Jamaica is a truly charming Caribbean destination. For those who have already visited or spent their holidays in the country, you are already aware of the famous cities such as Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril. You know that having vacations in these places are fabulous. Did you know that there are still some places in Jamaica that were once prime vacation locations but have faded into oblivion over the decades and now are quietly popular yet again? One such place in Jamaica is Port Antonio.
Port Antonio was the hottest tourist destination in Jamaica during the 1930s before people adopted aircrafts as their preferred mode of travel and later in the 1970s when Montego Bay became popular. During the 1930s, Port Antonio used to be the spot where the rich and famous yacht owners frequently set anchor here. Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling actor was among the early tourists here, as well as Grace Kelly. Other famous Hollywood celebrities such as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor have also made Port Antonio their romantic sojourns. Even though the town is much quieter now, for tourists who want something different than the big city experience, this largely unexplored city is now beckoning in a big way.
Let’s go on a virtual tour of Port Antonio and see all that this magnificent place has to offer. A retro ambience is all set to welcome as you venture into Port Antonio. It seems as though Port Antonio has been caught in a time warp. A visit to this place offers a glimpse into the original Caribbean--the same way it looked before mass tourism began. It’s quite adventurous to experience and traverse this off-the-beaten-path in Jamaica.
Port Antonio is situated 120 miles away from Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport on eastern side of Jamaica’s north shore. It’s a favorite place for local Jamaicans to relax and enjoy a laidback life. The beaches here are secluded, with lush green hillsides, and a leisurely pace of life. The temperature stays between 75-81 degrees all year.
Apart from its scenic beauty, Port Antonio can also be visited for other activities as well such as swimming, bird watching, waterfall hikes, and authentic jerk dining. Many Jamaicans who are already frequent visitors to this place say that the best jerk cooking is to be found along the various roadside stalls on Boston Bay. Port Antonio is also a great destination for romantic couples seeking a bamboo rafting tour upon the Rio Grande. The rafting trip can however be best enjoyed at night-especially if there is a full moon!
Musicians have made Port Antonio their favorite destination now. It has over the past many years transformed into a hotspot for music recording. The Geejam Hotel has a private music studio where everyone, even locals, can record music. The Bush Bar, located in the Geejam Hotel, often hosts visiting musical artists at cocktail hour.
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