Friday, July 2, 2010

Jamaica travel: Port Antonio

If you are visiting Jamaica and not sure of the places to visit, you can safely consider Port Antonio, undoubtedly the most beautiful part of the island. Nestled on the foothills of the Blue Mountains and encompassed by the Caribbean Sea, promising plenty of opportunities for things to see and do.

Things to see and do in Port Antonio

Port Antonio is a land of wood and water opening up vistas for a wide array of opportunities from hiking the Blue Mountains to rafting on the Rio Grande and exploring wildlife, caves and grottos in between.

You can take a cycling tour up the Blue Mountains. There are many agencies offering cycling tours such as the Blue Mountains Cycling Tours Ltd which offers a two hour, 12 mile downhill tour. Along the route, you will be able to see remote waterfalls, how coffee is roasted at coffee plantations, as also historic and educational sites.

The forests on the Blue Mountains are home to more than 100 butterfly species including the Giant Swallowtail, the largest in the northern hemisphere with a six inch wingspan.

You can also avail organized hiking trips with varying difficulty levels and pass by soothing bubbling steams, rich bamboo forests and valleys of ferns and enjoy the panoramic views of the Rio Grande valley, John Crow Mountains and the Moore Town.

You can also explore Nonsuch Caves full of stalagmites, stalactites and fossilized sponges and go on a river rafting trip on the Rio Grande. Just settle comfortably into the seat as the raftsman navigates with a bamboo pole along the clear river.

Port Antonio is also well known for its beaches, notably the Frenchman’s Cove and Boston Beach, where Jamaica’s culinary delight, Jerk pork first gained its well-deserved fame.


You can make your visiting on the island all the more memorable by staying in private Jamaica villas and cottages for apart from providing all the comforts and services you could ever ask for, these rentals give you a unique personalized experience and the ability to soak up the flavours of the island at your leisure and pace. To make your decision easier, you can consider staying in Silver Sands villas, a secure community of villas and cottages located on the north coast of the island facing the Caribbean Sea and encompassing a pristine white sandy beach.

1 comment:

Villa In The Caribbean said...


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