The picturesque eastern end of the island has a special allure for those who enjoy the calm peace of an English countryside framed by the majestic Blue Mountains and azure Caribbean waters. Port Antonio is quiet, quaint and intimate with its homely villas hidden in forested nooks and waterfalls gushing from the hillsides into serene rivers. One visit and you’ll understand why we say Port Antonio, naturally.
Home to the Maroons of Moore Town and the bastion of Jamaica’s sole heroine, Nanny, Port Antonio has been home to many other famous residents including Errol Flynn, the Hollywood actor who used cargo rafting on the Rio Grande as a recreational activity for his guests. The area receives more rainfall than any other area on island resulting in verdant pastures, rivers and landscapes teaming with indigenous flora and fauna.
Port Antonio is also a yachter’s haven with a modern marina, named in honour of Errol Flynn, and dry dock facility. Jamaica’s longest running fishing tournament – the Port Antonio Marlin Tournament – takes place in the area each October.
Port Antonio sights include:
- Folly Ruins
- Nonsuch and Foxes Caves
- Scatter, Reich and Somerset waterfalls
- The Blue Lagoon and Frenchman’s Cove
- The Errol Flynn Marina
- White sand beaches