Things to do in Falmouth Jamaica

Jamaica Day Tour and Excursions

During the 1800s Falmouth was a thriving town and was one of the busiest shipping ports in Jamaica.  Setting the stage for what was to be the quintessential town; the streets were laid in grid, with wide straight streets going from north to south and east to west. Falmouth was ahead of its time; you see Falmouth was the first town in the western hemisphere to have piped running water, even before “New York City”.  After emancipation, in early 1900s, Falmouth, like many other thriving colonial cities and towns became stagnant, from inactivity, as people started moving to more populated towns. But today, with its natural deep harbors, Falmouth is regaining its pride and is home to one of the island’s busiest cruise ship port, with an average of eight mega cruise ship calling into port each week.
Cruise ship excursions from Falmouth Jamaica:
The Port of Falmouth is situated perfectly for visitors who are on a quest to experience many of the Island’s main excursion activities. Although most of the popular shore excursions are not within the town of Falmouth, most are accessible to explore and enjoy during the short stay on the island.
Martha Brae Rafting Excursions:
Martha Brae rafting excursions is one of the most relaxing and romantic shore excursions in Jamaica.  Situated just 15 minutes from the cruise port of Falmouth, the Martha Brae River offers visitors an amazing experience rafting down this gentle flowing river on a hand-made bamboo raft. Visitors can only experience this in Jamaica.  This shore excursion cost $60 per raft with a maximum of two people on board.
Best place for horseback riding excursion if you are on a cruise to Falmouth Jamaica is at Hooves.  This family run property is about 40 minutes from the port of Falmouth, in St. Ann’s Bay; Hooves offers the ideal experience and place for horseback riding in Jamaica. Here our visitors are like our family; and we make sure they have a great experience.The horse-back ride and swim excursion starts out on a country trail; visitors may get the feel of what is must have felt like for plantation owners riding their horses on the estates.  The second part of the excursion is on the beach where visitors will get a chance of taking the horse for a swim in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Also, visitors doing this excursion can combine the excursion with Dunn’s River Falls and be back on board with plenty of time to spare; to then enjoy sunset on deck of your ship or shopping at the port shops.

River Rapids (at Rio Bueno) Excursions
River Rapids located in Braco, St. Ann is a great place for river excursions, and only 35 minutes from the Falmouth port. The Rio Bueno River got its name from the Spanish, which means ‘Good River’ in English.  Unlike the other similar excursions River Rapids offers the best rates, with awesome staff!  Visitors can enjoy river tubing, kayaking and rafting excursions which end on the Bengal Beach. Visitors can enjoy all the amenities on the beach; sunbathing, cold refreshments etc. before heading on to another excursion or back to the Falmouth Port.
Catamaran cruises make great excursions.
The catamaran excursion offers something different to those visitors who enjoy water sports.  Visitors can go snorkeling in the warm Caribbean waters; you will be amazed by the beauty of the underwater sea life, exploring the tropical fish and sea-garden is every snorkelers dream.  The excursion runs from 10:00 AM to 1PM and it comes with open bar and snorkeling equipment. After this short and exciting adventure along the coastline of Jamaica, take some time to enjoy Jamaican cuisine and whatever your interests are it can be found in Montego Bay before heading back to Falmouth to board your cruise ship.
The Rocklands Bird Sanctuary Excursion.
For nature lovers this is a great excursions; visitors will enjoy botanical garden to explore of nature and its tranquility. Rockland sanctuary is the only place on earth which we know of that one can hand feed hummingbirds that live in the wild. This excursion will take you about 30 miles south west of Falmouth; through Montego Bay City.  Visitors can combine this unique excursion with the Montego Bay Highlight Tour; Tour of the Rose Hall Great House among others.
Where to eat on your excursion

Chill Out Restaurant.

