Get In Touch With Your Family’s Adventurous Side In Jamaica

Adventures are an excellent way for families to create tons of fond vacation memories to share. Whether they’re looking for adrenaline-pumping thrills, or seeking a leisurely stroll to the rain forest, Jamaica is a beautiful landscape that holds plenty of opportunities for adventure for the whole family. Plus, Sunwing makes it easy to get in on the fun with numerous resorts and excursions available.

More than half of Jamaica is situated over 300 metres above sea level, resulting in lush, mountainous terrain that’s just begging to be explored — and guaranteed to thrill. Though a chair lift might be unexpected on a beach vacation, that’s just what you’ll find at Mystic Mountain, an ecofriendly adventure park that’s unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere. Located 700 feet over the rainforest, Mystic Mountain offers adrenaline surging fun, whether you choose to soar by zipline over the tree canopy, take a slide down the 23-metre waterslide, or whoosh down the 1,000-metre long bobsled track inspired by the Jamaican Olympic team.

An easy day trip, the park is located close to most Ocho Rios-area resorts, and five minutes away from another must-do for thrill-seekers: Dunn’s River Falls. One of the top attractions on the island, Dunn’s River Falls offers visitors an easy, exhilarating climb up 182 metres of naturally-terraced waterfalls.

And that’s not all: From breathtaking hikes and biking down the rolling hills and mountainsides of the world-famous Blue Mountains to going off the beaten track on an ATV or by horseback (there are riding facilities minutes from the Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort and Spa, and others throughout the island), Jamaica offers plenty of land-based options that’ll give you and your family a rush.

Of course, Jamaica is best known for its stunning beaches and relaxing tropical waters. Situated directly on one of the most famous beaches in Negril, the brand-new Royalton Negril Resort & Spa makes it easy to get in some adventures at sea without even leaving the resort, offering the excitement of kayaking, catamarans, snorkelling and other non-motorized watersports all onsite.

Further afield, ride an inner tube through the gentle rapids of White River, or head to the Irie Blue Hole about half an hour from Ocho Rios. Also known as Secret Falls, this hidden gem consists of soaring waterfalls, refreshing swimming holes surrounded by diving cliffs, and underwater caves and tunnels. Make like Tarzan and enter via the rope swing — if you dare.

Sunwing offers vacations to Jamaica from several Canadian gateways from coast-to-coast. For more information, visit or contact your local travel agent.