Treasure Beach & South Coast Resort Area

Laid back, quiet, dark sand beaches in the breadbasket of the island affectionally known as the parish called St Elizabeth.

 

Along with Port Antonio, probably the two quietest and lesser-known resort areas of Jamaica. Could it be their distance from an international airport or lack of All-Inclusive hotels that make this area much more appealing?

 

Whatever makes them quiet, I am all for it and long may it continue! You can stroll along greeting people as they pass, giving them the time of day and them giving you local knowledge of where to find the best jelly or jerk chicken.

 

Feeling lost around the little town, even before you open your mouth, you will be greeted with a smile and the accent of friendliness along with a long arm, pointing you in the direction you wish to go.

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YS Falls - climb the steps alongside the most picturesque of waterfalls, take your camera for amazing shots. Jump in to cool off as and when you like. Rope swing or wade in…the choice is yours.

 

On your way out, say hello to the friendly horses who graze the flat land that surrounds the factory, which is in kind of basin, offering up a perfect climate for growing the cane which is essential for making the rum.

 

Appleton Rum Factory - learn how the rum is produced, where and how it is stored and get to taste all the raw products that make arguably the best rum in the world. Once your tour around the factory has come to an end, then comes the rum tasting and you’ll leave feeling like a professional rum taster or just drunk! LOL

 

Black River historical town, the capital of the parish, developed as a port around the town and now a centre of eco-tourism and the gateway to the resort area - the first town in Jamaica to get domestic electricity, motor cars and racehorses! You will see stop signs made out of old canons, much history and some of scythe best cocoa bread on the island. 

 

Black River crocodile boat safari - cruise down Jamaica’s largest navigable river, see crocodiles, tropical birds, mangroves & fish, all in their natural setting.

 

 

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Pelican Bar - Floyds Pelican Bar, no less. Made out of driftwood to give the fisherman a place to stop for a drink on their way home and now a tourist attraction. Take a boat out to the bar and order your fish, chicken or seafood meal. Go for a swim whilst waiting and sunbathe on the deck. Have your name carved into the driftwood to say you have been here and then wash down your food with a rum or red stripe beer.

Lovers Leap - Mizzi & Tunkey ……lovers who couldn’t bare to be parted.  They see no way other than to leap out over the edge of the mountain - with a drop of 1700ft, the sheer cliff also marks the end of the Santa Cruz Mountain range.  Many stories have come out about these two and whatever you believe, the undisputed fact is, the sheer beauty of the area they knew and loved.

 

Little Ochie seafood restaurant kind of speaks for itself.  Not just any fish restaurant but one where you can meet the fishermen preparing their own catch ready for your choosing.  Order a drink and walk the beach after selecting whatever fish and sides you wish to eat.  Choose your ‘boat’ to eat, right there on the beach and while away your time.

Places to stay: 

  • Jakes hotel

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ATTRACTIONS:

  • Pelican Bar

  • Black River historic town

  • Crocodile and bird watching 

  • YS Falls

  • Apleton Rum factory

  • Lovers Leap

  • Treasure Beach

  • Little Ochie