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 Jamaica,s South Coast Attractions-Mandeville

Charming Carmen
Charming CarmenStephenson's smile is as bright as the hundreds of award-winning colorful orchids she cultivates in her private garden. Tours can be arranged to Mrs. Stephenson's garden and to local businesses to meet Manchester's finest in industry. Check at the front desk of your hotel or organize through Countrystyle Community Tourism. Many historical sites, caving and eco tours to undisturbed natural sights including a secluded beach, also await discovery by visitors to Mandeville and areas within easy reach of town. (876) 962-2338.

BLOOMFIELD GREAT HOUSE. Originally a coffee estate, now patrons sip wine and dine at BLOOMFIELD GREAT HOUSEthis historic Georgian great house originally built in 1838. It has been renovated in recent years, and features fine dining and an art gallery. Visitors will discover one of the best vantage points to enjoy views of the town of Mandeville. At dusk watch the egrets from surrounding hills descend upon Mandeville to roost. 962.7130.

Phone (+876) 962 7130
Fax (+876) 961 0549

Pamela Grant and Ralph Pearce
P O Box 150, Mandeville, Jamaica W.I.

Jamaica South Coast CAVING. Tour several noteworthy caves in the Mandeville area. Gourie cave_in_jamaicaCaves, near Coleyville, tempts visitors to swim and/or walk through water to get to the caves. Also available are a dry trip cave to Oxford Cave near Mile Gully and tours to Quashi Caves, 12 miles of underground chambers in Christiana with a river running through them. Caves once inhabited by Arawak Indians, the island's first settlers, dot the region near Alligator Pond. Guide Tony Goffe, an expert at identifying precious stones, conducts some of the tours.
(876 area code) 857.1009,481.3218,610.0818. 
ECOTOURISM TOURS. An awe-inspiring IS-mile stretch of undisturbed secluded ECOTOURISM TOURS.ECOTOURISM TOURS beach between Milk River Bath and Alligator Pond awaits discovery and makes the visitor think it was reserved just for him. God's Well is a five-minute walk off South Coast Road and folklore has it if you go down into the well, you won't come up. Miles of coastline hug Ward's Bay. Canoe Valley, a scenic river valley, zigzags through a swamp to the sea. Gut River, flowing underground, spills into a sparkling blue hole great for a dip. (876) 857.1009.
FACTORY TOURS. See two of Mandeville's finest industries that have made their mark with Pickapeppa Factorytheir products worldwide. Delight your senses with visits to Jamaica Standard Products (High Mountain Coffee Factory) in Williamsfield (963.4211) and the Pickapeppa Factory in Shooter's Hill (603.3441/963.0407).
The redolent smells of coffee and spices and friendly family ownership at both industries, make tours worth the effort.
Tours are by appointment only. 
Jamaica South Coast HIKING. Hiking exists throughout the parish and one of the best Jamaica South Coast HIKINGopportunities is hiking through ginger lilies down an 800 foot gorge to Christiana Bottom to discover two spectacular swimming holes fed by the Rio Minho River. One of the holes is said to have no bottom (876) 857-1009. 
Jamaica South Coast HISTORICAL TOURS. The historic core of Mandeville is easy to walk. Jamaica South Coast HISTORICAL TOURS _mandeville_jamaica_courthouseThe town revolves around Cecil Charlton Park, named for a former mayor. Graced with columns, the Georgian style Mandeville Courthouse sits on the northern tier of this plaza. Adjoining the courthouse is the rectory (1820), the oldest structure in town.
On the south side is St. Mark's Church (1820). The church's graveyard has tombs of British soldiers who perished in a yellow-fever epidemic. In nearby Christiana, 13 miles away, the police station (1896) and two Moravian churches more than 150 years old, are of architectural and historical significance. 
MANCHESTER CLUB. Historic golf course established in 1868 is the oldest course in the Western Hemisphere. Beautiful vistas unfold from 2,200 feet above sea level.
Course is set on 55 acres and features a par35, 2,865-yard layout with nine greens and
18 tee boxes. The club is also an excellent venue for tennis. 962.2403. 
MARSHALL'S PEN. Butterflies lead the way to this 18th century Great House set on a
MARSHALL'S PEN butterflies300-acre wildlife sanctuary. Owned by the Sutton family, the house was once a farmhouse and coffee factory owned by a former Governor of Jamaica. Tours are by appointment only. 904.5454.
MILK RIVER SPA. The road to St. Jago leads to Milk River Spa where warm waters high
MILK RIVER SPAin mineral content at this world-famous spa are reputed for curing gout and other ailments. The radioactivity of the water, which stays a constant 92 degrees F, is many times greater than many of the world's famous spas, including 54 times as active as Baden, Switzerland. 902.6902. 

 Jamaica,s South Coast Attractions-St. Elizabeth

ACCOMPONG MAROON TOUR. Meet villagers and tour historic sites in the home of western ACCOMPONG MAROON TOURMaroons, descendants of runaway slaves. Must be booked in advance. Cockpit Country. (876) 952.4546. 

APPLETON ESTATE RUM TOUR. Appleton blends the finest Jamaican rums and has for APPLETON ESTATE RUM TOURhundreds of years. The rum tour explains the fermentation and distillation process. More than 8,000 barrels age the rum, usually from three to 30 years. Visitors are encouraged to squeeze cane juice and taste it with ginger at a nearby juice bar and mini-museum. The guided tour includes a welcome rum punch; visit to the distillery and aging house and sampling aged rums. Tour includes a complimentary bottle. Read More.....  

J. CHARLES SWABY'S BLACK RIVER SAFARI. Expert captains present an interesting commentary J. CHARLES SWABY'S BLACK RIVER SAFARIon this exotic trip on the Black River. The Great Morass, a 125square- mile wetland and habitat for 300 crocodiles, exotic birds and fish, extends inland along the river. Crocodile sights are very frequent on this one-hour boat tour through what is Jamaica's largest wetland area.

LOVERS LEAP. There's a lot to see and a lot to think about at this attraction. A sheer Lovers Leap st. elizabeth jamaica1,700-foot diff overhangs the sea, where two slave lovers ostensibly leapt to their deaths rather than face separation. Enjoy panoramic views. 

YS FALLS . Take a ride on a tractor-drawn jitney through the estate passing l00-yearold YS Fall St. Elizabeth Jamaicaguango trees to reach a spectacular seven-tiered waterfall surrounded by lush vegetation. Swim in a natural pool fed by underground and above-ground springs.
The cascading water is a joy for the senses.




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