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Land Activities

Let’s Play: Jamaica’s Wide Array of Land Sports

Jamaica’s unrelenting beat inspires movement and action. Beginners will discover a welcoming atmosphere where they can comfortably try something new, whilst sports aficionados will feel challenged by the championship golf courses and spirited fishing tournaments.

Those looking to get down and dirty — or who just want to explore the various landscapes throughout Jamaica — should contact Chukka Caribbean Adventures. Their ATV Safaris in Ocho Rios take riders on an exciting tour of the vibrant countryside. The wet and wild Horseback Ride ’N’ Swim along the beaches of Sandy Bay incorporates the best of both worlds, with an excursion through the countryside culminating in a refreshing cooldown in the sea.

Those interested in serene surroundings may opt to tee off on the green. Jamaica’s golf paradise is an expanse along the North Coast on either side of Montego Bay. This area boasts the island’s A-list of links, with championship courses that keep dedicated players coming back for more.

At Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, golfers can enjoy views of the sea whilst teeing off at the on-site Cinnamon Hill Course, where the popular 17th hole rises 350 feet above the sea, and nearby White Witch Golf Course. The Trent Jones Sr.–designed, par-72 course at Half Moon, a RockResort, is a must-try for golf lovers. And the golf course at the Tryall Club, designed by Ralph Plummer, challenges players with tricky winds.

Other courses throughout the island include Negril Hills in Negril, Sandals Golf & Country Club in Ocho Rios, Manchester Country Club in Mandeville, and Caymanas and Constant Spring Golf Clubs in Kingston