Portland, Jamaica

Not just for vacation, but adventure.

Athenry Gardens and Nonsuch Caves


Garden/caves

This beauty is located 6 miles northeast of Port Antonio on 3–acre of tropical wonderland...

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Bangor Ridge Wilderness Retreat


Retreat

Bangor Ridge is a wilderness retreat situated 1,000 feet above sea level, in the magnificent...

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Bath Fountain


Hot spring

Bath Fountain Hotel rises majestically, with the Blue Mountains serving as an encompassing backdrop. Built...

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Blue Lagoon


Waterhole

The Blue Lagoon is one of Portland’s best known natural attraction, located seven miles from...

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Blue Mountain Coffee Tour


Tour/ coffee

The world renown Jamaica Blue Mountains experience is an awesome experience for coffee lovers. The...

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Blue Mountain Peak Hike


Hike/peak

Blue Mountain Peak is the 6th highest mountain in the Caribbean at 7403 ft (2500...

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Blue Mountain Wilderness Retreat and Camp Site


Camp

The Blue Mountain Wilderness Retreat (BMWR) situated 2,000 ft. above sea level in the magnificent...

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Boston Beach (Boston Bay)


Beach

Boston Beach is one of the most fun, unique beaches in the Port Antonio area...

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Boston Jerk Centre


Dining

About 8 miles east of Port Antonio on the Boston Beach is Boston Jerk Center,...

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Buff Bay


Bay/ town

This town lies between Annotto Bay and Port Antonio on the north coast highway. Buff...

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Buff Bay River Estate


River/ estate

The Buff Bay River Estate was owned by the Hossack family during the period of...

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Buff Bay Valley


Foresty/valley

This valley is nestled deep in rural Jamaica amidst the backdrop of the spectacular Blue...

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Bump Grave


Historical site/grave

Bump Grave is located in the Maroon village of Moore Town. It is simply a...

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Carriacou Gallery


Gallery

Located on the grounds of a Port Antonio luxury hotel, owner Barbara Walker and other...

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Cattawood Springs


Spring/ maroon settlement

Cattawood Springs was originally a Maroon settlement in the parish. Its name probably derives from...

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Cedar Valley (Cedar Hurst plantation)


Plantation/ coffee farm

Rowan’s Royale farm is part of Jamaica’s rich coffee history and heritage. It is the...

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Charles Town


Maroon village

Charles Town is located inland near the town of Buff Bay. The settlement emerged around...

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Charlie Brown's Arts and Crafts


Arts and craft

Charlie Brown is a local artist who carves and paints wooden sculptures. Charlie taught himself...

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Christ Church


Church/historical landmark

Christ Church, Port Antonio's Anglican Church was built in 1840 and is located at the corner...

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Clydesdale


Camp

Clydesdale is a campsite which is about 3700 feet in the mountains. This site was...

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Corn Puss Gap Trail


Trail/ hike

This is a three and a half hour hike from Beacon Hill somewhat well-maintained, and...

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Crystal Springs


River/ spring/garden

This 150-acre eco-park was formerly a sugar cane plantation established by the English in 1655....

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Cunha Cunha


Hiking/ trail

The five-mile Cunha Cunha Pass trail links the parishes of Portland and St. Thomas. This...

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Daniel (Danny) River


River

Located between Hope Bay and Port Antonio, Danny River is the tumbling waterway that creates what...

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Darlington Estate


Estate/plantation/agriculture

This estate took its name from the original owner, the Duke of Darlingford. Currently, it...

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DeMontevin Lodge


Lodge/heritage site

DeMontevin lodge is situated on Titchfield Peninsula, an English settlement, situated between East and West...

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Dragon Bay


Bay

Situated right on the beach with its own 55 acres to explore, Dragon Bay has...

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Enniss (Inniss) Bay Beach


Beach

Ennis Bay Beach (Innis Bay) is an “un-touristy” beach. It is one of the very...

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Errol Flynn Marina


Marina/harbour

The Errol Flynn Marina is a world-class yachting marina, located in the center of Port...

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Fishdone Waterfalls


River/waterfall

Fishdone Waterfalls is one of the secret water attractions located on a secluded and private...

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Folly Point Lighthouse


Lighthouse

Built in 1888, Folly Lighthouse is a brick tower with lantern and gallery. The Tower...

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Fort George


Fort

Fort George is situated on the Titchfield Peninsula in the town of Port Antonio. The...

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Frenchman’s Cove


Beach

Frenchman’s Cove is one of the most beautiful and famous beaches in Jamaica located 4.5...

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Friends Church (Quakers)


Church/historic site

The Quakers also referred to as the Society of Friends, were among the earliest settlers...

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Golden Vale Plantation


Plantation

The Golden Vale plantation is a well-known property in Portland located alongside the Rio Grande,...

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Guava River


River/stream

Guava River is a stream rising just north of the Grand Ridge of the Blue...

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Guava River Trail


River/ hike/trail

This seven hour hike over difficult terrain starts at Bellevue. The trail winds into the...

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Holywell


Garden/forestry

Located over 900 meters (3,000 feet) above sea-level in the cool, tropica-mist forests of the...

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Hope Bay Beach


Beach/bay

Situated in the settlement of Hope Bay is a beach of the same name. It...

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Ken Wright Cruise Ship Pier


Pier/harbour

This pier is located about 15 minutes east of Port Antonio is an interesting 15-minutes....

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Lime Tree Farm


Farm/ coffee

Lime Tree Farm is an environmentally friendly coffee farm set in 10 acres at the...

