Travel Resources: Top 5 Spring Break Experiences in Jamaica

Jamaica has a unique combination of adventurous activities, breathtaking locales and the most exceptional spirit in the world, perfect for spring breakers. Plan for these top Spring Break experiences on your next trip to Jamaica during this our most festive year, Jamaica 50.

Rick’s Cafe

The daring challenge of plummeting over 30 feet into crystal clear ocean blues has attracted revellers year after year to Rick’s Cafe in Negril. Started as one of the only modern entertainment facilities in 1974 Negril, Rick’s Cafe is located on the West End Road, near to the famed Rockhouse Hotel and Pushcart Restaurant. Rick’s mixes Negril’s laid back vibe with tasty cuisine, live music and a panoramic view of Negril’s world famous sunsets. Whilst thrill seekers can enjoy the cliff jumping, spectators will be entertained by the skilled local jumpers who up the ante, tending to jump from points higher than the 35 ft platform. For a more romantic experience visit Rick’s After Dark to dine beneath the moonlight to the sound of crashing waves below.

Negril’s 7 Mile Beach

Another fun Spring Break experience includes lounging on the 7 mile stretch of white sand beach in Jamaica’s most western city. Negril’s famous stretch of beach is known for the clarity of its turquoise water and pristine white sand. Beach bums and partygoers alike can enjoy the relaxing shore after a night of fun filled activity. Stop by any of the nearby restaurants like Cosmos for authentic Jamaican seafood including fried or jerk fish, shrimp and crab with a side of our delicious festivals. Be sure to prepare for the Jamaican sun however with generous amounts of sun block.

Elasha Spring Festival

Every year Elasha Ministries offers an alternative vacation experience for spring breakers. Elasha Spring Fest is a weeklong gospel festival offering wholesome fun and entertainment from March 4-10, 2012. Included in the week are events such as Gospel Jazz & Blues, a Beach Gospel Party and a Grand Gospel Concert featuring local and international artistes.


With locations in Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Negril, Margaritaville keeps the party atmosphere alive year round. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville is always abuzz with activity, providing games, water activities, food and entertainment. Adventure seekers may prefer the Montego Bay location with its 120 ft waterslide and giant water trampolines. Cruise passengers can hop into the rooftop hot tub or swim up to the bar at the Ocho Rios Margaritaville while Negril revellers are transported to and from their hotels on the Margaritaville Party Bus. No matter the location Margaritaville is known to be the home of high energy parties and is a local hit for partygoers.

Appleton Estate

An introduction to Jamaica’s exceptional spirit, Appleton Estate rum is one must had on any visit to the island. In St. Elizabeth on the idyllic south coast is the 17th century Appleton Estate whose tours not only provide insight into the island’s long standing love affair with spirits, but also gives visitors a taste. Appleton Estate uses methods perfected with 260 years of practise to produce this Finest Rum in the World. The estate tour can be combined with visits to other south coast attractions such as YS Falls and the Black River Safari.

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