Things to do
YS Falls, a 120-foot (36-meter) cascading waterfall amid 2,000 acres of pasture are located on a privately owned estate, owned by the same family for over a century and where thoroughbred race horses and purebred Jamaica Red cattle are reared.The falls, unlike the Dunn’s River Falls, are unspoiled and kept in a natural environment friendly state, the only modifications made are the footpaths along the falls and natural swimming pool. You will be taken to the falls by means of tractor pulled jitney trough the fields.
Phone: (876) 997-6360
Fonthill Beach Park
Font Hill Beach is located on the south coast of Jamaica, between Black River and Whitehouse. It is within a nature reserve on the Font Hill property owned by the Petroleum Company of Jamaica. It is an attractive well kept beach with clean golden sand and safe swimming in a roped off area. Beyond the rope there is a shallow reef. Font Hill Beach is sometimes very popular at weekends and holidays, but usually very quiet during weekdays. The facilities include lifeguards, a grassed area with picnic tables under gazebos, bar, showers, changing rooms and toilets, lockers etc. It is open Tuesday to Sunday. Font Hill also operates a guest house and horseback riding is available near the property. Please check with your hotel helpdesk of your driver for more information.
Floyd's Pelican Bar
Floyd’s Pelican Bar is 1 mile off the coast in Parottee Bay from the shore, The Bar sits on a sand bar and can only be reached is boat. The Pelican was built in 2001, by local fisherman Floyd Forbes. The bar is a popular spot for visitors to the island. You can have a swim or snorkel observing the stingrays, relax while having a beer or a rum punch. You can also arrange to have lunch as well.
Ask you hotel helpdesk how to get there or Book with Jakes
Black River Safari
Discover the beauty of the South Coast with a 1/12 hour boat tour by motor launch up Jamaica’s largest navigable river and through what is Jamaica’s largest wetland area, the Black River lower morass. Our basic tour takes you six miles up the river and return, during which a running commentary is given by your captain/ tour guide on both the ecology and a little history of the area. Over 100 species of birds have been recorded in the Black River morass and many are seen during your trip. The endangered American Crocodile (c.actus) inhabits the area and sightings are very very frequent.. The wetland vegetation is of special interest with three species of mangrove, Thatch palms, Royal palms and freshwater swamp forest dominating. A not-to-be-forgotten experience.
Lovers Leap is named after an incident to have taken place in the 18 century. The legend is two slave lovers usually meet secretly, however the slave owner wanted the female slave for himself so he arranged to have her lover sold, the thought of them to be separated was too much for them to live with, so they decided to jump over the 1700-foot (518 meter) cliff overhanging the sea hand in hand to their death. That is indeed a sad story, but you won’t be sad visiting Lovers Leap, it is absolutely beautiful. No photo can can do just to the beauty of this place.
Holland Bamboo also known by the Bamboo Avenue is 2.5 miles (4 Kilometer) road that is lined with bamboos. It feel like driving through a tunnel lined with beautiful bamboo trees. If you are visiting the South-coast request your driver to go through this iconic place, you will be able to take pictures, and maybe you would like to have a fresh coconut water or fresh fruits from the local residents.
Ask you hotel helpdesk how to get there.
Pedro Bank Preserve
Pedro Bank is a large bank of sand and coral underwater heritage site which has shipwrecks, sunken vessels and other objects of archaeological interest located above or below the surface of the land or floor of the sea. Other than an abundant supply of birds and fish, Pedro Bank offered only hostility to early explorers and settlers alike. From surveys and excavations done on the Pedro Bank, it appears that among all nations, the Spanish may have suffered the largest losses in terms of people, ships and cargo valve. For example, the records show that in 1512, 1602, 1605, 1691, 1730 and 1755, Spanish vessels were lost on the Pedro Bank. Archival records describe in detail the shipwreck of 1691.
On the night of June 2, 1691 four merchant ships from the Spanish Armada y Festa de Tierra Firme (South American Fleet) returning to Spain via Havana (Cuba) from Cartagena (Colombia) sailing in poor weather suddenly ran aground on “Baja de la Vibora” a large and treacherous shoal area now known as Pedro. Read more about Pedro Bank at the Jamaica National Heritage Trust.
If you are the more exploring type visit this off the beaten for scuba diving and other activities path get in touch with Yardie Conserve.
Invercauld Great House
Built by Patrick Leyden for M. C. Farquharson in 1894, Invercauld’s architectural form is closely related to its next door neighbour, Magdala. The two storey residence is constructed of timber throughout, set on a random stone plinth. Structural arrangement is essential logical and uncomplicated, a characteristic of Georgian architecture. The particular external quality of the building is the result of an emphasis given to the roof gables, bay windows and intricately patterned fretwork and valencing.
Apart from a few minor modifications, the house remains in its original form and layout. In the 1950s, the original shingled roof was changed for corrugated metal sheeting.
Please ask your tour driver of your accommodation help desk for more information
This village located in St. Elizabeth is named after its founder Accompong, brother of Quao, Cuffy, Cudjoe, and Nanny, the leader and founder of Nanny Town. They were well trained warriors from the Ashanti area of West Africa.
The town was founded in 1739 when land was given to the Maroons as part of a Peace Treaty with the British. Traditional ceremonies are held here on 6th January annually to commemorate the signing of the Peace Treaty and the establishment of the town. The Maroons were the first group of blacks to fight for and gain their freedom.
For more information visit Acccompong Town Website