Treasure Beach is located an hour and a half's drive away south of Negril. To get there, you have to pass through Black River, where you can see crocodiles while on a boat trip. We have visited only one hotel : the Jake's, which constitutes a true place of residence with its unusual style, its architecture inspired by Gaudi, its two restaurants and its magnificent view onto the ocean. We really advise ...
Treasure Beach is located an hour and a half's drive away south of Negril. To get there, you have to pass through Black River, where you can see crocodiles while on a boat trip.
We have visited only one hotel : the Jake's, which constitutes a true place of residence with its unusual style, its architecture inspired by Gaudi, its two restaurants and its magnificent view onto the ocean. We really advise you to spend a few days there !
Scuba diving, sports, riding, golf, fishing, cruises and boat rides will delight you ...
In Black River, you can take a boat ride, or you can also go to the Santa Cruz Mountains. If however, you do not stay at the Jake's, we advise you to take a tour of this small treasure .
Jamaicans are very nice despite their reputation of being aggressive. Do not worry, they will be the first to give you directions... And you'll need it because the signs are very misleading !!! (The roads are not as dangerous as it is claimed, these are roads in the countryside.) Get a detailed map of Jamaica upon arrival at the hotel (some have maps) or from your tour operator or at the reception. And if possible, take a guide : in this way you will be sure to visit the island in peace.
Don't think that by going to Jamaica, you can buy and smoke cannabis in peace. You would be wrong ! The country is very strict about that and it is forbidden to smoke or possess cannabis. The police won't forget it, and especially to tourists! Policemen will make you spend several hours or even days in prison ! So, beware! ... Even if it is sold freely at the Bob Marley Museum ! Avoid also parking just anywhere, so pay close attention to signs. If you have parked in a wrong place, sheriffs will fine you and put a shoe on your tire until you pay. You cannot negotiate ... They are intransigent !
Exotic fruits such as pineapple, banana, papaya, coconut ... but also vegetables such as ackee, the national vegetable, fruit of the akesia; breadfruit, the fruit of the bread tree; spices ... The specialities will satisfy you, like jerk pork or chicken, often served with fries. Some other national gourmet dishes : the pepperpot (an arawak dish, a meat stew cooked with collaloo, a local species of spinach sprinkled with pepper and grated coconut), escovitched fish (fresh fish cooked in sauce with onions, vinegar, red pepper ....), gizzadas (small coconut pies scented with ginger) ... It would be a shame not to try the famous coffee of the Blue Mountains, known as the best coffee in the world !
A country of Rastas and the mythical place of reggae, marked by music and the memory of the unforgettable Bob Marley, Jamaica will give you what you expect. You will find the atmosphere and the warmth you dream of, from colourful homes to music, and the famous "yo man, no problem" ... You can take home CDs, T-shirts with Bob Marley printed on, and rasta hats ... Do not forget the coffee of the Blue Mountains.
Original, surprising and relaxing, the Jake's is one of those ...