The 10 Best Things to Do in Discovery Bay, Jamaica

August 5, 2017 Toi Mattera

Discovery Bay (DB, Chinese: 愉景灣) is a mixed, primarily residential, development consisting of upmarket residential development and private and public recreational facilities in Hong Kong. Situated on the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island in the New Territories, the development spans an area of 650 hectares (1,600 acres), and includes two bays, the Tai Pak Bay (大白灣) and Yi Pak Bay (二白灣).

1. Jamaica Scuba Divers Ltd.

Runaway Bay JMCAN20, Jamaica
Excellent
92%
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5 based on 117 reviews

Jamaica Scuba Divers Ltd.

Reviewed By YvonneGP - Goor, The Netherlands

This month I make several dives with Jamaica Scuba Divers. They picked me at by the Hotel only 5 minutes away from the place they stay. 8 dives I did with David Anderson. He is a very relaxed dive guide and very helpful concerning the divers. I had a wonderfull time each dive again. Thanks to David and Kevar the captain of the boat.
Thanks for the great time guys.

2. Chukka Caribbean Adventures - Day Tours

Discovery Bay, Jamaica
Excellent
86%
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5 based on 14 reviews

Chukka Caribbean Adventures - Day Tours

Chukka Jamaica Discovery Bay - Exclusive locations including Good Hope Adventure Estate, Chukka Cove Farm, Cranbrook and White River Valley. Journeys to Bob Marley's home, Dunn's River Falls and sailing offer something for everyone. Try the original horseback ride and swim, cliff jumping, ATV, zipline, river tubing and white water rafting in season. Endless options for families, couples and friends. Transportation to and from all major hotels and piers. Chukka offers the best of Jamaica, Belize, Grand Turk and Dominican Republic.

Reviewed By wilky690

From start of trip made to feel really welcome!!! Snorkeling was awesome!!!! Loved Dunn's river climb. Dinner back on catamaran was lovely and the party on the return trip was something else!!!! The staff made sure the rum punch was flowing constantly!!!! They managed to have everyone up dancing having a superb time by the end of the trip. Crew did a top job! Wicked dah. Would highly recommend to friends and family. Off on another one of their trips tomorrow and can't wait!!!

3. Braco Adventure Tours

Braco Estates, Duncans, Jamaica
Excellent
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4.5 based on 79 reviews

Braco Adventure Tours

Experience the thrill of Braco Adventure Tours offering private waterfall tours, tubing, river boarding, horse riding on land and sea, kayaking, inflatable river rafting, hiking and biking.

Reviewed By KLS1118 - Houston, Texas, United States

Our party of 5, ranging in age from 10 to 72, enjoyed this tour very much. We were picked up at the Montego Bay cruise ship terminal. The transportation was very comfortable although it was a little longer drive than advertised due to very heavy traffic in the Montego Bay area. Once we were at the river it took just a few minutes to take care of payment and get our gear. Our group had our own guide and we set off on a 5 minute walk to the falls. After about 20 minutes of water play at the falls we got in our tubes for the ride down the river. It was absolutely beautiful! The small rapids lent a little adventure and excitement to the experience. This was a great way to spend a few hours enjoying the natural beauty of Jamaica!

4. Hooves - Guided tours on horseback

# 5 61 Windsor Road, St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica
Excellent
83%
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4.5 based on 320 reviews

Hooves - Guided tours on horseback

Hooves is a family owned attraction in operation for over 20 years, committed to offering our guests a unique experience on horseback. Members of our staff have been with us for more than fourteen years, and are very experienced, and able to give you the best of care. Many of our horses are rescued and brought back to good health, happy to take you into the sea. We are located in St Ann's Bay on the north coast of Jamaica near to Ocho Rios hotels and cruise ship pier. Guests also come on special tours from the cruise shop pier in Falmouth which provides an opportunity to see other attractions au route. Located on a World Heritage Site and sanctioned by The Jamaica National Heritage Trust and the Jamaica Tourist Board we are humbled by the task we have to provide our guests with accurate information on well trained horses with modern equipment for a safe and wonderful experience. Hooves has many return guests, some who have come on our Honeymoon ride, returning years later with their children. Often we have guests asking for particular horses and guides and when asked if they had been with us before, they reply "Oh a friend recommended you" Trip Advisor has been a wonderful help to us with the many kind comments made, so please remember to add to those. We are continually striving to improve our service and you comments are taken seriously.

Reviewed By Carrissa - NY

Based on the TripAdvisor reviews I really wanted to do Hooves. Since they don’t pickup at the Falmouth cruise terminal I booked our private excursion with Yardie (reviewed separately)....which was great. It was myself (female) and two boys (9 and 12). Everyone at Hooves was very nice and helpful. They focused primarily on my kids to ensure they had a great time. The horses seemed very healthy and I felt safe with the location, the horses and the staff. I wish the ride was longer by 1/2 hour but it was still a highlight of our trip. I didn’t know I could bring towels and backpacks, so I didn’t. Big mistake. The group before us did and it was not a problem. I highly recommend this and if it’s possible to do an extended trail ride I would ask for it. When we return to Jamaica we will definitely stop at Hooves again.

