The best experiences in Jamaica are extremely sensory affairs, but Boston Bay may be the only one that is more defined by smell than sight or sound. Well, smell and taste: Boston Bay is the supposed birthplace of jerk, the spice rub that is Jamaica’s most famous contribution to the culinary arts. The turnoff to Boston Bay (itself a lovely beach) is lined with jerk stalls that produce smoked meats that redefines what heat and sweet can do as complementary gastronomic qualities.
Somerset Falls- Hope Bay, Portland. Here the Daniels River cascades through rain forest & the natural garden is embellished with plantings of crotons, heliconias, wild bananas and torch lilies. Trees festooned with moss, ferns & creepers arch over head as you climb beside cataracts for a plunge in the 'Cool Pool' or further up to take a small boat for the brief ride to the Hidden Falls where you may swim or plunge from a high rock that doubles as a diving board.