Explore Portland Parish on this day trip from Ocho Rios or Negril. With a local guide, visit the town of Port Antonio and 3 of its attractions. Check out the natural pool in stunning shades of azure at the Blue Lagoon, walk on the isolated white-sand Bikini Beach and ride a bamboo raft down the Rio Grande. A traditional Jamaican lunch and round-trip hotel transportation are included in this 10-hour tour.
Day trip to Portland Parish in northeastern Jamaica
Drive along the island’s north coast, passing by Firefly, the estate of Noël Coward, and Port Antonio, the capital of the parish
Soak up the sun on the secluded white sand at Bikini Beach
Go swimming in the famous Blue Lagoon
Float down the Rio Grande on a bamboo raft
Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off in either Montego Bay or Ocho Rios
Following morning pickup at your hotel in Ocho Rios or Runaway Bay, board a comfortable minibus or coach for the drive along the island's scenic northern coast. The journey takes 3.5 hours, most of it traveling through Jamaica's interior countryside. Watch the small villages, banana plantations and sugar cane plantations pass by out the windows. Pass English playwright Sir Noël Coward's house, named Firefly, which is now a National Heritage Site. Once you reach Portland Parish, drive through Port Antonio to your first stop, Bikini Beach. Spend 2.5 hours here strolling along the palm-fringed shoreline and swimming in the calm waters. Sit down for a traditional Jamaican lunch before re-boarding your vehicle to head to the next stop. Continue to the Blue Lagoon, where you'll spend an hour of free time exploring one of Jamaica's most famous natural attractions. Take a refreshing dip in the mix of salt water and fresh spring water and admire the otherworldly blue of the water. Hear about how the lagoon was once thought to be bottomless, along with other local legends. Finally, take 1-hour trip on a 30-foot (9-meter) bamboo raft down the Rio Grande. Travel downstream toward where the river empties into the Caribbean Sea. During the ride, watch for wildlife like tropical birds and swallowtail butterflies. When your adventure is over, enjoy transportation back to your hotel in Ocho Rios or Runaway Bay.