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Negril & West Coast
West Coast to Tryall Estate
The ruins of the Tryall Estate sugar plantation lie 5km west of Hopewell. Much of the estate, including the huge Tryall Water Wheel (beside the A1) that drove the cane-crushing mill, was destroyed in the slave rebellion of Christmas 1831. Restored to working condition in the late 1950s, the wheel is still turned by water carried by a 3km-long aqueduct from the Flint River.
Rocklands Bird Feeding Station
Little Bay & Around
If you come out to the peninsula, try to stop by the pretty and posh Montego Bay Yacht Club for a meal and a drink; the hours indicated above are for the on-site restaurant, Robbie Joseph’s Seahorse Grill . Technically the club is only open to members, but if you present yourself at the entrance and ask politely to look around, you’ll likely be invited inside.
Make sure to visit the nearby Font Hill Beach Park. This pretty sweep of sand isn’t terribly big, but it’s a good spot where you can venture out in your snorkeling gear. Across the street is the Font Hill Villa and a wildlife sanctuary that serves as a refuge for the vulnerable American crocodiles, many of which have been displaced by large-scale construction projects.
St James Parish Church is regarded as the finest church on the island. The current church was built between 1775 and 1782 in the shape of a Greek cross, but was so damaged by the earthquake of March 1, 1957, that it had to be rebuilt.
The Town House , with a handsome redbrick frontage buried under a cascade of bougainvillea and laburnum, dates from 1765, when it was the home of a wealthy merchant. It has since served as a church manse and later as a townhouse for the mistress of the Earl of Hereford, Governor of Jamaica.
At the corner of King St and Church St is a redbrick Georgian building harboring the National Housing Trust. Equally impressive is the three-story Georgian building at 25 Church St - headquarters of Cable & Wireless Jamaica.
At the southern end of Gloucester Ave is this inauspicious fort , of which virtually nothing remains. Built in the late 18th century by the British, its cannons were fired only twice. The sole remnant is a small battery with three brass cannons on rails.
Green Island Harbour
Green Island Harbour
Many rate this series of eight cascades , hemmed in by limestone cliffs and surrounded by forest, as being the most beautiful in all of Jamaica. The cascades fall 36m from top to bottom, separated by cool pools perfect for swimming. The falls take their name from the original landowners, ranchers John Yates and Richard Scott.