Retreat Plantation House
Negril, Jamaica
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The spacious private grounds are just 100 feet from the cycling and ski trail known as Le Petit Train du Nord and also ideally located within 5 minutes of Parc Dufresne, Far Hills Ski Centre, Theatre du Marais, Sivananda Yoga Camp and the picturesque Town of Val David. We are also only within 15 minutes of Sainte-Adele, Sainte-Agathe and Saint-Sauveur and less than 30 minutes to Mont Tremblant. Other Useful Information

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Fully Equipped Kitchen
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MP3 Player Coffee Maker
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Wireless Internet Toaster
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The earliest inhabitants of the island of Jamaica were the Arawaks; it is estimated they arrived from Cuba and Hispaniola c. 700 AD. It is said they lived mainly from cassava (a root vegetable) and shellfish. They did not have weapons.

The first European to discover the island was Christopher Columbus in 1494. The Arawaks did not survive the Spanish occupation but left a legacy of place names—Xamaica—and words like canoe, cannibal, hammock, hurricane and tobacco. The Spanish ruled Jamaica for 150 years and lost the island to the British in 1655.

The earthquake of 1692 sank a large portion of the town of Port Royal into the sea, ending a fabled era of bawdy excess. Shortly after this catastrophe a French fleet from Haiti invaded the south coast of the island but was repulsed by the settlers, but not without considerable loss of property by theft and destruction.

After an absence of some 350 years the Spanish have returned to the island in recent years to build large European–style resorts, dramatically increasing the number of visitor accommodations. Concurrently with this expansion has come the construction of a trans-island highway that skirts the towns and affords the traveler a pleasing variety of landscape views along the way.

Jamaica—the birthplace of reggae music and its most famous son, Bob Marley. Today, over thirty years after his passing, the island’s leading musicians travel the world for their shows, while local sound recording studios continue to put out records of startling originality. In towns and villages across Jamaica local DJs practice their skills at weekend “dance sessions” where walls of loudspeakers are stacked ten to twelve feet high on each side of the road and played at top volume, rattling even the windows of nearby houses—a must for all interested in the island’s music culture…

The natural beauty of Jamaica is renowned, from the verdant slopes of its mountains to the glistening water’s edge where many natural beaches and sandy coves wait to be discovered; early visitor Columbus commented that Jamaica was “the fairest island that eyes have beheld.” World-famous Doctor’s Cave Beach (Montego Bay) has entertained the well-to-do since the days of seaplanes, while Negril’s Long Bay Beach is said to have been the hangout of pirate ships and the witness of their skirmishes with ships from the British fleet.

There is much to entertain the eye in Jamaica, and the hospitality of its people is genuine and spontaneous; one way or another Jamaica gets under your skin; as the advertisement declares, ”Once You Go, You Know”   

Down the way where the nights are gay/
And the sun shines daily on the mountain top/
I took a trip on a sailing ship/
And when I reached Jamaica I made a stop.

But I’m sad to say I’m on my way/
Won’t be back for many a day/
My heart is down my head is turning around/
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town.

Down at the market you can hear/
Ladies cry out, while on their heads they bear/
Ackee, rice, salt fish are nice/
And the rum is fine any time o’ year.

Sounds of laughter everywhere/
And the dancing girls swing to and fro/
I must declare my heart is there/
Though I’ve been from Maine to Mexico.

But I’m sad to say I’m on my way/
Won’t be back for many a day/
My heart is down my head is turning around/
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town.

—lyrics adapted from Jamaica Farewell by Lord Burgess


Places of Interest

Capital of the Parish of St. Elizabeth. Twenty minute drive east of Whitehouse. In 1898 became the first town in Jamaica to have electric light—before Kingston was so illuminated. Prosperous, the coast road dotted with elegant mansions built on the export of logwood for the manufacture of natural dyes; after the creation of chemical dyes during WW1 this business decline and with it the town: seafront great houses changed hands while others fell into disrepair. Today a drive along the sea front shows that many have been preserved, restored, hinting at the grandeur that once was Black River.

YS Falls
Spectacular waterfalls that cascade down many levels and empty into a wide pool suitable for swimming and climbing under the falls; energetic visitors may swing by rope out and splash down into the cool refreshing water. Below the falls an expansive wading pool equipped with inflated inner tubes as floats provides the ultimate relaxation. The falls are reaches by tractor pulling a simple trailer with wooden seats. The driver’s assistant must dismount to open and close gates along the route so keep livestock where they are supposed to be. That drive alone toe the falls is spectacular – highly recommended.

Appleton Rum Factory Tour
Continuing on from YS Falls, the Appleton sugar factory tour awaits. This includes an informative walk about the distillery and warehouses where the product is aged in oak barrels, and a chance to taste ‘wet-sugar’ and the sample various alcohols marketed worldwide. Included is a short film about the area and the process.

Capital of the Parish of Westmoreland. Thirty minutes drive west of Whitehouse. Notable buildings include the courthouse (1925), churches of various denominations, and at the end of the main Great George Street, overlooking the sea sits the remnants of an old stone fort, unfinished (c.1755), and beside it a large produce market where you will be smilingly invited by each of the proprietors to “Come, buy from me!” Also renowned is Manning School founded 1738, though the existing old school building dates from 1883.

The world-famous beach at Negril stretches for seven interesting miles from the town: a casual stroll will take you past large and small hotels, guest houses, bars selling Red Stripe beer and Appleton Rum, restaurants and small shops selling patty & cocobread, and shaded table stalls selling a wide array of beads and wooden crafts;
At the West (cliff-lined) End of Negril are many and varied places to stay, and at well-known Rick’s Café revelers sip mixed drinks and watch the local cliff divers climb to the highest outcrop and launch into heart-stopping displays of derring-do with the force of gravity.  


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Accommodates: 9
Floors: 1
Bedroom 1: 1 King
Bedroom 2: 1 Double, 1 Twin
Bedroom 3: 2 Twin
Bedroom 4: -
Pull-out or Futon: 1 Double
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