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Rockhouse, Negril Jamaica 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spotlight: Black River, Jamaica

Said to be settled by the British in the 1600’s, Black River is synonymous with the laid back, small town feel and gorgeous Georgian architecture. it was settled by some of the first Jews to inhabit the island , the most famous of these settling families are the Levy’s.

 

Black River was known as the first area on the island to receive electricity and phone services.

 

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Waterloo Guest House (1819), said to be the first house with electricity.

 

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Anglican Parish Church

 

Many of the first settlers were wealthy merchants who spent their fortunes on lavish buildings and private homes.

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Invercauld Great House

The town was an active slave-trading port and dealt heavily in Logwood production.

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Black river was once one of the most important ports for Jamaica. I suggest to take a tour of the community and learn more about its important past, and get a chance to see up close the beautiful architecture!

 

 

 

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Sources :
Real Jamaican Vacations (background on Black River)
Negril.com (Waterloo Guest House photo)
Blue Marlin Guest House (Church photo)
Jones House (Invercauld Great House )
Globespots (Great House photo)

Monicove, Jamaica

Today’s feature is a villa perfect for those who want a secluded and quiet getaway. Set on its own private beach with three bedrooms and five bathrooms and a private staff, this villa was made for fun and relaxation.

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Monicove Villa

Situated in Whitehouse Negril, a small fishing community,it is  a 90 minute drive to the next major city (Montego Bay) but close to grocery stores and the local hospital. It sits in a gated community and extra activities and pre-stocking options are available to you on early request.

 

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Who would say no to this?

Housekeeping and food service is daily along with the usual amenities of:

Wifi access

Air conditioning

TV

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The extra activity options available to you include: kayaking and pre-arranged visits to YS Falls and Black River Safari Tours.

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The staff will cook local food and will take very good care of you for your stay. I haven’t seen one bad review of this place!

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For more information check out Monicove’s page.

 

 

 

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Images courtesy of Monicove

 

Trident Castle, Jamaica

When you think of Jamaica the images of Bob Marley, jerk chicken and Rastafarians chilling on the beach usually come up right? but never a castle.

 

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Trident Castle

Well there is one in Jamaica and it’s called Trident Castle. Built by famed Jamaican architect Earl Levy in the 1970’s as a private residence for German Baroness Elizabeth Siglindy Stephan von Thyssen , Levy envisioned a castle emerging from the Caribbean Sea in the British colonial style of the 1700’s.

Sitting on seven acres of peninsula, the castle has eight bedrooms and is joined with thirteen private luxury villas on the same property.

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Side view of the property

 

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Dinning room

 

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Castle bedroom

If the castle experience is not for you then the villas may be your option, and they are just as wonderful.

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bedroom

 

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Room with a view
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The grounds

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The castle and the villas are one of most requested spots to get married and the Trident Hotel specializes in weddings, conferences and private events. The hotel keeps the Jamaican experience alive with local cuisine and unique drinks to try.

Check out the Trident Hotel website to see everything they have to offer.

 

 

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Images courtesy of: international travel mag
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