Treasure Beach Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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    the beach
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Treasure Beach Things to Do

  • Waterfall nature sanctuary

    A beautiful place with beautiful scenery and a great swimming pool. You can also zip line over the falls super fun!

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  • Don't jump

    Lover's Leap is at the souteast end of Treasure Beach area. It is a cliff that is 1,000 feet above the sea. There is also a lighthouse there that is used fto spot or drug traffic .There are several tours to this spot now that the restaurant has been completed.

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  • Great bay

    Great Bay is the furthest village on the eastern edge of Treasure Beach. Beyond Great Bay the coast is undeveloped for many miles.

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  • Take a nature hike

    Treasure beach is a real gem for travelers that are looking for something off the beaten path. You will find several miles of sand in this area and very few tourista. It is also a great area for hiking although there are no real tracks, only footpaths used by local fishermen.The area is a prime birding location.

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  • Pelican Bar

    We stopped to eat at Pelican Bar and it was truly the best seafood I've had in years! I highly recommend asking Floyd to cook you up some Brown-stewed fish while you're there.

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  • Trip up the Black River

    If you go to Treasure Beach, you should hire one of the locals to take you up the Black River. Any of the drivers are great, especially Ted, Peck, Dennis, Bernard, Cider and Alan...I'd trust any of these guys (plus I'm sure I'm leaving off quite a few names).

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Treasure Beach Restaurants

  • local seafood 3 more images

    by kelseyalice Written Apr 28, 2008

    Amazing local seafood dishes, delicious pizza, and cold beers. yummy ice cream too. The setting is beautiful, located on their own private beach quite a treat.

    Favorite Dish: garlic lobster is AMAZING

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Treasure Beach Transportation

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    No self serve here

    by kyoub Written Jan 27, 2006

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    There is no pulbic transportation to this area and the closest airport is in Montego Bay so the best way to get here and around is by rental car.

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Treasure Beach Shopping

  • Gift shops

    We found some very interesting items at Jake's. There was a small building with many items for gifts or for yourself. I bought a photo frame with a streamertail hummingbird on one side. I really liked it. We also bought postcards, and some other gift items. I preferred shopping at the small hotel gift shops because there you are not hassled into...

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  • Stanley by the tree

    Stanley sets up his 'shop' over by the buntwood tree in Treasure Beach. He'll have interesting wood carvings, necklaces, calabashes, etc...pretty standard things, but he's a wonderful man to purchase from.

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Treasure Beach Local Customs

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    Almost everyone that lives in this area has white ancestors. It is said that a group of Scottish sailors were shipwrecked near here, last century.I wouldn't bring this up as a custom except for the fact that this is probably the reason that the kids do not run out as you drive by saying Whitey!They do this in other parts of Jamaica.

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  • Catch of the day

    The fishermen in this area go out to sea early every morning and return at sunset with their catch. Each bay has its own fishermen's cooperative.

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  • Donkey Women

    Every morning the women ride down from the hills to sell fresh fruit and vegetables, on their donkets. They are called donkey women. We saw them but I didn't want to be rude and stick a camera in their face.

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Treasure Beach Warnings and Dangers

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    Beware

    by kyoub Written Jan 27, 2006

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    There is a strong undertow in this area so only swim where someone from the hotel tells you that is it safe. Better to be safe than sorry.

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Treasure Beach What to Pack

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    Cacti

    by kyoub Written Jan 27, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Pack light!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It is very casual here. Bring cotton clothing because it does get hot. Shorts,tops, swimwear, sandals, and a pair of sneakers will be all you need.

    Miscellaneous: You will find acacia trees and cactus growing up to 30 ft tall. There is very little rainfall most of the year. Put on the sunscreen and sunglasses.

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Treasure Beach Off The Beaten Path

  • Calabash Bay

    The fishing Co-op is located in Calabash Bay. Head down for sunset and watch the fishermen return from the sea.

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  • Alan and the Lady Glady

    Several people offer wonderful boat trips in Treasure Beach....this particular tour was with Alan...

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  • Have a Red Stripe at the Pelican Bar

    While in Treasure Beach, make arrangements to take a boat trip up the Black River. Along the way, the driver may stop at this new locale for fish or beverages.

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Treasure Beach Favorites

  • Miss Berry Remembered

    It's always difficult for me to return to Treasure Beach without my dear friend, Berry. We often discussed our life's dreams and ambitions with one another, and I always said that if I ever got married, I'd like to return to Treasure Beach for the ceremony. Berry insisted that we hold the wedding in her yard (since she lived on the beach)....

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  • In loving memory

    My dear friend, Berry Berenson Perkins, was killed on September 11, 2001. She was on American Airlines Flight #11, the first plane that struck the World Trade Center. Berry was a true gift! I feel so fortunate to have had her in my life. She radiated warmth and kindness...and had an inner spirit that touched the lives of everyone she encountered....

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  • Beautiful beaches

    The beaches in Treasure Beach are still somewhat pristine. This particular area is known as Frenchman's.

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