Activities

Jamaica boasts no fewer than 13 golf courses all of which are open to the public. Fanta Sea Villa is located on the 16th fairway of the Jewell Runaway Bay Golf Course. The 18 hole championship course offers an exhilarating experience for beginners and accomplished golfers alike. We provide a golf cart for you to take your clubs to the club house. (out our back gate) They have special prices for our villa guests. This is one of the few places in the world that still use caddies.

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There a wide range of outdoor sporting and activity holidays for families and groups. Jamaica is a dream come true for water lovers. You will find some of the best snorkelling and diving right off our private beach in Runaway Bay. There are several Certified Dive Shops close by and you can snorkel off-shore.

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With our trade winds every day, sailing and windsurfing are a must. You will also find deep sea fishing close by. We have one of the most beautiful private beaches only 5 minutes from our villa. The sand is white and soft, we have large almond trees for shade, a snack shop and beach chairs for rent. The water is clear, blue, warm and great for swimming. Unbelievable!

Recommended diving centers:
www.resortdivers.com
www.scubadivejamaica.com
www.scuba-Jamaica.com

Rainforest Bobsled Jamaica at Mystic Mountain boasts over 100 acres of land stretching from the coast road entrance near Dunns’s River Falls, Ocho Rios, to over 700 feet above sea level at the peak of Mystic Mountain. This environmentally friendly attraction for all ages, provides ample opportunities to view and explore the unique seaside, tropical forest ecosystem with three unique and exhilarating excursions including: Sky lift Explorer, Bobsled Jamaica and Tranopy.

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At the top of this mountain you will find a beautiful 3 story pavilion that has a lovely gift shop and a restaurant with great food. It also has “outlooks” so you can view the cruise ships in port. Perched on the edge of the mountain and completing this sensational setting, is the infinity pool with water slides for your unlimited use.

chukka cove4 x 4 off road Safari
Experience the real Caribbean in our “Zebra Striped Safari 4x4s”. Drive up through the famous “Fern Gully” getting a glimpse of the 200 different ferns, have a view of our mountains and valleys seeing our lush nature. You will go to the highest viewpoint, “Murphy Hill” (2000 feet above sea level), look down upon Ocho Rios, the cruise ship pier, the Blue Mountains, and on a clear day you can even see Cuba.

Zipline Canopy
A new trail through lush jungle in the heart of the spectacular Cranbrook Flower Forest leads to the start of this unforgettable Chukka Cove Canopy adventure. Or soar through the canopy of the trees at the beautiful White River Valley to experience an unforgettable “triple traverse” Chukka adventure.

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Horseback Ride n’ Swim
Saddle up for the 3 hour horseback ride through historic St. Ann. The tour takes you through Richmond and Llandovery, two of the oldest sugar estates on the island, with property titles dating back to the 1660’s and along the beachfront to Chukka Cove’s private beach.

Dune Buggy Adventure
Get ready for the rugged terrain that the mountains of Jamaica have to offer! This tour is for those who want to go off road for a bumpy, dusty, dirty and maybe even muddy ride in your very own Chukka Dune Buggy built for two.

ATV Safari
Dare to be adventurous, dare to experience a different level of excitement, dare to be young at heart! Start your tour at Chukka Cove Farm and head across the Richmond Property, pass an old Sugar Factory, situated on one of the oldest estates. Ride through a river bed, lush forests and tropical foliage stopping at the Village of Chester, the home of Chester All Age School. Observe the children in their learning environment and enjoy stories of the school and community’s colorful history. Journey deeper into the scenic country side, through paths that meander along shadowed corridors, beneath the jungle canopy, across river beds and hillocks.

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Zion Bus Line
The authentic Jamaican Country Bus, the “Zion Bus Line”, will take you on a unique tour from Island Village in Ocho Rios, via Claremont to the birth and final resting place of the King of Reggae, Bob Marley.

River Tubing Safari
This Three mile ride down the White River, not only gives you the rich history of Jamaica, it shows you the beauty of our land as you pass through, Coconut plantations, bamboo groves, and along river banks filled with indigenous flora and fauna.

River Kayak
Your kayak tour takes you along the White River starting at The Old Spanish Bridge built by the first European settlers in the seventeenth century. Paddle your way through the rapids and crystal clear pools under a canopy of lush tropical vegetation.