Chill Out Restaurant located just 10 minutes west of Falmouth in the community of Greenwood; it is a great spot to have lunch on the waterfront. The ambiance is great with an island beach setting. They serve a variety of foods which includes authentic Jamaican dishes; including a variety of seafood dishes and salad.
Jamaican Beef Patties;
While you are out and about on your shore excursions don’t hesitate to try a Beef Patty; Jamaica’s favorite pastry.  The best patties are sold directly from the local bakeries fresh out of the oven. Two of the main bakeries here on the island are ‘Juicy Beef and Tastee Patties’ and can be found across the island. Jamaican beef patties are similar to pop pastries.  Minced beef is used as a filling for making Jamaican patties, seasoned with tropical herbs and spices and then baked to perfection in a flaky shell.
Scotchies Jerk Center:
Jamaica is known for its “Jerk” and Scotchies is a great place to enjoy the authentic taste of jerk chicken. They also serve a variety of side dishes such as festivals, roasted yams and sweet potato…also a local favorite, steamed bammy which is made from cassava.  Scotchies is located in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Kingston…a perfect fit to a day of fun and excursions.
Ocho Rios Jerk Center
If you are visiting to Ocho Rios, be sure to stop in at the Ocho Rios Jerk Centerfor authentic Jamaican food. They serve a variety of Jamaican dishes including; jerked chicken and pork dishes.  It is known Jamaican jerk can be spicy treat for adults, but at the Ocho Rios Jerk center, they provide children friendly menu… so your child can enjoy Jamaican jerk on a milder side.
Appleton Rum Tour
Jamaica is the first country in the world to start the production of rum commercially and so for the folks that love rum sampling… Appleton Estate is a treat… according to the Guinness Book of World Records, “Jamaica has the most churches per square mile” I’m sure we may have the most Bars as well and stepping into a local Jamaican bar for a drink with the locals is a sure way of immersing into the local culture. However for the more adventurous, an excursion through the hilly interior of Jamaica takes you to the Appleton Estate; home of the best aged Rum on the island.  Appleton Estate started producing rum since 1749 to-date.  This shore excursion is approximately 2 hours each way driving and could worth your time. If your ship is stopping over for less than 8 hours then this excursions is not recommended.

Doctors Cave Beach and Montego Bay Highlight tour:

One of the best beaches in the world is only 30 minutes from Falmouth Port; the world famous Doctors Cave Beach, in Montego Bay. The journey from the Falmouth pier takes visitors along the scenic north coast highway, which hugs the shore line making the drive picturesque adventure.  Visitors will enjoy the contrast of Jamaica’s landscape, from the hills to the tropical Caribbean Sea.  Montego Bay is the tourist capital of Jamaica and is great for souvenir shopping, restaurants, bars, watersports etc.  It is great for sight-seeing, and for Arts lovers, visitors can also visit the second largest art gallery on the Island.It was Doctor’s Cave Beach that launched Montego Bay’s as a tourist capital of the western hemisphere in the 1880. The water at doctors cave beach was thought to have healing properties, and took on world prominence because of that medicinal curative. The beach was once own by a private medical practitioner who donated to the community in 1906 for all to enjoy.To this day, DCB is still known and revered as one of the best in the world. If you are visiting Jamaica on a cruise to Falmouth or Montego Bay, you may want to consider basking at the therapeutic Doctor’s Cave Beach.

The Bob Marley Excursions from Falmouth Jamaica:
Bob Marley is one of Jamaica’s best known international superstars; and only 90 minutes’ drive from the port of Falmouth is a small community named Nine Mile. In May of 1981, Nine mile became known to the rest of the world, when its favorite son, Reggae King Bob Marley came home was buried in his place of birth.  Folks with an interest in reggae music that disembark at Falmouth port will have enough time to visit the birth and final resting place of the Reggae Legend. This excursion takes you through the some very rustic communities through, offering visitors a first-hand view of rural living in Jamaica.

Should I exchange my USD, CAN or Sterling to the local Jamaican Dollar JMD?
While is it’s great to spend local currency which is certainly part of the local experience, it is not necessary to exchange your currency. US / CA $ and pound sterling are widely accepted on the island and business is transacted using them daily; the rates are set daily by the Bank of Jamaica, which is a “guide” for FX dealers, such as Cambios, who will add their margins.Having US$ sure makes business transactions easier, so you will notice that almost all excursions, tours, goods and services is quoted in USD$.  The current exchange rate is 1USD: _115.00JMD.

