Explore Off-the-beaten Charms of Port Antonio, Jamaica

All India, 16th September 2015: If you are looking at some of the most celebrated vacation spots in Jamaica, Port Antonio in Portland is the place to go! Whether you are interested in ‘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 all in Port Antonio. It’s a place where you can truly escape from the rigors of ordinary life, and feel as if time comes to a halt. The sheer beauty and serenity of the environment will have you dreaming of waking up in this environment every day!

Port Antonio offers a glimpse into the history of Portland, stretching from Buff Bay to Hector’s River and up the many river valleys to the Blue Mountains. 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 snorkeling and windsurfing in winter and also allows you to swim, relax or just chill out on the shore while enjoying the beauty of the turquoise waters around you. Vacationers hoping to taste the seclusion in Jamaica will definitely love this spot since it is rarely ever crowded.

When in the Port Antonio area rafting down the Rio Grande should definitely be a part of the visit. The Rio Grande, which is the largest river in the Portland Parish, gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy rafting from high above sea level down through a gorge. The gorge was formed between the Blue Mountain and John Crow Mountains, which offers sceneries that are second to none.

Port Antonio has been a secluded hideaway for decades, its natural beauty, semi-remote location and quiet air appealing to the likes of movie stars and celebrities.  Today, it maintains its exclusivity and is a hidden haven of lavish properties, private villas and eco-chic boutique hotels. Such hotels are Hotel Mocking Bird Hill, Geejam Hotel, Frenchman’s Cove Resort and Trident Hotel that grant guests luxurious 21st century decor and style in the thicket of trees and greenery that sit on the lips of the Caribbean Sea. With these accommodations and breath-taking views, visitors can recline their beach chairs and absorb the sun rays that flood the beach and pool side.

The cuisine is another aspect of Port Antonio that adds to its uniqueness, with the aroma of Jerk and festival that fills the air, to the ground provisions that are deliciously prepared to create a world of excitement in your mouth. Jerk originated in Portland with the main ingredients in the jerk seasoning being Scotch Bonnet pepper, pimento berries (allspice) and when combined with local scallion, onion and garlic and other seasonings, produce a marinade that’s full of flavor.

If you’re looking for somewhere to unwind, dine and guided by the hands of Mother Nature, then join the list of thousands who have come here. Port Antonio’s seductive charm invites you to experience the ultimate in laidback luxury.

About Jamaica Tourist Board
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. The JTB was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) from 2006 to 2013. Also in 2013, Jamaica earned the WTA’s vote for the World’s Leading Cruise Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Destination and Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination for the seventh consecutive year. Additionally, the Historic Falmouth Cruise Port was recognized as the World’s Leading Tourism Development Project while Ocho Rios was named the Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Port and Sangster International Airport was voted the Caribbean’s Leading Airport. In Canada, Jamaica was voted the Favourite Honeymoon Destination by Travel Agents.

JTB offices are located in Kingston, Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Delhi and Tokyo.

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For Further Information, please contact:
Jamaica Tourist Board
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Ms. Mariya Kapadia | 022 24981777 | Email: visitjamaica@gmail.com