If you love the outdoors, Port Antonio in Jamaica is for you. And just to deviate from the point, you can consider setting base in Jamaica rentals that provide convenient access to day trips to Port Antonio and other resort towns in Jamaica.
In Port Antonio, you can go on a hiking expedition up the Blue Mountains, discover exotic trails in the Rio Grande Valley and admire waterfalls as also explore hidden caves. Popular spots in Port Antonio include White Valley, Fox Cave, Dry River Falls, and the Corn Puss Gap Rail.
If scuba diving is a favourite activity, you can explore 8 miles of coral reefs and walls without being disturbed by other tourists. You can check out Alligator Head, which sports interesting sponge formations or see Hammerhead sharks in Fairy Hill Bank. You can also go for a swim or float on a raft on the famous Blue Lagoon, which is said to be bottomless.
Activities in Port Antonio
The Rio Grande Tours
Enjoy a raft ride along the Rio Grande. Legend has it that these rides originated with film star Errol Flynn when he organized races with locals transporting bananas on these rafts. These trips last three hours and all through the journey, you can enjoy scenic views. If you are a history buff, you can stop by in Nanny town for a quick history lesson. Nanny Town is named after a local hero who defended the town from English invaders.
Athenery Gardens and Cave of Nonsuch
Take a quick drive or easy walk outside of Port Antonio and you will reach Athenery Gardens. Here, you can see a variety of items such as stalagmites, stalactites, fossilized marine life, and evidence of the Ararak civilization. Explore the underground tunnel in this 1.5 million years old cave or just enjoy the panoramic view of the island and sea. The gardens are filled with coconut palms, flowers, and trees.
Enjoy a gondola ride and admire the cascading waters hidden in a rainforest. You can tour the falls (the surrounding vegetation is beautiful) then take a dip into the cool, refreshing waters. Ask the visitors who have seen these and they all say it is a magical experience.
Frenchman’s Cove, Port Antonio
This tropical beach is great for a wide variety of activities such as scuba diving, sailing, water-skiing, wind-surfing, and much more. The more passive can enjoy the sand, the surf, and the service.
If you are travelling with kids, you can consider staying in family-friendly Jamaica villas, cottages and apartments that have play area for them and also provide childcare facilities.