Find peace and solitude in the green fields and sparkling waterfalls of southwest Jamaica. Here, where development has yet to claim the natural beauties of the coast and interior, historic towns bask languidly in the mid-day sun, cows graze contentedly and coral-dusted beaches beckon.
Escape to the south when you've got an agenda-free holiday and want to unwind. To best explore this side of Jamaica, acquire either a guide or a rental car and cruise off along country roads.
Spend a few hours enjoying the aging architecture and ambiance of Alley, a small sugar village in the Clarendon plains. Don't miss the silvery cascades of YS Falls and a cooling swim. Visitors who missed the Great Morass, when passing through Negril can take a guided tour in from the south side for a glimpse of crocodiles and some bird watching.
Take in the panoramic views from Lover's Leap, 1700 feet above the frothy sea, and then enjoy the sound of surf and smell of sea at one of the coves that comprise nearby Treasure Beach. Find picturesque fishing boats bobbing at anchor, smooth green fields and friendly locals as you wend your way along the southern coast.
Jamaica's southern coast stretches west from Kingston.