Treasure Beach

Treasure Beach, Jamaica: Address, Treasure Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Treasure Beach
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Jamaica's best kept secret: this beach offers a striking landscape and uncrowded sands, but strong undercurrents can make swimming tricky.
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Lollylo25
San Diego, CA101 contributions
Quiet & Safe Area, Not Too Exciting
Apr 2019
I have come to TB for many years, although have not been in a few years. I made friends, & got to know the locals. That was the fun part for me---new experiences, super kind folks, good cheap food & pretty scenery. TB not upscale or trendy & is rather expensive, considering it costs taxi fare $150 (U.S.) one way from MBJ airport. The accommodations & guest houses are below average & overpriced. Jake's is by far the most upscale, but not cheap. All in all, I'd go back to see my acquaintances but not for the area.
Written March 31, 2020
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Lauren C
London, UK3 contributions
A treasure in Treasure Beach
Mar 2019
We loved staying at Katamah - Monika and Simon were so welcoming, the rooms were lovely and the location amazing. We enjoyed it so much that we changed our plans to come back. A really special place.
Written September 8, 2019
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Monika Osborne
New York City, NY100 contributions
A True Hidden Gem and now our second home
Dec 2018 • Family
We love Treasure Beach and like many travelers, ever since we first started visiting years ago we returned again and again and it became our families second Home. Treasure Beach offers a gorgeous natural landscape, a friendly, caring and fun community, several beaches, delicious food and a peaceful environment. It’s really Good for off the beaten track travel and anyone looking to slow down and forget the time! We are able to explore all the best of the South Coast... seafood, safari, waterfalls, boat tours, authentic Jamaican experiences through the welcoming community tourism and beauty of this quiet village of fishermen and farmers!
Written August 29, 2019
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Reggiesmum
Nottingham, UK4 contributions
One boutique hotel doesn't make a destination!
May 2019 • Family
Really not sure what brings people to Treasure Beach! The beaches are awful - thin strip of grey sand, littered and unsafe for swimming. There is nowhere to walk. No 'centre'. A few scattered bars & restaurants, all serving mediocre, over-priced food. Dry, unattractive, stony scrubland. One tiny supermarket selling a few dusty tins. If you need to buy a sticking plaster forget it. Is it Jake's reputation that has brought people here? We were so dissapointed. Unless you want to sit by a pool and not venture out then avoid. Particularly avoid if you have children, there is nothing for them to do. There are 1000s of small, relaxed, hippie-vibe beaches around the world that are nicer than Treasure Beach!
Written June 2, 2019
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PJaneS
Bath, UK413 contributions
Stunning sea and sand
Mar 2019
Treasure Beach is a beautiful area. It's not easily accessible by road - there ARE roads, but they are often more like cart tracks and have no sign posts to let you know you are heading in the right direction. Allow several hours to get there from either airport. But once you are there, it is glorious, and well worth the effort. Everyone is laid back and friendly, it's unpretentious, and you can relax and enjoy all that's on offer. We especially enjoyed the boat trip along the coast to Black River and up the river a little, followed by lunch at the Pelican Bar in the middle of the ocean! The sun is hot - precautions are advisable! Stay at Lashings; English owner, friendly place, beautiful views - and being up the hillside gets a little breeze occasionally!
Written April 29, 2019
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davidandmel
Birmingham, UK1,259 contributions
Peaceful and pretty
Apr 2019 • Couples
Treasure beach is actually an area made up of a number of bays with various hotels, guesthouses and eateries. It is less touristy and has more of an independent, local feel than the big sprawling resorts. The scenery is beautiful and it is much calmer here - a really relaxing place to spend time and made a nice change from our resort in Negril
Written April 25, 2019
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Kristen b
Spring Hill, FL118 contributions
Hidden gem
Mar 2019 • Family
We went to this beach for the first time during our family vacation. We usually go to tourist area beaches , but this was a hidden gem. Quiet and no one else there we loved it. They sell food and drinks there , but it is pretty expensive. You are not allowed to bring in your own food and drinks so be prepared to pay their prices if you didnt eat before hand. Overall , we had 5 people , 2 adults and 3 children 12 ,9 and 3 and we loved this location.
Written April 10, 2019
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Coastal761680
Treasure Beach, Jamaica7 contributions
great relaxed holiday
Apr 2019 • Family
your holiday starts when you walk into Lashings ...you get a peaceful feeling from the decor that is minimalist and cheerful..David and Lisa make you feel at home the food is delicious and the atmosphere is unique..we loved every minute
Written April 7, 2019
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Kathryn M
39 contributions
Completely laid back, sans hustlers
Mar 2019 • Couples
The vibe in Treasure Beach is different to every other place in Jamaica. Rustic and laid back, with artsy offerings in hotels and guest houses, it does not have the hustle and bustle of MOntego Bay, or the hustlers either. Treasure Beach has a unique Community tourism that encourages locals to participate and ensure that tourists are treated well, so the entire community can benefit. No all inclusives. Lots of little hidden treasures in restaurants and the three bays. Calabash, Frenchmans and Billy's Bays.
The arid, almost desert like terrain gives way to the beach, where fishermen go to sea daily, resulting in great seafood in the restaurants. Be prepared to wait longer than normal for your meals, as everything is cooked to order. YOu can stay in a basic, two-steps up from camping motel, to a zen location, an original established hotel and also the world famous Jakes. There are quite a few Canadian ex-pats here, running small establishments.
My only regret was that we couldn't stay longer.
Written March 31, 2019
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Shernette M
New York, New York, United States3 contributions
Peaceful serenity
Feb 2019 • Couples
My husband and I enjoyed our stay immensely!
Lush colorful vegetation surrounded us, the beauty enhanced by the sound of waves from the nearby accessible beach. A perfect getaway !
Written February 23, 2019
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