Top Ten Eco-Resorts in North America, Caribbean, and Central America
|A spa table awaits at Mocking Bird Hill (courtesy, Mocking Bird Hill)|
6. Mocking Bird Hill, Port Antonio, Jamaica
Tucked in the foothills of the Blue Mountains overlooking twin harbors, the town of Port Antonio has the ideal mixture of beach and rainforest. This is the lush windward side of Jamaica, where the mountains slope down to such enchanting beaches as Frenchman's Cove. The highlight of a Port Antonio stay is a bamboo-raft trip on the Rio Grande River, which rises in the mountains behind town. Also on the hillside, 600 feet high, is the enchanting Mocking Bird Hill, a ten-room inn known for its mix of luxury and eco-friendly practices. The massage oils are made from indigenous herbs, the food in the acclaimed restaurant, Mille Fleurs, is grown organically, and the art around the property is created by local artisans. Rates start at $135 a night, including a free shuttle down to Frenchman's Cove Beach.
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