16 Photos Showcasing the Beauty of St. Ann in Jamaica

Saint Ann is the largest parish in Jamaica, located on the island’s north coast. It is named for  Lady Anne Hyde, the first wife of King James II of England. You may know this parish for the resort town of Ocho Rios or perhaps even Runaway Bay or Discovery Bay. St. Ann lies almost smack in the middle of Jamaica and is also called the Garden Parish in light of its floral beauty. St. Ann is one of Jamaica’s oldest populated areas, tracing back to 600–650 AD. It is believed to be the earliest settlement in Jamaica. The Tainos, Jamaica’s pre-Columbian aboriginal people, were its first settlers. Christopher Columbus first landed in Jamaica at Discovery Bay, St. Ann in 1494. He eventually lived there for a year after being marooned in the Caribbean on his fourth voyage to the New World. The first Spanish settlement in Jamaica was at Sevilla la Nueva, and you can explore its colourful history today at the Seville Heritage Park. Today we take a look at 16 photos which showcase the beauty of this parish. See why we call St. Ann the Garden Parish of Jamaica.


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16 Photos of St. Ann, the Garden Parish

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The gardens at Dunn’s River Falls
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Wrap Up

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Adventures from Elle is a travel blog for locals & visitors who want to experience the best of Jamaica, one adventure at a time. The blog is curated by Rochelle Knight, a junior resident (M.D.) in internal medicine and published author. She began the blog in 2016 as a medical student & wants to see the world, starting with her home country. Purchase her book 'SIGHTSEE JAMAICA' on Amazon and join her in Jamaica!

29 thoughts on “16 Photos Showcasing the Beauty of St. Ann in Jamaica

    1. Me too! Especially after going early one morning and seeing Dunn’s river without the crowd 🙂 Blue Hole is another gem. It also goes by the name Island Gully Falls. I went some years ago and wrote about it under that name… but a not-so-pleasant tour guide soured my experience. Happy to report that I’ve since revisited and had a better experience 😁 still haven’t braved up to jump into the big waterfall but I swung into a smaller pool with a rope swing 🙂

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  1. Corny as it is, I liked ALL of the photos in this post! But the one which really grabbed my attention was the fifth photo (with all of its greenery); the Dunn’s River falls was a close second! Such a lush place to be in Jamaica, and certainly a massive contrast to the desert here in California! Thanks for sharing another beautiful spot in your home country. 🙂

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    1. We get lots of snow in Canada. Especially Alberta where I currently live – cold, snowy winters. I would love to live in a tropical place that doesn’t get snow. As the saying goes, “we always want what we can’t have.” 😂

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