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“Bring warm clothes” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains
Kingston, Jamaica
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Ranked #1 of 28 Attractions in Kingston
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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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.
Lexington, Kentucky
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“Bring warm clothes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Wonderful and very unique for Jamaica, but the temperature can be 20 degrees F cooler. If a real nature lover spend the day. If into coffee visit a plantation or two and get the best coffee in the world.

Visited September 2014
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Kingston, Jamaica
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3 attraction reviews
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“Local Perspetive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

First the Blue Mountain is a Range. There is a Peak which is great to visit but there is as Hollywell which in the Portland area. Any who if you want rustic and panoramic vistas that no other island can provide this is it.

Get tho the range is usually long and laborious but has great vistas on the way whether you hike or drive.

always arrange to stay overnight because you can never see and experience enough in one day so book you stay way in advance.

if you want to stay on blue mountain range property cheap check book at Jamaica Conservatory Trust http://www.blueandjohncrowmountains.org/contact-us.html. However you will have book months in advance.

However there are several boutiques lodging close by the offer tours.

Call and plan trip / tour wisely you are still hiking in a forests. If you love nature in its true for then hiking to the peak and or Holly well is definitely for you

Great for Couples, Family teens adults friends and Solo

Visited January 2014
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“biking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The bike tour was nice, definitely low key and ok for beginner levels. The bus trip out there was a bit brutal (nearly 3 hours from Montego Bay) but it was a nice break to explore beyond the poolside cabana.

Visited October 2014
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Kingston Parish, Jamaica
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“Wonderful sceneries - less than one hour from Kingston”
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 an entrance fee which help to maintain and develop the National Park : ja$100 for resident and US $ 5 for non resident.
I love this place which is so peacefull and gives a good approach of the Blue Mountains. You can have lunch in one of the restaurants on the way back to Kingston.
The weather is nice today, I think we will go again to explore a new trail!

Visited September 2014
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“Not just for the peak!”
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.

Visited August 2014
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