Wish You Were Here: Treasure Beach, Jamaica

by Carolyn Sotka

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Visit the Pelican Bar, built on a sandbar 1 km offshore. Eat lobster caught right off the pier, along with your Red Stripe beer and daydream your afternoon away.  Photo by Carolyn Sotka

Since the 1970’s, Treasure Beach has consistently been named of one Jamaica’s most eco-friendly beach destinations. Living up to its name, the remote, southwest corner of Jamaica offers miles of secret coves, sandy beaches, local fishing collectives, organic farms, and a thriving artist community. Fly into Montego Bay and head south across the island; just be sure to tuck in your side mirrors because the roads can be an adventure unto themselves.

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The coconut stand. Photo by Carolyn Sotka

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Pick up salted, local shrimp on your journey cross the Island. Photo by Carolyn Sotka

Treasure Beach is an outdoor mecca with the nearby Ys Falls, the Black River and swamp for paddling, limestone caves to explore, close by mountains for biking and hiking and of course, the chill option, of a lazy snorkel and snooze by the sea.

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‘One Love’ at Treasure Beach.  Photo by Carolyn Sotka

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And absolutely check out Jake’s Hotel – You will fall in love. Photo courtesy of Jakes Hotel.

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