charm which continues to captivate and enthral visitors even today. A few of its prized artefacts include most of its original furniture and a magnificent collection of books and musical instruments.
There are several beaches close to Falmouth which are extremely popular all over the world. The Seven Mile Beach located in Negril is by far the most popular beach near Falmouth. This golden sand beach was once known to be a popular pirate joint. However, beach bums and sun worshippers throng the beach today. The main attractions of the Seven Mile Beach include calm and crystal clear waters, beautiful sights and mesmerizing sunsets. Other beaches include the Burwood Beach, a white sand public beach popular for its crystal clear and tranquil water and the Jacob Tyler Public Bathing Beach, another beach which is extremely popular and offers changing facilities, picnic tables and restrooms.
The Martha Brae River is one of the best places in town to experience an exhilarating bamboo raft ride. You could also embark on a quest to find Martha’s gold which has been hidden away in a cave in the river. The fact that this mysterious cave is still to be found draws numerous gold hunters and adventure lovers to the area. The aura of tranquility and the mesmerizing sights of the surrounding countryside further add to the river’s charm.
Made immortal by the James Bond movie “Live and Let Die”, the Swamp Safari offers tourists with a unique 45 minute eco tour which allows them to meet more than 80 crocodiles, a wide range of exotic birds, a variety of reptiles and the iguanas. The unique flora of the area also provide the perfect backdrop for an eco-tour and helps to bring about a sense of excitement and adventure.
At the Number 1 spot of the Top 5 Things to Do in Falmouth, Jamaica is the Captain Hook Adventure. It is an extremely captivating pirate dinner show and is also popular for being one of the most authentic pirate shows in the Caribbean. The most unique aspect of the show is that it boasts of all kinds of sophistication and comfort of the modern era and still manages to retain the old world romance, the pirate adventure and history of the pirates’ past. The show also features live cannons, sword fighting and local Jamaican dancing. The dinner is truly sumptuous as well and the steak and chicken are definitely worth sampling. What’s more, the entry fee also includes a limited selection of drinks, beer and rum punch.
These are just a few of many items to experience while in Jamaica. One way to explore a new island is by cruise. So, if this blog has teased your senses, you may want to join us on our Novel Adventure at Sea with romance author Jade Lee. This is the first port we’ll visit.
Have you ever been to Jamaica? If so, what was your favorite part of visiting? If not, what would you like to experience when there?