The town of Falmouth is located on Jamaica’s north coast 18 miles east of Montego Bay. Founded in the late 18th century, Falmouth is home to a variety of historic sites including the Good Hope Great House, a must-see for any history aficionado. This historic architecture coupled with the vibrant culture of the area leaves guests with an unforgettable impression that they traveled back to a time long past.
The One Thing You Don’t Want to Miss:
Visit Good Hope Great House and tour one of the immaculately preserved homes on a former sugar plantation, which dates back to the 1770s and sits on over 2,000 acres. From dune buggy safaris and river tubing to a horse and buggy tour, you will find many activities to keep you entertained. Here you will discover the ruins of buildings that were once the jewel of the Caribbean on its estate grounds. Be sure to visit the local pottery house and enjoy an authentic Jamaican lunch.
Other Fun Things to Do:
- Take in Falmouth’s British Colonial architecture.
- Board the 30-foot bamboo rafts that offer adventurous rides on the Martha Brae River. Sit back and relax as a raft captain guides you through an exceptional view of the island’s tropical scenery.
- Enjoy a scenic drive through Jamaica’s interior to Appleton Estate, where visitors learn how rum is made, sample wet sugar and have the chance to taste different-aged rums.
- Take a trip through time on a horse-and-buggy ride through town.
- If you missed it last time, you can travel east to Ocho Rios where you can climb the spectacular Dunn’s River Falls, soar through the lush rainforest canopy on a zip line, wind down the mountainside on a Jamaican bobsled or swim with dolphins at Dolphin Cove.
- Feel the warmth of sun and sand on your skin at the Breezes Grand Resort in Negril or Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.
Shopping for Bargains:
The pulse of Falmouth radiates from the heart of Water Square where you’ll discover the Albert George Shopping and Historical Center. Pick up local craftwork wares that showcase the history and culture of the area and make memorable souvenirs for visitors and those back home.
Get a Taste of Local Flavor:
A trip to Falmouth, Jamaica, wouldn’t be complete without sampling one of the more than 300 different jerk recipes that are cooked locally. From shrimp and lobster to chicken and pork, the jerk recipe is the signature of the city’s tasty fare. Complement this culinary adventure by sampling local refreshing fruits like the ackee, breadfruit and star apple, a sweet finish to your flavorful journey.
The Jamaican Dollar (JMD) is Jamaica’s official currency. US-Dollars (USD), traveler’s checks and credit cards are widely accepted.
You can find more information on Falmouth at the official Jamaica Tourism Board website here.