This was the choice for our "mandatory" experience in a bamboo raft down a river.
There are many other alternatives locally announced in the hotels, and they may be better than this - we had a calm descent for about 45 minutes, in what turned almost in a "botanical parade".
Nice, calm, relaxing, but without the touch of emotion providing by a section of fast running waters.
This is kind of an off the beaten path but you must try this! Not for the handicapped, or old broken people. This is a long ride and could make you stiff if you haven't jumped on a horse and ridden 2 1/2 hours through the tropical hills and rain forrest, ruins, villiage, beach (complete with wet in ocean ride). You get your money's worth and then some. Horses are healthy and tame. Guides are friendly and expert at their craft.
To get a taste of real Jamaican life, away from the touristy feel of Mo Bay, check out the tiny town of Zion. It is on a mountain top just above Montego Bay. Have a taxi driver that you trust take you up there. It is quiet and clean, there is the church and a little square there. The people are quiet but friendly. You can have a cold Red Stripe Beer and some jerk chicken as well. Go in the day time. There is a good jerk chicken shack called Scotchies on the way to Zion.
Marijuana Ganja) is grown in Jamaica . It is illegal.
AT our hotel there were four construction workers from Toronto. They were having a great time. They told us that they had asked some locals to take them up to the ganja farms. The locals arranged a trip . The four lads were blind folded and taken to the fields up in the mountains . The guards at the fields were carrying automatic weapons. The four lads returned to our hotel and told us about their adventure. We do not know if was one hundred percent true but it led to a truely interesting discussion around the hotel pool.
You have to wear a life jacket, flippers and no skin products, or jewelry.
No pregnant ladies allowed, too dangerous for baby. Dolphins can sense pregnancy.
They have everything you need there, but take a towel and a change of clothes for the ride back to your resort.
Dolphin Cove Ltd.
P.O. Box 21, Ocho Rios P.O., St. Ann
This craft market is situated right opposite the Holiday Inn on the coast road to Falmouth, about a 10 minute drive from MoBay.
The photo. shows only about one third of the street and it will probably take you around two hours to have a quick browse in all the shops!
It's worth a drive if you have nothing else to do. The prices may be a little more than in town, but you may find a few things you haven't seen on the Hip Strip, and don't forget to haggle.