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.
You'll discover a large selection of beaches to consider, though they are all found just outside of Blue Mountains. Click on each beach name to get additional information about that specific beach.
Spring Garden Beach: A flat, grey sand beach without much adornment, this spot has easy acceptability and a quiet ambiance.
A second option for beach-goers to consider is Buff Bay. Buff Bay is located right off A4, next to the Seawave Complex.
Orange Bay Beach West: Lined with both trees and buildings, Orange Bay Beach features grey colored sand and deep blue waters. Fishing boats dot the horizon.
These examples are just some of the choices you'll find. To read a more complete discussion of beaches, visit this page.
If you like to become more aware of unfamiliar places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum during your vacation.
Many travelers choose to visit Bob Marley Museum. It is found within Kingston, South West of Blue Mountains. Jamaica is known for a great many things, and one of them is the legend of reggae music, Mr. Bob Marley. The Bob Marley Museum is the former home of Marley, and focuses on the man's life and achievements.
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: View the history of Jamaica as told through its driving force: money. From the first penny ever spent on the island, to the money of the day, the history of the island unfolds through the telling of how money influenced it all.
The following chart provides you with some key facts concerning museums you might enjoy nearby.
|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|
If you enjoy experiencing the history of a foreign country, you should consider visiting a historical site during your time in Blue Mountains.
An interesting landmark worth visiting is Devon House. It is found within 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.
Another option is St. Peter's Church. It's a historical site just outside 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.
View the following table for information concerning historical sites nearby.
|Devon House||(876) 929-6602||0.6 mi. Northeast of Central Kingston|
|St. Peter's Church||--||1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Kingston|
Visitors can experience some other interesting sites worth visiting nearby.
Assuming you like being outside will often enjoy visiting Struan Castle Garden. 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.
Another place that needs mentioning 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.
Fortunately, you'll find plenty of additional natural attractions. You can read this page about natural attractions in and near the area if you're interested in learning additional specifics.
In the mood for some action? Guests hoping to try their luck in some gaming action can find plenty of opportunities to do so nearby.
Acropolis Barbican has dining on-site, so you can eat before, during or after the gaming action. Set in the Loshusan Mall in Kingston, Acropolis is a multi-style gaming facility where you can sit down as well as play a few table games. One thing Acropolis is particularly known for is their promotional nights where you can win extras like more game tokens or a free dinner.
Macau Gaming Lounge is found within 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.
Monte Carlo Gaming Lounge: 10,000 square feet of space makes up the Monte Carlo Gaming Lounge. This locale is one of the most popular bars and casinos in Jamaica.
Luckily, you'll be able to find many other choices too. Click to find our article concerning gaming close to Blue Mountains.
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