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“not too much to see” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Navy Island

Navy Island
Off the coast of Port Antonio, Port Antonio, Jamaica
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Ranked #12 of 17 Attractions in Port Antonio
Type: Islands, Beaches, Outdoors
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Swellendam, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“not too much to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

it just a small island with not too many things to see or do. Maybe is better spend the day at the beach

Visited August 2013
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Poway, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great, unspoiled island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Navy Island was at one time owned by Errol Flynn, the actor who sailed into Port Antonio, fell in love with the city and ended up buying Navy Island. It is about a half-mile from the Errol Flynn Marina.

There used to be a hotel on the island but it has ceased operation and until recently, the city's coast guard unit used to hold parties on the beach but that has also stopped. Now the island is densely populated only by lush trees. A group of investors want to build a resort on the property but are meeting with stiff opposition from some locals.

Visited July 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Nice Hike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Wear better shoes than flip flops. There are rough trails and they are continuously overrun with jungle. Not sure if there are actual caretakers to the property once owned by the later actor Errol Flynn. Portions of a ruined resort, as well as Flynn's home/pool are still visible and accessible, but beware of dangers due to rotting wood, hornets nest...A "rasta" makes his home somewhere on the island, so don't be surprised if he emerges from the vines. He may try to sell you something or trade.

Visited March 2013
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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Navy Island - So much potential”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I enjoyed trekking to the beach on the far side...It was beautiful. I also enjoyed the beautiful views of the rest of Port Antonio from there.

Visited January 2013
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“An old Navy base”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Apparently there is an old abandoned hotel but not a lot else - you might get a local to take you but no idea what for

Visited March 2012
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