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Off the Beaten Path

Beyond the typical Headlines, Tourist haunts, and Travel Brochures, Off the Beaten Path features the hidden gems of Jamaica and places of historical significance.
Port Antonio
Port Antonio, to most people who have visited, is considered to be the most charming and unspoilt natural area of Jamaica. It's location on the north eastern tip of the island, positions it on the windward side of the Blue Mountains, the highest mountain range in Jamaica, resulting is a much wetter climate, lush vegetations and rain forests.
Black River
Long ignored as a tourist destination, Black River and it's surrounding areas, and the small farming and fishing communities still retain the flavor of "old" Jamaica, in it's natural setting; historic buildings, waterfalls, farms, wildlife, plants and fauna.
Port Royal
As one walks along the narrow streets of the poor fishing village of Port Royal today, it is hard to imagine that it once was the largest and most economically significant English settlement in the Americas.  It is now an isolated place at the end of a long peninsula across the bay from Kingston. It has a small population of about  1800 people, who view themselves as 'Port Royalists,' rather than as simply Jamaican.
Scuba Diving
Located at the center of coral diversity in the Atlantic Ocean, Jamaica’s coral reefs are among the best studied in the world and maybe the longest directly observed submarine ecosystems, with data available since the 1950s. Over 60 species of reef building corals grow here. The diversity of topography and natural attractions is second to none.
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                                                Guinea Hen WeedCancer Properties of Guinea Hen Weed
also know as Anamu, a powerful Jamaican herb has well documented medicinal properties. A study of of 1400 plants by the University of Illinois in Chicago found that it was one of only 34 plants containing active properties against cancer. The herb's leaf boosts the immune system, reduces pain, fever, anxiety and spasms. Anamu kills fungi, viruses, Candida, bacteria, cancer cells and leukemia cells. Brazilian natives use the green medicine to treat arrow poisoning and snakebites. [read more...]
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Herbal Remedies
Jamaican plants as herbal remedies and wider applications.
The Cockpit Country
Cockpit Country was the first site selected by USAID for the Parks in Peril 2000 program
Uniquely Jamaica
Less known facts about Jamaica's Influence on the World.
Jamaica's Pirates
Reviews of some of Jamaica's Famous Pirates.
Botanical Gardens
Jamaica is considered a horticultural paradise.
Blue & John Crow Mountain National Park
The largest remaining tract of intact, closed-canopy, broadleaf forest.
Great Houses
The Great House is arguably the most prominent and tangible symbol of the plantation era.
Geography & Physical Features
The Mountains, Plains, Rivers, Harbors and Cays
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Jamaican Birth, Death, Marriage  Certificates


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