Dog Sled Tours
Snow! What snow? This one of a kind team does not need snow when Mushing along in tropical Jamaica. The hottest tour on land, the coolest team on the ice, is now ready for you to be part of the adventure. The world famous Jamaica Dog Team is located at Chukka Cove farm and offers two distinct tours; The Experience and The Encounter.

blue mountainsYou will travel the North Coast Highway going east to Buff Bay before you turn up into the mountains. The Blue Mountains are named for the mists that color them from a distance, and their craggy slopes form an unbroken, undulating spine across Jamaica’s easternmost parishes, a fabulously fertile tropical wilderness with a cool, wet climate found nowhere else in Jamaica. The largest forest left standing in the Caribbean is home to some of the best coffee in the world.

blue_mountainsYou can visit Mavis Bank for the lowdown on the production of this coffee. Tour the Blue Mountains and climb to the highest point in Jamaica for the most breathtaking views and scenery in the lush Jamaican rain forest. Great hiking trails have been carved into the interior of the forest, often following ancient mule trails over the mountains. You can spend the day traveling up and around the Blue Mountains by van or take an easy bike ride down and meet the local people face to face as you stop along the way.

Jamaica’s best-loved waterfall is breathtaking, and remains one of Jamiaca’s national treasures. Masked from the road, near Ocho Rios, by restaurants, craft shops and car parks, the wide and magnificent 600 ft. waterfall cascades over rocks down to a pretty tree-fringed white-sand beach. Impressively proportioned, with water running so fast you can hear it from the road below, the falls are surrounded by dripping foliage.

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The main activity is climbing up the cascade, a wet but easily navigable hour-long clamber. You will climb the falls in a human chain led by experienced Falls Guides. It is thoroughly exhilarating, as you’re showered with cool, clear water all the way up. Dunn’s River Falls Park is the perfect environment for fun and relaxation for the entire family. For the less brave – live vicariously. View the activities of the more intrepid from the “safe” vantage point of the terraces or decks. (On my list of favorites).

The main draw at the landscaped, theme-park style complex close to Ocho Rios, is the chance to interact with the trained bottlenose dolphins kept in a fenced-off section of the bay. There are these choices of “interactive programme”, the “Touch Encounter” in which you stand in knee-high water and get to stroke a dolphin and have your photo taken, the encounter swim which gets you into the water to kiss and play with the animals, and swim with the dolphins in which you spend a bit more time in the water, and get a dorsal pull. You need to book at least 2 weeks ahead of time.

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Elsewhere in the complex, there’s a pool containing sharks and rays that you can interact with (barbs clipped), a nature trail with stops for petting macaws and touching starfish and snakes; a small beach for splashing around in; captain your mini-boat or go glass-bottom kayaking on the Caribbean sea; a restaurant; and a great gift shop.

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raftingRafting on the Martha Brae, the island’s #1 rafting attraction, (established forty years ago) is located approximately three miles inland from the town of Falmouth. Rafting on the Martha Brae boasts a 30-foot long bamboo raft ride over a three mile stretch of the beautiful Martha Brae River and lasts approximately one hour. The leisurely trip begins with complimentary rum or fruit punch and takes you past banks overhung with silk cotton and mango trees, and under towering banyans festooned with vines. There are a few craft stalls on the riverbank and some floating bars. Your captain may sing to you or let you swing from some of the trees. He may also let you take a little swim in the river. A great enjoyment for all ages.

helicopterIsland Hopper Helicopter Tours in Ocho Rios has different tours from 20 minutes to 1 hour. You must call a day ahead to book. It is rather expensive but will be an unforgettable experience. The helicopter accommodates four passengers. You will soar to the heights and experience Jamaica from above. You will see beauty you couldn’t have dreamed was possible. You will see that Jamaica is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. You can also have Captain John pick you up at the airport and deliver you to the villa.

Jewel Lagoon Water Park invites families and friends of all ages to experience a day-long destination of swimming and adventure. The Water Park is located in Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort right here is Runaway Bay.

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Water Park Features and Attractions

  • Private cabanas for rent
  • 5,000 square foot oceanfront sundeck
  • Dining area with full-service bar and grill
  • Zero-entry beach lagoon with geysers
  • Two splash-down pools
  • Kids gang slide
  • Lazy river with rock grottos and waterfalls
  • Speed slide & family raft ride
  • Stage featuring daily live music
  • Multi-level kids slides and splash zone
  • Private lockers and locker rooms
  • Hours of operation: 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Jewell Lagoon children's tower