Explore South Coast, Jamaica

– The hidden side of the island –

All India, 13th August 2015: Pristine and untouched, Jamaica’s South Coast is the most unspoilt part of this Caribbean island where the true heart of the nation beats. Jamaica’s South Coast is a vast and beautifully exotic territory yet relatively virgin. It is this very diversity that makes it so appealing to eco-tourists and nature enthusiasts the world over. Fishing villages, miles of beaches, centuries old great houses, natural waterfalls and wetlands create an atmosphere for adventure and relaxation. The towns of Mandeville, Whitehouse, Treasure Beach and Black River are picturesque and inviting. The South Coast with its beauty unblemished and natural wonders of flora and fauna virtually untouched extends a warm invitation to the discerning holiday visitor.

Along the South Coast there are several charming small hotels, guesthouses, villas and resort properties. Treasure Beach features a good choice of small unique hotels and guest houses at scenic oceanside and beach locations. Jake’s Resort, in Treasure Beach is known to be one of the best places to stay in the Caribbean, let alone Jamaica. This beachfront property features a mosaically tiled sea-water swimming pool and a string of vividly designed colorful, thatch-roofed cottages along the cliffs. Whitehouse features the all-inclusive Sandals Whitehouse European Village. Mandeville, high up in the cool mountains features a golf resort hotel among other accommodations. Most hotels offer restaurant and bar facilities.

Sightseeing can build an appetite, and local fare is delicious along the South Coast region, with a special focus on seafood. Overlooking the black sands of Jamaica’s southern shoreline, Little Ochie Seafood is one of the best places to eat seafood in the island. Patrons can enjoy over 75 freshly caught seafood dishes including curried or jerked shark, conch fritters, conch salad, jerk, curried, grilled or barbecued lobster, conch, squid and seaweed soup, fried or steamed fish and festival and bammy to name a few. Jack Sprat Seafood Restaurant, located in Calabash Bay, is excellent for chilling with friends and family. An open-air restaurant located directly on the beach, Jack Sprat Cafe offers a selection of ice cream, pizza and full seafood dinners. International-Caribbean cuisine is the order of the day at Mandeville’s finest restaurant, Bloomfield Great House. Guests can dine on an open-air verandah, which offers a spectacular view of the Mandeville lights at night, or in the antiques-filled main dining room.

Centre of the region is the breezy hill town of Mandeville, founded lying 2,000 feet above sea level. The British colonial influence is strong here, from the village green bordered by a church and courthouse to the Manchester Club, which boasts Jamaica’s oldest golf course founded in 1868. The surrounding area, and the south coast region, has numerous natural attractions and wildlife refuges. With its natural beauty and slow pace, Jamaica’s south is sought after by more discerning visitor’s intent on secluded relaxation rather than glitz and glamour.

There are many wonderful things to do in this region, everything from beautiful snorkeling, bike rides through the gorgeous rural Jamaica and bird watching. Located east of Treasure Beach, the famous Lovers Leap has one of the most scenic vistas in Jamaica a sheer 1600-foot cliff overlooking the sea. One can take a boat ride up the meandering Black river, past sultry crocodiles and through mysterious mangroves. Tiers of cascading water in YS Falls, a rainforest of possibilities allure one to rope swing over the calming cool water and plunge into bliss. Nestling in the sugar cane fields of St Elizabeth parish, the Appleton Rum Estate  offers the chance to find out all there is to know about the production of rum.

Off-the-beaten track, untarnished and unspoilt, the South Coast is truly Jamaica’s best-kept secret.

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.

For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB’s Web site at www.visitjamaica.com or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422). Follow the JTB on Facebook at www.facebook.com/visitjamaica, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/visitjamaicanow, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/visitjamaica,  on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/myjamaica, or on YouTube at www.youtube.com/myjamaicajtb. View the JTB blog at www.islandbuzzjamaica.com.

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