Treasure Beach is your ideal Jamaica holiday destination if
Southern St Elizabeth is the driest part of Jamaica, and you will be very unlucky to have your holiday ruined by rain.
But yet St Elizabeth is known as the "Bread Basket of Jamaica", because in spite of the lack of rainfall the local farmers produce a large amount of the islands needs.
Watermelons, Tomatoes, Scallion, Onions, Thyme are just some of the crops grown in southern St Elizabeth, using heavy mulching to conserve water in the soil.
Along six miles of beautiful rugged coastline there are five public beaches, suitable for swimming and snorkeling, and body surfing.
Coming to the five bays along the coast road from Black River is in itself an exciting journey. The road is not the greatest, but the coastal scenery makes up for it.
Originally individual fishing villages these five bays are now collectively considered to be Treasure Beach.
The first of the bays you come to is
The road in to Great Pedro Bay is a dead end, but from Calabash Bay you can head back inland to Santa Cruz, Malvern, or Mandeville.
Or you can head further along the coast to Alligator Pond.
This is a quiet laid back farming and fishing community, and obviously the beaches and the sea are the main attractions.
But wherever there are rocks or reefs close inshore, you will find good snorkeling ... and Treasure Beach is no exception.
There are lots of local bars where visitors are made to feel very welcome. You will enjoy meeting and chatting to the locals. And you will most likely be invited to play Dominoes.
The Jerk Pork or Chicken is excellent, better in my experience than from any of the fancier Jerk places on the north coast.
And, if you want a break from the beach, sea and sun, several local operators provide day trips for sight-seeing and exploring the numerous attractions in this part of Jamaica.
Obviously the beaches and the sea are the main attractions.
On any of our Jamaican beaches, where there are rocks or reefs close inshore, you will find good snorkeling ... and Treasure Beach is no exception.
And, if you want a break from the beach, sea and sun, you will be spoilt for choice. You can find something different to do every day, exploring the numerous attractions in this part of Jamaica.
Some of the things you can do are ...
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