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 find an abundance of beaches to visit, although each of them are found nearby. You can click on the name of each beach for a detailed review of that particular stretch of sand.
Spring Garden Beach: A flat, grey sand beach without much adornment, this spot has easy acceptability and a quiet ambiance.
Another option for beach-goers to consider is Buff Bay. Located in the sleepy town of Buff Bay is an equally sleepy beach of the same name. While Crystal Springs is the real attraction in this town, Buff Bay is a great option for vacationers who are looking for a day at he beach away from the crowds.
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 are just a few of your choices. To read more about beaches available, visit this page.
If you enjoy learning about unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Blue Mountains.
One popular destination is Bob Marley Museum. It is located within 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 landmark worth visiting is Trench Town Culture Yard Museum. It is located in 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: 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 table provides you with a few details concerning the available museums 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|
In case you like to learn about the history of a foreign place, you might enjoy visiting a historical site while on vacation in Blue Mountains.
Many travelers choose to 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.
An alternative landmark could be St. Peter's Church. It's a historical site near Blue Mountains. St. Peter's Church may have been destroyed in an earth quake, and then again in a fire just over a decade later, but time and again it has been rebuilt. Now, in its third incarnation, this church is a popular tourist attraction for the Georgian architecture and small offering of historical religious artifacts on display inside.
Take a moment to read this table to read more about sites of historical interest 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 may discover some other interesting sites nearby.
Struan Castle Garden is one of the better known outdoor attractions. <p>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.</p>
Another site that allows you to enjoy the natural surroundings is The Blue Mountains National Park. <p>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.</p>
Fortunately, you will find many other natural attractions. For a better look at natural attractions in and around Blue Mountains, visit this page.
Feeling Lucky? Visitors interested in trying their luck have quite a few alternatives nearby.
Acropolis Barbican has dining on-site, which provides added convenience 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 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.
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.
Needless to say, you'll be able to find a full range choices too. Click to read our guide to gaming close to Blue Mountains.
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