morant bay light house

Morant Bay

This 33 m. tall red and white striped edifice marks Morant Point, the eastern most tip of Jamaica. The 6 m. wide cast iron tube was erected in 1841 by freed African slaves from Sierra Leone.

It is the oldest lighthouse in the island and listed as historical monument. You can climb to the top of the lighthouse. The powerful view and the windy silence make for a profound experience as you look out over rippling fields as green as limes toward the Blue Mountains, caressed by clouds.

The drive takes you along the sugar cane fields and factory. You can conclude your outing with a nice, refreshing dip in the ocean at Holland Bay with its grey, sandy volcanic beach.