Treasure BeachJamaica

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Venture out from the tourist trail to Treasure Beach, a slice of authentic Jamaica on the country’s peaceful South Coast.

Enjoy calm relaxation in Treasure Beach, a collection of four quiet fishing villages on picturesque coves on Jamaica’s tranquil southern seas. This isolated place takes simplicity and sustainability seriously and displays the casual pace of real Caribbean life.

Life has continued at Treasure Beach in much the same way for decades. Residents are proud of their peaceful towns. Visit several beach sections along this southern coastline: Billy Bay, Frenchmans Bay, Starve Gut Bay and Great Pedro Bluff. Each has its unique charms. All host local fishermen who work out on the sea during the day. Additional beaches here include Jack Spratt Beach with colorful boats and the more isolated Old Wharf Beach. See the dramatic lookout of Lover’s Leap to the east of Treasure Beach.

Here, the sea, sky, warm breeze and pastures captivate your senses. Look for local hummingbirds flitting around. The sand isn’t quite white, being known for its unique mixed colors. Take a boat trip northwest around the coast to Pelican Bar, an amazing sight, a bar inside a hut built with planks, 0.25 mile (0.4 kilometer) out at sea on stilts.

Pull on your boots and go hiking or cycling in the surrounding hills, including breaks for shots of rum at countryside bars or simply relax under a tree and have a cold beer. The area is becoming more attractive to artistic types for its natural beauty and calm spirit. Legends say that a Scottish ship sank off Treasure Beach’s coast in the 1800s and red-haired descendants of these sailors still live in the area.

Even though Treasure Beach is isolated from the more commercial areas of the South Coast, it is accessible with basic roads and has a collection of hotels and restaurants. The best way to get around is with your own car or driver. For a daytrip, visit the spectacular and renowned YS Falls or take a boat up the Black River.

Top Hotels in Treasure Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Jakes
Jakes
3.5 out of 5
Calabash Bay - Treasure Beach, Treasure Beach, Saint Elizabeth

This Treasure Beach resort is on the beach, 8 mi (12.9 km) from Floyd's Pelican Bar, and within 32 mi (52 km) of Lovers Leap and YS Falls.

4.5/5Wonderful! (134 reviews)

"I loved the friendly, cozy, comfortable atmosphere and the grounds were beautiful. Our cottage was a little bit of paradise and the surrounding area was less touristy and welcoming."…"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2020

Jakes
Lashings Boutique Hotel
Lashings Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Sandy Bank District, Calabash Bay PA, Treasure Beach, Saint Elizabeth
$70
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Situated in Treasure Beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Calabash Bay and Callabash Bay Beach. Billy Bay Beach is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

4.3/5Excellent! (19 reviews)

"The view was very nice and the property was quiet and friendly"…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Lashings Boutique Hotel
Treasure Beach Hotel
Treasure Beach Hotel
2.5 out of 5
48 High Street, Treasure Beach, Saint Elizabeth
$99
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Nestled on the beach, this Treasure Beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Calabash Bay and Billy Bay Beach. Floyd's Pelican Bar and Lovers Leap are also within ...

3.5/5Good! (51 reviews)
Beautiful Place

"Beautiful and clean, great staff. Could use some updating. But, so reasonably priced!"…"

Reviewed on May 5, 2019

Treasure Beach Hotel

Popular things to do in Treasure Beach

Calabash Bay
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Calabash Bay

4.5/5(11 reviews)

Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Calabash Bay during your travels in Treasure Beach? Wander the seaside in this relaxing area.

Callabash Bay Beach
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Callabash Bay Beach

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Callabash Bay Beach during your trip to Treasure Beach? Wander the beaches and seaside in this relaxing area.

Jamaica Beaches
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Jamaica Beaches

4.5/5(819 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a carefree day at Jamaica Beaches, a popular beach in Negril. Take in the great live music and beautiful sunsets in this romantic area.

Top activities in Treasure Beach

Beach Hopping in Southwest of Jamaica
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Beach Hopping in Southwest of Jamaica

$50
Per adult
Pelican Bar Tour from Montego Bay
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Pelican Bar Tour from Montego Bay

$59
Per adult
Relax & Discover - YS Falls & Black River Safari Experience
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Relax & Discover - YS Falls & Black River Safari Experience

$109
Per adult
YS Falls & Appleton Estate Adventure
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YS Falls & Appleton Estate Adventure

$150
Per adult
Lover's Rock Catamaran Cruise
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Lover's Rock Catamaran Cruise

100% of travellers recommend
$79
Per adult
YS Falls and Pelican Bar with Lunch
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YS Falls and Pelican Bar with Lunch

80% of travellers recommend
$131
Per adult

Reviews of Treasure Beach

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 52.17391304347826%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 21.73913043478261%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 13.043478260869565%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 8.695652173913043%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 4.3478260869565215%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 6, 2020

Enjoyed having dinner at Jack Sprat restaurant.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 4, 2019

The experience was a memorable one and the Lashing resort make it possible for a comfortable and secure stay.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Aug 15, 2019

Properties needed updating. The roads needed repaving. The quietness and lack of crowds were great.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 1, 2019

It was a nice place to visit and a great alternative to the usual places. You definitely get to see the local Jamaica people and places in Treasure Beach. People are friendly and welcoming.

5/5 - Excellent

Ricky

Apr 22, 2019

If you're a tourist in Jamaica, you'll end up in Negril, Ocho Rios, or Mobay. If you're a Jamaican on vacation, you'll go to Treasure Beach. It's not a secret, although it should be.

4/5 - Good

Anthony

Jan 5, 2019

definitely not typical Jamaican tourist area, in a good way. low key, great service at all the area facilities