Top things to do in St Ann’s Bay

Top Choice Historic Site in St Ann’s Bay

Seville Great House

This historical park overlooking the sea, less than 1km west of present-day St Ann’s, marks the site of the first Spanish capital on the island – Sevilla la Nueva – and one of the first Spanish settlements in the Ne…
Top Choice Music in St Ann’s Bay

Rebel Salute

The biggest roots reggae concert in Jamaica goes down on the second Saturday in January at Plantation Cove outside St Ann's Bay. The two-day festival is a must for any reggae fan.
Jerk in St Ann’s Bay

Scotchies Too

This roadside offshoot of the famous jerk center in Montego Bay lies adjacent to an Epping Gas station just west of Dunn’s River Falls. Its pork and chicken, smoked over pimento wood, water the mouths of locals and …
Monument in St Ann’s Bay

Marcus Garvey Statue

The grassy forecourt of the parish library on King St is dominated by the Marcus Garvey Statue, with the hero portrayed larger than life in gray bronze. Behind him, the town library walls carry his immortal quote 'W…
Cultural in St Ann’s Bay

Emancipation Jubilee

Held annually at the grounds of Seville Great House from July 31 to August 1, to celebrate the emancipation of Jamaica's slaves on August 1, 1834. Celebrations consist of dancing and traditional folk music, such as …
Jamaican in St Ann’s Bay

Juici Patties

Classic chain selling patties of all varieties as well as breakfast porridge, saltfish and soup.
Historic Building in St Ann’s Bay


At the corner of Market St is the courthouse, erected in elegant cut limestone and red brick in 1866, with a pedimented porch bearing the scales of justice.
Church in St Ann’s Bay

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Up the hill from the Columbus Monument is the exquisite Catholic church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, built in contemporary Spanish design by an Irish priest in 1939 with stones recovered from the ruins of Sevilla …
Monument in St Ann’s Bay

Columbus Monument

At the far west end of Main St, at the forgotten end of town, stands the Columbus Monument, topped by a bronze figure of the explorer dolled up as a Spanish grandee.
Market in St Ann’s Bay


St Ann's Bay market gets busy on Fridays and Saturdays.