Bob Marley Nine Mile Tour, Green Grotto Cave Experience in Runaway Bay, Discovery Bay - History of Jamaica's Discovery, Luminous Lagoon

US$240 per person.

Description: Nine Mile is the birthplace and final resting place of Robert Nesta Marley, more commonly known as Bob Marley. Bob Marley was born in a small cottage in the rural village of Nine Mile and lived here until he was 13 years old. His house and community gave Bob the inspiration for many of his well-known songs.  A visit to Bob Marley’s home at Nine Mile includes a tour of the property from Rastafarian guides, which usually includes a rendition of one of Bob’s songs, memorabilia, his famous “rock pillow” where he rested his head for inspiration and the Marley mausoleum.

  • After Nine Mile we head to Runaway Bay. We will discover it’s rich history where the slaves of Jamaica used the caves to hide and escape from their masters and the plantations. The Green Grotto Cave Experience is the highlight of that area. The cave was a major safe house and escape to the sea. The first Jamaicans were known as the Tainos (came from South America). The caves were used by the Spaniards to hide from the British Invasion in 1655. These caves were also used in the Second World War by the Jamaican government to store barrels of rum, as sugar cane and rum was our staple product & during both wars smugglers running arms to Cuba used the caves. The Green Grotto Cave Experience is done with a tour guide (1.5 hour duration).
  • Discovery Bay is where Christopher Columbus first discovered Jamaica in 1494. The bay currently has the largest Alumina Plant. Jamaica exports bauxite/alumina at this commercial shipping port. It is a very historic visit to see the panoramic view of this northern coastline facing USA.
  • Luminous Lagoon – The final stop would be at the famous glistening waters, around 6:30pm, where the guests will wear their bathing suits and experience this once in a lifetime memorable moment to be in this glowing water. The microorganisms react when the water is disturbed and it lights up and turns blue. This is one of ONLY three such areas in the world and Jamaica is the only location that stays open all year round because of our Caribbean location. This requires a short 5-minute boat ride into the Lagoon, the boat stops, where guest will go into the water and it literally starts glowing. The luminous lagoon is truly magical.