What Can You Do In 8 Hours In Jamaica?

Plenty, is the short answer! Although the trickier question is deciding how, exactly, you might spend your 480 minutes in paradise on your cruise to Jamaica? Will you simply chill in Montego Bay, go thrill-seeking in the interior or drift, ever-so-slowly, down a tropical river on a bamboo raft?

Check-Up On The Doctor’s Cave

If you cruise to Jamaica from the UK then, chances are, you’ll want to experience some beach life. Luckily you don’t need a prescription to visit brilliant beaches like Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay – just bring a bathing suit and a smile! The 5 miles of glorious sandy beach seem a million miles from the bustle of the modern world and provide the perfect spot for families and couples to relax and enjoy the simple things in life.

Go Nuts For Bolt’s Wings

There’s nothing like sea air to sharpen the appetite and Jamaican food hits the spot every time. Sports fans can hot foot it from Doctor’s Cave Beach to Usain Bolt’s ‘Tracks & Records’ where you can sample authentic Jamaican specialities like goat curry, jerk chicken and fried fish whilst enjoying the sport on a truly vast TV. Also, if you cruise to Ocho Rios, you’ll find a branch there too! Alternatively, for those whose idea of outdoor activity is a barbecue, then the Pork Pit – just follow your nose! - will show you how to BBQ Jamaican style - enjoy expertly cooked pork, beef, fish, prawns etc all with lashings of jerk sauce!

Beach Bars & The ‘Hip Strip’

A Caribbean cruise to Montego Bay invites you to sample the vibrant scene along Gloucester Avenue’s Hip Strip. With reggae music ringing in your ears you can bargain for souvenirs or pick up something colourful to liven up your cruise wardrobe – but don’t forget, if you want the best price you’ll need to have your haggling head on!
Having worked up a thirst why not celebrate your cruise to Jamaica by raising a glass of ice-cold Red Stripe or a rum punch as you count the waves from a beach bar? There are plenty to choose from including Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville that has the added attraction of a waterslide for the young and young at heart! Those on a cruise and stay Jamaica cruise holiday can have their pick of the nightlife whether they stay in Montego Bay or explore other Jamaica cruise ports.

Island Life For Romantics & High Flyers

 Aside from the best in tropical beaches and the last word in high-end resort life, what else can you accomplish in 8 hours on your cruise to Jamaica? Well, how about how about heading inland for a ‘flight’ through the Caribbean jungle canopy or why not combine the stunningly lovely Dunns River Falls with a spot of Kayaking and a chance to meet Stingrays and even pirates on an MSC excursion? If all that sounds a little too much like hard work then a trip to the ‘Land of Wood and Water’ will see you floating slowly down the romantic Marta Brae river on a bamboo raft made for two. 

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