5. Columbus Park

Main Street, Discovery Bay, Jamaica
Excellent
8%
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3 based on 25 reviews

Columbus Park

Columbus Park is an open-air historical and archaeological museum, set on 3 acres of Discovery Bay overlooking the ocean. It was named as such because Columbus could not find a source of fresh water close. The museum has recently been remodeled and now includes a bar and a branch of the popular jerk restaurant "Scotchies". There are also ambitious plans to further develop the museum in the future.

Reviewed By pattidube - Milford maine

We took a private taxi to various places and we stopped here. The guide was amazing. This guy knows everything there is to know about the history of Jamaica. He is passionate about teaching about the people and customs that make up this vibrant island. I learned so much from him. The only thing I wish is they could do some restorations on some of the artifacts so they are not lost forever.

6. Chukka Caribbean Adventures

Runaway Bay, Jamaica
Excellent
71%
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4.5 based on 240 reviews

Chukka Caribbean Adventures

Chukka Jamaica Runaway Bay - Exclusive locations including Good Hope Adventure Estate, Chukka Cove Farm, Cranbrook and White River Valley. Journeys to Bob Marley's home, Dunn's River Falls and sailing offer something for everyone. Try the original horseback ride and swim, cliff jumping, ATV, zipline, river tubing and white water rafting in season. Endless options for families, couples and friends. Transportation to and from all major hotels and piers. Chukka offers the best of Jamaica, Belize, Grand Turk and Dominican Republic.

Reviewed By Pjay48 - Greater London, United Kingdom

Excellent! Staff are highly experienced. Safety first, put your mind at ease and will stay close to anyone who has any fears. They don’t make you feel bad if you have any fears. In fact they will go that extra mile to alleviated them. One of the best excursions.

7. Stush in the Bush

Free Hill, Bamboo, St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica +1 876-562-9760
Excellent
94%
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5 based on 48 reviews

Stush in the Bush

By reservation only

Reviewed By Rita H - Nottingham, United Kingdom

My spouse and I went to Stush in the Bush the Tuesday after our wedding at a resort in Trelawny. I will preface this review by saying that while my spouse is heavily invested in sustainability, he is staunchly anti-frou-frou and hesitant regarding the culture around veganism. In contrast to his utilitarian mindset, I enjoy the poetry of all things (including landscape and food). So, while I found joy in both the stush and the bush, my spouse was more invested in the bush than the stush (but as his partner, one of my responsibilities is to expose him to things that he would ignore).
Stush in the Bush is a beautiful contrast to the resort culture along the coast in both landscape and weather (it is significantly cooler, making it very comfortable), and Chris and Lisa are both wonderful hosts to this beautiful experience.
We had a wonderful driver (Mario) who took us from our resort to the road to Stush and roamed with us while we waited for Chris to pick us up. While we waited for our other co-diners to arrive, Chris drove us to experience some beautiful landscape in St. Ann’s, filling the ride with a rich history that both the Utilitarian and the Poet loved. After picking up our fellow diners, we made our way to the house, where we were greeted by Lisa and other members of their staff. The passion fruit punch and starters (absolutely loved the plantain ceviche) were delightful.
After starters, we were taken on a walk-about through the farm with Chris and Stout. It was mesmerizing and a wonderful hands-on experience. After our walk-about and picking some herbs and learning about some of the agriculture of Jamaica, we returned for dinner.
The dinner was lovely, but is an experience to which you have to open yourself (and Lisa is wonderful about inviting you to be open to it). The bounty of the land and Lisa will determine your menu for the day/evening (I've learned that in Jamaica, it is best to give yourself over to the island). We had the full experience, and each dish is incredibly fresh and beautifully plated, as one would expect during a fine dining experience. My favorites were the beet carpaccio and beignets, but I enjoyed the food overall (I could go on, but I will stop here).
I recommend it for those who want to enjoy a down-to-earth fine dining experience in a beautiful setting.

8. Green Grotto Caves

Runaway Bay, Jamaica +1 876-973-2841
Excellent
48%
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4.5 based on 543 reviews

Green Grotto Caves

Reviewed By Lowndesy2016 - Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Visited these caves early Feb, guide very knowledgeable not expensive, truly amazing visit stalactites and stalagmites abound, would definitely visit again.

9. Crisnic Tours

Discovery Bay, Jamaica +1 876-462-3310
Crisnic Tours

We offer private tours to and around St. Ann.

10. Pablo Tours Jamaica

Runaway Bay, Jamaica
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5 based on 42 reviews

Pablo Tours Jamaica

We are a boutique organization certified by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB). We specialize in ground transportation offering services such as cruise ship and airport pick up as well as airport transfer.

Reviewed By ianpauljohnsonjo2016 - Greater London, United Kingdom

This man deserves every accolade that he gets. We travelled to Jamaica last minute because my father had a Stroke.
Dijon picked us up everyday and waited patiently for hours. We then had to research nursing homes and he took us to several suitable ones, which we would never have known about. He also took us to get bedding as our father was lying on a mattress at St Ann’s Bay Hospital with no bed sheets. He stopped so that we could get him, hot soup etc.
He was a beacon during a painful and upsetting visit. Thank you Dijon from Ian and Wendy.

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