Walkbout South Coast Love, Culture and Food Experience - 2-day option from Kingston
The Experience The experience begins early at 8:00am sharp as head out from Kingston to The Town of Mandeville. The landscape along the South Coast is beautiful, so we want you to enjoy it without having to rush. Our first stop will be The Town of Mandeville. The Town of Mandeville: here we will take the time to appreciate the delightful examples of Jamaican architecture, a blend of classic Georgian style created with local materials. Of particular interest is the Mandeville Court House, built in 1820 with limestone blocks cut by slave labour. The courthouse, one of only four original public buildings, has a portico supported by Doric columns flanked by a curving double staircase. We will also see also the Manchester Parish Church, the Mandeville Jail and Workhouse (now the Police Station). For our second stop we head town to Little Ochie in Alligator Pond South Manchester for lunch. Little Ochie is a well-known Seafood Restaurant on the beach. After this full day of experiences, we will head on to Treasure Beach for our overnight stay. The next day’s experience begins early at 8:00am with a full Jamaican Breakfast Your host and other guests you will meet to discuss the plan for the day and clarify any specials needs and request. Our third stop is the newly refurbished Lovers Leap where the Santa Cruz mountains plunge over 1,700 feet into the ocean. Located in one of the highest-elevation lighthouses in the Caribbean, you will experience the breathtaking view that looks out over the jagged South Coast and out to miles and miles of sea. Once there, we will take the hour hike down to the sea, where we will be picked up on a boat and brought to Jakes. Our final stop is a late lunch for a Sumptuous Jamaican Meal & Beverages. After this full day of experiences, we will have a relaxing drive back to Kingston. Depending on how the day flows we are likely to reach back in the late evening. What’s Involved Breakfast Your host and other guests will meet for breakfast for introductions and discuss the plans for the day and clarify any specials needs and request Drinks We'll provide bottle water during the day, but you are more than welcome to purchase anything as we travel around. Lunch Late Lunch at one the top restaurants in the area for some great local Jamaican food and drinks Transportation A tour bus will move us from location to location and also serve as storage for your personal items. Group Size This can either be you and your friends for an exclusive customized experience or you can make new friends and join and existing group of 10 to 12. Notes We recommend that you dress lightly and comfortably, with minimum amounts of jewelry. A hat and sunglass are also suggested and yes comfortable shoes. Be sure to bring you swim suit, trunks, and pair of water shoes as well as a pair for walking.