Location & Activities
Pimento Lodge Resort is uniquely situated on the hillsides of Long Bay in the parish of Portland. This unspoiled, rural Jamaican village sits at the foot of the John Crow Mountains just 30 mins drive from Port Antonio.
We are also close to several unspoilt beaches, natural waterfalls and the world renowned Boston Bay Jerk Centre.
Scroll over our interactive map for things to do and see in the area.
The white sand beach of Long Bay is just a 7 minutes walk away from the hotel. It is one of the loveliest in all of Jamaica, one mile long, lined with coconut trees providing shade.
In the village of Long Bay you find the real Jamaica, off the beaten path and away from mass tourism: lush fruit and tropical flowers grow freely, the food is fresh and very delicious and streets are safe to walk. Long Bay is not just a tropical vacation spot, it is a cultural adventure. The area around Long Bay provides unique unspoiled natural beauty with beautiful beaches, adventurous coastlines, mystic coves, pristine rivers, picturesque waterfalls and spectacular mountains.
Come and Experience it!
Boston Bay – adjacent to the famous Boston jerk centres – which are world world renowned and where the annual jerk festival takes place in October every year.
Winnifred Beach – a natural cove hidden in rustic surroundings – very popular with visitors as well as the locals
Blue Lagoon – In the reality Blue Lagoon is an enchanting spot with blue deep water, a spring of fresh water and a well known restaurant where you can dine eating food served on banana leaves.
Frenchmans Cove – a small cove where a natural freshwater spring runs beside into the sea.
San San Beach – generally very calm and quiet you go a long way out before it gets deep. ( swim, snorkel, dive)
Port Antonio - Enjoy a stroll around the historic town of Port Antonio where you can view historic buildings like the old court house which dates back to the late 1800's. Visit Errol Flynn Marina - the islands third largest port, famous as a shipping point for bananas and coconuts and now the entry point for cruise ships. Enjoy a stroll in the surrounding gardens and enjoy lunch at Norma's the marina's restaurant.
Rafting on the Rio Grande - You can choose from either the 1 hr or 3 hr rafting experience - enjoy the calm tranquil ride down the river, stop along the way to buy fresh fruit from the local sellers along the banks of the river, enjoy the majestic scenary of the mountains and lush tropical forests.
Surfing - You can hire surf boards and ride the waves at nearby Boston Bay.
Hiking in the Blue Mountains and Somerset Falls
Reach Falls - a natural and spectacular waterfall in the nearby parish of St Thomas. Discover sweetheart hole - a natural pool shaped like a heart where the water of the falls gushes in to create a jacuzzi style effect - just big enough for a couple to enjoy.
Mineral Baths in St Thomas – a natural hot spring mineral bath renowned for it’s curative properties. Rent your own personal and private bath in which to take a dip.
Blue Mountain Coffee Plantation Tour
Travel to the Blue Mountains and visit one of the Coffee Plantations where the famous Blue Mountain Coffee is grown. Blue Mountain coffee is rated as one of THE BEST coffees in the world!
See how the coffee is grown, picked, ground and packed.
Duration: Full Day Excursion - 10am start
Mountain Bike Riding
Enjoy a mountain bike ride across the stunning countryside of Portland.
Your personal guide will ride with you along quiet country roads, beside the river banks and through small local villages.
Choose to ride distances of anything from 10, 20 or 30km. Bikes are supplied by the hotel.
Duration: Up to 8hrs
Take a lesson in Cooking Jamaican Cuisine
Come and learn to cook a traditional Jamaican dish!
We will provide all the ingredients and with the help of our chef we will guide you step by step to create a dish for your evening meal. Cooking lessons last for approximately 1 - 2 hours depending on the dish.
Spanish River Tour
Do you enjoy being in nature? Then this tour is for you!
Journey further in the stunning countryside and see the REAL Jamaica. Take a dip in the cool and refreshing waters of Spanish River, picnic in the shade of the lush tropical greenery and laze away the rest of the afternoon learning the age old craft of weaving.
Bookings can be made in advance.
Duration: Full day Excursion
Life Changing Life Coaching Retreat!
In association with Get On And Live we host retreats designed to enable you to de-stress, re-focus and re-energise. Get 1 to 1 life coaching, personal fitness training and time for quiet contemplation and reflection. Return home as the new you!
Duration: 7 days
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