Port Antonio (Jamaica)

Port Antonio Travel Guide and Trip Resources

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Far removed from the cruise ships

Port Antonio is a town in the north-east of Jamaica (pop 13,000)
Not very well known, but if you are looking for a quiet place in Jamaica along the beach, this is it

Port Antonio is the capital of the Portland parish in north-eastern Jamaica. If you are looking for a beach destination in the country that is far removed from the cruise ship crowds, you may want to look into this one.

In a way it's ironic that we would recommend it as such, as apparently it was here in the 1930s that tourism into the country took off. So it's not like people will look at you in shock and surprise here, but this friendly town around the natural East Harbour is just a little bit more quiet than average. At the end of the Titchfield peninsula around the bay you find the ruins of Fort George (now site of a high school), while in town you find some interesting buildings in Georgian style, such as the Courthouse.

Accommodation here is mostly in cottages and guesthouses. Navy Island is just off the coast and the famous Blue Lagoon is a 15 minutes drive away. [Review by travelindicator]


You can find the best hotel deals in Port Antonio here.

Key info

  • Port Antonio is a city in Jamaica's region of Portland. It has a population of 13,246, is situated at an altitude of 46ft and the best airport to fly into is KIN (Norman Manley, Kingston)
  • The main spoken language here is English, and the average English skill is high
  • The currency used in Jamaica is the Jamaican dollar (JMD)

Port Antonio Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

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Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

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More Port Antonio travel resources

At Frommers you will find a good list of things to do while wandering around in town.

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