To Really See Jamaica
So many tourists isolate themselves in gated all-inclusive resorts and miss the real Jamaica! If you want to see it, this is it! Although the trek is not easy from the Kingston airport at night, what an adventure! After transversing the Blue Mountains and traveling up the coast, you'll arrive in San San. You'll drive up a hill and may wonder if it is the right road. It is.
George has taken care of the property for many years, as has Dorothy. You'll be greeted warmly and a dinner will be ready for you. We were famished and felt so welcome. It took awhile to get our barrings, as we haven't traveled out of the country often, but once we did, we loved it! Reach Falls, a longer drive, is fantastic. Whoever thought you can hang out in a cave with a river flowing through? Slide into your cavern on a real water slide! Eat some Jerk Chicken in Boston Bay on the way to Long Beach. Check out Blue Pool. Check out Frenchman's Cove. Dunn Falls was neat, although popular. Swim in the ocean that glows in the dark in Montego Bay.
Dorthy is an excellent cook and will prepare authentic Jamaica dishes if you wish or set up a delivery of a TON of lobsters. Ask for Lobster Bisque or just eat it plain! As for Akee instead of eggs or that delicious Blue Mountain Coffee. Or eat what you're used to. She'll make that too.
This area is where Jamaicans go to vacation. That should tell you something. We brought two teenagers and what an experience! 4 years later, it's still one of the most memorable vacations I've had. Open-mindedness is a necessity if you haven't traveled abroad much.
The beds are a bit hard, but as you travel through the countryside, you'll notice that this IS Jamaica. It's a great base camp to see the best of Jamaica. George and Dorthy will take excellent care of you. You can wake up in the AM to a delicious breakfast and coffee, go out on an all-day adventure, and come back to a wonderful dinner! It's a world away, and we can't wait to go back. The view truly is spectacular. I can't imagine where in Jamaica you'd have a better view. If you feel like snorkeling over to that island you're looking at, go for it! Very cool.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
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