Long Bay beach in Portland Jamaica is a paradise. Golden majestic sunsets, delicious food, white sandy beaches and reggae sound systems into the night.
Portland is a parish located on Jamaica’s north east coast. The capital town of Portland is Port Antonio, a thriving exotic town full of markets and activity. Portland is situated to the north of St Thomas and to the east of St Mary in Surrey County.
It is referred to as the country or a rural area of Jamaica and is renowned for it’s great beaches, fertile soil and beautiful scenery.
The entire coastline is dotted with caves,rivers,waterfalls and hills. There are fourteen caves and 17 rivers that form a network through the parish of Long Bay.
Population is estimated at 82,000. Portland is a leading producer of bananas, coconuts, breadfruits, coffee, mangoes and ackee grown both for export and local consumption.
Tourism flourishes in Jamaica and Portland by and large remains a playground for the wealthy, many of whom own property there. World famous beaches such as Frenchman’s Cove, Winifred Beach and Dragon Bay are absolutely magic. The Blue Mountains are located in Portland also as is the world famous blue lagoon which is the crater of an extinct volcano.
Boston Jerk Centre in Portland is well known for it’s famous “jerked” food. This includes Chicken, fish and pork.
Many films have been shot in Portland including “Twenty Thousands Leagues Under the Sea” and Cocktail with Tom Cruise.
Portland is quintessential Jamaica and is the home of “jerk”.