Winter and Thanksgiving Rates
21st December to 5th January
$7,910 per week
15th December to 14th April
$6,930 per week
15th April to 14th December (not including Thanksgiving)
$5,950 per week
If the schedule works with your flights, coach service from Montego Bay and Kingston airport to Port Antonio's town centre is available at www.knutsfordexpress.com. There are also knowledgeable and experienced drivers from Port Antonio who can pick you up at either of the major airports, from $150-$250 per four-person car. The drive from Montego Bay is four hours, but it is a better and straighter road, and allows for excursions along the route if you are driving in the daytime. Kingston's Norman Manley Airport (KIN) is closer, about three hour's drive to Port Antonio. From Kingston, we recommend the drive via the Junction road over the hills to the coast, which joins the good coast road. Note that Jamaican roads are winding and narrow. Our recommended drivers from Port Antonio are also available to take you on excursions if you prefer not to drive. The maps below in the rotating slide show give you an island overview, the route from Kingston, and local maps showing you the way to Port Antonio from Crystal Cove and some landmarks along the way. There is also a map to Reach Falls.
Another option is a rental car. You can take a car package, such as with Island Car Rentals, the largest car rental company in Jamaica. Island is well run, and we have arranged a package with them which includes a complimentary driver who will meet you at the airport, and drive you over in your rental car. He is accompanied by another driver and car who brings him back after leaving you with your car. This is a good solution for your arrival, as it saves you having to drive on winding roads, and on the left, when you are tired. A driver is optional for the return trip, and there is a charge if you decide to use his service for the return drive.
Crystal Cove is located in the heart of the most beautiful scenery in Jamaica. Nearby are beaches, mountains, waterfalls, caves, rain forests and rafting to explore. With a car you can enjoy them at your own pace, or you opt to use the local drivers when you need them. Airplane or helicopter charters are also available to Port Antonio from Kingston (20 minutes) or Montego Bay (40 minutes). Click on the slideshows below to enlarge images of some of the scenery you will see on your transfer, and show maps.
Getting Here: Maps and Photos
A US$500 security deposit is requested upon making the reservation
From the airport.
If you have rented a car, your complimentary Island Car Rentals driver will take you through a winding riverside road in lush river valleys, and along the coast.
May we suggest.
If you'd like to take a little more time (half an hour), tell us, and we'll ask your driver to take you on a side trip through the old and new cities of Kingston: via Port Royal Street through Downtown, up King Street, around Parade, up Duke Street and then Marescaux Road, then over on Oxford Road up Knutsford Boulevard, along Trafalgar Road to Constant Spring and on to Port Antonio. This will take you past centuries-old buildings from Jamaica's past, such as old seaport warehouses, the synagogue, Mico Teachers' College, Devon House, as well as through the modern business district of New Kingston, with its branded hotels and high-rise office buildings.
Crystal Cove to Reach Falls
The first map shows how a trip to Reach Falls passes several other lovely spots along the way, including Winifred and Boston Beaches - the latter the home of surfing and 'jerk' seasoning in Jamaica, and Long Bay.
Crystal Cove to Port Antonio
The map showing the route to Port Antonio also shows the way to the Errol Flynn Marina and its harbourside esplanade, with the world's prettiest ice cream shop on one end. But the town has many other sights, including a bustling market, the remains of an 18th-century fort, a cenotaph honoring the parish's Word War One dead, examples of traditional island architecture, and quaint, narrow shopping streets.