Choose to Do Nothing in Bluefields ,Westmoreland.

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One of the best parts of summer is hitting the beach and luckily in the Caribbean we enjoy summer all year long. A recent trip to St. Elizabeth turned into a spontaneous visit to Bluefields Beach in Westmoreland, the adjoining parish. Bluefields is a quiet fishing and farming village located on Jamaica’s South Coast. The area houses a number of private villas, cottages and small bed and breakfast style accommodations.

Bluefields Beach

Bluefields Beach

It is a great option for travelers seeking a quiet escape and a “go at your own pace” sort of vacation offers.  It is quite easy to overlook Bluefields en route to Negril , the more popular spot in the parish. Bluefields Beach is among one of the few remaining public beaches in Jamaica . The beach is about 1km  and is a favorite with locals on Public Holidays and some weekends. In the week ,it is however pretty low key. DSC01928

Bluefields Beach

Bluefields Beach

Access to the beach itself is free but there is a small fee for use of the facilities of the Bluefields Beach Park , which is opposite the beach. There are changing rooms, showers and rest room facilities available in the beach park.

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Out Door Shower at Bluefields Beach Park

DSC01926 You can also enjoy scrumptious seafood and cold beverages from the bars and restaurants or street vendors. It is overall the perfect spot to chill with family and friends. Bluefields is a great option for travelers seeking a quiet escape and a “go at your own pace” sort of vacation. Rent a villa or cottage in the area and go spear fishing or snorkeling at the nearby Belmont Beach. If you are a fan of Reggae history and music you can visit Peter Tosh’s mausoleum. Peter Tosh was a member of the group Bob Marley and the Wailers , before he broke away to pursue his solo career.  They offer a brief tour of the musician’s place of birth and entombment. There is an annual concert, held each October to celebrate his life and music. From the area it is easy to further explore the laid back charms of  Jamaica’s South Coast by taking day trips to places like Black River, YS Falls, Ipswich Caves and Appleton Estate. Bluefields is a stark contrast of the neighboring town of Negril , which is a very good thing if relaxation is your ultimate goal. Best of all you can break all the rules and just choose to do nothing! Happy Travels!

Janeen

Janeen is a Travel Writer based in Kingston, Jamaica. Her work has been published in the UK, Germany and Jamaica as well as various online publications. She is also a contributing writer to Our Jamaica Magazine, the official guide for the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association. Follow her @drylandtourist

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5 Responses

  1. Tysheena Louallen says:

    This is a great article. I love it, it makes me want to go right now 😉 I am new to your site and I am glad I subscribed to tavel addict, which lead me to Jamaica Addict which in turn had an article about you and your site. How cool is that? Love the energy of this site.
    enjoy your day! 😉

    • dryland says:

      Thank you so much Tysheena. Happy you enjoyed it. Jamaica Travel Addict is a joint effort with Absolute Travel Addict and myself . I have no idea where we find the time but we both love all things Jamaica , and aim to create a space where people can get useful info about what is happening in and around Jamaica. 🙂

  2. Tysheena Louallen says:

    I am happy you guys find the time, because it really helps people like me who love it too, can you guys create a post about moving there from abroad (USA) and becoming a citizen. I will be there in August of 2015 to get married and just need to make sure I have all my paperwork in order when I file for it. I am so happy I found this site!!!! Hope I’m not asking for too much 🙁
    P.S. – thank you for responding

    • dryland says:

      That is actually in the making. We are looking into working on something dedicated to expats but it will take a while. I can’t say much more about that for now but it’s coming. Just stay tuned :). Congrats on the upcoming wedding

  3. Tysheena Louallen says:

    Thank you so much! You guys have thought of everything. I am a fan already. I thank you in advance for all the thought that you guys put into this joint venture.
    I appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedule to talk to me.

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