Welcome to South Coast & Central Highlands


Rural St Elizabeth parish is often coined the breadbasket of Jamaica for the many crops that grow here, but fertile fields quickly give way to swamp around Black River and mountains around the lightly touristed, highland town of Mandeville. The region’s most notable sights – the Black River, YS Falls and the Appleton Rum Estate – are usually visited by day-trippers on organized excursions from resorts in Negril and Montego Bay.


Top experiences in South Coast & Central Highlands

Travel guides

Starting at $29.89

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South Coast & Central Highlands activities

$1679.20 Classic

Jamaica Encompassed

Escape the all-inclusive resorts and see a side of Jamaica that few tourists experience on this whirlwind ten-day adventure. Meet true Rastafarians and learn about the original inhabitants of the island while hiking through lush wilderness. Visit the Bob Marley Museum and Rick's Café for a taste of culture with a splash of fun in the sun. With plenty of time to relax on Jamaica's famous white-sand beaches, you're going to come back well rested – and with a real understanding of this vibrant island.

$1519.20 Classic

Jamaica Encompassed

Escape the all-inclusive resorts and see a side of Jamaica that few tourists experience on this whirlwind eight-day adventure. Stay at a Maroon village and witness traditional drumming and dancing before settling into your overnight stay with the locals. Explore all that Kingston has to offer and visit Rick's Café for a taste of culture and fun in the sun. With plenty of time to relax on Jamaica's famous white-sand beaches, you're going to come back well-rested — and with a real understanding of this vibrant island.

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Jamaica Encompassed & Reggae Sumfest

There are two types of travellers – those who want to experience authentic local culture and those who want to stay on a resort. This 13-day tour is for the former, especially with the largest music festival in Jamaica included in that experience. Along with three nights at the lively Reggae Sumfest, you’ll explore the entire island, including a Rastafarian indigenous village, Rick's Café, and the Bob Marley Museum. And with plenty of time to relax you’ll understand why Jamaica’s famous white-sand beaches (including Negril’s “Seven Mile Beach,” often rated one of the top ten beaches in the world) are kind of a big deal.