Treasure Beach Jamaica is in the parish of St Elizabeth on the south coast and has four beach coves where you can have, a peaceful walk on the beach and leave your footsteps in the sand, swim, or just hang out with friends and family. They are Calabash Bay, Billy’s Bay, Frenchman’s Bay and Great Bay.
The community of Treasure beach is made up of small fishing villages, but development over time have added hotels, villas restaurants, and other properties offering vacation/getaway accommodation to visitors and locals alike.
Frenchman’s Reef is a Seafood Restaurant and Bar on the seafront at Frenchman’s Bay where the food is good and the location is excellent.
They serve breakfast between 7.00 am to 11.00 am and if you have a full day in Treasure Beach, lunch and dinner is also available at Frenchman's Reef. The Restaurant closes at around at 11.00 pm but the bar is licensed to open up to 2.00 am.
Frenchman’s Reef is a great place to relax by the sea on weekends and enjoy some seafood or a pizza – yes they do a great pizza too. The menu is varied with several tasty dishes.
Internet access is free to customers.
A few minutes up the road from Frenchman’s Reef, you will find Jack Sprat which is on the Calabash Bay side and is part of the Jake’s Hotel and Villas Resorts.
If you like rustic, Jack Sprat is a place to eat/drink indoor or at outdoor tables on the beach.
Jakes Hotel and Villas hosts the Jamaica's Literary Festival at Calabash Bay. This is a three day event where Poets and writers local and international read their works to an audience of Jamaicans and visitors alike.
For example, in 2012, well known poets/writers from the Caribbean, Africa, USA and UK contributed and presented their works at this event.
Calabash Literary Festival is probably the largest event held in Treasure Beach St Elizabeth every two years and you will find the majority of Jamaica’s “who is who” present.
If you plan to be in Jamaica mid 2014 check out the schedule for this popular event.
Favourite places to eat in Treasure Beach include:
All within doable walking distance or a short ride from each other.
If you prefer a low touristy location, the laid back natural nature of Treasure Beach may be ideal. No white sands here though; the beaches have soft black/grey sands and the waters are more choppy on this side of the island, but glisten with beauty just the same.
If you want to swim, it might be better to swim early to late morning. Strong swimmers/surfers may find the conditions ideal.
The Treasure Beach area is essentially a fishing community and the people are welcoming and easy going.
If your are looking for a quieter vacation with a beach where you can almost feel alone on, leave your footsteps in the sand and interact with friendly no hassle locals, Treasure Beach St Elizabeth may be the vacation location for you.
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