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What to see in Port Antonio

Port Antonio Attractions

The main attractions of Port Antonio are the beautiful beaches formed in the coves and inlets of the region's mountainous and lush terrain. Parts of the coast are picture-perfect, with jungle right down to the water's edge, and waterfalls flowing off cliffs into the ocean. Favourites include San San Beach, Frenchman's Cove, Boston Bay and Winnifred Beach. Some are secluded and unspoilt, while others offer watersports, food stalls and all sorts of facilities. Visitors should be aware that many beaches in Port Antonio charge entrance fees.

Port Antonio's natural assets extend far beyond the lovely coastline: the Blue Lagoon, made famous by the movie of the same name, is a special place to go boating and swimming; excursions to the Reach Falls, arguably one of the most beautiful scenic spots in Jamaica, are very popular; the Somerset Falls, best reached by gondola, have water a remarkable milky turquoise colour; and the Rio Grande River, flowing through the lovely Portland area, is the best place to take a journey on a traditional bamboo raft. The Folly Great House, rumoured to be haunted and slowly being reclaimed by the Jamaican landscape, is a spooky and atmospheric ruin which visitors to Port Antonio enjoy exploring.

Port Antonio Beaches

Port Antonio has some of Jamaica's most beautiful beaches. One of the region's prettiest beaches is Frenchman's Cove, with its clear waters and white sand. San San Beach is a private strip of sand…

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Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon was renamed in honour of the movie which made it famous, and is one of the most scenic spots in Jamaica. It is fed by underground mineral springs, and is believed by many to be bottomless,…

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Reach Falls

Reach Falls, on the Driver's River, is a strong contender for the title of 'most beautiful place in Jamaica'. A series of cascades tumble into pool after pool of clear, green water, and the main falls…

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Rio Grande

The Rio Grande has been used since 1911 as a means of transporting goods by bamboo rafts from the Rio Grande Valley to St Margeret's Bay. Today, bamboo rafting trips are a major tourist attraction,…

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