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Accompong Village
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Private Day Trip to the Maroon Village Celebration from Montego Bay and Grand...
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

The annual Jan 6th festival is crowded and can get chaotic, but if you seek to understand its purpose it is an amazing historical and cultural experience. The lil community museum is informative and the people are beautiful.

3  Thank Tammyanka
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Reviewed March 22, 2010

I'd heard of the Accompong Maroon Festival through my Father of whom is from Jamaica. This year was the first time that he or I ever attended the festival and it was great. Getting there from Clarendon was a journey and the roads going up to the town are NARROW but it was well worth it. I really enjoyed the museum and all the school children that attended.The ceremony where they discussed the Maroon heritage was good too but the singing and dancing is what moved me. The Maroon festival reaffirmed my belief that I come from a great people, the things that they've overcome make my issues seem like non-issues. My father & I bought escovitch fish, pepper Shrimp & festival for CHEAP and it was muy delicioso! (bad Spanish I know!). It was the first time that I'd shared such a great cultural moment with my Dad, we'll/I'll be going back in 2011 for sure!

4  Thank kikidom79
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Reviewed January 9, 2010

Accompong is a rustic Maroon village and is located in the absolutely gorgeous Cockpit Mountains. Maroons are the descendants of escaped slaves who fought the British and won their independence in 1738, and Accompong is still an autonomous polity within Jamaica today. There is a small museum there that is a must-see for anyone interested in African heritage. Even if you're not looking at Afro-Carribean connections, you should go to Accompong for the atmosphere (combine it with a trip to Appleton Estates and you will have the best day of your entire trip!), the culture, the beautiful scenery, etc. It makes a great day trip from Treasure Beach or Montego Bay. It is also possible to book a room in a guest house if you want to stay overnight.

From Montego Bay, book an excursion (it cost us $200 for 2 people) with Kenneth Watson [--], who is very knowledgeable about history and culture and will give you a real tour, as opposed to a taxi ride (Kenneth can also be booked for airport transfer, or arranging just about anything you need in Montego Bay and he is reliable and friendly). While you're in Accompong, I recommend getting a meal at A Home Away From Home, run by the wise and friendly Junior (JR).

If you can go on January 6, during the independence day festival, you will see an amazing festival during the day followed by an all-night dancehall party. The partying begins on the 4th, actually, but don't go up on the 7th because everyone will be asleep until the afternoon!

9  Thank Lauristan
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Reviewed February 17, 2008

Accompong is not featured on the google map but deserves a special mention as probably the favourite place i have ever been to, it is just a small mountain town but it is an amazing place.

4  Thank GlenB_8
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Reviewed January 14, 2016
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