My time in Jamaica was of course spent at beautiful resorts overlooking the picture-perfect ocean, but the highlight of my Jamaican adventure was definitely the activities. Swimming with dolphins and horseback riding in the ocean can now be checked off of my bucket list. Many people go to Jamaica to lounge on the beautiful beaches and relax, which is of course something I love to do too, but don’t forget to have some adventure!
When I told my six year old son I was going to Jamaica, he didn’t think much of it until I told him that swimming with dolphins was on the agenda. That was followed by happy screams and pleading to come with.
Next time, bud!
Dolphin Cove was named the number one attraction in the Caribbean and rightfully so. When I am able to bring my whole family back on vacation, Dolphin Cove will be one of the places we make sure to visit because I know memories like these will last a lifetime!
What’s great about Dolphin Cove is there are encounters for all ages. Children five and under are free with a paying adult, which families will appreciate.
Dolphin Cove offers several different animal encounters besides the dolphins, which can make this an all-day outing. You can ride on a camel, touch stingrays, and play with sharks!
Another amazing opportunity was horseback riding. This wasn’t your typical horseback ride; the ocean view combined with riding through lime, mango, and avocado trees was a totally different horseback riding experience. (Much better than the horseback riding I remember at summer camp years ago!) At the end of our excursion we were able to take the horses into the ocean!
Chukka offers a variety of different excursions for all age ranges including horseback riding, 4×4, zip-lining, atv, dune buggy excursions, and river tubing.
This beautiful setting was right after our Island Routes Catamaran cruise. Too bad my husband wasn’t there so we could have a romantic dinner on the beach (another bucket list)! Island Routes offers adults-only as well as family cruises with snorkeling. I know the snorkeling will be a must-do for my kids when we go back.
I had such a wonderful time experiencing Jamaica. The Montego Bay area is a family-friendly vacation spot with flights and accommodations that are much more reasonable than other destinations I have looked into. I can’t wait to go back and experience all of this with my family!