Caribbean Tourism

Jamaica

Diving & Marine Life

There are now marine parks in Montego Bay, Port Antonio and Negril, which are resulting in increased numbers of fish and other marine life. Although established in 1989, the Montego Bay Marine Park was officially opened in July 1992. It stretches from the east end of the airport to the Great River and contains three major ecosystems, seagrass bed, mangroves...

Beaches & Watersports

Fishing Deep sea fishing for white marlin, wahoo, tuna and dolphin (not the mammal) can be arranged at north coast hotels. There is a famous Blue Marlin tournament at Port Antonio in October. A half-day charter costs US$400 for up to six people, plus a 10% tip for the crew, who will also expect to keep half the catch. Kingston The swimming at Kingston is...

Accommodation – Treasure Beach

Caribbean - Phone List On the beach is AL Treasure Beach Hotel, T9650110, F9652544, 36 rooms. A Jake’s Place, T9650635, F9650552, part of Island Outpost chain, run by Jason Henzell. 7 rooms in small and exclusive, brightly painted cottages, arty, includes breakfast, good food, salt water pool, riding, cycling and hiking can be arranged, music everywhere. D...

Accommodation - The South Coast

In Belmont there are a few expatriate homes which might sometimes be available for rent: Oristano, the oldest home in west Jamaica, dating back to the 1700s, owned by the Hon William Fielding, an Englishman who does beautiful drawings of the Jamaican greathouses, PO Box 1, Bluefields, Westmoreland Parish. A-D Ashton Great House, higher up hillside, T/...

Accommodation - Port Royal

L3 Morgan's Harbour at Port Royal is a favourite holiday centre (T 967-8030/8040, F 967-8073), 40 rooms, 5 suites, a/c, TV, balcony, seaview, seminar rooms, gift shop, scuba diving (packages available), with water ski-ing, fresh and salt water swimming pools, beach cabins, a good sea-food restaurant, and dancing, closest hotel to airport. Boats may be hired...

Places to Eat – Ocho Rios

On Main St there are lots of restaurants offering Jamaican, international, seafood cuisine, inc The Lobsterpot, Chinese, US$12-15 for lobster supper, very good, and Jerk Pork, same price for barbecued pork, fish or chicken; Shakey's Pizza, Main St, nice bar and patio, fast, friendly service, smallest pizza from US$5.50. Jeff's Restaurant & Lounge,10...

Accommodation – Ocho Rios

The Tourist Board lists many hotels and resorts: L1 Jamaica Inn, PO Box 1, T 974-2514, F 974-2449, 45 rooms, FAP, pool, private beach; L1-L2 Plantation Inn, PO Box 2, T 974-5601, F 974-5912, 63 rooms, 15 suites, 2 cottages, pool, beach, tennis, facilities for disabled, watersports, diving, fishing etc; and L1 Sans Souci Lido, PO Box 103, T 974-2353, 994-...

Accommodation – Negril

There is a local rule that no hotel in Negril should be taller than the tallest palm tree to minimize the visual and environmental impact of tourism. LL Hedonism II, PO Box 25, T9575200, F9575289. 280-room all-inclusive adult resort. LL Grand Lido, another SuperClubs resort at south end of 2-mile sandy beach of Bloody Bay, PO Box 88, T9575010, F9575517. All...

Accommodation – Montego Bay

There are over 40 hotels, guest houses & apartment hotels listed by the tourist board & many more which are not. In the super-luxury range are LL Round Hill Hotel and Villas, 10 mins west of Montego Bay on 98-acre peninsula, T9567050, www.roundhilljamaica.com Originally a coconut and pineapple plantation, it opened in the 1950s with the help of Noel...

Accommodation – Mandeville

AL-C Astra Country Inn, 62 Ward Av, PO Box 60, T9623265, F9621461. Reported for sale and run down, some way from the town centre, 22 rooms, pool, sauna, entertainment. In the centre is the AL Mandeville Hotel, 4 Hotel St, PO Box 78, T9622138, F9620700. TV, spacious, pool, restaurant, excursions arranged, good. C Kariba Kariba, Atkinson’s Drive, near New...

Accommodation – Kingston

Caribbean - Phone List A full list is available from tourist board. Morgan’s Harbour is conveniently close to the airport and has complimentary transport there and back, 10 mins; all the other main hotels are in or near New Kingston. LL-L Le Meridien Jamaica Pegasus, 81 Knutsford Blvd, PO Box 333, T9263690, F9295855,350 rooms, pleasant service and...

Accommodation - Eastern Jamaica

Caribbean - Phone List Mountain Lodges An alternative solution is to stay at B Pine Grove Hotel, c/o 62 Duke Street, Kingston, T9228708, F9225895, about half an hour’s drive beyond Gordon Town. This consists of a series of cottages with central feeding and the atmosphere of a ski lodge with double rooms with bathroom, kitchen area and couch. The proprietors...

Accommodation - Black River

Caribbean - Phone List D-E Waterloo Guest House, in a Georgian building (the first house in Jamaica with electric light). Old rooms in the main house, or more expensive in the new annex, all with showers, very good restaurant (lobster in season). Two miles east of Black River is the D Port of Call Hotel, 136 Crane Rd, T965-2360. A bit spartan but on the sea...

Accommodation – Port Antonio

LL Trident Villas and Hotel, PO Box 119, T9932602, F9932960. 26 rooms/suites with sea view, MAP, antique furniture, private, tennis, croquet, pools, restaurants, afternoon tea. L Jamaica Palace, Williams Field, PO Box 277, T9932020, F9933459. 65 rooms, a/c, beach, pool, wheelchair accessible, watersports. On top of a hill overlooking both bays is L-A Bonnie...

Accommodations

Larger hotels have introduced strict security to prevent guests being bothered by hustling. Because Jamaica is a major tourist destination there are a great many hotels and restaurants, particularly in the tourist areas. Full and up to date information is available at all tourist information centres. We only mention those which have recently been...