Gentle Fishing Village on Jamaica’s South Coast
Beach is made up of five bays along the Caribbean, each harboring
a small fleet of fishing boats. Here, visitors are treated as guests,
not tourists. Treasure Beach residents have a reputation for being
honest, hard-working, respectful, and open.
Most visitors to Treasure Beach are as delighted with the residents
as they are with the scenery and climate. Though Treasure Beach
has had some tourism for more than 30 years, it is quite relaxed—and
far from being a tourist mecca. In Treasure Beach, you’ll encounter
no high-rise hotels, gated all-inclusives, or hordes of spring breakers.
Those who seek 24-hour entertainment, wall-to-wall shopping, ultra-sophisticated
restaurants, numerous golf courses, and throngs of other tourists
tend to shy away from Treasure Beach. Instead, they go to Montego
Bay, Negril, or Ocho Rios.
Treasure Beach’s accommodations
consist of a few small hotels, numerous guest houses, and dozens
of rental villas. Visitors to Treasure Beach range from backpackers
to upscale professionals and their families; what they have
in common is the desire to experience real Jamaican hospitality
in a casual, unhurried, friendly atmosphere.
In addition to sunning, swimming and snorkeling, our guests enjoy
mingling with the residents, walking, hiking, bicycling, fishing, and
sampling local bars and restaurants. The area attractions that are
the most popular with our guests—and provide some of the very
best photo opportunities—include:
• Appleton Rum Factory – This is the oldest
and most famous of all of Jamaica’s sugar estates, and was an
established rum producing sugar plantation by 1749; Appleton has been
in continuous production for more than 250 years. You’ll be able
to tour the factory to see how they process rum—and be able to
sample from a host of different rums and rum-based liquors.
• YS Falls – To us, these are the most
exquisite falls in Jamaica. And, unlike Dunn’s River Falls on
the north coast, the number of visitors is kept low to assure
your enjoyment. You can venture into the cascading falls,
swim in a pool, and picnic; there’s also a small restaurant on
the grounds. In conjunction with a tour of the Appleton Rum Factory,
a trip to YS Falls makes for a full, wonderful day.
• Lover’s Leap – Legend says that
two slave lovers jumped from here to prevent being separated. Today,
there is a restaurant and a small museum on the premises; plus, you
can enjoy panoramic views of the entire coastline from the 1,700-foot
• Floyd’s Pelican Bar – Floyd’s
Pelican Bar is an amazing place, constructed by Floyd Forbes from a
vision he had in a dream. As it’s built on stilts about a mile
off the coast in the Caribbean Sea, you’ll boat here from Treasure
Beach and spend as much time as you’d like enjoying a fresh fish
meal, having a cool drink, and relaxing. You can also wander around
the outside of Floyd’s, searching for shells.
Floyd’s Pelican Bar is the most unusual restaurant and bar
in the Caribbean—and it’s an easy 20-minute boat ride
from Treasure Beach. Enjoy a cool drink, a delicious fish meal,
and just relax with old and new friends.
Plenty to Do in and Near Treasure Beach
• Black River Tour – You can leave
directly from Treasure Beach and go up the longest river in Jamaica.
You’ll see crocodiles, water hyacinths, and go through gorgeous
mangroves. Your boat captain can direct you to a safe place to swim
(beyond the crocs), or stop for a cool drink and lunch. Or, he can
stop at Floyd’s on the way back to Treasure Beach.
• Little Ochi’s — This on-the-beach
restaurant is a true Jamaican experience. You select exactly the
fish, lobster, crab, or conch you want—and tell their cooks
how you’d like it prepared. Delicious!