The best waterfall waterfalls for cruise passengers (shore excursions)
You cannot visit Jamaica and not visit the Dunn’s River Falls and the Blue Hole. Easily accessible from the port of Falmouth, you will be whisked away as soon as you have disembarked…so be ready to be amazed!  Dunn’s River Falls is Jamaica’s best known tourist attraction. It is a majestic body of water which cascade down the wonderfully formed limestone rocks.  This is a unique waterfall, which begins in the warm Caribbean Sea, climbing up 600 feet of falls…now that’s adventure!!! . if you are not up to this adventure, you can enjoy the beach and while you watch the more adventurous climb the falls.
Blue Hole Excursion:
Blue-Hole excursion is a beautiful naturally formed river pool. It offers a great experience for the young and young at heart; the ultimate shore excursions with rope-swinging and diving from the falls, is surely an excursion to enjoy.  Also, the facilitators will go the extra mile to ensure you fully enjoy the facility with no limitations on your good time!!…Blue Hole is about 25 minutes from Dunn’s River Falls, and is worth the 25 additional minutes’ drive.

MBJ Transportation to Holiday Inn

Airport Transportation to Holiday Inn Montego Bay

 

The Holiday Inn Rose Hall is one the firm pillars that Jamaica tourism was built on. Situated in the just few miles east of the airport which makes it super accessible. Best Jamaica the number one Tour Company on the island offers private airport transfers to the Holiday Inn like none other, not only do they have the best rates, they have the best staff and of course the best vehicles.

Some travel agency will include transportation into an airline ticket. On the face of it that is super because one doesn’t want to be worried about finding a ride for additional money. Many people feel safer if the responsibility is on others to find them suitable transportation rather than them finding it personally. Airline tickets that include ground transportation will be more than likely be on a big shuttle bus that stops at every other resorts before getting to yours. There is no personal touch and waiting could be a little overbearing since other travelers may lack pace and purposefulness which could make a calm soul becomes irate.

However, that will not be the story if you book private taxi service to the Holiday Inn Montego Bay. You will be met by a representative who will then summon your driver from the holding area. Within a few short minutes you will seated comfortable in your own modern, private vehicle that is spacious and fully air-conditioned and off the Holiday Inn.

Vacation time are special and hard earn, for most part many folks may just have two weeks in the year to travel and so getting the most out of your Jamaica time is essential. I believe that your vacation starts with at the airport and so you would be better off booking with a company whose aim is to always to please from the start.

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MBJ Transportation to Hilton Rose Hall

Montego Bay Airport Transportation to Hilton Rose Hall

Hilton Rose Hall, one of the premier destinations in Montego Bay is just 15 minutes ride from the airport. This beach front property is situated on a beautifully landscaped grounds, with a 400-acre, 18-hole golf course.

Best Jamaica offers top quality private airport transfer to Hilton Rose Hall. Your service is guaranteed to be worry-free; you should know that once you book and confirm we will hold up our end of the deal regardless of the circumstances. The hotel at which you will stay was built in the 1970s by John Rollins the famous American entrepreneur. The resort has changed hands since then. It was first operated under the American InterContinental brand and then as Wyndham property.

Considering that you will have the opportunity to partake in what history has preserved so well, we know that you will also want to preserve your vacation memories. By no means do we want you to have even a second of uncertainty. Let us provide safe, friendly and comfortable private transportation while you are in Jamaica. Best Jamaica provides first class private transfers to and from Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa.

As soon as you settle in at the Hilton, you may contact us to book your private tour to a venue of your choice. Similarly, you will have access to low prices for tours as you have received for your transfer.

Our rates are unmatched by our competitors; we don’t just offer seats; we offer prime service, the type that will justify your confidence in us. Booking with us will entitle you to our agent creating a fantastic Jamaica excursion that will have you creating unforgettable memories that will be the envy of your friends and family at home. Book today and be treated like royalty by every member of our team. We will be awaiting your arrival and be ready to anoint you with intense vacation pleasures.

Q: How far away is Ocho Rios from the Hilton Rose Hall?
A: The resort town of Ocho Rios, home to the Secret Falls and Dunn’s River Falls is about 90 minutes driving from the Hilton Rose Hall.

Q: What is the average water temperature in Montego Bay?
A: Jamaica is situated in the Caribbean Sea which is a beautiful warm body of water with average temperature between 81 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit; it is adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean and South East of the Gulf of Mexico.

