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Port Antonio August 11, 2009

Port Antonio Blue Lagoon

Port Antonio Blue Lagoon

 Nestled on the Caribbean Sea at the foothills of the Blue Mountains on the island’s northeast coast, Port Antonio, the capital of the Portland Parish, is the type of paradise you thought was gone for good. The area’s visual splendor awaits eager visitors two hours from Kingston’s airport and four hours from Montego Bay’s.

Port Antonio Reach Falls

Port Antonio Reach Falls

 

 Surf rolls ashore into hidden coves where dazzling azure waters crash against rocky headlands in the area’s windward corner. Beaches are set against the backdrop of mighty mountains, spiking the sky at thousands of feet.

Port Antonio Marina

Port Antonio Marina

 Offshore fishing and scuba diving are popular in this area of the island. For a visiting angler who has never caught a blue marlin, odds are very good that he will when he fish here in Port Antonio. The long-standing International Marlin Tournament held annually in Port Antonio attracts anglers from Jamaica, the U.S., and all the Caribbean.  This tag and release tournament will in its 46th year in 2009.

 

Port Antonio Buff Bay

Port Antonio Buff Bay

The Portland Parish Church (Christ Church) on William Street was built during the late Georgian period. This impressive brick structure boasts a high-vaulted ceiling and bell tower with a clock.  You can do a day trip that includes a visit to Green Castle Estate, not far from Annotto bay, where visitors can tour a huge farm and see how organic papaya is grown.

 

Port Antonio Intimate Hideaways

Port Antonio Intimate Hideaways

 

Top 10 Adventures:

  • Birding in rio Grande Valley
  • Blue Mountain Exploring
  • Visiting Gardens at Arthenry
  • Frenchman’s Cove
  • Jerk at Boston Beach
  • Swimming at Blue Lagoon
  • Rio Grande River Rafting
  • Seeing Trident Castle
  • Relaxing at Reich Falls
  • Visiting Nonsuch Cave
 

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