It is close to the following places;
•Trelawny Multi-purpose stadium - Home of the annual Jazz & Blues festival in January
•Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier and Shopping Village - New cruise ship capital of Jamaica
•The Hip Strip - North coast entertainment centre
Additional chargeable services available;
• Airport transfers - Donald Sangster Int.
• Cook/Housekeeper – to prepare a variety of local dishes
Falmouth is the chief town and capital of the parish of Trelawny in Jamaica. It is situated on Jamaica's north coast 18 miles east of Montego Bay. It is noted for being one of the Caribbean's best-preserved Georgian towns.
Founded by Thomas Reid in 1769, Falmouth flourished as a market centre and port for forty years at a time when Jamaica was the world's leading sugar producer. It was named after Falmouth, Cornwall in England, the birthplace of Sir William Trelawny the Governor of Jamaica who was instrumental in its establishment.
The town was meticulously planned from the start, with wide streets in a regular grid, adequate water supply, and public buildings. It even had piped water before New York City. Visit Falmouth Baptist Church and see the inscription that inspired Dr Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech
Today it is a craft market with relics of Falmouth's past on display. Barrett House is a townhouse that was home to Edward Barrett, great-grandfather of British poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Edward Barrett owned most of the land where Falmouth was built. The village of Sherwood Content The birthplace of the world's fastest sprinter, Usain Bolt.
Glistening Waters Restaurant and Marina (glisteningwaters.com) on the Luminous Lagoon (Fisherman’s Inn) offers lagoon tours beginning at sunset. The lagoon is one of only five bioluminescent bays in the world. Tour boats carry up to 30 people to view the bioluminescence caused by microorganisms that emit a phosphorescent glow when disturbed. The creatures absorb sunlight during the day and then emit a bluish glow at night. Bring along a camera for shots of the glowing animals. As an extra treat, take your swimsuit with you and hop into the water with the glowing creatures. The more you swim, the more you will stir up the organisms creating a glow in the lagoon.
The Martha Brae River (jamaicarafting.com) is approximately three miles inland from Falmouth. Raft trips leave from Rafter's Village, a recreational area with well-kept grounds, picnic facilities, a bar, souvenir shop and a swimming pool. Experienced captains guide 30-foot bamboo rafts along three miles of the river. Passengers are welcome to take a swim in the river.
The Falmouth Swamp Safari (jamaicatravelandculture.com) is a wetland nature preserve offering a 45-minute eco-tour. More than 80 crocodiles reside here, as well as birds, snakes and iguanas, all indigenous to Jamaica. The site was the location of filming of the James Bond thriller, 'Live and Let Die.'
The beaches near Falmouth are known as some of the best in Jamaica. Burwood Beach, off the north coast highway, is a free public beach with white sands and clear tranquil waters. Vendors sell local crafts at the beach.
Jacob Tyler Public Bathing Beach has changing facilities, restrooms and showers. Picnic tables and playground equipment are available for children. The beach charges a fee for using the facilities.
Outamenhi (outamenhi.com) is a Jamaican cultural experience. Visitors taking a 90-minute interactive journey through this five-acre park are surrounded by music, dance, art, film and drama, historical re-enactments and demonstrations. The experience, guided by villagers, tells the story of the Jamaican people.