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 visit, though they are all found in neighboring areas. Just click on the name of the beach for detailed information about that particular location.

Spring Garden Beach: A flat, grey sand beach without much adornment, this spot has easy acceptability and a quiet ambiance.

Another alternative for beach-goers 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.

These examples are only a few of what you can find. Go to this article if you want to get some more details.

Museums

Bob Marley Museum

Assuming you like to expand your knowledge of other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation.

Many travelers choose to visit Bob Marley Museum. It is located in 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 found within Kingston, South West of Blue Mountains. The original buildings in which many lower class Jamaicans lived for decades have been restored and refurnished to appear as they did when they were originally built in the 40s. There is a small museum which recounts the area's history with a number of artifacts which were left by prior residents.

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

The table below has some details regarding 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

If you like to immerse yourself in the historical roots of a foreign place, you should consider visiting a historical site during your time in Blue Mountains.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Devon House. It is located in Kingston, South West of Blue Mountains. Inside Devon House is a collection of Jamaican, English, and French antiques that date back to the 19th century. A tour of this property takes guests through a huge number of rooms including Palm Hall, the dining room which has a 19th century grandfather clock, a drawing room, a game room that still houses popular games from the 1800s, a sewing room, the grand ballroom with its original chandelier, the master bedroom, a young girls room, and more.

An alternative landmark could be 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.

Glance through the table just below to read more about historic sites near Blue Mountains.

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

Visitors can discover some other interesting local landmarks nearby.

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 most enjoyable natural 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.

The Blue Mountains National Park is another option that needs mentioning. 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.

Luckily, you can find plenty of additional choices too. To navigate to our complete page about natural attractions in and around Blue Mountains, navigate to this page.

Casinos

Jamaica Casinos

Feeling lucky? Guests wanting to try their luck have quite a few alternatives nearby.

Acropolis Barbican offers dining on-site, so you can grab a bite to eat before or after you try your luck. The ambiance at Acropolis is not especially refined, nor is it a big party spot. Guests are asked to come dressed in the very least in resort casual clothing.

Macau Gaming Lounge is located 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: The on-site barroom features a beautiful 20-foot mahogany bar and a collection of wall mounted television screens so guests can watch international horse races and other sporting events.

These are only a few of the choices you'll find. Click on this link to view our page concerning gaming close to Blue Mountains.

 

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