We were arriving in Falmouth by cruiseship. With limited time and a 3 yr. old we decided against long drives to other parts of the island or one of the very popular excursions such as Dunn's River Falls. I researched various options and it was looking like we would just walk around on our own. I happened to stumble on the site for Falmouth Heritage...more
This is one of the most historically important buildings in Falmouth. A chapel for Baptists was built on the spot in 1831 and destroyed in 1832. The Falmouth Baptist Church replaced the chapel in 1836 only to be destroyed by a hurricane in 1944. The current church was then built using materials from the 19th century church.Up until 1830 the...more
Abolotionist and minister William Knibb died on November 15, 1845 at the age of 42. He was buried at his Falmouth Baptist Church. The inscription on his tomb reads: "To the Memory of William KnibbWho departed this life on the 15th November, 1845, in the 43rd year of his age.This monument was erected by the emancipated slaves to whose...more
The Falmouth Parish Church of St. Peter the Apostle, more commonly known as St. Peter's Anglican Church, is the oldest public building in Falmouth and the first Anglican church in Trelawny. Construction began in 1794 and took two years to complete. The church was built using local limestone and bricks imported from Liverpool, England. The tallest...more
The lot for the Davidson House was purchased by John Gairdner and his business partner for £100. The next reference to the home shows that the home was owned by Mary Gaidrner, presumably after John took control of the property and then died, leaving it to Mary. Mary Gairdner was a free woman of color and an extensive land owner in the 1830s.The...more
Originally built as a Masonic Temple/Lodge in 1798, the stone cut building on the corner of Market andTrelawny Streets is now known as the Baptist Manse. The house's most unusual feature are the windows surmounted by pointed arches. This early Gothic element was thought to emphasize the mystical nature of the Masonic meetings held in the house.At...more
On the corner of Market and Trelawny Streets, at 7 Market Street, you'll find the Arleigh House also known as the Moulton Barrett House. Built in 1795 it was purchased by Rebecca Lake, a freed slave. The house is an example of the house-storehouse that was common in Falmouth, with commercial space on the first floor and a residence on the second...more
In the 1800's Water Square was the main commercial district in Falmouth. It was also the original location for the Sunday market where peasants and slaves would sell provisions and fish. Interestingly, Falmouth was the first city to have piped water in the Americas - even before New York City! In 1798 a circular reservoir was built int he town...more
One of Falmouth's more imposing buildings is a two story coral-colored masonry building located at 23 Market Street. It was built around 1825. The exterior walls are stucco-covered brick and the building has six masonry Tuscan columns that beneath the protruding upper story. This former site of the courthouse is now Club Nazz and Restaurant, both a...more
For any reggae fans this tour is a must. You get picked up from the hotel and taken to chukka cove where you bored the Zion bus. It's an open windows bus painted in the Rastafarian colours. On board is a sound system playing Bob and other reggae artists tunes such as yellowman, dekker, ub40, jimmy cliff and many more. It's decorated with Bob Marley...more
What a total trip. The Lagoon is inhabited by microorganisms that glowblueish when they are moved. So when you go thereand swim in the night the water is glowing all blueishall around you!!!Just plain amaizing.Appearantly they prefer warm water, so avoid goingafter rainy days as the surface will be cool and theorganisms will migrate 2,3 feet down....more
Time'N Place is a really peaceful and calm little place with 3 Huts, a bar and restaurant right on...more
6 Newcourt Ave Retreat Heights, Montego Bay, Falmouth, 00000, Caribbean
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Business
Stayed there in April 2011, a dated looking hotel compared to some on the island which for the first...more
Before we arrived in Jamaica, I had already decided we would seek out the best jerk chicken. We were fortunate enough to do a walking tour and our local guide recommended Club Nazz & Restaurant. She was spot on! The restaurant is located on the first floor (the club is on the second floor) and you have a choice of indoor or outdoor seating.
The menu has several kinds of chicken, oxtail, goat, saltfish, and other Jamaican specialties. I didn't even need to look a the menu. I knew I was having the jerk chicken. The secret is in the jerk - the marinade of tangy, hot, and sweet, flavors. Our chicken - served with rice and salad - melted right off the bone. Mmmmm, it was delicious! Along with our ice cold Red Stripe beers, it was the perfect lunch!
Lunch was inexpensive, the atmosphere inside is relaxing, and there is free WiFi.
Favorite Dish: Jerk Chicken!!