Ruins in Port Antonio


This rather appropriately named two-story, 60-room mansion on the peninsula east of East Harbour was built entirely of concrete in pseudo-Grecian style in 1903 by Olivia Tiffany Mitchell, heiress to the Tiffany fort…
Area in Port Antonio

Titchfield Peninsula

Along this hilly peninsula – known locally as ‘the Hill’ – are several dozen Victorian-style gingerbread houses, most notably DeMontevin Lodge, an ornate rust-red mansion, now a hotel. Many of the finest homes line …
Marina in Port Antonio

Errol Flynn Marina

Port Antonio has, undoubtedly, one of the finest natural harbors in Jamaica, which has been converted into a posh yachting dock where sailboats moor and the well-to-do wander. At night it’s a popular place for young…
Beach in Port Antonio

Bikini Beach

A small private beach with a pretty lick of sand near the marina on the Titchfield Peninsula. Hopefully the shuttered beach restaurant will reopen soon.
Notable Building in Port Antonio

DeMontevin Lodge

This 1881 hotel, perched high on the Titchfield Peninsula, is one of Port Antonio's most iconic buildings.
Lighthouse in Port Antonio

Folly Point Lighthouse

Near the Folly mansion stands the orange candy-striped Folly Point Lighthouse, built in 1888, which overlooks Monkey Island. Said island adds even more Gatsby-esque pathos to the story: Mitchell once housed a colony…
Island in Port Antonio

Navy Island

In colonial days the Royal Navy used this now-lush island to careen ships for repair. In the mid-20th century Errol Flynn bought the island and built a home that became a hotel, which later fell into decay. It's not…
Church in Port Antonio

Christ Church

A redbrick Anglican building constructed in neo-Romanesque style around 1840 (much of the structure dates from 1903). Look for the brass lectern donated by banana-magnate Captain Lorenzo Dow Baker.
Monument in Port Antonio


War memorial to Jamaicans of the British West India regiments who fought in the First and Second World Wars.