Things to do in Jamaica if you're afraid of the water

  • It's okay to be a landlubber

    If you're afraid of the water and would rather stay on land, but still dream of a vacation in Jamaica, don't fret.  There's still plenty to see and do on land that'll get you close to that gorgeous water – but not in it!

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  • Have a family picnic

    Bring your family to the beach, stroll along the sea and eat with your toes in the sand.

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  • Play beach volleyball

    Bump, dig and ace the other team. The sun will not be the only thing bringing the heat.

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  • Dance at a beach band party

    In Jamaica, rock to a reggae beat with a steel drum band.

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  • Learn dominos from the locals

    Pick up your tiles from the boneyard and start with the heaviest domino. Learn the Caribbean way from a local.

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  • Enjoy a sunset candlelight dinner

    As you watch the sun set into the sea, dine with your sweetheart.

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  • Get colorful at a J'ouvert party

    Participate in Beach J'ouvert as part of Carnival. The celebration includes music, dancing and is a party for the people.

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  • Eat Jamaican food

    While in Jamaica, you must eat at the Jerk Shack! Jerk is a Jamaican cooking style where the meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice. 

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  • Lunch with an ocean view

    Where can you dine on fantastic food with a five-star view? Head to Sandals Montego Bay for lunch at the Oleander Room one of twelve restaurants on property with eleven more at Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals Inn.

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  • Relax in a beach cabana

    Take your favorite tunes and your best friend and relax under the fronds of a private beach cabana while a butler brings you bubbly.

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  • Stay in an over-the-water bungalow

    Make your romantic dreams come true and stay in the first Caribbean over-the-water bungalows. If you're not terribly afraid of being near the water, this is a great compromise to still experience it.

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  • Find serenity with an outdoor couples massage

    Experience bliss with a side-by-side massage by Red Lane Spa.  Enjoy it outdoors where you can feel the wind blow and hear the waves gently crash.

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  • Relax, recline and read on the beach

    Do you like to sleep in the sunshine? Pick out your favorite spot and slumber in your chaise lounge. Awake refresh, renewed, revived and ready to dip your toes in the water.

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  • Have a drink in a hammock

    Have you had a drink in an over-the-water bar? Find your favorite hammock at Latitudes and you might never leave!

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  • Watch the sky explode with color

    As the sun sets, you are treated to a show in the clouds while sipping on your favorite beverage!

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  • Get married over the water!

    Is it your dream to be married in the Caribbean? Say "I do!" at the Sandals South Coast Over-the-Water Serenity Chapel!

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