a string of sleepy fishing villages located off the beaten track on Jamaica's desert south coast
a community-based tourism destination involved and active in sustainable local development
laid back, friendly, and proud to be Jamaican
4 Hotel St., Mandeville, Caribbean
Good for: Business
51/2 Caledonia Rd, Manchester, W.I., Caribbean
Good for: Solo
The Astra Country Inn & Restaurant the Astra is the only well-known hotel in Mandeville.more
Mandeville, Manchester - Jamaica W.I.
rahter in center of town..ask locals where it is...on frist floor is selfservice
on second floor is elegant dining room with excellent food
Culture Park features an on site recording studio where feature acts are sometimes recorded live...right before your eyes. Legendary, World-Famous Site! Important part of Reggae History!
Dress Code: Come as you are!
Marshall's Pen is a 300-acre cattle farm and bird sanctuary owned by Ann and Robert Sutton, the foremost ornithologists in Jamaica. Set in the cool, rolling hills just outside Mandeville, Marshall's Pen is a birder's paradise, and a mandatory stop for anyone trying to see all of Jamaica's endemic bird species. The Suttons have a guesthouse that sleeps up to a dozen people. Each room has its own bathroom. Visitors share a common living room and well-equipped kitchen. Meals are not provided, but there are restaurants and supermarkets in nearby Mandeville. The Suttons charge US$35 per person for accommodations. Contact the Suttons at email@example.com or tel. (876) 904-5454 (fax is 964-6383).
Footnote: Robert Sutton, one of the most important ornithologists in Jamaica, was brutally murdered by intruders in his home at Marshall's Pen in 2002. Ann Sutton continues to lead tour groups of visiting birders, but I am not sure whether Marshall's Pen is still open to the public - best to e-mail her well ahead of time if you would like to visit.