Jamaica is one of the most sought after romantic destinations in the world, let alone The Caribbean. Whether old or young, eccentric or laid back, couples from across the globe travel to the island’s shores to experience its seductive charm. When you’re looking for a cozy, private place to stay try this list of 5 Intimate Hideaways:
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Scattered on the cliffs overlooking Boston Bay, Portland (on the North east point of Jamaica), Great Huts is an oceanfront ecotourism resort described by many as “the perfect place to see the real Jamaica”. The uniquely built huts on the property create an African styled beach-jungle-cliff habitat village that presents a pleasant hideaway for the back-packing ecotourist as well as the easy-going romantic.
Travel junkies Calee, Stephen and baby Nyla’s love affair with Jamaica is still going strong. Every week a new webisode of Pon Di Road in Jamaica shows us that something extra. Thus far in season two of the series visits to the virtually unseen rivers and beaches of the eastern Parish of Portland have kept us entranced and craving more.
As we get ready for today’s premiere of a brand new webisode let’s take a look back at last week’s webisode – Pon Di Road (Season 2) #9 – Errol Flynn Marina (Part 2) in the roundup! In part 2 of their visit to the famed Errol Flynn Marina in Portland Calee and Stephen get a short lesson in fishing and go shopping at the authentic Jamaican gift shop “Things Jamaican” where among other things they learn a bit of Jamaican Patois.
Our favourite eccentric travel trio are still on the move. Exploring the lesser traveled eastern coast of Jamaica and in particular the parish of Portland, a place known for its pristine beauty and hidden treasures.
So far in the second season of “Pon Di Road in Jamaica” we’ve seen Calee, Stephen and their baby Nyla enjoy the serenity of secluded beaches, the thrill of a cascading waterfall, and the unforgettable taste of Jamaican jerk. Now, with the premiere of a brand new webisode fast approaching let’s take a look back at where we last saw them on Pon Di Road (Season 2 ) #8 – Errol Flynn Marina.
From visits to dazzling white-sanded secluded beaches, rejuvenating cascading waterfalls, to riding the waves and eating succulent spicy jerk food at Boston Bay Calee, Stephen and baby Nyla have wasted no time exploring the virtually unseen side of Jamaica in Season 2 of “Pon Di Road in Jamaica”.
When we last saw our favourite travel trio they had just checked in to the luxurious Geejam Hotel in Portland where they enjoyed a drink at the Bushbar before heading down to the secluded Geejam Beach. Now on the brink of the premiere of a brand new webisode, let’s take a look back at Pon Di Road (Season 2) #7 – Geejam Hotel.
Looking for heaven on earth? The warm azure waters of The Caribbean Sea have a magnetic pull that very few (if any) can resist. Just looking at the ocean will tempt you to dive right in and Jamaica has some of the best beaches for you to enjoy the beauty of the sea and the shore. From the laid back to the energy-packed there are enough beaches here to suit just about any test. Here is a list of 5 of the best beaches in Jamaica:
Doctor’s Cave Beach
Energetic, stunning and exciting, Montego Bay on Jamaica’s north coast embodies a spirit that invites us all to come out and play. A definite favorite among travelers in search of a good time, the second city is a great place to have your fill of relaxation and revelry. World famous white sands and crystal clear waters fed by a mineral spring combine at the beautiful Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay. Founded in 1906, Doctor’s Cave is nestled between the Marine Park and the Hip Strip. The translucent water is known for its mineral content and its golden sands and turquoise water provide the perfect place to enjoy the tranquil warmth of the Caribbean Sea. Visitors can even watch brightly colored tropical fish swimming close to the surface.
Our favourite travel couple (and their recent addition to the family) have been having a world of a time exploring Jamaica’s lesser traveled Parish of Portland. So far we’ve seen Calee, Stephen and Nyla visit the enchanting Reach Falls, the seductive shores of Frenchmans Cove and even “The Jerk Capital of the World” Boston Bay.
