This collection of fishing and farm villages along the southern coast is the real deal. There are no glitzy, high rise hotel chains or cheesy, tourist-packed bars. Instead, Treasure Beach is a laidback, friendly, and authentically Jamaican community that’s perfect for travelers looking to veer off-the-beaten-path. With an emphasis on community and environmental awareness, Treasure Beach is a great pick to explore Jamaica’s stunning beaches, private coves, and rocky coastlines. There are also secluded waterfalls, mineral baths, and rivers nearby for chatting with locals or spending time together as a couple.
To marry in Jamaica, photo IDs plus proof of citizenship are required. Divorce and death decrees are also required as applicable. French Canadians need a notarized translated copy of all documents. Refer to your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for more details.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports are required for visitors entering Jamaica. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
The official language of Jamaica is English, though variations of Jamaican English are widely spoken.
The Jamaican dollar is the official currency, though US dollars are widely accepted.
Climate & Beaches
Jamaica has a tropical climate with warm temperatures ranging from 77 to 82 degrees F. The rainy season is May to November, and hurricane season runs from June to November.
Treasure Beach has four public beaches and a few smaller coves with warm Caribbean waters. The beaches are great for swimming and body surfing, and there are sections of the coast that also have good snorkeling. Even better, Treasure Beach is less traveled than other spots in Jamaica so you might just get a beach to yourself, or maybe share it with a friendly local over a cold drink.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
Even though Treasure Beach is more laid back than some of the more tourist-centered destinations in Jamaica, there’s plenty to do nearby. Besides exploring the secluded beaches and coves, take a rope swing into the YS Waterfalls, comprised of eight cascading falls that pool into a shallow pond. Or, take an excursion through farm lands filled with coffee and bananas to Bob Marley’s birthplace. The radioactive Milk River Bath supposedly has healing properties and provides great relief from minor aches and pains for a romantic and rejuvenating excursion. Or, just lie low at the beach and unwind.
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