Port Antonio Things to Do
Three hours east of Montego Bay in the Parish of Portland is Port Antonio. Nestled between twin harbors on the island's northeast curve, where mist-shrouded mountains drop down to the sea, Port Antonio more than lives up to its reputation as the 'most exquisite port on earth'. The rugged coastline and mountains provide hidden coves and secluded beaches that also make it one of the most romantic setting in Jamaica.
Before the age of jet travel, Port Antonio was the original tourist capital of Jamaica. With its deep water port and lush vegetation Port Antonio was the ideal port for the rich and famous who regularly wintered Jamaica.
Since the 1950s Port Antonio has declined in its importance as a tourist hub as visitors find it more convenient to stay closer to the International airports. This loss of popularity is not matched by the undiminished beauty of the area. Discriminating travelers still find it is worth the trip, and are rewarded by the tranquil, unspoiled beauty of the region.
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- San San Golf Club - 9 hole golf course cooled by sea breezes, 5 miles east of Port Antonio.
- San San Beach - Approximately 1½ miles of pure white sand. Calm shallow waters suitable for children. Check out 'Beach Café'.
- Boston Beach - approximately 20 minutes east of Port Antonio in addition to being a spectacular cove is the area that gave us Jerk Pork. Many Jamaicans still believe that this is the only place to get authentic Jerk. Spend the morning in the sun, then visit one of the nearby jerk pits for your lunch.
- Summerset Falls - Located near 'Hope Bay,' west of Port Antonio. Daniels River cascades through a rocky gorge in to a pool surrounded by a tropical rainforest.
- Rio Grande Rafting - The ultimate rafting experience, with a scenic two hour trip.
- Blue Mountain Coffee Plantation Tours - nestled at the foot of the Blue Mountain range, Port Antonio is the perfect starting point for a tour of the world-famous Blue Mountain coffee plantations. See the workings of these plantations and have some beans roasted on-site for you.