A listing of the different categories found on TreasureBeach.Net,
a web site focusing on community tourism on the south coast of Jamaica. We are
half travel guide, half virtual meeting place for tourists, locals, and Jamaicans
who have emigrated. Enjoy!
The TB Runnins contains on-line discussion groups featuring
what's new to this web site, what our residents and visitors are talking about,
and a monthly profile of a Treasure Beach resident written by a local student.
Treasure Beach has a wide spectrum of accommodations.
* For the budget minded, there are camping spots and guesthouses with kitchen
* Those looking for more amenities will find fully equipped beach cottages
and a few hotel rooms at moderate prices.
* Or for complete indulgence, private villas with personal cook, swimming
pool, and individual attention are available. Whatever your style and budget,
we have a place to suit you.
Places to Eat
Treasure Beach has various beach cafes, road-side stands,
and one or two more upscale, but far from formal, restaurants. What we don't
have are exclusive, 'guest-only' restaurants. Everyone is welcome everywhere.
Enjoy local dishes of pumpkin soup, ackee and salt fish, jerk chicken and
pork, or even curried goat. And don't forget the incredible fresh lobster*,
fish, crab, conch*, and sea puss (octopus) which our fishermen provide daily.
In fact, you can watch them unload their catch on the beach and choose your
dinner right there.
* in season
See It and Do
Swimming, snorkeling, sun bathing, body surfing, biking,
hiking? We've got them in abundance. Sitting under a tree with a cold Red
Stripe beer, chatting with a new Jamaican friend? No problem, mon. Waterfalls,
fishing excursions, boat trips, golfing, rum factory tours, mineral baths,
a visit to Bob Marley's birthplace? They're all just a day trip away.
On the premise that a picture is worth a thousand words,
we give you the Treasure Beach Photo Gallery. Includes images taken by past
visitors as well as site pictures.
Transport and Tours
There are several travel options for getting to and around
Treasure Beach including tour operators and taxis, car and motorcycle rental,
and public transportation. Includes airline info.
FAQ & Links
Need further information? Have questions? Need some more
facts? Peruse these Frequently Asked Questions which feature a variety of
questions and answers. Or visit some of the links to other sites we feature.
Creativity has always flourished in Treasure Beach, and
in recent years the community has been host to numerous theatrical, musical
and literary events. In addition there are many talented visual artists living
in the area.
History and Culture
Treasure Beach is located within the parish of St. Elizabeth,
known island-wide for having the friendliest and hardest working people found
anywhere in Jamaica. The sign welcoming visitors to the parish states, "In
this parish we work, not shirk". This well-deserved reputation derives
from a work ethic instilled in generations of farmers and fishermen and is
one more way in which Treasure Beach is set apart from the rest of the island.
Treasure Beach is a community-based tourism destination.
We care about the future of this area, its schools, and its residents. We
believe that the focus of development must benefit and envelop the entire
community, not just the tourism sector.
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