Drapers San is right on the sea in San San area, 4 miles form Port Antonio. Drapers San is a Bed and Breakfast which offers two cottage-style houses nearby the sea, surrounded by a colourful and flowery garden where chairs and benches offer the perfect relax.
The community of Drapers is approximately 5 km from Port Antonio, at the start of San San, an area which boasts the most beautiful beaches of Jamaica. Maria Carla, the owner, is an Italian who has lived on the island for many years. Besides taking care of her bed and breakfast, with her daughter Francesca, she is very involved with human rights issues and has established a non-profit organization called Stand Up For Jamaica which promotes several humanitarian projects.
For all those interested, the Association has a web site and is on Facebook. Maria Carla is passionate about reggae music and if her guests share this interest, she will galdly a van to take them to some of the most beautiful concerts.
Draper San offers a family atmosphere and there is always someone willing to provide suggestions and advice, information regarding the nearby areas and the local culture. Maria Carla and Francesca know Jamaica very well and are always ready and willing to share their knowledge with their guests. This is the best way to learn about such a diverse and fascinating country which is worthy of one’s curiosity.
Port Antonio is a small town which sits at the intersection of two twin bays where the twin islands are located. The town is fun and lively at all hours, with the exception of Sunday morning. The atmosphere is bustling both in the shops that sell just about everything and outdoors where the Jerk chicken is always being cooked in the barrels and the many carts sell fruit and sugar cane.
In the evening, the streets come to life with a great deal of dancing; again the atmosphere is lively and the Jamaicans stand out for the very bright and colourful style of clothing they love to wear because when the Jamaicans decide to go out and have fun, they love to display their elegance.
The Roof Club, the Road Block Dance and the Crystal are the most well known places. And should you stay there until very late, the taxi service, located in the market square, never sleeps. Our Bed & Breakfast offers 7 rooms which can accommodate up to 13 people at the most.
The rooms are colourful and are furnished in the Jamaican style. The guest house offers either a view of the sea or the garden. There are a variety of options from a triple room, a cottage and the Rasta Cottage all with private bath. We also have three double rooms and a single, each with shared baths.
The cost of each rooms includes a hearty breakfast with coffee, tea, bread and home-made jam, fruit, eggs or cake and the legendary banana and vanilla fritters. For anyone who wants to eat in, we have an excellent cook who prepares tasty meals but you must reserve by 2 PM because we do not cook any frozen food.
If you want to learn some Jamaican recipes, you are welcome to come into the kitchen and observe. Our Guest House also has an equipped kitchen where guests can cook their own meals. The rooms are cleaned everyday and linen is provided. We do not, however, supply beach towels.
Winnifred Beach is the only PUBLIC beach left over in east Portland. This beach is one of the most popular beaches by visitors & locals. On holiday weekends you will find a lot of people & most of the time a sound system is playing.
You can eat the best food by Lick them Fingers a restaurant run by Cynthia and Painter. This beach is the perfect beach for children, most of the times quiet water and shallow, so safe for the small ones. You will find on the end of the beach a spring where you can take a nice swim.
There are also drinks and craft on sale (normal everyday prices). The entrance is free.
Reach Falls is located approximately 45 minutes east of Port Antonio, Portland. The 4.6 hectare property boasts tremendous natural beauty, a peaceful atmosphere, an engaging waterfall, significant biodiversity and is an ecological sanctuary.
Reach Falls was discovered by runaway slaves from plantations in the neighboring parish of St Thomas who sought refuge in the hills of the John Crow mountains. Reach Falls is a luxurious eco attraction hidden in the Montane Forrest on the John Crow Mountain Range.
The attraction offers a unique blend of comfort, relaxation, and adventure. Reach Falls is centred on an exotic waterfall cascading down a rock face into an emerald river pool. The lush greenery from the Montane Forrest and the refreshing pool beneath the cascading waterfall promises a memorable experience. Reach Falls offers the opportunity to enjoy the cascading waterfall, a picnic area, and a guided tour upstream the Driver’s River (which feeds the waterfall) featuring a visit inside our legendary underwater cave.
Reach Falls has over 23 species of ferns and it is nestled in the Montane Forrest of the John Crow Mountains which is home to a variety of birds, including the black, and yellow-billed parrots.
Reach Falls has been featured in Hollywood films including Tom Cruise’s Cocktails and the remake of Lord of the Flies.
If visitors are lucky they may catch a glimpse of a wild pig trotting across the mountain. Reach Falls features a natural heart-shaped jacuzzi which invigorates the body with every stroke from the water rushing through the channel.
What to bring: swim wear, water shoes, towel, camera, and credit card/cash
Wednesdays – Sundays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*The attraction is also open on public holidays except Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Child (4-11 years old) J$250
Adult US$10 (or equivalent)
Child (4-11 years old) US$5
There’s something about Geejam. Nestled in the rainforest at the foot of the Blue Mountains and overlooking the azure seas of Port Antonio, a region of Jamaica frequented by celebrities and explorers for the last 100 years. Geejam is a hotel for the rest of us—a magical destination for those not looking to escape life but inspire it. The masterpiece of music industry vets and developers Jon Baker and Steve Beaver, the property plays host to the current Port Antonio Renaissance.
Geejam Hotel is an intriguing local haven for culturalists and creative instigators. A private oasis for discerning adventurists. A destination that celebrates the duality of natural beauty and modern convenience. With its rich tradition of attracting creative and free spirits seeking illuminating, melodic experiences this hotel has played host to a loyal celebrity and artist following (many of whom have made music history in the onsite recording studio), but also attracts solitude seekers with an effortlessly cool, laid back, and sexy vibe.
And though far-flung, it’s also warm, inviting, and altogether luxe. Breathe deep as the tree frogs and rock steady rhythms provide an epic soundtrack to your journey. Beautiful seclusion, tranquility, and stylish, sun-drenched daydreams await. Off the grid, yet totally dialed in. You’ll want to come back again and again.
Geejam Studios continues to be the leading residential recording studio in the Caribbean. Located in the picturesque parish of Portland, Jamaica, the property features twelve spacious guest rooms, three deluxe cabins, a junior suite, a self-contained villa with three guest rooms and private swimming pool, a state-of-the-art recording complex, a gym, spa and a Jamaican fusion restaurant and bar called the Bushbar, with a breathtaking infinity pool. Additional accommodation available are two beautiful villas — a six-bedroom and a four-bedroom.
Lusciously tropical and comfortably chic, Geejam achieves a stylish equilibrium between ultra-modern tech and the intrinsic grace of its island surrounds. Having catered to the music and film industry for two decades, Geejam offers customizable workspaces, all housed on one property.
Record an album, rent out a studio — or the entire property — or retreat into your own creative mind space. Geejam’s ongoing mission is to develop a unique haven for an ‘in the know collective’ of like-minded world citizens.
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