22 Photos Which Show Why Portland is Jamaica’s Most Beautiful Parish

Portland is easily Jamaica’s most beautiful parish with a great diversity in landscapes ranging from Jamaica’s highest mountain peak at a chilly 7,402 feet and dipping as low as to sea level with warm tropical breezes wafting in from the Caribbean Sea. What’s even lovelier is that this parish is relatively untouched from the droves of tourists which flock our major three tourist cities and towns, so it’s possible you’ll find many of these gems 100% empty (and uncommercialized) if you visit. Portland attracts a more ecoturist laidback vibe so it’s no wonder yoga and wellness resorts have been growing in popularity in this side of the island. I’ll let the pictures do the talking– here’s why Portland is my favourite ❀ and Jamaica’s most beautiful parish.

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The beautiful Somerset Falls in Hope Bay
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Welcome to my happy place, the Blue Mountains
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Boston Beach, next to the country’s most famous jerk
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Another beauty, a church from the Diocese of Jamaica & the Cayman Islands
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Reach Falls. Photo courtesy of: visitjamaica.com
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One of the lower pools & waterfalls at Reach
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The Trident Hotel. Photo courtesy of: newjetsetters.com
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Driving through Manchioneal
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Long Bay Beach
Monkey Island
Monkey Island. Photo courtesy of visitjamaica.com
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Another view of Daniel’s River which supplies Somerset Falls
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Sunrise over the Blue Mountain Peak
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Fog over the mountains
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Blue Lagoon. Photo courtesy of: things-to-do-in-jamaica.com
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Another stunning view from the Mountains

Fun Facts About Portland

  • Portland records the highest annual rainfall in the island which supplies its numerous rivers and waterfalls, and keeps its vegetation so lush and inviting.
  • The parish is a leading producer of bananas, coconuts, breadfruits, coffee, mangoes and ackee which are grown for export as well as local consumption.
  • Port Antonio, the capital of Portland, is regarded as the start of Jamaica’s tourism industry and all-inclusive resorts, having been the first town in the country to accommodate tourist visits as a result of the emergence of the Banana Industry.
  • The parish is home to two Maroon settlements, Nanny Town and Charles Town.

If you’d like to read more about specific Portland attractions like its beaches, hiking trails and waterfalls, click here.

β€˜Til next time, safe & happy travels. βœŒπŸ½


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Rochelle | Adventuresfromelle

Adventures from Elle is a blog for locals & visitors who want to experience the best of Jamaica, one adventure at a time. Also a budget travel blog, Adventures from Elle is written by Rochelle Knight, a junior doctor who began this blog as a student & wants to see the world, starting with her own country. She frequents off-the-beaten-path waterfalls, beaches and places with interesting history. Join her in Jamaica!

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