Treasure Beach. The name alone speaks volumes about what tourists have come to expect when they visit this hidden gem of a coastal community. The beaches here are so outstanding that little else matters, and so, there isn't much else by way of attractions directly in town. If you're one who likes to explore, rent a car or hook up with a tour group, because you'll have to make a shore trip to find landmarks and natural sites worth visiting.
There are a large number of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, for those who are so inclined. Click on the beach names for more detail concerning that individual beach.
If you are wanting to snorkel, a place offering that option is Treasure Beach. Gray and peppered with boats, this isn't a picturesque locale, but it may still be fun to beach comb. This beach also offers a view of the sunset over the water.
A second alternative for beach-goers to consider is Frenchman's Bay. Frenchman's Bay is one of four bays that make up the Treasure Beach area of Jamaica. Although Frenchman's Bay remains relatively secluded and underpopulated now, it is fast becoming a popular tourist spot.
Billy Bay: The shore of Billy Bay feature white to grey sands that are speckled with rocks and shells. Larger rocks line the edge of the beach, and sometimes make an appearance under water.
Needless to say, you can find a full range of choices for beaches in and around the area. For more about this topic, navigate to this page.
Visitors may enjoy some other interesting attractions nearby.
If the functional aspects of life by the sea interest you, you should consider visiting Lover's Leap Lighthouse. The newest lighthouse on the island, this is actually the highest lighthouse in the western hemisphere. Tourists can hike to the spot and take in the structure as well as enjoy the view.
|Lover's Leap Lighthouse||Lighthouse||Yardley Chase, 7.0 mi. East of Central Treasure Beach||Jamaica|
Another fun idea is to visit some of the more popular area land formations. Fully natural attractions like these in Treasure Beach are listed in the table below.
|Bay||1.8 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Treasure Beach|
|Bay||0.5 mi. South West of Downtown Treasure Beach|
|Bay||1.8 mi. Southeast of Downtown Treasure Beach|
If you are willing to travel a bit further outside the Treasure Beach area, you will have a few more options, including some of the most popular attractions in Jamaica.
Appleton Estate Rum Distillery: You may have seen them in your local liquor store, and you will definitely see them here. Since 1749, Appleton Estate has been Jamaica's premier producer of fine rums. Today, they produce over 20 different varieties of rum that are sold world wide. If you decide to visit the distillery, you can purchase a tour where you will learn about the long history of rum in Jamaica, and get to see first hand how it is made today.
YS Falls: About a forty mile drive north from Treasure Beach, a trip to YS Falls is a full day adventure. More than for just relaxing at, this waterfall boasts zip-lines, rope swings, and wonderful hiking trails that you can walk to explore the jungle around. This waterfall truly has all the excitement of an amusement park while still maintaining its natural beauty.
Apple Valley Park: Just to the east of YS Falls, Apple Valley Park is an outdoor adventure. Centered around Lilly Pond, the park offers visitors the chance to kayak, swim, and explore in the natural beauty of Jamaica.
As you might be able to tell, Treasure Beach offers a more natural side of the island. If you wanted to see some of the more mainstream Jamaica, you will have to head into one of the cities. Negril is the closest major area; with a sixty mile drive west that should take a little less than two hours. If you head east instead, you'll come across Kingston in about two and a half hours, where you'll find plenty of attractions such as the Bob Marley Museum.
Whether you decide to stay in Treasure Beach or head over to a nearby city, attractions are available to anyone willing to look for them.
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