Best Places To Visit & Attractions In St Mary Jamaica

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Attractions In St Mary Jamaica by Devin

Mary might be one of the smallest parishes in the eastern end of the island but it boast s a rich and wide array of exciting places to visit and attractions.

Because of its geographical location, it was once favored as a thriving banana parish, where acres of bananas could be seeing as one navigated the parish. Whether accessing the parish from either of its bordering parishes, St Andrew, Portland or St Ann, you will be in for a memorable drive.  

With hurricanes and heavy rains though, the parish has had its fair share of lashing leaving them with fewer banana plantations that are fully operational.  The parish also produces sugar cane, cocoa and coconut.

A tour of the remaining plantations will give you a taste an insight of life in the early years. Each plantation has its own unique style and portrays a piece of island paradise found nowhere else in the island.  Here is a snapshot.

Visit Brimmer Hall Plantation, an 18th century Great House Plantation situated in the parish capital, Port Maria, 21 miles eastbound from Ocho Rios and view the antiques that represent an era when plantation life was the order of the day.  Visitors are exposed to the attractions at the plantation such as the restaurant, pool, bar and gift shop.

Harmony Hall Great House, another 18th century plantation which has been renovated and kept in all its glory and which houses an art gallery, a restaurant which serves sumptuous Jamaican dishes and a pub.

Prospect Plantation, another of the top attractions in St Mary Jamaica, offers guided tours and one is invited to visit the Chapel which is hewn rom cut stone and lumber from choice places and given by visitors to the plantation.  

Sun Valley Plantation, a family-manned plantation rich in Jamaican fruits, herbs and spices, and Green Castle Estate, a plantation dating back to the 1950s, also exposes the visitors to fruits and vegetables such as papaya, coconut, cocoa, limes, sorrel, cabbage and spice such as pimento and ginger. Orchid blooms and organic virgin coconut oil and cattle are also found on this plantation.

Accommodation in the parish is never a problem, whether it is long term or short term rentals, or room at a bed-and-breakfast hotel in the parish. Dine at one of our exquisite restaurants, some of which are attractions in and of themselves.

Or take a guided tour of the parish and discover the magic of the island in its hidden waterfalls, including  the Blue Hole. 

Firefly, Noel Coward’s retreat which is now owned by the National Heritage Trust of Jamaica, is a plus among persons wishing to tie the knot as they experience a piece of nature at its best. Golden Eye, the house where Ian Flemming wrote the James Bond series, is a also must visit for tourists if they wish to enjoy the sea and sun while experiencing nature at its best.

A quiet walk through the Castleton Gardens, a 12 acre stretch of exquisite flowers trees, all of an historical background and a river course meandering through the garden, with your loved one will energize you and bring you closer with nature.  You’ll also find the secluded and tranquil Tapioca Village Retreat in this general area.

The beaches; James Bond, Robbins Bay, and Reggae Beach are also among the many attractions in St Mary Jamaica and are famous venues for reggae shows such as Follow Di Arrow and A St. Mary Mi Come From and other beach trips put on by locals in the island.

And by the way, just in case you never knew,  St. Mary is the birthplace of a number of dancehall reggae artists. These include Capleton, Lady Saw, Ninja Man, Sizzla and Tanya Stephens.

Editor's Note.

We had the joy of spending a Jamaica 50 weekend in St. Mary. It was a lovely experience! Visit our Tapioca Village page and get a summary of our trip!

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