Port Antonio – the real Jamaica

Written by Nadine Zangerle on . Posted in Jamaica

Our next stop was Port Antonio, in Portland – North East of Jamaica. It took us over 3 hours with four little kids sitting almost on our lap. The Jamaicans know how to squeeze in more people. On four seats where placed six people.

Following the narrow, pot holed street we drove through the Blue Mountains and arrived in Port Antonio in the afternoon. Our guesthouse was situated on Titchfield Hill, which is a World Heritage Site.

At the Finjam Guesthouse we met 4 other travelers we had been staying with in Kingston. Together we explored the beaches in Portland. At the Blue Lagoon we took a swim in the warm water with a cool fresh water stream mixing in. Boston Bay is known for its special jerk and at Winniefred Beach we had a guided tour in an African Resort.

The next day we strolled around the city and went to Christ Church and the Marina. In the evening we joined a road block party. Massive speakers blasted out the music – Reggae and Dancehall. The rum with 63 % was a bit too strong for our taste. The girls were shacking their butts to the Dancehall music and the speakers seem to explode.

Since we were leaving the next day we left quite early for Jamaican party time. Ocho Rios will be next.

Accommodation: Finjam Cottage

Price: US $ 45/night with own bathroom, no breakfast

Comment: When we arrived the kitchen was smelly and dirty but after I mentioned it to the Guesthouse owner she cleaned it immediately. The area is great and you get a beautiful view over the town.