All the Ways to Go Off the Grid in Jamaica

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Freelance Caribbean Writer

Jamaica has many fascinating tourist attractions, lively, popular towns and beautiful beaches across the island. But if you’re looking for a bit of peace and quiet, there are a few tranquil places where you can escape the crowds and truly relax. Here are some of the best ways to go off the grid in Jamaica for those travellers looking for beautiful places to unwind.

1. Camp out in The Blue Mountains

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The Blue Mountain range in Jamaica is the best place to go camping, and escape from the noisy bustle of the towns. The cool temperatures and beautiful scenery make it the perfect escape on the eastern side of Jamaica. Many locals and tourists pack their camping bags, especially on the weekends or holidays, and hike up the mountains with friends and family, securing a camping spot that gives them the best view of the amazing Jamaican sunrise and sunset over the mountains.

Go birdwatching at Barney’s Flower & Hummingbird Garden

The privately-owned, Barney’s Flower & Hummingbird Garden, off West End Road in Negril, is a lush tropical house garden home to Jamaica’s national bird, the hummingbirds. The 1,000 square-metre garden is a natural habitat for hummingbirds, lizards, butterflies and many of Jamaica’s other wildlife. Barney’s also features many exotic flowers, trees and plants. Guests have the chance to feed and hold the hummingbirds, while spending time in the lush gardens. It’s a great place to unwind and enjoy being surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Flowers at Barney’s

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