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  • Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park

    住所:
    Eastern Jamaica .

    Blue and John Crow Mountains is the first Jamaican Site to be inscribed on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List. It is a mixes site consisting of cultural and natural attributes of outstanding historical, socio-cultural, aesthetic, scientific, and educational value. This region has become an important part of Jamaica's cultural and material heritage. The rugged terrain, diverse climate conditions and active geological processes preserve and protect a diverse, highly endemic flora and fauna while supporting ongoing evolution that gives rise to new species.

    The Blue and John Crow Mountains, located in the northeastern section of Jamaica, is home to the Windward Maroons. The Maroons through protected warfare (1700 - 1740), became the first blacks in the western hemisphere to militarily defeat the English. The Maroons in Jamaica are world famous. So too are their leaders Nanny, Accompong, Kojo just to name a few. The early Maroons in Jamaica were the Tainos who fled the tyranny of the Spaniards the early colonizers of the island to the mountains to establish free, independent and autonomous societies. The rank of the Maroons were swelled by enslaved Africans who sought freedom from slavery and took to the mountains. The Maroons therefore were a combination of fleeing Tainos and Africans.

  • Cinchona Botanical Gardens

    住所:
    St Andrews, Jamaica .

    Perhaps the closest place to ‘heaven’, paradise on a mountain top, a rare high elevation botanic garden in the tropics (approximately 4800-5200 ft above sea level), and the only such institution in the Caribbean, is Cinchona Botanical Gardens. Cinchona Gardens nestled in the cool, moist hills of east rural St. Andrew was established in 1868 by then Governor, Sir John Peter Grant. It was once a wonderland for many European researchers seeking to explore the many species of plants and their medicinal properties. In the early 1870’s several species of cinchona seedlings were planted on seven hectares of a ten hectare property. Thus the Garden was called Cinchona Garden. The bark of the cinchona plant produces an extract called quinine, which is of great medicinal value as it is utilized in the treatment of diseases like malaria. By 1874, Cinchona became the centre for experimental botanical work within the island. Along with cinchona, other plant species were introduced by Mr. Nock from Kew Gardens to give Cinchona a wide variety of plant species.

    These were mainly European vegetation, although other economic plants to the garden were cultivated, for example, Assam tree used for making tea. The European vegetables included cork oak, jalop, camphor, mulberry, rubber, green peas, carrots, Irish potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, citrus and some fibre plants among other plant species. Cinchona still exhibits beauty and grandeur. The splendour and glory of its unique orchids along with many other plant species still attract attention. 

  • Holywell National Park

    住所:
    Saint Andrew, Jamaica .

    Located in the hills of St. Andrew lies Hollywell National Forest Park about four thousand (4000) ft. above sea level. Because of the very cool temperature in this area, Hollywell National Park has a variety of ferns, flowers, and trees which are rarely seen in other parts of the island. The forest Park is a sanctuary for several species of birds. These include the Petchary, Woodpeckers, the Hopping Dick and the Glasseye. Hollywell is the place for nature lovers to visit.

  • New Castle Solider Camp

    住所:
    Saint Andrew, Jamaica .

    Nestled in the cool hills of upper St. Andrew and amidst beautiful trees, ferns, ground orchids, delicate wildflowers and a profusion of ginger lilies, is the Newcastle Training Depot founded in 1841 by Major General Sir William Maynard Gomm (later Field Marshall). Gomm, a veteran of the wars against revolutionary France and lieutenant governor of Jamaica from 1840 to 1841, relentlessly badgered the War Office in London to establish a mountain station for British soldiers in Jamaica soon after taking up his post. 

  • Clydesdale National Forest Park

    住所:
    Saint Andrew, Jamaica .

    Clydesdale National Forest Park is located in the hills of the Blue Mountain range. Its location was once a coffee shop and barbecues and waterwheel can still be seen. There is a river pool nearby for bathing and one can have a lovely stroll under the branches of the various trees which form a canopy overhead. Clydesdale is the ideal location for nature lovers, who want to find a secluded place to relax

     

     

  • Winnifred Beach

    住所:
    Portland, Jamaica .

    Winnifred Beach is located between the Blue Lagoon and Boston Bay on the East coast of Portland Jamaica. 

    It is just a mile away from the closed beach where Tom Cruise once juggled his bottles in Cocktail.

    This beach is one of the most appealing beaches in all of Jamaica.

    This beach, like many others in Portland, has streams running into the sea and good swimming.

    Winnifred Beach is found in the Fairy Hill community in Portland on the island’s lesser traveled east coast.

    This beach is home to a delightful reef just offshore that is not only perfect for snorkeling, but for its clear, calm, bright-blue water justly popular with locals.

  • Fish Dunn Falls

    住所:
    Portland, Jamaica .

    Buff Bay River’s Fish Dunn Falls flows into a chilled pool circled by shades of greenery. Reflection of these surrounding greens adds to the emerald undertone of the freshwater. The sizable, slippery stones continue into the river and create comfortable seating for those who’d like to experience its refreshing quality but not necessarily swim. The force of Fish Dunn Falls rushing into the pool below sprayed a refreshing mist and had its very own breeze. There was also a pushing undercurrent which made it a bit difficult at times for me to stay in just one spot. 

  • Boston Jerk Center

    住所:
    Portland, Jamaica .

    Boston Jerk Center is an organic, literally home grown, natural mall focused around jerk cooking. It is focused around jerk pits, but jerk, and associated foods, are not the only items for sale there. Fresh fruit juices, or even just fruit, and jewelry are part of the mix.

  • Blue Mountain Peak Hike

    住所:
    Portland, Jamaica .

    The Blue Mountain Peak Trail is the route to Jamaica’s highest point, which sits at 2,256 metres (7,401 ft.) The trail covers a distance of 9.3 km (5.8 miles) over steep terrain and is an intense 4-hour hike to the summit. 

    The Blue Mountains are popular for hiking and camping. The traditional Blue Mountain trek is a 7-mile (11 km) hike to the peak and consists of a 3,000-foot (910 m) increase in elevation. Jamaicans prefer to reach the peak at sunrise, thus the 3- to 4-hour hike is usually undertaken in darkness. Since the sky is usually very clear in the mornings, Cuba can be seen in the distance.

    There is a park fee to pay to hike on the peak.

  • Birdwatching

    住所:
    Saint Andrew, Jamaica .

    The Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park is one of the largest migratory bird sites in the Caribbean. Warblers, falcons, merlins and kingfishers are among the 120 species that retreat to our tropical forest each year to escape winter. The migration of northern birds begins in October and ends in April of the following year. As the northern birds return home, the forest prepares to welcome southern migratory birds on their winter break from March to September. Migratory birds join Jamaica’s 29 endemic birds in the national park and over 100 native species. The Blue and John Crow Mountains is the only location where all of Jamaica’s unique or endemic bird species can be observed.

    Holywell Park has bird watching tours that take place in and around Holywell and begin at 6 a.m.