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MOUNTAIN BOBSLEDDING - MYSTIC MOUNTAIN OCHO RIOS
En route to the top of the Mystic Mountain (Photo: Heidi Zech)
Travel above the treetops on the Rainforest Sky Explorer to the peak of Mystic Mountain, where several electrifying adventures await those hunting for the latest in excitement. Drive your very own bobsled down the mountain on the Rainforest Bobsled ride, officially declared the hottest new ‘must do’ on the island. Traverse the rainforest on the zipline adventure, glide down the waterslide to the infinity pool and dine to spectacular views at the R2 restaurant. Mystic Mountain offers a medley of different ways to experience the jungle that are guaranteed to get the whole family buzzing with pleasure. Open daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Tel: 974-3990 or visit www.rainforestbobsledjamaica.com.
JAMAICAN COUNTRYSIDE EXPERIENCE - HILTON HIGH DAY TOUR WESTMORELAND CLOSE TO MONTEGO BAY
This 8 hour excursion starts with a drive through the scenic countryside to the Hilton Plantation Pavilion House. After a delicious Jamaican Continental Style Breakfast, participants enjoy samples of freshly cut pineapple and sugar cane and learn about the village of Seaford Town, where Germans settled in the 19th century. The tour is famous for its brick oven roasted pig, which is served buffet style with a large variety of local dishes upon your return to the plantation house. Following the luncheon, you can stroll around or relax on the front porch with dessert and coffee while listening to the delightful music of the calypso band. Stop by the ‘barn’ to choose your favorite fabric and have your measurements taken for your tailor-made dress, shirt or shorts; ready before you leave! Learn the fascinating history of the Maroons while driving along the border of the Cockpit Country on your return. Available Tuesday to Friday from 8:00 am. Tel: 605-5197 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
STATE-OF-THE-ART WATER PARK FUN - KOOL RUNNINGS WATER PARK NEGRIL
Get splashing and sliding! The Kool Runnings Water Park in the “capital of casual” Negril is the most exciting option to chill under the Jamaican sun! This state-of-the-art water park provides fun amusement options to visitors and locals of all ages. Patrons are pulled through the intriguingly designed entrance into its magical water world with 10 amazing super-sized water slides, 1/4 mile lazy river, Captain Mikie’s Coconut Island for kids, Anancy Village, restaurants and much, much more. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Closed Mondays. Call 957-5400. www.koolrunnings.com.
CAMEL TREK SAFARI - PROSPECT ADVENTURE TOURS OCHO RIOS
Prospect Adventure Tours’ Camel Trek Safari is a unique adventure that you can experience nowhere else in Jamaica. Upon arrival to the Camel Park, camel trainers will give you a brief orientation. Cuddle with the camels and take photos while you wait to saddle up. Travel the beautiful countryside on the back of your gentle and docile new friend, while comfortably seated in a beautifully decorated saddle. This entertaining adventure entitles you to your own, personal ‘Camel Driver’s License’. Call 994-1058. www.prospectplantationtours.com