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Long Bay Beach


Beach

Boston Bay Beach is about a 40–minute drive eastward from Port Antonio, located along an...

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Manchioneal


Bay

Tucked sensuously away in a cove bathed by pellucid seas, Manchioneal is the most easterly...

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Mandingo Cave


Cave

At the Reach Falls, there are series of cascades over limestone tiers from one hollowed,...

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Millbank


Maroon community/valley

Millbank is the last district when you pass through the Rio Grande Valley and head...

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Moore Town (New Nanny Town)


Maroon village/settlement

Moore Town is a Maroon settlement located in the Blue Mountains and John Crow Mountains....

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Musgrave Market


Market

Musgrave Market is the “go to” place and the heartbeat of Port Antonio especially on...

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Nanny Falls


River/waterfalls

Located near the historic Nanny Town and about 45 minutes from Port Antonio is the...

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Navy Island


Island

Navy Island is a small, 64 acres island off the coast of Port Antonio opposite...

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Old Nanny Town


Maroon village

Old Nanny Town was a village on the southern slope of the Blue Mountains in...

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Orange Vale Plantation


Ruins/ plantation

Situated two km west of the Buff Bay River, near the base of the Blue...

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Pellew (a.k.a. Pelew or Monkey) Island


Island

Monkey Island is situated offshore from the folly ruins in  Port Antonio. It is a...

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Port Antonio


Parish capital

Port Antonio is the capital of the parish of Portland on the northeastern coast of...

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Port Antonio Court House


Court house/historic site

This stone and brick building was erected in 1895 under the direction of the Colonial...

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Port Antonio Craft Market


Craft market

The Port Antonio Craft Market located inside the Musgrave Market offers a variety of arts...

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Port Antonio Main Square


Parish capital/town

The town was a British naval stronghold in the 18th century and the remains of...

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Port Antonio Railway Station


Railway/historic site

The Port Antonio Railway Station was constructed in 1896 along the Jamaican Georgian lines of...

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Portland Art Gallery


Gallery

The Portland Art Gallery is a simple gallery and hub for visual arts in Port...

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Rafting on the Rio Grande


River

The Rio Grande is one of Jamaica’s largest rivers coming from an elevation of 3,000...

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Reach (Reich) Falls


Waterfalls

Reach Falls is an outdoor recreational attraction owned and operated by the Urban Development Corporation....

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Rio Grande Valley


Valley/ trail/eco- tourism

This is one of the lushest and most dramatic valleys in the Caribbean, it lies...

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San San Beach


Beach

San San Beach is a private beach near Frenchman's Cove that has a narrow but...

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Scatter Falls & Fox Caves


River/waterfall

Across the Rio Grande by bamboo raft at Berridale then take a short hike you...

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Seaman's Valley


Valley/eco-tourism

This property has on it the ruins of the Seaman's Valley great house, and the...

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Shanshy Beach


Beach

It is the closest beach to downtown Port Antonio, however, it is a hidden gem. On...

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Sherwood Forest


Forestry

This forestry community is located east of Port Antonio, 1 mile east of the Blue...

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Sir Henry Morgan Angling Association (Di Ole Marina) Restaurant and Bar


Dining/ bar

Di Ole Marina is located on the east end of Port Antonio, next to the...

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Somerset Falls


Waterfall/river

Somerset Falls is a picturesque waterfall that has many redeeming qualities despite its relatively small...

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Spanish (Mariana Araujo) River


River

The Mariana Araujo flows from south to north, the height of its delta is 0-40m....

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Spring Garden Beach


Beach

This is a flat, grey sand beach without much adornment, this spot has easy acceptability...

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Swift River


River

The Swift River is known for the massive floods during the 1930s (1932-1940), which nearly...

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The Blue and John Crow Mountains


Mountains/heritage site

The Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park is one of the richest biodiversity sites...

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The Craft Village


Village/ art

Spread along the eastern Port Antonio seashore is The Craft Village shopping center. Some of the...

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The Folly Ruins (Folly Mansion or Folly Great House)


Mansion/great house/ruins

The Folly Mansion or Folly Ruins was built in 1905 by a retired mining engineer,...

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The Rio Grande Valley


River/rain forest

From an elevation of 3,000 feet in the Blue Mountains nestled along the Rio Grande...

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The Roof Night Club


Nightclub/ nightlife

The Roof Club located on West Street in Port Antonio is the longest standing and most...

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Titchfield


Peninsula

The Titchfield Peninsula was the first place to be settled by the English and is...

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Turtle Crawle Bay


Bay/beach

It is a bay off-the-beaten-path near the small community of Hector's River. Turtle Bay is...

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Under the Rock Beach


Beach

This beach is located about 5 minutes from Zion Country.It is a fairly new beach...

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Valley Hikes


Hike/trail

This attraction is suited to visitors with a sense of adventure as it promotes respect...

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Village of St. George


Mall/castle

It is considered one of the most unique shopping malls in Jamaica. The mall was built...

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Watch Hill Trail


Trail/ hike

This five hour hike over moderate grade offers two options to reach Watch Hill, once...

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White River


Trail/river/waterfall

Starting in the Milbank a village deep in the Rio Grande Valley, you can hike...

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Winnifred Beach


Beach

Winnifred Beach, also known as Fairy Hill Beach, is one of Portland’s best-kept secrets located...

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Xtacy


Nightlife/night club

This is one of the few nightclubs in Portland. It is located on West Street...

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Zion Hill Beach


Beach

A crescent-shaped patch of sand in the middle of a small round bay, this beach...

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