Q: How far away is Negril from the Hilton Rose Hall?
A: Negril is another of Jamaica’s resort town situated west of the island. The small town boasts a Seven (7) Mile White Sandy Beach,and is home to a famous bar called Rick’s Café known for cliff diving and beautiful sun sets.

Q: Is USD accepted in Jamaica or should we exchange to the local currency?
A: Sure do, While the Jamaican currency is the legal tender, the USD is widely used and accepted so it best to keep your money in US dollars.

Q: Do you offer Private Tour?
A: Yes, we sure do.

Private Tour to Negril Jamaica

Negril Beach and Sunset Tour

 

Best Jamaica, the eminent private Tour Company in Jamaica is please to introduce its Flagship Tour; namely, The Negril Day Tour. The highlights of this exquisite experience is visiting the famous Seven Mile Beach, Rick’s Café, sightseeing and shopping if the guests so desire.

The town of Negril located on the western end of Jamaica and is dubbed: The Capital of Casual and rightly so. It is a place where you can just be simple, let your hair down, put your feet up and just be you. Both locals and guests alike are mesmerized by the casual and relaxing atmosphere of Negril. This Flagship Tour normally starts out at around 10:00 AM; making our way west along the scenic A1 highway.

The A1 highway was constructed about ten years ago making the drive a lot smoother. Previously, the road surface was less than desirable, and there were a lot of sharp corners. In fact, the most famous Jamaican T Shirt then says, “I Survived the Road to Negril”. Today, that is no longer a concern and travelling time is even shorter, safer and more comfortable.

If you are a beach lover, then Negril is certainly your cup of tea. The Seven Mile Beach is to die for, the sand is white, powdery and feels like cotton under the feet. For a bit of geography, Jamaica is situated in the Caribbean Sea, and not the Atlantic Ocean, as a result the waves are generally flat caressing the shoreline ever so often. Generally, the seafloor is flat without any sinks making it very friendly for kids and non-swimmers alike.

After a day at the beach, the common practice is to head to the Rick’s Café for a couple of hours. Rick’s Café is a bar that is perched on a cliff and is famous for cliff diving, as well as watching the sun sets after another warm day. To enhance the experience, there is also a resident music band that plays reggae music starting from about 5:30 PM.

If you will be vacationing in Montego Bay, a Negril Day Tour should be on your bucket list. Let Best Jamaica help you create the Best Jamaican memories possible as we share the rich history and culture our country with you.

 

Jamaica Private Tours

 

Private Transportation in Montego Bay

If you will be traveling to Jamaica for the first time you may want to get a better understanding of how the transportation system works on the island beforehand, it could save time and money. Although Jamaica is regarded as small Island, it is much bigger than some people may first imagined and so travel time could be a bit longer than anticipated. Consequently, it is important to get the facts before you go, this could save money and time.

Private and shared airport transfers are the two types that the country offers which are done with cars, mini buses and large coaches. Some vacation packages are sold with shared transportation included to and from the resort. For most part the travel services do not give the clients an option of choosing their transfer preference, they are just told that airport transfers included. The good thing about this type arrangement is that everything is already paid for and it also gives some a level of security knowing that the travel service is responsible for getting you to and from the hotel.

However, there is also a downside to this type of airport transfer, for most part big buses are used which generally does not get going immediately. The wait varies, but one could be at the airport for up to two hours before finally hitting the road. Then there is another annoyance of doing the rounds, unless your hotel is the closest to the airport you may have to endure the dropping off of the visitors who are staying resorts closer to the airport first which prolong wait before getting to your hotel.

Private airport transfers may cost a little more but may worked out at the end. The journey from the airport to your resort and back is part of your vacation. Don’t start in despair regretting every minute of the wait. Check on both private and shared transfer rates and see what works for you.

One great option for private airport transfer is Best Jamaica the number one Tour Company on the island. The rates are great and customer service is superb.  Best Jamaica operates a modern fleet of vehicles that are all fully air-conditioned and spacious.

