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A Guide to 5 Fun Things to do in Jamaica
Reggae and relaxation, with liberal doses of rum, are the images that come to mind when one thinks of Jamaica. Colourful and vibrant, the Caribbean island has a gentle pace of life, where the locals are known to be fun loving and friendly. So what does one do for fun in Jamaica?

1. Firstly, explore. Jamaica is steeped in history, and colonial traces still exist within its confines. The old capital, Spanish Town, is well worth a visit, with some of the mansions made of red-brick still standing. The city and its monuments stand proudly, defying the onslaught of time.

2. Secondly, adventure lovers will find hiking in the Blue Mountains an exciting experience. There is a veritable catacomb of trails that lead to the summits, some of them even towering at 7,000 feet. Giving the range its name, the mists that swirl around the peaks have hints of blue. Nature lovers will be able to see flora and abundant fauna, with around 200 species of birds inhabiting the terrain. Other natural formations such as the limestone caves can be found on the island's northern shore. These imposing edifices wrought by nature's hand are truly a sight to behold. One can choose to explore the underground lake within it and drift along the river on a raft, taking in sights and smells of the nearby plantations.

3. Those who wish to relieve the accumulated stress of everyday activities will find many solutions on the island. The Milk River Spa is said to have beneficial effects on the human system. In 1794, the naturally-radioactive waters were found to have curative effects. Taking a quick plunge into the waters is guaranteed to raise the relaxation levels of any individual, gently massaging away tensions.

4. Montego Bay is another fun place to visit on the island. It has gorgeous pristine beaches, with a quaint Doctor's Cave Beach as well. The beach first received its name from a doctor who frequently visited the beach, entering the beach via the cave.

5. Another activity not to be missed out by on the island is scuba diving. Jamaica, by the virtue of been surrounded by oceans and coral reefs, has a profusion of exotic aquatic life, thriving beneath the smooth surface of the ocean. Scuba divers can swim alongside the magnificent creatures of the deep, like nurse sharks or upside-down jellyfish. The reefs are home to many kinds of fish, and one may even be able to spot snapper and tobacco fish swimming in their natural habitats.
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Orson Johnson writes for Holiday Velvet, a website providing Jamaica holiday rentals and Global holiday rentals.
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