Skippers Blvd, Port Antonio

Blue Mountains

Discover the Blue Mountains, a mountain range situated in the eastern region of Jamaica. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Maroon people and learn about their traditional way of life in the mountains. Sample some delicious coffee and hike the lush jungle. The Blue Mountain Peak, the tallest point in Jamaica, is a renowned spot for hiking. 

The Blue Mountains are the longest mountain range in Jamaica. They include the island's highest point, Blue Mountain peak at 2256 m (7402 ft). The peak is accessible via a beautiful walking track. On a clear day, you can see the outline of the island of Cuba from the peak. The Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is world-famous and is picked and harvested in the Blue Mountains, is cultivated between 2,000 and 5,000 feet above sea level. In past years when Jamaica's economy was dominated by plantation slavery, some slaves escaped to the mountains to live independently, where they were known as Maroons, they lived independently on their coffee plantations.

For hiking the peak, the closest way is from Kingston. Travelers usually opt for a guided tour package that includes transportation, a guide, 1 night stay and meals. We have contacts for the peak tours. The hike usually takes around 6-8 hours and requires quite a good level of physical fitness. It’s a fantastic experience where you start the hike in the night, overlooking Kingston and the sky filled with stars. You will reach the peak for sunrise and then hike down in the morning mist. 

For a smaller hiking and coffee farm trip you can easily travel from Port Antonio to Hollywell Park. Hollywell is a nature reserve located in the Blue Mountains. It is known for its scenic hiking trails, birdwatching, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

At the Coffee farm visit you learn about the history and process of coffee production in the Blue Mountains. Some coffee farms also offer tastings and sales of their products.

The estimated driving time from Port Antonio to Hollywell Park is around 1 hour and 30 minutes, depending on traffic and road conditions. The journey takes you through lush tropical forests and winding mountain roads, offering stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and the surrounding landscape.

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