Monday, October 18, 2010

Silver Sands Jamaica guide: Falmouth

If you are planning a visit to Jamaica, you can consider setting base in Jamaica villas and cottages on the north coast of the island where Falmouth and other tourist attractions are located. Falmouth is one of the lesser known gems of Jamaica however the place has much to offer.

You can start by visiting the old courthouse which is a gracious Georgian building dating to 1815. It was destroyed in a fire in 1926 but was restored to its former glory.

You can then stroll through the lively old town and relax in its old world charm. Most buildings here date back to the 18th century and reflect the architecture of the age.

Also visit the Falmouth parish church that dates back to 1795. The oldest public building in the town, it is made of brick and stone and is a good illustration of vernacular architecture derived from classical forms.

Also visit the Good Hope Plantation spread across 2000 acres. This coconut and cattle plantation is best explored on horseback. The plantation dates back to the 18th century and the greatest attraction here is the 18th century Great House named Good Hope rising majestically against the dramatic blue–gray mountains.

Finally visit the Luminous Lagoon at Glistening Waters. The lagoon gets its name from the bio–luminescent micro–organisms that inhabit the waters and emit a phosphorescent light when the water is agitated. Enjoy a boat ride after dusk and you’ll be able to see the ethereal phenomenon.

Falmouth is located on the north coast of the island and at a convenient distance for day trips from Silver Sands Jamaica.

1 comment:

Jamaica Private Villas said...

Silver Sands is a combination of luxurious residences and beach cabins and boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in Jamaica. The fine silvery sand, the spectacular colours of the Caribbean make this one of the favourite resorts for both visitors and the many Jamaican who have residences there. Thanks a lot.