Travel Jamaica

An adventure awaits in Jamaica if you are ready to find one. 2016 was the year I chose to start seeing more of the world, starting with my home country. Many blogs, vlogs and websites showed Jamaican places I’d love to visit let alone never heard of before but few shared how to get there or how much it costs. Thus, Adventures from Elle is making Jamaica more accessible for locals and visitors who want to experience Jamaica as a local, one adventure at a time. Get more useful tips here or check out what’s good to see and do in each parish below.

Things to Do by Parish

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Kingston

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Pictured: Fort Charles, Port Royal

St. Andrew (My home! ❤️)

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Pictured: Devon House

St. Thomas

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Pictured: Lyssons Beach

Portland (My favourite parish! ❤️)

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Pictured: Fish Dunn Falls
  • Get the best of both worlds (river+beach) at Frenchman’s Cove. (personal favourite☆)
  • Enjoy one of Jamaica’s finest: the Boston Beach. Right next to it is the famous jerk centre. (personal favourite☆)
  • Hike to Blue Mountain Peak, Jamaica’s highest point, for sunrise. (personal favourite☆)
  • Take a boat tour of the Somerset Falls in Hope Bay and explore the beautiful property. (personal favourite☆)
  • Take a slippery-slidey hike at one of Jamaica’s most beautiful cascades, the Reach Falls in Manchioneal. (personal favourite☆)
  • See a place which pictures don’t do justice: the Cascade Waterfall. (personal favourite☆)
  • Fish Dunn Falls in Silver Hill calls your name! (personal favourite☆)

St. Mary

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Pictured: Tacky Falls
  • Go 007 at the James Bond Beach.
  • Explore the Castleton Botanical Gardens, Jamaica’s second oldest botanical garden through which the beautiful Wag Water River flows.
  • Visit a waterfall rich with historical significance: the Tacky Falls.
  • Just about the longest hike to a waterfall in Jamaica, but well worth it: Kwame Falls.

St. Ann

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Pictured: the Dunn’s River Falls

Clarendon

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Pictured: Empowerment Park

Manchester

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Pictured: Gut River

St. Elizabeth

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Pictured: Breadnut Valley Falls

St. James

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Pictured: Dead End Beach at sunset.

A Few Things

  1. I usually give directions from Kingston so things may be a little different if you’re from or staying in another corner of Jamaica.
  2. Prices are listed in Jamaican dollars (JMD) unless otherwise stated.
  3. By no means are the activities listed above in each parish an exhaustive list. Those are just the places I’ve managed to visit and write about at the time you’re reading this.
  4. Adventures from Elle is a blog so expect opinions!

Personal Ratings Explained

You’ll notice I give each place some stars at the end. They range from ☆ to ☆☆☆☆☆ and the reason(s) behind them are listed in each post. I take into account things such as difficulty to find, value for cost, beauty, appeal, facilities and hospitality. Every rating is based on my personal experience there so I can’t guarantee you’ll have the same experience, especially with uncommercialized places that depend on who else goes there that day and natural factors too such as recent rainfall which can muddy the water, change water levels etc.

As we say in Jamaica, tek care ah yuhself and walk good! 🇯🇲
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