 

Montego Bay Airport Transfer

Holiday Inn Airport Taxi

  Airport Transfer  Holiday Inn Rose Hall

The Holiday Inn Resort in Montego Bay boasts epoch and class; yet at the same time has remained in the Tourism industry as a force to be reckoned with. The resort in its own rights has helped to put Jamaica on the map as a tourist destination since the late 1960s.

Fast forward to 2016 and the Holiday Inn is still a leader in the local tourism sector. Best Jamaica, the most guest-centered Tour Company on the island is pleased to be able to be a part of history; having transported thousands of guests to this prestigious resort.

Best Jamaica is known for top class, on time airport transfer from the Montego Bay Airport. Our airport private shuttle to Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay is second to none; our rates are competitive and our service is unmatched. Upon arrival one of our personable representatives will welcome you home like a well-loved family member.

Get your vacation off to the best start with the best private airport taxi service to Holiday Inn with Best Jamaica. Our service is personal, on-time and economical. Our fleet of vehicle is modern, comfortable, clean and fully air-conditioned.

Q: How is the Blue Hole Secret Falls from the Holiday Inn?
A: The Blue Hole is located in Ocho Rios and is about 90 minutes from the Montego Bay. The Blue Hole is certainly one of the better water falls on the island and worth your visit.

Q: How far is Negril and cliff diving from Holiday Inn?
A: Negril, the capital of Casual is located West of Montego Bay and is about 80 minutes away, driving on the scenic Northern Coastal Highway. Negril has some wonderful natural attractions which is great for day trips.

 Q: Do we need to change our money to the local currency.A: No you don’t. Although the official currency is the Jamaican Dollar (JMD), the USD is widely accepted, and often is more economical to use for paying.

Montego Bay Airport Transportation Service

Montego Bay Airport Transportation Service

If you will be flying in to Montego Bay anytime soon chances are you will need some form of transportation service. Best Jamaica the number one Tour Company on the island provides top quality taxi service in Montego Bay like none other. The city of Montego Bay is one of the main gateways of Jamaica, boasting a modern international airport and a cruise port as well. There are actually two international airports on the island, Norman Manley International in Kingston and the Sangster in Montego Bay, which enjoy the lion share of the business.

Montego Bay Airport has a myriad of taxi and tour companies all available to your beckon and call, a quick search on Google will turn up hundreds of choices. However, generally while all should be able to get the job done not all of them are committed to the level of excellence that you may come to expect. Not every transportation provider will put the satisfaction of a guest first; surely, not every provider has the commitment to deliver great customer service. Every guest have different needs and expectation and not every company has a flexible approach geared towards customer satisfaction.

There are other resort towns outside of Montego Bay which included Portland, Negril and Ocho Rios. Visitors staying in these areas most times fly in and out of Montego Bay. As a result, airport transportation to any of these destination will be required. Best Jamaica is the quintessential transportation provider on the island and provides the highest quality service a guest can ever imagine. All drivers on the team are trained in customer care and defensive driving, with a modern fleet of vehicles and staff compliment that aim to please. Best Jamaica is truly a cutting edge tour company that appreciates and satisfies even the most fastidious.

Negril is a ninety-minute drive from the airport. The ride is smooth and the scenery is breath-taking. There are quite a few prominent popular hotels located in Negril such as Riu Negril Club, Hedonism, Royalton, Rockhouse among others. Your service with Best Jamaica will be even more enhanced because your driver will transform your transfer into a mini-tour giving a two for one experience.

Airport private transportation service to Ocho Rios is just as great. It is a beautiful drive going east along the north coast passing small seaside towns like Duncan the community where Harry Belafonte spent part of his childhood years. Runaway Bay, Discovery Bay and Falmouth home of Jamaica’s busiest cruise port. Your ride in a Best Jamaica private shuttle allows comfort, relaxation and conversation with a driver who shares the best of Jamaica during the journey.

Airport Transfer from Montego Bay to Negril

Montego Bay Airport Taxi Service

Montego Bay Airport (MBJ) is the busiest airport in the English speaking Caribbean welcoming 1.4 million visitors annually. During peak operation, MBJ maximum operating capacity is about 4,200 passengers per hour. Many visitors to the island will be likely enter Jamaica at MBJ Airport and when they do, they will no doubt need transportation to their destination.

