Port Antonio

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Port Antonio which includes tropical scenes and general coastal views

Still glittering from its years as a glamorous getaway for the stars, this secluded Jamaican town offers the chance to escape the crowds and slow down.

Port Antonio’s remote location on the rugged northeast coast, surrounded by lush mountains on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other, has ensured the pace of life has remained slow and the vibe laid-back. Discover the breathtaking beaches and lush landscapes so commonly associated with Jamaica.

The town first gained fame as a bustling banana port, before becoming a hub for tourism around the turn of the 20th century. Hollywood stars descended decades later, most famously swashbuckling actor Errol Flynn, cementing Port Antonio’s reputation.

Frolic at Frenchman’s Cove beach. This sheltered stretch of sand surrounds a point where a river flows into the sea and is regarded as one of Jamaica’s most beautiful. The beach has even made multiple appearances in films.

Tour the Titchfield Peninsula, where several stately gingerbread-style homes and historic sights are located. Walk down King Street, home to Victorian-era houses that offer a glimpse into Port Antonio’s past. See Fort George, which has been converted into a school, but still sports its defensive cannons.

Float across the aquamarine waters of the Blue Lagoon, a lake that retains an otherworldly shade of blue due to its depth. Hire a local guide to take you out on the water for the day in a traditional wooden vessel.

Marvel at the massive mistake that is Folly Mansion. This dilapidated grand home was the brainchild of an American millionaire and featured 60 rooms spread over two floors. For reasons still not fully understood, the concrete structure began to crumble shortly after being built and now stands in a fascinating state of disrepair. Nearby sits the candy-striped Folly Point Lighthouse, which has stood as a beacon since the year 1888.

Relax at Reach Falls, an enchanting waterfall located 45 minutes from Port Antonio. This cascade has a naturally formed heart-shaped Jacuzzi and was featured in the film Cocktail.

Fly into Kingston or Montego Bay and take a public bus, private coach, or a rental car to Port Antonio, a town that combines quintessential Caribbean charm with a unique history.

Hotel Tim Bamboo
Hotel Tim Bamboo
3 out of 5
5 Eveleigh Park Road, Port Antonio, Portland
The price is $81 per night from May 30 to May 31
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3.5/5 Good! (103 reviews)
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Geejam
Geejam
4.5 out of 5
San San, Port Antonio, Port Antonio, Portland
The price is $344 per night from May 30 to May 31
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4.7/5 Exceptional! (27 reviews)
"Amazing property and relaxing stay. I highly recommend the hotel. Met all of my expectations."

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

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Jamaica Palace Hotel
Jamaica Palace Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Williamsfield, Port Antonio, Portland
Fully refundable
The price is $150 per night from May 29 to May 30
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3.7/5 Good! (90 reviews)
"Clean and friendly staff. Had an amazing stay"

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

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Heaven Villa * We are not on the water, we are above!
Heaven Villa * We are not on the water, we are above!
Port Antonio, Portland
Stay at this golf villa in Port Antonio. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
You should select Heaven Villa
"Everything about Heaven Villa and it’s staff is great. We learnt about the place via a random search. The property manager responded promptly when I had questions. The place is beautiful.... like really beautiful. The staff were lovely and helped us greatly in making our weekend a success. A group ..."

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

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Cocosan Villa
Cocosan Villa
4 out of 5
305 Skippers Boulevard, Portland, San San, Port Antonio
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The Port Antonio Inn
The Port Antonio Inn
3 out of 5
North coast road, Fairy Hill ,Port Antonio, Port Antonio
Stay at this 3-star vacation home in Port Antonio. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 5 beach bars. Popular attractions Blue Lagoon and Winnifred Beach are located ...
2.6/5 (5 reviews)
"Enjoyed my stay, would recommend. Thank you Rebecca. Close to the popular beaches and attractions."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2019

The Port Antonio Inn
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