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ABOUT PORT ANTONIO

About Port Antonio

Port Antonio Jamaica

Located in the parish of Portland, Port Antonio is known as the "Secret Jamaica".

Port Antonio is one of the remote and beautiful places of the world and although its a little harder to get to, its well worth the trouble. It's rugged coastline, mountains that come down to the sea, hidden coves and beaches white as sugar, rivers, hidden waterfalls and a riot of lush vegetation make Port Antonio a garden of eden. Snugly located between the Blue Mountains and the Caribbean Sea it owes its early prosperity to the banana trade and was once the banana capital of the world.

Port Antonio was discovered by the rich and famous over fifty years ago and in its heyday was the hideaway for many millionaires and movie stars such as J.P.Morgan, Noel Coward and Errol Flynn. The town with its twin harbours, jewel blue sea and verdant hillsides still retains a colonial feel. Tourism slowed down when the cruise ships discontinued their stopovers in the late 70's but Port Antonio is again becoming a sought after holiday destination... precisely because of its sleepy charm and unspoiled locations.

Portland is country Jamaica where the pace moves a littler slower and smiles come a little easier. The climate is a bit cooler due to the tropical rainforest but you will enjoy Port Antonio year round. October hosts the International Marlin Tournament with anglers from around the world hoping to catch the largest blue marlin! Visitors to this area also have access to some of the best eco-tourism on the island.



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