Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains, photo by Bz3rk
Blue Mountains (photo by Bz3rk)
 

The Blue Mountains cover much of the eastern side of Jamaica. The town of Newcastle serves as a base for many travelers in the area.

The Blue Mountains are known for the mists that shroud them and give them a bluish cast. They rise steeply from the coast, reaching over 7,000 feet in less than an hour’s drive.

Old-growth forests are protected in the Blue Mountain and John Crow Mountain National Park, with hiking trails.

Local farms producing famous Blue Mountain Coffee are common in the area, and many are open for visits.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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New Kingston Charming & Pristine

New Kingston Charming & Pristine offers self-catering accommodation located in New Kingston, just a 15-minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Knutsford Boulevard. Free WiFi access is available. Average score from 41 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$75

 
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Camelia Rooms

Camelia Rooms is located in Kingston. It offers free WiFi access and a patio. Kingston Airport is a 25 minute drive from this homestay. A fan and closet are offered in each room at Camelia Rooms Kingston. Average score from 52 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$40

 
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Waterloo Apartment

Located 5 km from National Heroes Park in Kingston, this apartment features free WiFi. Guests benefit from terrace and a terrace. Free private parking is available on site. The kitchen comes with an oven.

$40

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Craven Cottage Jamaica

Set in Portmore, 9 km from Kingston, Craven Cottage Jamaica features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site. There is a shared lounge at the property. Kingston Airport is 12 km from the property. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 7.2/10.

$45

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Tropical Lagoon Resort

This resort offers private access to the Blue Lagoon, made famous by movie of same name and is 5 minutes’ drive from the Atlantic Ocean. The resort has rooms equipped with refrigerators. Average score from 17 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$176 - $250

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Oxford Manor Apartment

Oxford Manor Apartment

Located in the New Kingston district in Kingston, this air-conditioned apartment is 2.2 km from National Heroes Park. Guests benefit from balcony. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$95

 
$959.7
Oakland Oasis 2

Oakland Oasis 2

Oakland Oasis 2 offers accommodation in Charlton, 7 km from Kingston and 40 km from Port Antonio. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$55

$559.5
Choose To Be Happy @ 16

Choose To Be Happy @ 16

Located in central Kingston where you can find a variety of shops, restaurants and museums, Choose To Be Happy offers an outdoor pool. This self-catering accommodation features free WiFi. Average score from 19 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$95

 
$959.4
Pineapple Place

Pineapple Place

Set 4.2 km from National Heroes Park in Kingston, this apartment features free WiFi. Guests benefit from patio. Free private parking is available on site. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with an oven and a microwave. Average score from 227 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$105

$1059.3
Tranquility Estate

Tranquility Estate

Tranquility Estate offers luxury accommodation in Jacks Hill. The bed and breakfast has a 300 degree wraparound terrace and views of the garden as well as free onsite private parking. Average score from 56 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$58

 
$589.2
Caribbean Estate AJ

Caribbean Estate AJ

Set in Portmore, Caribbean Estate AJ offers self-catering accommodation with free WiFi. The property features views of the garden and is 13 km from Kingston. Free private parking is available on site. A flat-screen TV is available. Average score from 111 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$125

$1259.1
Terra Nova All Suite Hotel

Terra Nova All Suite Hotel

Featuring a 10,000 square-foot gaming lounge and a choice of exciting dining options, this Kingston resort is just 600 meters from the historic Devon House. Free Wi-Fi is also provided. Average score from 130 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$198 - $480

 
$1989.0
Rafjam Port Antonio

Rafjam Port Antonio

Featuring free WiFi, a spa centre and a sun terrace, Rafjam Port Antonio offers pet-friendly accommodation in Port Antonio. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 65 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$56

$568.8
City View Hotel

City View Hotel

Located in the hills of Smokey Vale, the City View Hotel features lush gardens, a gazebo and a bar. Each elegant room offers stunning views over Kingston or the surrounding mountains. Average score from 36 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$110

 
$1108.8
Polish Princess Guest House

Polish Princess Guest House

Polish Princess Guest House is located in Fairy Hill, just 1.5 km from Boston Beach. It offers its guests complimentary continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi connection and private parking on site. The functional rooms have fans, wardrobes and a TV set. Average score from 18 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$9

 
$98.7
Winnifrenz Hostel

Winnifrenz Hostel

Winnifrenz Hostel offers accommodation in Port Antonio. Free private parking is available on site. Some units include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 50 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$18

$188.7
Paradise Inn

Paradise Inn

Located in Burlington, just 7.5 km from Port Antonio, Paradise Inn is a simple-style property that features free WiFi access on site. The bright and comfortable rooms have tiled floors, a small coffee table and a small seating space. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$58

$588.6
Yard Style

Yard Style

Yard Style is located in Kingston, a 15-minute drive from Half Way Tree. It features free WiFi, fruit trees and on-site parking. Yard Style features different styles of room. Average score from 103 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$39

 
$398.5
Rockhampton Retreat

Rockhampton Retreat

Offering a barbecue and sun terrace, Rockhampton Retreat is set in Kingston, 5 minutes away from Manor Park. Free WiFi and parking are available at the property. Average score from 37 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$60

 
$608.5
Manor Court GOLD ROOM

Manor Court GOLD ROOM

Situated 9 km from Kingston and 38 km from Port Antonio, Manor Court GOLD ROOM offers accommodation in Cherry Garden. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. A flat-screen TV is offered. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$65

$658.5
Cozy Waterloo Apartment

Cozy Waterloo Apartment

Featuring free WiFi, Cozy Waterloo Apartment offers accommodation in Kingston. National Heroes Park is 3.9 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$55

 
$558.4
Cozy Haven @ Oakland Apartment

Cozy Haven @ Oakland Apartment

Set in Kingston, this air-conditioned apartment is 6 km from National Heroes Park. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. The kitchen features an oven and a microwave and there is a private bathroom. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$60

$608.4

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Unusual Local Feature

Coffee Farms

Each farmer has his own ‘secret’ process and is happy to explain why his is the very best. It’s an excellent opportunity for coffee connoisseurs to sample a variety of roasts and to purchase a truly unique product. Many farms are open to visitors.
Natural
Lowland Mountains
The Blue Mountain range sprawls across the eastern portion of the island, rising steeply in an area so compact that it is possible to drive from the coastal plains to an elevation of over 7,000 feet in less than an hour. The mountains are shrouded almost perpetually by mists that give Jamaica’s highest mountains their bluish color.
Hiking and Trekking
The most popular hike is the Peak Trail, starting in Abbey Green and leading to Blue Mountain Peak. There are wooden cabins here with bunks for sleeping, space for tents and simple sanitary arrangements including a shower.
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Scenic Waterways
Tropical Forests

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