Nine Miles and Río Dunn: discover Bob Marley’s roots
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A holiday to Jamaica means discovering beautiful landscapes and beaches that have had a pivotal role in cinema and art. This destination is not only known for its craftwork made of wood and wicker, but also for being the home and birthplace of Bob Marley, whose music is legendary and has become the renowned sound of this beautiful destination. One of the best ways to get to know this icon’s cultural legacy is by going on one of the most popular excursions in Jamaica for exploring the unique charm of this island that you should visit at least once in your lifetime.
The trip starts off at our hotels in Jamaica and runs along the trail that unites the coast with the mountains. There, in the charming town of Santa Ana, is where you will find the village of Nine Miles, the place Bob Marley called home and where he was eventually laid to rest. Here, you can take a stroll through its picturesque streets and visit the house museum of Bob Marley, an emblem for fans of this icon of reggae. His house, now declared a Jamaican Heritage Site, was the place where he spent his days experimenting with music as a child. Here you will enjoy a full tour learning everything there is to know about his life: his philosophy, the stone decorated with rastafari motifs where he would write his songs and the impressive mausoleum where his remains are kept alongside his treasured guitar.
After this tour you will get the chance to discover the breathtaking landscape that surrounds Bob Marley’s house. From Nine Miles you will explore the impressive waterfalls of Río Dunn, located an hour away from the village, which are recognised as the country’s most beautiful natural wonders. These waterfalls are 183-metres high and boast spectacular waterfalls and natural pools which you can cool off in. In fact, one of the most enjoyable activities to do is to climb to the top of the waterfall and admire the incredible panoramic views Jamaica’s most beautiful natural wonder offers. Although it seems like a difficult climb, the reality is that these enormous rocks are made from limestone and have been molded over time with the strong current of the water forming natural stepping stones to make this an easily-accessible and safe experience. This is one of the most popular must-see attractions of Jamaica.
Jamaica is home to a vast array of beautiful natural wonders and landscapes. Enjoy your stay there to the fullest and immerse yourself in the true essence of this destination that is guaranteed to capture your attention from the very beginning. Take a look at our list of trips and guided tours to some of the most beautiful places in Jamaica, available at the best price online guaranteed with our Happy promotion, applicable until the 2nd October.