One of the more popular spots for Jamaicans on the lesser traveled South Coast the picturesque Fonthill Beach Park is known for its pristine golden sands, turquoise waters, great spearfishing and a lovely nearby reef which sees many locals and tourists alike donning their snorkeling gear to observe the colourful tropical fish and a wide variety of coral. Located just 15 minutes outside of Black River, close to the border of St. Elizabeth and Westmoreland this place is ideal for large family outings as well as private picnics.
Situated within a nature reserve on the Fonthill property owned by the Petroleum Company of Jamaica, the area is comprised of two golden-sand beaches (connected by a trail), fringed by a reef offering great snorkeling and bathing. Dolphins come into the cove, as do turtles for nesting season. Fonthill also operates a guest house and comes complete with a shower and changeroom facilities, a small cafe and bar, a grassed area with picnic tables under gazebos, lifeguards and horseback riding tours are also available near the property. The little beach at Fonthill is a delight and can be followed all the way to Luana Point where a lone mangrove tree defines the western edge of the morass that stretches eastward to Longacre Point.
Port Antonio in Portland, Jamaica is one of the most celebrated vacation spots on the island. Whether you’re looking for ‘off the beaten path’ waterfalls, secluded beaches with undercurrents of freshwater, historical sites, snorkeling, surfing, delicious food or just some time to experience the authentic local charm, you’ll find it in Port Antonio. A place where you can truly escape from the stress of daily life, it is as if time slows down once you’re there. The sheer beauty and serenity of the environment will have you dreaming of waking up there everyday.
Located just outside of Port Antonio, San San Beach is one of the most famous stretches of pure white sand in all of Jamaica. With approximately 1½ miles of sand this is a private beach with offshore reefs and warm, shallow waters (which are ideal for snorkelling and windsurfing in winter) a small daily entrance fee allows you to swim, relax and chill out on the shore while enjoying the beauty of the turquoise water before you. Vacationers who are hoping for a taste of seclusion in Jamaica will definitely love this spot since it is rarely ever crowded.
December 7, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Vacation Themes | No comment
Jamaica is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean for scenery. The island has white-sand beaches, lush foliage, rivers, mountains and spectacular waterfalls. Watersports are quite popular and you’ll often find a variety of them being done along Jamaica’s coastlines. Snorkeling and scuba diving are long time favourites but increasingly windsurfing and kiteboarding are also becoming popular. Jamaica is a popular destination for kiteboarding due to its dependable northeasterly trade winds and warm winter climate.
Kiteboarding is a sport whose practitioners attach themselves to kite-like sails and skim over the water on boards. Windsurfing lets you catch some waves in a whole new way. If you’ve never before experienced this dramatic water sport, there’s no better place to begin than here. Most of the large beach hotels in Jamaica have a good selection of watersports equipment on hand for use, usually free of charge (mostly for non-motorised sports) and will direct you to the best spots for these activities, this includes windsurfing and kiteboarding. However, if you’re not planning on relying on the resorts it is suggested that you bring your own equipment. To make it them easy for you to find here is a list of the Best Beaches for Windsurfing & Kiteboarding in Jamaica!