Port Antonio, Jamaica

Port Antonio, Jamaica

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The Former Banana Capital of the World

In the late 1800s, Port Antonio was known as “the banana capital of the world”, and although the town’s fortunes may have split in the early 20th century with the decline of the banana trade, this lovely laid-back Caribbean port is once again open for business— especially when it comes to attracting vacationers from around the world.

Visit Firefly House, the historic home of playwright Noel Coward, relax on Winnifred Beach, or do a waterfall tour of Reach Falls, Somerset Falls, and YS Falls. Browse the shops and stores along West Street and Market Street for local arts and handmade crafts, stroll along the promenade of Port Antonio Marina, or head to Folly Point Lighthouse for picture-perfect views of Port Antonio, Navy Island, and Folly Mansion.

Top your visit off with a plate of jerk chicken or vegetable curry and an ice-cold Red Stripe beer.

BLUE LAGOON

BLUE LAGOON

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BLUE LAGOON

BLUE LAGOON

Cinema buffs will recognize the stunning turquoise waters and lush greenery from the movie of the same name starring Brooke Shields. The water is a mixture of warm salt water from the Caribbean Sea and ice-cold fresh water from deep underground springs, making for a hot and cold swimming experience.

FIREFLY ESTATE

FIREFLY ESTATE

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FIREFLY ESTATE

FIREFLY ESTATE

Visit the estate of the English playwright Sir Noël Coward, where jet setters and royalty have spent many an evening together. Originally owned by infamous pirate and one-time governor of Jamaica, Henry Morgan, the home enjoys a commanding view of the St. Mary’s harbor and contains a secret escape tunnel.

SOMERSET FALLS

SOMERSET FALLS

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SOMERSET FALLS

SOMERSET FALLS

Nestled amongst red ginger lilies and lush greenery, Somerset Falls are located on a former sugar plantation. There are several waterfalls on the property, but the most spectacular are the “Hidden Falls” where you can cool-off in the 20-foot deep pool, or play in the cascading water.

Port Antonio, Jamaica At a glance

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Current Time:
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Currency:
Jamaican Dollar
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Local Details:
Population: 14,400
Country Code: +1

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