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Titchfield: Port Antonio Attractions & Sightseeing, Jamaica

Titchfield

Portland

Port Antonio the capital of the Parish of Portland, is located on the north east coast of Jamaica, at the foot of the majestic Blue Mountain Range.

Holiday Home is ideally located on the Titchfield Peninsula in Port Antonio. A warm Georgian styled atmosphere with the large wooden verandah and the lovely balcony. Holiday Home mistress, Shirley Silvera–Buckley, is available to help her guests to get a taxi, go on tour, or just to chat. Holiday Home has several rooms, it is simple but clean and it is the ideal place if you are a large group of people willing not to spend too much.

The area is noted for having the highest rainfall in Jamaica (up to 150 inches per year) and so, the parish is known for its lush vegetation which is part of its appeal.

One of the most unique features of Port Antonio is its double harbour. The Titchfield Peninsula separates the East Harbour from the West Harbour and together with Navy Island. The Peninsula protects the deeper west harbour from the prevailing easterly winds.

Port Antonio has its unique charm. It was this charm that captivated American Captain, Lorenzo Dow Baker, in 1870 when he sailed into the harbour and decided to start the banana trade and ultimately promote Port Antonio as a tourist destination. The same charm cast its spell on famous movie star, Errol Flynn, in the 1940's. Flynn exclaimed that "Port Antonio was more beautiful than any woman I had ever seen".

As we turn through the pages of history, from the early Spanish settlement to the British settlement when Port Antonio was considered an unhealthy spot and there were few takers of the free land offers, aimed at enticing settlers, tales of Port Antonio unravel an intriguing history. The banana boom, the growth of tourism, the Hollywood connection and its grand schemes and failures, everyone has a tale to tell. There are tales of girls bathing in champagne at the height of the banana boom to men lighting their cigars with 1 notes all adding to the town's mystique.

The Titchfield Peninsula

The Titchfield Peninsula was the first place to be settled by the English, and is known as the oldest settlement of the town. It separates the East Harbour from the West Harbour. In the early stages the Peninsula was separated from the town centre at high tide until the area was later filled.

The buildings in the Titchfield Peninsula possess excellent examples of the architectural styles representing different periods in the formation and development of the town. They reflect Jamaican Georgian, Victorian New England, Cape Cod Victorian, Jamaican Vernacular and Victorian styles gingerbread. The predominant style is vernacular Architecture.

Port Antonio Attractions, Sightseeing and Tours - Place of interest to visit on your Jamaica Holiday

 

Titchfield Sightseeing Tours and Shore Excursions

Folly Point

Port Antonio Historic Tour

  • Errol Flynn Marina
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Folly Point
  • Musgrave Market
  • Titchfield Hill
  • Optional Lunch at Boston Jerk Center

Duration: 4:30 Hours

Booking Enquiry or Call: +1876 771 9612

Boston Jerk Center

Rafting on the Rio Grande and Historic Tour

  • Rafting on the Rio Grande
  • Errol Flynn Marina
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Folly Point
  • Titchfield Hill
  • Optional Lunch at Boston Jerk Center

Duration: 5:30 Hours

Booking Enquiry or Call: +1876 771 9612

 

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