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Off the Beaten Paths of Jamaica

Beyond the typical headlines, tourist haunts, and travel brochures, Off the Beaten Path features the hidden gems of Jamaica, its culture, national treasures, places of historical significance and lesser known facts.

Young Dreamers Scholarship The Young Dreamers Scholarship, sponsored by the Fiwi Roots Project, is available to sixth graders to help offset the cost of High School. Congratulations to the winners; see who they are.

jamaica endemic birds Endemic Birds of Jamaica, home to 28 endemic species of birds; species of birds that do not exist anywhere else in the world. Photos and bird calls.

port antonio bluehole Port Antonio, considered to be the most charming and unspoilt natural area of Jamaica. Located on the north eastern tip of the island, the windward side of the Blue Mountains, the highest mountain range in Jamaica, resulting in a much wetter climate, lush vegetations and rain forests.

black riverBlack River Long ignored as a tourist destination, Black River and it's surrounding areas, and the small farming and fishing communities still retain the flavor of "old" Jamaica, in it's natural setting; historic buildings, waterfalls, farms, wildlife, plants and fauna.

port royal Port Royal As one walks along the narrow streets of the poor fishing village of Port Royal today, it is hard to imagine that it once was the largest and most economically significant English settlement in the Americas.  It is now an isolated place at the end of a long peninsula across the bay from Kingston...more

scuba divingScuba Diving Located at the center of coral diversity in the Atlantic Ocean, Jamaica's coral reefs are among the best studied in the world and maybe the longest directly observed submarine ecosystems, with data available since the 1950s. Over 60 species of reef building corals grow here. The diversity of topography and natural attractions is second to none.

FiwiRoots Jamaican Guinea Hen WeedCancer Properties of Guinea Hen Weed, also know as Anamu, a powerful Jamaican herb has well documented medicinal properties. A study of of 1400 plants by the University of Illinois found that it was one of only 34 plants containing active properties against cancer ...more

Waterfalls of JamaicaComprehensive list of Waterfalls in Jamaica. The combination of rivers and igneous, metamorphic and karst rock structures in Jamaica, create a perfect environment for waterfalls. ...more

Jamaica SurfingSurfing was first introduced to the island as a hotel promotion in 1912, never caught on back then, but now hosts the The Makka Pro, an international surfing event. ...more

Get Copies of... Jamaican Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates, Search Traffic Tickets

Index of Mapping Apps

jamaica endemic birds How knowledgeable are you? Test your knowledge about Jamaica with our trivia questions. A fun game for all.

Herbal Remedies Jamaican plants as herbal remedies and wider applications.

Interactive Map of Jamaica's National Heritage Sites.

The Cockpit Country was the first site selected by USAID for the Parks in Peril 2000 program.

Geography & Physical Features The Mountains, Plains, Rivers, Harbors and Cays.

Jamaica's Pirates Reviews of some of Jamaica's Famous Pirates.

Botanical Gardens Jamaica is considered a horticultural paradise.

Blue & John Crow Mountain National Park The largest remaining tract of intact, closed-canopy, broadleaf forest.

Great Houses The Great House is arguably the most prominent and tangible symbol of the plantation era.

High School Manning CupReviews of some of Jamaica's Famous Pirates.

Beaches Landforms of igneous and metamorphic rocks, karst limestone create a variety of beaches.

Hiking Explore hiking trails of Jamaica, with a focus on the trails in the Blue Mountain Area.

Uniquely Jamaica Less known facts about Jamaica's Influence on the World.

Manning Cup Winning Schools by Years

Jamaica Road Trips, Explore Jamaica's road network and scenic roadtrips throughout the island.

Origins of Jamaica's Earthquakes