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“Loved the ambience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Frenchman's Cove

Frenchman's Cove
Port Antonio, Jamaica
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Port Antonio
Type: Beaches
Activities: Scuba diving, Sailing, Water-skiing, Wind-surfing, Snorkeling, Dining, Sunbathing, Swimming
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Owner description: You've always wanted to enjoy elaborate, fruit-flavored cocktails on a beautiful tropical beach, so here's your chance; this beach offers spectacular sand, surf and service.
Charleston, South Carolina
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“Loved the ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We were early arrivals and found other visitors, locals, and staff at the beach area very engaging. Restaurant on the beach was great for local seafood, Jamaican style, of course!

Visited October 2012
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Toronto
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“just as nice as in the pictures!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Frenchman's Cove is a perfect little cove of a beach. Usually its very calm but when we were ther is was quite rough. Despite this we enjoyed jumping in the waves! There is a nice little river that runs into the sea here and it was a great spot to enjoy some calm and cooler water--very refreshing! While it does cost to enter the beach, we thought it was worth it and there are hotel staff there to get you drinks, etc. These staff were very attentive without being intrusive, so it was nice. Try to go early to avoid the crowds (also the sun shines best in the morning on this eastern side of the island).

Visited January 2013
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London
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“Beautiful sandy beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Loved relaxing on the white sandy beach where a cool fresh water river runs into the warm blue raging sea.

Visited March 2013
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Kingston, Jamaica
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“Quaint and Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

I have never been to a beach so beautiful, and I've been to many! The river that runs into the sea is a unique feature that allows for two different experiences while there. We had a great time and we knew how beautiful it was because it was raining!

Visited May 2012
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West Coast
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“Beautiful place, but poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Frenchman's Cove is a beautiful spot, but we were shocked by the treatment that was given to our friend who accompanied us. He happens to be a black Jamaican, and the waiter did not want to serve him lunch. He gave my husband and I (who are white Americans) menus, but not our friend. This experience upset us all so much that we could not enjoy the beauty of the location. The owners should be aware that their staff are prejudiced against Jamaicans. We were disgusted by our experience and will not be back. We will also recommend to our friends that they not go to Frenchman's Cove. This is 2013, not 1960!

Visited April 2013
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