Holiday Destinations :: Treasure Beach, Jamaica
Ocho Rios, Jamaica (population 8200) is the island's third most important region (second if you count cruise ship arrivals). It is located in a deep bowl backed by lushly vegetated hills and fronted by a wide, scalloped, white sand beach - UDC Beach (or Turtle Bay Beach) - and a reef-sheltered harbor.
Treasure Beach is a gem for travelers in search of the offbeat. You'd find a more authentically charming and relaxing place in Jamaica.
Treasure Beach is the generic name given to four coves - Billy's Bay, Frenchmans's Bay, Calabash Bay, and Great Pedro Bay - that stretch for several miles south of Starve Gut Bay. Their rocky headlands separate lonesome coral-colored sand beaches. The long palm-backed curve of Treasure Beach is the node.
The area remains largely untouristed. The sense of remoteness, easy pace and graciousness of the locals (mostly farmers and fisherfolk) attract small handfuls of foreign travelers seeking an away-from-it-all, cares-to-the-wind lifestyle. Many have settled - much to local pride. To think that someone would leave behind the USA or Europe to live in their remote little place!More about Treasure Beach.....