Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Jamaica attractions: Spanish Town

If you are visiting Jamaica, you can consider setting base in Jamaica rentals comprising private villas, cottages and apartments that are at an easy distance for day trips to Spanish Town.

Spanish Town is a World Heritage Site that traces its roots to the time of the Spanish occupation. It was the center of the Spanish community till it was uprooted and the island taken over by the British in 1655.

Spanish Town was the former capital of Jamaica. It is home to many fascinating buildings such as the Cathedral Church of St. James, which dates back to 1714, the King’s House, the House of Assembly, and the Court House. Then there is the Taino Museum which houses the relics of the Arawak Indians, the original inhabitants of the island.

Also see the Rodney’s Memorial built in tribute to Lord Rodney who is believed to have saved Jamaica from a combined invasion of the French and English in the Battle of the Saints in 1782.

For golf enthusiasts there is the Caymanas Golf and Country Club. This 72-par, 18-hole championship course has been in operation since the 1950’s and is known for its elevated tees and challenging 12th hole.

Browse through the lively market, shop for local crafts and haggle for the best prices. If all these activities leave you tired, realize that you can go back and relax in your Jamaica villas, cottages and apartments and be treated to a sumptuous meal prepared by your very own chef.

1 comment:

Villas In Barbados said...

A holiday in the Jamaica Caribbean is so appealing to many people due to the countless Jamaica attractions. There are many tours, shows, man-made and natural Jamaica Caribbean attractions to keep you busy your whole vacation. Thanks a lot for sharing the information about this unique attraction in Jamaica.