Cheap Accomodation on Jamaica's South Coast

by Brenda
(Pasadena, MD US)

QUESTION:


I have visited Jamaica a lot in the past 4 yrs, I've lost count. At least 3 times a year!

We really want to experience the South Coast and be close to the beaches of snorkeling,Bluefields or Font Hill.

But we don't want to spend and arm and a leg to do so (Sandals Whitehouse or Bluefields Villas).

We love the real Jamaica and it's people. Can you suggest a place to stay within walking distance to the Bluefields Beach Park or Font Hill Beach?

Thanks so much,
Respect.....
Brenda




ANSWER: October 18, 2009 by Wellesley Gayle



Hi Brenda,

Have you tried Mullion Cove, Hermitage and San Michelle? Those are some of the original names I remember.

There are lots of other smaller villas in the area though, but I don't know the prices down
there (Living in Montego Bay now).

Let's hope that someone who is closer to the area will read and respond.

Stay in touch.

P.S. Keep coming back to Jamaica! Would you mind briefly sharing your past experiences with us?.


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Jun 09, 2012
Treasure Beach Accommodation
by: UK Jean

Hi Chris, contact paulhenningham@yahoo.co.uk or ring Paul on 0018762863325. I loved it, cheap, cheerful, clean, near everything (just up lane from cashew tree + Wild Onion). If you want to know anything else just let me know.
One luv
Jean

Editor
Thanks for been a great guide Jean (as usual).

Hi Chris,
I also just launched the Jamaica Insider Guide, its a huge resource to find the best of Jamaica, I'd suggest you get a copy. I have it with a 30% discount now. You'll love it! Here's the link to get it...http://www.my-island-jamaica.com/jamaica_travel_guide.html.

Enjoy!


Jun 07, 2012
accomodation
by: chris

Hi JEAN, CAN U TELL ME THE NAME OF THE PLACE in Frenchman, St. Elizabeth where I can get accomodation as little as JA$2,000 per night? I am interested.

Mar 10, 2012
South Coast
by: Jean

@ Tammy, all your questions have been answered in my comment above, but to reiterate, there is Pelican Bar, YS Falls, Bamboo Avenue, Black River - with lots of crocs, Lover's leap, Appleton Rum factory, Mandeville, "Little Ochi" restaurant in Alligator Pond - well worth a visit ....... The South Coast is the 'Bread Basket' of JA. On the way down you can stop at Whitehouse for some yummy fried fish and bammy - difficult to choose which stall to buy from, trust me! This is also near Bluefields.

Port Antonio and Blue Lagoon are up in the north east of the island.

Where I stay in Frenchman, Treasure Beach (St Elizabeth), you can stay places for as little as 2000JA$ a night (£15 a night - 20$US). You will find it cheaper than Negril fi real.

Will be there in April for 21 days - cant wait!

Must say that if you like lots of action, clubs and discos TB is not for you. They do have them though, South Jammin,Wild Onion,Fishermans and Frenchman's Reef, plenty of bars and food places.

And of course lots and lots of lovely people!

Well worth a visit.

One luv

Mar 05, 2012
Southcoast
by: Tammy

I have always travelled to Negril but I would love to explore the Southcoast..what are some famous landmarks there or a good, cheap place to stay? How about POrt Antonio? Any cheap places there? I'd love to check out the Blue Lagoon... Thanks...

Nov 10, 2009
Treasure Beach
by: UK Jean

Hi Brenda, unfortunately I cannot guarantee a calm sea. I have just came back and for the first few days the sea at Frenchman was really rough and then it was lovely and calm and clear for a week and then it went back to being able to surf on!

Love the sea but I am not in to getting my hair or face wet so cannot comment on snorkeling but there are lots of beaches Old Wharf, Great Bay, Calabash Bay, Frenchman, Billy's Bay up to Fort Charles.

People do love snorkeling at the Pelican Bar where there are mantas and dolphins. There are lots of guys who will take you out there.

Check out www.treasurebeach.net in the 'Where to Stay' section (also on Facebook). I stay in the Frenchman area where there is more to do.

There is a wide range of places to stay at various prices but I tend to stay in guest houses such as Shakespeare Cottage.

Fairhill Villas is nice and very reasonable.

The people are lovely and you do not get hassled in any way. I have never known anyone who would not go back there. Well worth a visit!

Jean





Nov 09, 2009
To UK - Jean
by: Brenda

Jean,
How is the water in Treasure Beach? Calm for snorkeling? Or are there lots of waves? We are looking for a clam snorkeling beach. Any suggestions on reasonable places to stay on the beach? Where do you stay? Doesn't need to be a fancy place. We are only there to enjoy the beach and the people. Looking forward to your response.
Thanks in advance,
Brenda

Oct 31, 2009
South Coast
by: Jean UK

As Wellesley will know by now there is only one place on the South Coast for me and that is Treasure Beach! It isnt too far from Bluefields - 40 mins.

Trust me once been there you will want to go back again and again. There are lots of places to stay - from the trendy Jakes to the very reasonable. I have been twice a year for the last 8 years and am quite happy to go on my own.

It is quiet but there are plenty of things to do. Easy reach of Mandeville, YS Falls, Alligator Pond, Milk River, Lover Leap, Black River (crocodiles), Pelican Bar etc ....

Oct 18, 2009
I'll have someone contact you.
by: Wellesley

I have a friend who might have some ideas. She is in that business. I'll ask her to contact you Brenda.

{Don't forget to share your experiences here so far with us Brenda. I am itching to hear :-)}
Here is the link my friend. Thanks in advance.

Oct 18, 2009
Jamaica Experience
by: Brenda

Hi Wellesley,

I did try Mullion Cove, Hermitage and San Michelle.

These villas are in the Bluefields Bay Villas clutch. Very exclusive and luxurious. Actually they come with a full staff.

The cheapest villa of them I found was $5,200 (US) a week in high season, 2 bedroom. It's only two of us traveling and we don't require a lot.

We will only spend about 2-3 days on the South Coast then head to where we know and love, Negril. There we will finish up our 6 day stay.

Typically we get up early to free style snorkel off of the beach before the boat action starts as we go way out in the sea. So far it's difficult to be seen from the beach.

The last trip we caught/collected a lot of conch. The hotel chef cooked it and we shared it with the rest of the hotel staff and some local vendors as lunch.

We are looking for accommodations on the South Coast, close to a good snorkeling beach. Something that is within walking distance or actually on the beach, other than Treasure beach.

I been doing a lot of research online. The areas we are interested in are Bluefields, Font Hill and Whitehouse beaches.

So it anyone has any suggestions......Please advise.

Thank you and much respect....
Brenda


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