Monday, March 21, 2011

Jamaica off the beaten track

If you are looking for a truly unique experience in Jamaica, then you must go off the beaten track away from the crowds to taste the real flavour of this breathtakingly beautiful island.

First, instead of staying in all-inclusive resort or hotel, you can choose to stay in Jamaica villas, cottages or apartments that are well suited for all tastes, budgets and requirements. Not only are these Jamaica rentals, as they are commonly known, more affordable and cost-effective, but they also provide you all the privacy and space you need to relax, rejuvenate and indulge yourself on the island. These Jamaica villas are staffed by locals who know the island like the back of their palm and can provide you useful tips and insights into what to see and do to get a real taste of Jamaica.

Once you are settled in your Jamaica villa, you can then plan to go and check out some of the hidden gems of Jamaica. One such treasure is the Two Hills Falls and Park located in South Trelawny. If you are staying in Silver Sands villas, the place would be just an hour’s drive away. The staff would arrange transport for you and en route the driver would take you through a journey into the countryside where you can slip back in time and get a glimpse of the real Jamaica.

The drive to the Two Hills Falls and Park starts on the North Coast highway but very soon you will find yourself winding your way into the hills and passing through sugar cane fields and picturesque towns. The journey will take you through some picture postcard perfect places such as Queen of Spain Valley, Wakefield, and Dromilly. If you are interested in architecture, you will get plenty of opportunities to see beautiful old country houses from another century.

All too soon, you will reach the edge of a dirt road with a hand-painted sign nailed to a utility pole reading Two Hills Falls and Park. The road will take you through banana and coconut trees to a rustic old bridge made from odd planks of wood and posts buried in the Martha Brae River. From here, you would be able to hear the musical sound of the waterfalls. Cross the shaky bridge and you’ll come to a picnic area with rough benches and tables under tall fruit trees of starapple and jackfruit.

The stunning Two Hills Falls and Park is one of Jamaica’s best kept secrets and is a must visit for those who to appreciate the beauty of nature in peace and quiet. There are areas for fires and camp-style cooking.

There are small farms all around and if you are lucky, you may meet one of the local small farmers, who will be happy to show you his ground. If it is natural beauty, peace and serenity that you seek, Two Hills Falls and Park is where you will be able to experience it all.

1 comment:

Jamaican Villas For Rent said...

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