The Peter Tosh Memorial Garden is maintained by his family in the town of Belmont, in the Parish of Westmoreland, along Jamaica’s southern coast. It is at the site of the home where Peter grew up and is open to the public.
His birthday is celebrated there annually with live reggae music.
Immerse yourself if the heritage of the island as your expert guide shares the story of this colonial ruin restored to its former majesty in the 1960’s. Learn about the lifestyle of the European bourgeoisie in the isles of the Caribbean in the Eighteenth Century.
The greatest of Jamaican great houses, the Rose Hall Great House has a story with all the elements of an engaging novel. Built in 1770 by John Palmer and his wife, it eventually became the residence of their grandnephew, John Rose Palmer. In 1820, Palmer married Annee, a beautiful but feisty English girl. The tale of the Annee Palmer, the famed White Witch of Rose Hall is sure to delight. Beautiful tropical gardens and personalities will colour your experience fun along the way!
Experience the Rose Hall Plantation’s dramatic past as you venture into the world of the White Witch as she roams this Eighteenth Century sugar plantation seeking the love and fortune that first lured her here.
Welcome to the Trench Town Culture Yard web site!
Visit this evocative historical site in person, stay in touch with this pivotal part of Jamaica’s heritage here, visit us on Facebook, or share your experiences on TripAdvisor! The blog, Wah Gwan, does just that – provides regular updates about what’s going on in and around the Culture Yard. There is also a detailed and growing historical account of the Trench Town Culture Yard.
If you are thinking about visiting, there is information about how to get to the museum and what you can expect to see, hear and feel there.
The site lists Odda Tings & other cultural links and resources, and welcomes any suggestions that will help the Trench Town Culture Yard Museum extend its community.
The Trench Town Culture Yard is an architectural and cultural museum. It was in this yard that the community leader, Vincent Tata Ford lived. Bob Marley, arguably Trench Town’s best known resident lived here too. It was here that Bob Marley was taught how to play the guitar by Vincent Tata Ford.
It was here too that the very popular song `No Woman No Cry’ was co-written by Bob Marley and Vincent Tata Ford, which recalled their experiences living in the yard.
Bob Marley would also recall in song Natty Dread his many trips from First Street to Seventh Streets. It was while living at number 6 and 8 First Street that the Wailers were formed and Bob Marley and the Wailers’ first album `Catch a Fire’ was recorded.
The Culture Yard today hosts a souvenir shop and a small museum which contains articles, instruments and furnishing used by Bob Marley.
There are plans to refurbish and restore the buildings to their former glory and make this site an even richer heritage tourism destination.The Trench Town Culture Yard was declared a National Heritage Site by the Government of Jamaica in 2007.
Cacona Villa is located on the beach on Old Wharf Road in Calabash Bay, Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, and it is a property that has been in the family for over 100 years. Treasure Beach is a community of fishing villages and resorts on the beautiful and unspoiled south coast of Jamaica.
Here you can relax in a stress-free environment of warm sunshine and friendly locals, enjoying the company of others when you want to but also able to spend time in privacy whenever you need it.
The name Cacona is a word of the Arawak-Taino, the original inhabitants of Jamaica, and it means reward. Cacona has a large 5 bedroom/6 bathroom main villa (rented by the room or as a unit) and a small one-bedroom flat with a separate kitchen across its outdoor patio.
Beachfront Apartment: – seaview bedroom with on-suite bathroom with large tile bath private beachfront patio under the coconut trees – tiny private indoor kitchen (stove, fridge, etc.) across patio
Main Villa: – walking distance from downtown Treasure Beach and all other main Treasure Beach beaches – three great decks: huge main floor deck, large second-floor deck, and giant rooftop deck with gorgeous vistas indoor waterfall, fish & turtle pool – spacious living room, dining room and kitchen – telephone, television, high speed internet with WiFi, Mac Mini, DVD player, hot water, and ceiling fans – fantastic outdoor hot water shower, right under the coconut trees! use of villa washing machine available (J$300/load – honour system) – helper and cook available (US$25/day and up) really, really affordable rates!
Zion Country Eco beach Cabins is a 1 acre property with a private beach with a view to the ocean and to the John Crow mountains.
Dutch born Free-I, from Holland, bought the one acre property in 1996, re-landscaped the whole property and build 4 wooden beach cabins. The work took five years but Zion Country Eco beach Cabins opened its doors in 1999 and hosts visitors from all over the world. In 2008, after Hurricane Gustaf, Zion Country was badly damaged, but was totally rebuilt and looks even better.
Each unit has two rooms (2 persons each room), there is atmospheric light in the cabins, a sea view and balcony where you can relax or fall asleep in a hammock. Or you can walk outside the gate into a friendly Jamaican Community.
Zion Country Eco-Beach Cabins is an environmentally friendly place. We catch Rain Water and supply it to our Bathrooms and Showers for our guests ( Sorry, no Hot Water ).
We recycle our Glass, Paper and Plastic waste; out of our Green waste we make Compost. Zion Country Eco beach Cabins is trying to get a Green Globe certificate in the future. We have initiated a Community Donation program to help our local schools and health care facilities.