Jamaica is a magic island, with special vibes and unique atmosphere. Port Antonio is located on the northeast coast of Jamaica, is one of the most beautiful destinations in this island. Although port Antonio does not draw as many tourists as other more popular destinations in Jamaica -montage bay, echo Rios and engrail, the town has many points of interest for port antonio weekend.
Port Antonio's difficult accessibility, requiring travel over tortuous mountain roads, has preserved its sleepy charm, yet attracted movie crews to its unspoiled locations where high-budget features such as "Cocktail" and "Club Paradise" were shot. Early in the century the town's reputation among Hollywood insiders soon attracted the likes of Errol Flynn, (who bought a nearby island), J. P. Morgan and William Randolph Hearst, who sailed up in their yachts to enjoy Port Antonio's simple, yet exotic tropical pleasures. When you go there to spend your port antonio weekend do not forget so take your digital camera with you to make marvelous pictures - unless your friend won't believe you that it's possible to spend weekend in paradise.
Those seeking land-based ecotourism destinations will feel right at home in Port Antonio. It's one of the best ideas for weekend vacation. An organization known as Valley Hikes is dedicated to conducting tours while preserving the area's natural beauty. It offers expeditions to hidden waterfalls and the many caves of the region during port antonio weekend. A special attraction open to tourists, is the Blue Lagoon, where you can enjoy a glass-bottom boat ride and sample local "finger-food" known as jerk-chicken and jerk-pork. This delicacy was originated by the Arawak Indians, Jamaica's earliest inhabitants.
The town's most famous historical landmark is a ruin known as "Folly." It was a Roman- style villa constructed on the eastern edge of East Harbor almost entirely of concrete by a Connecticut millionaire. Due to a thoughtless mistake, the concrete was mixed with seawater and the edifice began to crumble as soon as the concrete had dried. The locals will tell you that as soon as the bride for whom the castle was built saw the disaster she fled the area, never to return. Today little remains but the expensive marble floor.
The restored downtown area of Port Antonio, once frequented by the most romantic stars of the silver screen, allows the visitor to almost feel their presence today. If romance, tranquillity and natural beauty are in your plans, Port Antonio, the little place on "the other side of the island," could be your ultimate destination for port antonio weekend.
There is a kitchen available for the guests willing to cook their own meals or Maria Carla can prepare Jamaican food and, for the homesick ones, Italian spaghetti during port antonio weekend vacations. You just need to order your dinner in the morning because they do not serve any frozen food. The atmosphere is really family-style and there is a good assistance if you want to know the surroundings or have news about Jamaican culture heritage and music.