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Explore Western Jamaica

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negril-jamaicaWestern Jamaica includes the parishes of Westmoreland, St. James, Hanover, Trelawny and St. Elizabeth. And it has a lot to offer you with many exciting and beautiful places for you to explore on your vacation to the country and western Jamaica.

Negril is the western region’s main resort area, which lies on Jamaica’s west coast and stretches across the parishes of Westmoreland and Hanover. Negril is very famous, especially for its seven miles of long beautiful beaches with warm blue waters, which have grown rapidly in recent years. Apart from the beautiful beaches, the waters offer world class diving and a wealth of water sporting activities for you to enjoy. Negril is also known for its Mayfields Falls, which features two magnificent waterfalls, butterflies, birds, a rich Rastafarian culture, a wide variety of exotic tropical flowers and ferns.

The Roaring River and Cave are another beautiful attraction in Western Jamaica. Located in Westmoreland, the Roaring River and Cave invite you to get a little taste of Jamaica’s cultural heritage with its nature park named for the gushing waters of its river. When visiting the site you will get the chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Jamaican countryside on your ride up to Roaring River. Once you reach, you will get the chance to enjoy the series of limestone caverns, which makes up the cave system as well as the small mineral spring inside.rose-hall-great-house

The Rose Hall Great House in Montego Bay, St. James is one of Jamaica’s most popular tourist attractions, particularly because of the horror legend surrounding the plantation. This legend was immortalized in the book “White Witch of Rose Hall” by H. G. de Lisser, which speaks of the plantation’s owner, Annie Palmer, who was dubbed “the White Witch of Rose Hall” and all her evil deeds.

The Greenwood Great House at the border of St. James and Trelawny is the finest antique museum in the Caribbean and indeed one of the greatest Great Houses in Jamaica. Built during an era of elegance and cruelty, this house has retained the atmosphere of the 19th century and continues to capture the imagination of its visitors.

Rhodes-Plantation-jamaicaThe magnificent Rhodes Plantation captures the essence of horseback riding through the mountains, villages and along the beach, and you may end this wonderful experience with a swim. Visit the 100 years old lighthouse at the westernmost tip of Negril and enjoy the magnificent view from the famous landmark that still guides ships safely around Jamaica’s western edge.

lovers-leapLover’s Leap is in the parish of St. Elizabeth, and it is one of the most spectacular and beautiful places you’ll ever see. This 1700 ft cliff was named from the stories about two slave lovers who jumped over the cliff, so they could not be separated and to escape their master. A small museum with artifacts and a beautiful garden with a Cactus farm on-site. And for the energetic and explorers, there is a 3 mile trail a narrow strip which leads to a beach at the floor of the cliff. Swimming can be enjoyed, but it is recommended for only skilled swimmers, due to the depth of the water and the strong currents.