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.
Beaches, Rafting and Culture
The backdrop to Jamaica’s lovely beaches is this large park, featuring lush rainforests scented with the fragrance of coffee plants.
Discover a lovely vacation location, with white sands, crystal seas and friendly smiles, away from tourist hubs in Portland Parish.
Quietly observe the peaceful, lush beauty of Jamaica’s mountains in this retreat that provides the perfect daytrip from bustling Kingston.
Discover the most famous Jamaican artists of the last 100 years in the oldest museum in the Anglophone Caribbean.
The songs of tropical birds fill the air as you wind your way through a narrow gorge to secluded cascades with natural pool.
Learn how a poor Jamaican man from Trench Town became an international pop star thanks to his thought-provoking lyrics and feel-good reggae music.
Discover Jamaica's majestic Blue Mountains and visit Bob Marley in Jamaica's capital, Kingston on this day-long tour. Make a brief stop at National Heroes Circle and The National Stadium to take pictures with a life-size statue of Bob Marley.
Descend beneath the earth's surface for a chance to explore the Green Grotto Caves—underground passages filled with mystery and adventure. One of Jamaica's most popular natural attractions, these caves offer a fascinating look at the island's distinctive geology and history.
Unwind to the sound of sea waves and swaying palms as you relax at the Bamboo Blu Beach Club, the hidden jewel of Ocho Rios. Treat yourself to a day of relaxation as you stretch out on the soft, white sands of the private beach, enjoy a game of volleyball, and indulge in Jamaican cuisine.
Fall head over heels for Jamaica's laid-back island vibes during a guided tour of its largest and most populous city. Join a local guide and unlock Kingston's endless charms with stops at sightseeing destinations like Spanish Town, Kingston Harbour, Devon House, El Centro, and the Bob Marley Museum.
Set off for a day of adventure in paradise, with a trip to the magnificent Blue Hole and Island Gully Falls, which is nestled in the hills of Ocho Rios. Whether you are looking for an adventure or a relaxing time, we have options for you.
After morning pickup from your Ocho Rios hotel, travel in an air-conditioned private vehicle south through the forest of Fern Gully. Keep your camera handy for photo ops as you cross through the mountains.