Attractions in Blue Mountains

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Outside of Jamaica, the Blue Mountain region is best known for its coffee, but it is also a destination in the island of Jamaica that is nothing short of awe-inspiring.  This is the place you go for a quiet, cozy retreat in the mountains, not for the beaches and landmarks.  Nearby Kingston can handle those things for you --  here, it is all about nature all the time.  

Beaches

Orange Bay Beach West

There are an abundance of beaches to consider visiting, although each of them are found in neighboring areas. You can click on the name of each beach to get additional information concerning that particular location.

Spring Garden Beach: The best features of Spring Garden are the trees that line the shore, the softness of the sand and its long length for beach combing and sunset walks.

A second place to consider is Buff Bay. Buff Bay is located right off A4, next to the Seawave Complex.

Orange Bay Beach West: You can reach Orange Bay Beach by taking A4 to the coast, then veering east onto a dirt road that runs parallel to the coast.

Luckily, you will find a nice selection of beaches nearby. Visit this article if you want to find some more information.

Museums

Bob Marley Museum

In case you like to become more aware of other people and places, you might want to visit a museum during your time in Blue Mountains.

Many travelers choose to visit Bob Marley Museum. It is located in Kingston, South West of Blue Mountains. This museum is dedicated to the works of Marley, and of reggae music in general. Any music fan, reggae or otherwise, may want to make this musical pilgrimage site to priority.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Trench Town Culture Yard Museum. It is located in Kingston, South West of Blue Mountains. Designated a protected site in order to preserve and promote national heritage in 2007, the Trench Town Culture Yard was built by the Jamaican government during the 1940s as subsidized housing for the poor that promoted communal living. It is perhaps best known by tourists as the place where reggae great Bob Marley grew up and the Wailers were formed, but when they arrive to tour the yard, they find a unique look at how the leaders of the island expected their lower class people to live.

Bank of Jamaica Money Museum: The museum is open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The table directly below lists more information on some available museums nearby.

Museums Near Blue Mountains
Name Phone Location
Bank of Jamaica Money Museum (876) 922-0750 0.4 mi. South of Central downtown Kingston
Bob Marley Museum (876) 978-2929 1.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Kingston
National Gallery of Jamaica (876) 922-1561 ext. 3 Downtown Kingston
Trench Town Culture Yard Museum (876) 572-4085 1.3 mi. Northwest of Central downtown Kingston

Historical Sites

Devon House

In case you enjoy exploring the historical roots of foreign countries, you might enjoy visiting a historical site while on vacation in Blue Mountains.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Devon House. It is located in Kingston, South West of Blue Mountains. Devon House is a unique landmark. On an island filled with historic plantation houses once owned by white slave owners, Devon house was built by Jamaica's first black millionaire, George Stielbel.

A second choice is St. Peter's Church. It's a historical site within reach of Blue Mountains. Some of the most unique artifacts at St. Peter's Church include a communion plate donated by Sir Henry Morgan and the tomb of Lewis Galdye, which tells us that he was swallowed up in an earth quake, then spit out of the earth into the ocean, where he swam until he was picked up by a boat.

Check the chart below for information concerning historic sites nearby.

Historic Sites Near Blue Mountains
Name Phone Location
Devon House (876) 929-6602 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central Kingston
St. Peter's Church -- 1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Kingston

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests will experience some other worthwhile local landmarks close to Blue Mountains.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Blue Mountains
Name Type Location Island
Redstripe Plant Attraction Kingston Jamaica

Natural Attractions

The Blue Mountains National Park

Struan Castle Garden is one of the better known local attractions. Struan Castle Garden is a special events venue that capitalizes on its beautiful botanical gardens surroundings to host weddings, parties, and other events. The gardens and trails, meanwhile, are open to the public.

A second local attraction that provides a nice way to spend some time outdoors is The Blue Mountains National Park. The Blue Mountains are the longest mountain range in Jamaica. Known for the coffee they produce, there is also a national park here where hiking and camping can be done.

These examples are just a sample of what's available. To navigate to our guide to natural attractions in and around Blue Mountains, use this link.

Casinos

Jamaica Casinos

Feeling lucky? Visitors who'd like to try their luck on the slots will discover a few places to go nearby.

Acropolis Barbican has a restaurant, so you can grab a bite to eat before or after you try your luck. This casino is open daily from 12 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Macau Gaming Lounge is situated in Kingston, South West of Blue Mountains. A hip club atmosphere meets with a casino at Macau Gaming Lounge, where you can play the slots between drinking and dancing.

Vegas Gaming Kingston provides a selection of games for visitors to try out, including Blackjack - Video and Roulette. Vegas Gaming is a small, air conditioned space where people can stop in for a quick round of gaming or stay for hours and see how lucky they really are.

These are just a few of what's on the island. Click here to see our page concerning gaming close to Blue Mountains.

 

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