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Parks & Gardens
At the north end of town by the roundabout known as Hendon Circle is the very handsome Manning’s School, built in 1738 and named after Westmoreland planter Thomas Manning.
The most interesting building is the Sav courthouse, built in 1925 at the junction of Great George and Rose Sts, where there’s a fountain made of cast iron, inscribed with the words, ‘Keep the pavements dry...
This church, opposite the courthouse, was built in 1905. It’s uninspired, but has a stately pipe organ that was dedicated in 1914.
The English colonialists never completed the Savanna-la-Mar Fort at the foot of Great George St...
Nature & Wildlife
A good choice for outdoor pursuits such as river kayaking (US$50 per person) and hiking.
Beaches, Islands & Waterfronts
Well signed from the Winston Jones Hwy (A2), this beach is a swathe of pale sand that frames the dark-blue water like a ribbon; a beach as beautiful as it is ignored by foreign tourists (although it’s quite popular w...
There are actually two small Belmont Beaches, but one is too rocky to relax on and the other is a major mooring point for fishing boats...
Arts & Crafts
Warning: don't walk past this artistically attired Rasta shack that's been defying hurricanes, dodgy drivers and all else in Belmont since 1977; it's simply too good to miss...
Philip Gosse was one of the great polymaths of his time: the man who both popularized the aquarium and modified its design, and illustrator of gorgeously detailed renditions of Jamaican birdlife...
Go with Brian the Bush Doctor out on the sea and into the jungle, or stay at his friendly little cottage.
Run by a German expat; leads tours (in English and German) all across the island.
Landmarks & Monuments
Many monuments make a political statement, and the memorial to reggae superstar Peter Tosh, plunked a kilometer south of Bluefields on the beach road in Belmont, is no exception...
Farms, Workshops & Factories
While disappointingly light on revolutionary pigs corrupted by the acquisition of power (if you haven’t read your Orwell, never mind), this Animal Farm does happen to be a great place to take your kids...
A relatively new fixture at the Lethe Estate is the increasingly popular pursuit of zip-lining. Not any old zip-line, mind. This is the longest in the Caribbean...
Headquartered at Lethe Estate, this outfit offers tranquil one-hour river trips on the Great River from Lethe...
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