Best Jamaica, the premier Transportation Company in Jamaica is known for its reliable, on-time, reasonably priced, professional, customer friendly taxi service from MBJ to all resorts in the Montego Bay and surrounding resort areas. Best Jamaica has built a solid reputation for being the most guest- centered Tour Company on the island with the aim to appreciate, satisfy and fulfil the unique travel, fun and adventure needs and desires of all their international guest.

Your visit to Jamaica undoubtedly involves the need for transportation from Montego Bay Airport . While you will find many transportation options all ready to take you to your destination, it comes down to the choice of good, better and best.

Selecting the best transportation from Montego Bay Airport to your resort is the only choice and Best Jamaica is that choice. Starting off the vacation at the airport with friendly drivers will set the vacation on the right path for further fun and enjoyment. You should hear the testimonies of past guests who express the feeling they get when they board their shuttle at MBJ, and it only get better from there on.

Jamaica is a special place to many with loads of top quality hotels sprinkled all over the northern coast of the island. Jamaica is a little bigger than most people first imagine it to be, and your hotel could be up to a two-hour drive from the airport. Consequently, selecting an airport taxi service that appreciates you and your business is paramount to your over-all Jamaica experience.

Best Jamaica provides top quality private taxi service from MBJ airport like none other. All the vehicles are modern, fully air-conditioned and spacious. All drivers are trained in defensive driving and customer service. Start out right with the best taxi service from the Montego Bay airport, it is a great precursor which will set the pace for your time on the island.

Falmouth Jamaica Best Tours

Best Jamaica is the number one Tour Company in Jamaica is one of the leading organizers of excursions from Falmouth Jamaica especially from the cruise port. In 2007, there was a partnership forged between the Government of Jamaica and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines to further develop the port of Falmouth. It has been completed and the operation at the Port can be describes as a well-oiled operation machinery; it is spacious, beautifully landscaped and has designated areas for tour buses to pick up and drop off.

Jamaica is an island with a rich culture and exquisite landscape; it’s a country where you can find a zillion and one things to. If you will be visiting Jamaica via Cruise and your ship is calling at the port of Falmouth you are in great position. One great attribute of the Falmouth Port is its location; it is centrally located and is within close proximity to many of the top excursions in Jamaica.

The resort town of Ocho Rios, home of the Blue Hole Secret Falls and Dunn’s River Falls is only sixty minutes east of Falmouth. Montego Bay, the tourist capital of Jamaica is a mere thirty minutes west of the Falmouth Port; while Negril is an hour and a half away.

What are the Best Excursions from Falmouth Jamaica?

While there is no one best excursion from Falmouth Jamaica, there is certainly something to for everyone to do. Depending on your age, mobility, agility, interests and how long you prepare to travel there is a plethora of adventures to choose from.

Looking for an out-of-this-world adventure? Then, Horseback ride and swim is one of the excursions that meet the standard. For many excursionists, this is a once in a life time opportunity to go horse-back riding on a tropical island and more and a swim in the Caribbean Sea. There is something magical about this type of activity that leaves it indulgers extremely satisfied.

Another stunning exploit can be found at the Blue Hole Secret Falls, one of the top waterfalls in Jamaica. Located in the resort town of Ocho Rios, it is only 60 minutes of picturesque drive away from the port of Falmouth. If you like refreshing fresh water, deep blue natural pools, ropes wings, and cliff jumping, then the Blue Hole is for you; you’ll create memories that last a lifetime.

For a Premier experience, the Dunn’s River Falls never disappoints’ it is the best known attraction in Jamaica and one of the best excursion to do from Falmouth Jamaica. It is a safe bet as it relates to fun, the only drawback is that it gets over crowded most times. However, it is still doable and should be considered as one of your top things to do from the port of Falmouth in Jamaica.

It is said that slow and steady wins the race; river tubing is also another fantastic excursion to do from Falmouth Jamaica. Although Jamaica is blessed with over one hundred and twenty rivers, not all of them are great for tubing. The best of the lot which is doable from the Falmouth Port on the White River in Ocho Rios. The water is swift enough for a little adrenalin rush yet gentle enough for as young as six years old to enjoy. While a more relaxing adventure, the adventure is quite a winner.

Falmouth Jamaica Shore Excursions