Fun and Unconventional Date Ideas for Jamaicans

March 6, 2022

A dinner or movie date will forever be a classic as far as dates go. However, whether you just started dating or have been together for a while there's always room for some excitement in your dating life. It's always a good idea to try new things. There are many activities you wouldn't consider for a date but they are more fun when you do them with a partner. Dating is already hard so why not make it more enjoyable. In today's post, I'm sharing a few unconventional date ideas that are also available to Jamaicans.


One thing to note about an unconventional date is that they usually involve some form of physical activity. A hike is as physical as it gets. This date might not be for the faint of heart. Hiking is ideal for nature lovers. Even if you are not a fan of nature, I would still recommend you try it at least once. Jamaica has several scenic trails for hiking. Whether you are trying to catch a glimpse of the magnificent sunrise from the Blue Mountain peak or hiking to a hidden waterfall, the outcome can be quite rewarding. Throw in some camping gear and you will also have the chance to spend a night sleeping under the stars. This experience is worth sharing with a loved one. You can take your camera to capture nature in all its glory or leave the devices behind to unplug and enjoy being in the moment with your person.

Go to a Gaming Lounge

Release your inner child and have fun playing video games at an arcade. You can get competitive and challenge each other or team up against others. With the recent rise of virtual reality gaming in Jamaica, your date will be even more immersive giving you a heightened experience. I've seen tons of videos showcasing the amusing reactions of people playing VR games so I am sure this date will be both hilarious and memorable. Some gaming lounges also have dining facilities so you can eat, drink and play.

Take a Class Together

This is a guaranteed way to spend more time together while learning a new skill. Signing up for a class also gives you something to do for at least a few nights depending on what you choose. You have unlimited options. Cooking isn't for everyone so you may like a salsa class and if dancing isn't your thing there is always the arts or even self-defence. As crazy as it may seem taking a class with a partner may be more fun than you can imagine.

Do a 5k Run Together

This is another unconventional date that may challenge you physically. Sadly we still aren't able to get the full 5k run experience that we are accustomed to annually. As a result of the pandemic, most charity runs have either been cancelled or are being held virtually. While this is the case it is still possible to run a 5k with a partner. You can sign up for a virtual run, this way you are also donating to charity or just running for the fun of it. Running is fun! Right? You and your partner can choose your course, whether that is your backyard, within your community or a park. Running with your partner means you can either challenge or motivate each other. You will both enjoy sharing this experience as well as the added benefit of keeping fit by being active.

Paintball Shooting

Looking for a fun-filled, adrenaline pumping and an all-around great time? Then look no further than paintball shooting. This date is not ideal for everyone as not everyone may enjoy getting paint on them. If I'm being honest those tiny balls hurt if you get hit. But the rush you feel trying to hit a target is exhilarating. Some parks offer tactical challenges, making it a great way to bond with your partner as you plan your attacks.

Go on a Road Trip

Road trips are fun. This needs no further explanation as to why this is a great idea for a date. If you drive just jump into your car and drive. You can find a new location or go somewhere that is special to you and your partner. The beauty of road trips is that you just need to go with the flow. Even if you don't drive a road trip can still be exciting. Pick an unknown destination and make an adventure out of finding your way there via public transportation. Travelling via public transportation in Jamaica is an adventure in its own right. You are guaranteed to end the day with a funny story or two.

Take a Rum tour

While other countries have wine tours Jamaica has rum tours. There are three main rum distilleries in Jamaica that offer guided tours; the Hampden Estate in Trelawny, the Appleton Estate in St. Elizabeth and the Worthy Park Estate in St. Catherine. A rum tour is a great date for rum lovers as it involves sampling products as well as a history lesson while touring the property. You also get to learn more about the process of making rum. You can also spend time getting to know each other better on the journey to the estate.


Dating does not have to be limited to a few activities. There are many unique ideas for dates you just have to be willing to try new things. Any activity can be considered a date as long you get to spend time with your person but there's an added benefit when it is a unique experience.

If you are looking for other dating options feel free to check here for stay at home ideas or here for budget-friendly dates.

Have you ever been on any of these dates? Tell me in the comments below.

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    […] you'll realize that going on dates will help to improve your relationship. People will always want date ideas and since most of us are trying to manage our finances better, I wanted them to be budget-friendly. […]

  • Reply Mechelle July 18, 2022 at 7:36 am

    These are some fun and exciting dating ideas. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Kimberley July 18, 2022 at 7:22 pm

      Thank you, they certainly are.

  • Reply Lashunta July 18, 2022 at 7:05 am

    Hiking or the game lounge would be on my list.

    • Reply Kimberley July 18, 2022 at 7:21 pm

      Those would be fun, thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Gina Abernathy July 1, 2022 at 7:26 am

    Fun ideas!

    • Reply Kimberley July 1, 2022 at 7:02 pm

      Thanks Gina. Really appreciate you taking the time out to read this post.

  • Reply W. Santiago July 1, 2022 at 7:08 am

    Creating a strong bond is very important in any relationship even after dating. These are very good suggestions for those living that stage of their lives.

    • Reply Kimberley July 1, 2022 at 7:05 pm

      Thanks for the feedback 🙂

  • Reply Karen Kasberg June 24, 2022 at 6:24 am

    I love the idea of taking a class together! I’d love to take a cooking class with my husband to give both of us a kick in the butt to be more creative in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

    • Reply Kimberley June 24, 2022 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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