Tours

Discover all the Fun of Jamaica Tours

While golf is a nearby attraction at Monticello, other activities abound in Jamaica. Tours of art galleries, historic houses, tropical gardens, fun attractions and other sites of interest are available, and we’re happy to make arrangements for you.

Horseback riding, tennis, sailing, scuba diving and game fishing tours are popular pastimes in and around Ocho Rios. Take a few minutes to explore the variety of nearby activities then let your butler handle all the arrangements for the tours and other excursions you choose.

Dolphin Cove

Swim with dolphins, stingrays, and even sharks at Jamaica’s number one, award-winning marine attraction. For landlubbers, the exotic birds, snakes and iguanas along the jungle trail walk are sure to entertain.

Prospect Plantation

Just 10 minutes from Monticello Villa, you can embark on an authentic Jamaican tour of this working plantation while riding in an open-air carriage drawn by a tractor. Other nature adventures include feeding ostriches, visiting the butterfly aviary, horseback riding, camel rides and touring the 18th century Prospect Great House.

Mystic Mountain

Do you have a taste for adventure? Take a ride on the gondola chairlift that soars high into the mountains for a spectacular view. Try the zip line, and take a spin in the rain forest bobsled. Mystic Mountain also boasts a beautiful pool, gift shop and enchanting gardens.

Island Village

Spend a pleasant afternoon at one of Jamaica’s favorite shopping and entertainment centers. Check out the world-famous Margaritaville Bar & Restaurant which features a rooftop whirlpool hot tub, 100ft waterslide, and swim-up pool bar. Shoppers will love the duty-free jewelry stores, boutiques and souvenir shops. Other activities include a movie theater, art gallery, and coffee shops. And don’t forget to grab an ice-cream cone from the Devon House I-Scream shop. National Geographic named Jamaica’s Devon House number four in the “Top Places to Eat Ice Cream in the World”—you can get a taste of it here!

Chukka Cove

Flying through the trees on a zipline, river tubing and a dune buggy adventure are just some of the adrenalin-producing adventures offered by Chukka Tours. There are also some slower-paced adventures for those seeking a more laid back experience, like their famous horseback and ride experience

Dunn’s River Falls

An outstanding Jamaican treasure, Dunn’s River Falls draws thousands of visitors each year. Spend an afternoon exploring this stunning waterfall with its inviting pools and terraces.

Firefly Estate

Visit the late Noel Coward’s vacation residence overlooking the town of Port Maria. Now under management of the Jamaica Heritage Trust, Firefly offer panoramic views of the coastline and the Blue Mountain range. You can also visit his simple grave located on the grounds.

Harmony Hall Art Gallery

Art lovers will be drawn to this former 19th-century Methodist manse, which now represents hundreds of Jamaican artists, as well as hosting art shows.

Coyaba Gardens

With a water garden, the spectacular Mahoe waterfalls, and panoramic views of Ocho Rios, Coyaba Gardens offers a peaceful way to spend the day. Besides the tranquility of the gardens, you’ll enjoy touring the museum and learning about the forgotten Taino and Arawak cultures of Jamaica’s first inhabitants.

Other Ocho Rios tours include — See Jamaica from a different angle on a boat ride with Tony. Go to Dunn’s River Falls or Laughing Waters by boat and take in the gorgeous coastline. Ask Tony to stop along the way for snorkeling – he knows all the great spots! Fishing is also one of Tony’s most popular activities.

Got a thirst for excitement? Ask our staff to arrange for a helicopter tour of Ocho Rios and the surrounding area. Of if you’d rather stay closer to the ground, check out the Drax hall Polo Club where you’ll enjoy a polo game every Saturday afternoon.

Want to travel to other parts of the island? We can provide an air-conditioned vehicle and driver for day trips (additional cost). Rather stay on the estate grounds? There’s lots to do right here at Monticello, as well.

Enjoy a luxurious retreat to Jamaica!

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