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Blue Mountains

Kingston, Jamaica
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Ranked #1 of 30 Attractions in Kingston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Owner description: Want a wild outdoor adventure that'll leave you breathless, exhilarated and home in time for supper? Then push your way through the dense tropical... more » Owner description: Want a wild outdoor adventure that'll leave you breathless, exhilarated and home in time for supper? Then push your way through the dense tropical forest of the Blue Mountains for an afternoon that will feast your eyes and work your quads. « less
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Kingston Parish, Jamaica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Holywell is a beautiful recreation aera where you can stay for a day, even more if you rent a cabin or camp. I did several times tours with friends or family, even with small kids as the trails are adapted to families. Ask the rangers as they are developing other tours. It's managed by an NGO. You have to pay... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Mavis Banks at Forres pak hotel for 4 days without going to the peak! A great way to mingle with the kind nice people of Jamaica! Away from the tourist track, off the beaten path! We simply went into town and talked to the Welcoming generous laid back locals of Mavis Banks.

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Paris, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

From the Whitfield Hall, you can sleep there. at 2:00am your start your hike in order to be at the peak at 5:30 for the sunrise. Honestly you don't need a guide. the patch is clear and easy to follow. you must be in good shape though, it's not extreme but quiet steep.

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Montego Bay, Saint James, Jamaica
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I have been travelling and taking trips to this remote section or my Island since 2001. Countless trips.Its a approximately 8 hours hiking from the base of the mountain to the Park which is a few kilometers from the peak. Peaceful, relaxing, back packers paradise. Cant do the long hike?.. you drive half way up using a different route. mini... More

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Mandeville, Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

For nature lovers, the majestic scenery of the Blue & John Crow mountains can be enjoyed as one ascend the mountains beginning at Liguanea. Holywell National Recreational Park is the ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, providing the opportunity for a re-charge. Its dense vegetation of unusual (some endemic) flora and fauna provides a treat for... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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350 attraction reviews
326 helpful votes 326 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went to the blue mountains as part of a tour. It was really beautiful scenery. Our guide told us all about the coffee region plantations and it's production. We got some great photos of the mountains. We saw lots of hikers but you would need to be fit to cope with that terrain.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I love traveling to the Blue Mountains and even walked the overnight trail to the Blue Mountain Peak when I was younger. Now that was amazing! However, this time spent only a couple of days there and stayed at the Scorpion Inn. This is a colonial style hotel that has seen its hey-day. Still, if you ok with "no frills",... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great experience of enjoying the Jamaican coffee plantations, natural birds, beautiful flora and fauna, ...

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Treasure Island, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I'm speechless, go see for yourself :) Such a peaceful place and the people are so very kind. We were invited into a locals home for dinner on a Sunday night, when all restaurants were closed. It was a kind gesture after a long journey and much appreciated. Of course I would be remiss not to mention the best coffee... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Hired a bus with friends and went through the mountains and over to the blue lagoon/ frenchmans cove. Awesome day trip from Kingston. Stop and take in some coconut water or a beer from one of the many vendors/ bars en route.

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