Jamaica’s Natural Wonders


Jamaica, the “Land of Wood and Water” is a beautiful Caribbean Island that offers a wealth of natural attractions. Since nature has blessed the island with some of the Caribbean’s biggest natural wonders, you will find some marvelous attractions in this little paradise. From the miles of picturesque coastline and limestone caves to the gushing waterfalls, sheer cliffs and towering green mountains; you will have several natural scenic wonders to look forward to on your Jamaican holiday. All of which are well worth a visit.

Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains, the largest mountain in Jamaica is a spectacular natural wonder that is worth a visit on your trip. Renowned for its bluish hue and one of the world’s finest coffees, the mountain is one of Jamaica’s most famous natural attractions. The mountain is also the island’s longest range spanning 28 miles across the eastern section of the country. This national treasure features a gorgeous terrain which offers some great opportunities for trekking, hiking, cycling and bird watching. The mountain is also where you can find the 192,000 acres Blue Mountain and John Crow Mountain National Parks, which is home to a wide array of flora and fauna, including 200 species of birds, the world’s second largest butterfly, Papilo Homerus, 800 species of endemic plants and over 490 species of flowering plants. In addition to this, when you visit the peak, you will be able to see the North and South coasts of the island as well as the outline of Cuba.

Green Grotto Caves

A prominent tourist attraction in Discovery Bay, St Ann, Green Grotto Caves is one of Jamaica’s remarkable natural wonders that is worth a visit while in port in Ocho Rios or when visiting the island. A trip to Green Grotto will be an educational and enlightening adventure, as the caves have a long history which dates back to the days of the Arawak Indians and slavery, when the cave was an inhabited for the native Indians and a haven for runaway slaves. Green Grotto is a large cave that features rock formations, stalagmites, and stalactites, ceiling pockets and numerous passageways or chambers, which are accessible by boats. The most amazing feature of this attraction is the “eerie Grotto Lake” that is located about 36 meters below the surface. The lake is crystal clear and reflects the cave roof above, which makes it hard to notice. The Grotto is also connected to the sea through a series of underground channels.
Green Grotto Caves

Dunn’s River

A living and growing phenomenon Dunn’s River is another one of Jamaica’s natural wonders. Dunn’s River has the distinction of being the only waterfalls in the Caribbean, if not the world that continuously rebuilds its self from the calcium carbonate and sodium deposits in the river. This unique attraction is also one of the only waterfalls in the world that actually empties directly into the sea. These famous waterfalls attract thousands of visitors each year to take in the spectacle, climb the 600 feet high waterfalls, relax or take a plunge into the cool pools. Dunn’s River will allow you to take part in the most extreme diving experiences that flow out to the sea and also feature several points from where you can enjoy the spectacular views.

Glistening Waters

Glistening Waters is Jamaica’s famous Luminous Lagoon that stretches along the marshlands of Trelawney where the Martha Brae River meets the Caribbean Sea. Glistening Waters will let you enjoy a unique experience as the lagoon is known for being the home to millions of din flagellates, the radiant microorganisms that live in the area where salt and fresh water meet. These glowing microorganisms can only be found in four locations in the world, and Luminous Lagoon is the largest and most brilliant of the four. This makes the lagoon the perfect location for viewing this phenomenon. At night, when the water is disturbed the lagoon sparkles and glistens, which makes swimming very attractive and beautiful.

Seven Mile Beach

Voted repeatedly as one of the best and most beautiful beaches throughout the world, Seven Mile Beach is one of Jamaica’s most famous offerings. Seven Mile Beach is the longest stretch of beach in Jamaica, and it is known for its spectacular sunsets, clear turquoise waters and silky white sands. Located in the northwestern section of the island about an hour and a half drive from Montego Bay, this phenomenal beach is alluring and is not for the conservative. The beach boasts a laid-back charm and carefree atmosphere which make it a great place to spend time with those you love and enjoy excellent snorkeling, nude bathing and diving.

Blue Hole

Blue Hole is one of Jamaica’s well-kept secret and natural wonders that you will find very fascinating on your trip. Blue Hole is a mineral spring that is formed in a grotto and is completely encased by Karst limestone. Tucked away in the vicinity of Negril, this beautiful center piece offers an exhilarating experience to anyone who is willing to visit the spring on the off beaten tracks. You can visit Blue Hole all year round to cliff jump and enjoy the rejuvenating mineral water that has great healing powers.
Blue Hole Jamaica

Negril Cliffs

A favorite for locals and visitors alike, Negril Cliffs is another great Jamaican natural attraction. The dramatic black coral cliffs will let you enjoy a more leisurely side of the fun-loving laid back Negril. The cliffs offer several jumping-off points, which means that thrill seekers and cliff divers can jump of the jagged edge 30′ to 40′ into the emerald waters below. Negril Cliffs clear turquoise water and shallow coral reefs will also offer you the chance to go snorkeling. If cliff jumping, diving and snorkeling are not your thing, you will enjoy watching others jumping off the cliffs. The cliffs will also offer you a unique spot to enjoy a beautiful sun set.
Negril Cliffs

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