Martha Brae River

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The legend of Martha Brae tells of an Arawak witch who lived on the banks of River Mitibereon. Greedy Spanish explorers had heard of gold along the river, and captured her so that she might lead them to the gold. As the story goes, she led them into a cave, then disappeared. She used her powers to turn the river, which then engulfed then men, killing them. From then on, the river became known as Martha Brae.

Interestingly, despite the slightly mythical story of how the river was named, Martha Brae is one of the most romantic spots in Jamaica. Couples often sign up for boat tours, and dine at the romantic Glistening Waters restaurant, which overlooks the bioluminescent lake that is a part of this waterway.


Located in Trelawny Parish, 1.7 miles west of White Bay, Martha Brae River happily welcomes residents and tourists who are lodging in this section of Jamaica. Whether or not you are staying in this location, you should consider dropping by for some fun in the sun. If you're curious, Falmouth is a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the west-northwest.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most enjoyable options while spending a few hours exploring the area is sharing a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of Martha Brae River. Rock Wharf Grill, which offers Jamaican fare, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Also close-by, you and your group will come across options including Fisherman's Inn Restaurant and Glistening Waters Restaurant where you and your companions will not want to get up and go without taking a bite of their specialty seafood.

Nearby Attractions

There are some additional places of interest nearby, including Water Square, which is a mile away Falmouth. Furthermore, you can consider heading to Fort Balcarres, which is another nearby attraction.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Attractions Near Martha Brae River
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Water Square -- 1.1 mi. (0.7 km) NW Falmouth
Fort Balcarres Historic Site 1.2 mi. (0.8 km) NW Falmouth
Outameni Theme Park Museum 1.3 mi. (0.3 km) NW Falmouth
Albert George Market Historic Site 1.4 mi. (0 km) WNW Falmouth
Davidson House Historic Site -- -- Falmouth
Falmouth Court House Historic Site -- -- Falmouth
Good Hope Great House Historic Site -- -- Falmouth
Martha Brae Waterwheel Historic Site -- -- Falmouth

Location: Trelawny Parish, Jamaica


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