Top 10 Things to Do at Tensing Pen Resort
Nestled in a private cove, Tensing Pen is the ideal destination for discerning travelers looking to escape and unwind off the beaten path. Whether you’re jumping from the resort’s iconic bridge into the Caribbean Sea, or relaxing in our open-air massage hut, Tensing Pen offers a perfect mix of leisure, luxury and adventure. Here is our list of the top ten things to do at Tensing Pen Resort.
Jump from the iconic bridge
Leap from the iconic bridge and plunge into the Caribbean Sea below. The 18′ high bridge links both sides of the resort property. Need more adrenaline? The nearby deck is 21′ high. Intimidated? Gain some confidence by jumping from limestone cliffs closer to the water. Guests can also take a dip by stepping down the handful of ladders that have been built into the cliffs. There are several routes that lead you to the sea, but the general consensus at the resort is before you leave, you won’t be able to resist the temptation of jumping from the bridge.
Snorkel in the cove
Discover a variety of colorful fish and wildlife that live under the surface of the crystal clear water of the Caribbean Sea. The waters that surround the island are bursting with vibrant sea life and all you need to see them is a snorkel. Snorkel equipment can be rented from the gift shop. Depending on the location and time of year, you may see starfish, puffer fish, angelfish, sea cucumber, turtles, stingrays and rock lobsters while diving beneath the depths of the water line. A few hundred feet out, dolphins can be often spotted early morning and at sunset.
Bring treats to the Rhodesian
Ridgebacks At Tensing Pen, dogs come with the territory. Offer some treats and they will happily be your faithful companions for your entire vacation. Dogs have roamed the resort since it opened in the 70’s. The original dog, Tensing, was a Tibetan Lhasa Apso and resort was his home and his pen. Tensing was named after Tenzing Norgay, the Himalayan Sherpa who accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary to the Everest summit; the first climbers to ever reach the peak.
Relax in the hammock hut
Read a book, take a nap or just put your feet up and enjoy the view from the hammock hut, overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The hammock hut sits away from the cottages and restaurant on the cliffs of the sea. Other hammocks are hung throughout the property, offering secluded relaxation. It’s a peaceful and private space to close your eyes, feel the breeze from the ocean and truly relax at Tensing Pen – where life is simple.
Attend a yoga class
Align your balance and breathing with yoga classes held in the open-air studio. Fanette Johnson teaches Iyengar yoga, a form of Hatha yoga that focuses on detail, posture and breath control. Born in France, Fanette has spent half her life in Jamaica, but also taught yoga in Paris, New York and Negril for nearly twenty years. Group classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday mornings, but private lessons may be arranged at any time
Watch the sunset
Drop everything and watch the orange sun sink into the horizon of the Caribbean Sea. Sunsets aren’t visible to everyone on the island of Jamaica, and no sunset in the world compares to a Negril sunset. Sunsets in Negril are known for their therapeutic properties in calming and relaxing your mind body and soul, a state of mind everyone plans to accomplish in Jamaica.
Grab a Drink
From breakfast smoothies, to midafternoon island daiquiris, the resort bar is the perfect location to get together with friends and family and watch the sunset. Ask Razer, the bartender, for a lesson in how to mix a “Dark and Stormy” his way. Saddle up to the bar, located inside the Lodge, and cheers to your vacation with cups full of island specials, premium liquors and wine.
Get a massage
Allow the gentle ocean breeze to glide across your body while a trained therapist helps you to de-stress and truly relax on your vacation. The resort offers a variety of massages and skin treatments that couples can enjoy outside on the cliffs, hidden from the rest of the resort. Salon treatments such as manicures, pedicures, facials and hair styling may be arranged in the privacy of your cottage
Try Jamaican cuisine
Continental breakfast with local fruits is complimentary, additional items can be ordered à la carte. Jamaican-style feasts are offered for lunch and dinner. Because the chef uses the finest ingredients and organic vegetables fresh from local farmers, the menu changes with the seasons. Tables, chairs and couches fill the open-air main dining house overlooking the Caribbean Sea. All meals are cooked to order, so reservations are advised for dinner. Enjoy the local grilled lobster, fresh caught fish and jerked chicken.
From sculpture to pottery and painting, Jamaica is known to have some of the most talented and unique artists in the world. Visit the resort gift shop find the perfect handmade souvenirs to take back to your friends and family. Buy a gift for yourself, so you can remember the sun on your face, breeze of the ocean, and feeling of serenity you had at Tensing Pen Resort.
Looking to Book a Room?
To make a reservation at Tensing Pen Destination Resort, book online, email or call at 1-800-957-0387 from the U.S., or from abroad +1-876-957-0387.