On the brink of the premiere of yet another webisode of “Pon Di Road in Jamaica” let’s take a look back at last week’s webisode Pon Di Road (Season 2) #5 – Boston Beach. A trip to Boston Bay is not only a tantalizing treat for the taste buds it also appeals to sun worshipers and vacationers seeking to venture into the realm of water sports. The golden sands and rough waters will tempt you to grab a surfboard and ride the waves, take a lesson in wind surfing, or venture further out to some good snorkeling sites.
Calee, Stephen and baby Nyla’s journey “Pon Di Road in Jamaica” gets more and more exciting each week as they continue to explore Jamaica’s eastern parish of Portland. Lovely vistas and hidden treasures add increased appeal to the island’s natural charm. So far in Season 2 of the series we’ve seen these three venture out of the more familiar Kingston into Portland where we watched as they climbed the slippery cascades at Reach Falls. In case you may have missed what they’ve been up to since then here’s the roundup of “Pon Di Road (Season 2) #4 – Boston Jerk & Frenchmans Cove”.
After an exhilarating experience at Reach Falls, Calee, Stephen and Nyla continue their adventures in Portland with a stop for some famous Boston jerk. Well renowned as “The Jerk Capital of Jamaica” Boston Bay is a tantalizing treat for the taste buds. As the birthplace of Jerk food, Boston Bay is arguably the best place to sample all things Jerk in Jamaica and once a year hosts the Portland Jerk Festival, featuring live music, sideshows and hundreds of jerk food stalls. Roasted over Pimento leaves in large pits, jerk chicken or pork is cooked by each vendor with their own special “jerk sauce recipe. Watch and learn (as Stephen does) how the uniquely Jamaican dish is prepared.
Travel junkies Calee and Stephen have seen so much of Jamaica, but they still want more. Especially now with their brand new addition to the family, baby Nyla. The second season of ‘Pon Di Road’ began in the capital Kingston with a trip to the famous Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Now, on the cusp of the premiere of a brand new webisode we bring you the Pon Di Road Weekly Roundup, just in case you may have missed their latest adventure.
Last week Calee, Stephen and baby Nyla journeyed to the beautiful parish of Portland, Jamaica where they kicked the day off with some breathtaking scenery and a delicious traditional Jamaican breakfast at the Goblin Hill Villas. Before the “Pon Di Road” family enjoyed the mouthwatering delights on the wide covered terrace with its own view over the Bay they were given a quick lesson on how to prepare Jamaica’s National Dish; Ackee and Saltfish.
With its stunning blue waters, romantic coves, remote white sand beaches, breathtaking panoramic views and some of the best food on the island the parish of Portland on Jamaica’s east coast is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean. Portland’s bigger beaches – Frenchman’s Cove, Winnifred Beach and Boston Bay – are well-travelled, stunning locales. But tracking down the off-the-beaten-path beaches, can be gratifying, providing you with serenity and exposure to the authentic Jamaica and its rustic charms.
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A particularly unusual spot, located near Manchioneal and about an hour outside of Buff Bay, named for it’s view of a turtle shell shaped rock that sits just offshore is the visually stunning Turtle Bay. This spot is more famous for its towering rock formations than its sands. Coastal erosion has worked it’s magic to create this idyllic setting and the majestic variegated rocks are quite a wonder to behold. It’s so far off the beaten path you can be sure there’ll be no crowds here, it’s a local secret which can be disclosed only by them. To find it, go a little pass Manchioneal to Hectors River and turn on Long Road, ask for directions from a friendly local there.
Whether you dream of love by the sea or on the steps of a historic great house, Jamaica has the perfect spot for you to celebrate your nuptials with a destination wedding. From its tranquil oceanfronts, to its majestic waterfalls Jamaica is packed with settings simply ideal for a wedding even the angels would envy.
The island’s many resorts also offer an assortment of wedding packages, some with complete wedding coordination services and discounts for the bridal party. Hotel staff and professional planners can help you plan your special day to perfection. So you can let your imagination run wild in a place where fantasy and reality meet. If you’re not choosing to go the resort route one alternative is to plan your own Jamaican wedding. Rent a private villa, hire a local wedding planner, and plan your own wedding!