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Port Antonio
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Port Antonio featuring general coastal views and tropical scenes

Still glittering from its years as a glamorous getaway for the stars, this secluded Jamaican town offers the chance to escape the crowds and slow down.

Port Antonio’s remote location on the rugged northeast coast, surrounded by lush mountains on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other, has ensured the pace of life has remained slow and the vibe laid-back. Discover the breathtaking beaches and lush landscapes so commonly associated with Jamaica.

The town first gained fame as a bustling banana port, before becoming a hub for tourism around the turn of the 20th century. Hollywood stars descended decades later, most famously swashbuckling actor Errol Flynn, cementing Port Antonio’s reputation.

Frolic at Frenchman’s Cove beach. This sheltered stretch of sand surrounds a point where a river flows into the sea and is regarded as one of Jamaica’s most beautiful. The beach has even made multiple appearances in films.

Tour the Titchfield Peninsula, where several stately gingerbread-style homes and historic sights are located. Walk down King Street, home to Victorian-era houses that offer a glimpse into Port Antonio’s past. See Fort George, which has been converted into a school, but still sports its defensive cannons.

Float across the aquamarine waters of the Blue Lagoon, a lake that retains an otherworldly shade of blue due to its depth. Hire a local guide to take you out on the water for the day in a traditional wooden vessel.

Marvel at the massive mistake that is Folly Mansion. This dilapidated grand home was the brainchild of an American millionaire and featured 60 rooms spread over two floors. For reasons still not fully understood, the concrete structure began to crumble shortly after being built and now stands in a fascinating state of disrepair. Nearby sits the candy-striped Folly Point Lighthouse, which has stood as a beacon since the year 1888.

Relax at Reach Falls, an enchanting waterfall located 45 minutes from Port Antonio. This cascade has a naturally formed heart-shaped Jacuzzi and was featured in the film Cocktail.

Fly into Kingston or Montego Bay and take a public bus, private coach, or a rental car to Port Antonio, a town that combines quintessential Caribbean charm with a unique history.

Moon San Villa at the Blue Lagoon
Moon San Villa at the Blue Lagoon
3 out of 5
Blue Hole Road, Drapers, Port Antonio, Portland
The price is £114 per night from 12 May to 12 May
This family-friendly Port Antonio hotel is located by the ocean, within 2 mi (3 km) of Blue Lagoon and Winnifred Beach. Boston Bay Beach and Portland Parish ...
4.2/5Excellent! (40 reviews)
"The staff was amazing. The breakfast was excellent. I will be back."

Reviewed on 6 Apr 2021

Moon San Villa at the Blue Lagoon
Hotel Tim Bamboo
Hotel Tim Bamboo
3 out of 5
5 Eveleigh Park Road, Port Antonio, Portland
The price is £48 per night from 8 May to 8 May
Located in the heart of Port Antonio, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of Portland Parish Church, Port Antonio Square and Musgrave Market. Errol Flynn Marina ...
3.5/5Good! (92 reviews)
"I had a great experience. It was perfect for a small hotel."

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2021

Hotel Tim Bamboo
Bay View Eco Resort & Spa
Bay View Eco Resort & Spa
3 out of 5
Anchovy, Turtle Harbour, Port Antonio, Portland
The price is £67 per night from 10 May to 10 May
Situated by the ocean, this spa resort is within 3 miles (5 km) of Portland Parish Church, Port Antonio Square and Musgrave Market. Blue Lagoon and Errol Flynn ...
3.8/5Good! (33 reviews)
Not all rooms are bad or great.
"Truthfully it all depends on how you book .... I will say I booked with hotels.com and the room they gave us was not so nice...AC wasnt working ... just not a good room looked run down...i complained n i was moved just next door and the difference was incredible... THEN I was satisfied...spacious ..."

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2020

Bay View Eco Resort & Spa
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The Port Antonio Inn
The Port Antonio Inn
3 out of 5
North coast road, Fairy Hill ,Port Antonio, Port Antonio
The price is £36 per night from 12 May to 12 May
Situated near the beach, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Winnifred Beach and Boston Bay Beach. Blue Lagoon and Port Antonio Square are also within ...
3/5 (2 reviews)
"Enjoyed my stay, would recommend. Thank you Rebecca. Close to the popular beaches and attractions."

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2019

The Port Antonio Inn
Panoramic Ocean View Bungalow
Panoramic Ocean View Bungalow
Elmwood, Long Bay, Portland
Situated in Long Bay, this villa is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Long Bay Beach and within 9 miles (15 km) of Blue Lagoon and Boston Bay Beach. Winnifred Beach and Reach ...
Panoramic Ocean View Bungalow
Ridge Bay Chateau
Ridge Bay Chateau
3 out of 5
8 Hidden Harbour, Port Antonio
Situated by the ocean, this cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of Portland Parish Church, Port Antonio Square and Musgrave Market. Errol Flynn Marina and Bikini ...
Ridge Bay Chateau
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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