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An Ecotourism Resort in Port Antonio Jamaica

Jul 17, 2008
If you worry about your carbon footprint, and are looking for an ecotourism resort in Jamaica, then check out Great Huts the top Bed and Breakfast resort in Port Antonio.

A Unique beachfront ecotourism resort is to be found in Port Antonio Jamaica and it is called Great Huts. In terms of ecotourism in Jamaica it has been rated the best on more than one occasion, and if you are the right kind of person this could be the perfect romantic beach getaway for this year on any year for that matter. The right kind of person probably being a nature lover, someone looking for a cheap romantic getaway, artists, and the kind of people who are independent travellers as opposed to package tour holidaymakers.

Great Huts is made up of African style huts and treehouses in a jungle type of environment, and is on the clifftop overlooking Boston Bay and the lovely Caribbean.

The unique accommodation is all handcrafted furniture, tribal art, West African textiles, and other exotic fabrics. The atmosphere it creates is quite different to any other resort on Jamaica and possibly the whole Caribbean. There is a warmth, an authenticity, and a sense of adventure that you just don't get in less responsible resorts.

Although it can be described as a Bed and Breakfast place Great Huts is possibly more like a hostel in some respects in that there are 10 bedrooms but only 6 Bathrooms. This ecotourism resort is very aware of cost restraints on its guests so offer economical dwellings which are essentially African Tents beautifully furnished and designed but with shared bathrooms. In addition it offers 2 tree houses, which are spectacular to say the least and seven huts, each totally unique.

There are a number of points that you should be aware of before joining the adventurous and booking Great Huts.

You may prefer to have just a couple of nights to add to your experiences of ecotourism, as opposed to a week, that is assuming you live a 21st century normal sedentary and spoiled lifestyle, and are accustomed to not needing a torch at night to find your way back home, or always having to wear trainers because of sharp stones on the floor of your accommodation!!

None of the rooms have keys, which might worry you, as well as personal security issues.

The most popular houses are the Bamboo Tree House, and the Walnut Tree House which have breathtaking views, but the Bamboo Tree House whilst it does have walls is very much in the open, and to get to the bedroom you have to climb a ladder. The Almond Tree House is less exposed to the elements, because when it rains you can get wet and exposed.

You need to be adventurous to some extent, and not mind bugs, because the mosquito nets aren't turned down at night, so if you forget to do it....!!!!

There is little doubt that Great Huts can leave you feeling a bit like Robinson Crusoe, and you may or may not love that.

The staff are lovely, the situation is wonderful, but Great Huts is an ecotourism resort, and as long as you understand all that means then you will be fine.

The food by the way is outstanding, and there are bars and cafes close by if you want a change. The beach accessed by a path down the hill is stunning, and the beach is kept groomed and clean as is the grounds of Great Huts.

If ecotourism resorts are your thing, you won't get better than this beachfront getaway at Port Antonio in Jamaica.
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Ben Thompson is the main writer for Jamaica Vacation Spots as well as authoring several articles about Worldwide Vacation Spots and he recommends Caribbean Vacation Spots but given a choice he would choose Jamaica
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