Holidays to Trelawny pack in spotless sandy beaches, pretty port cities and tangled rainforest. And it's all finished off with a laidback vibe.

Old towns and sandy beaches

Unlike its most famous resident, Usain Bolt, the peaceful parish of Trelawny lives life in the slow lane. It stretches along the north coast of Jamaica, where its 10 beaches loll out for miles. Each one’s of the white-sand and clear-water persuasion. And they range from quiet palm-backed bays to sandy spots loaded with things like kiteboarding schools and fresh-fish barbecue huts.

Rum and rainforest

The green hills behind the coast are coated with sugar and rum plantations. And if you head further south, you can explore Jamaica’s biggest rainforest and the deep caves of Cockpit Country. Guided tours help walkers navigate the web of trails here. The Martha Brae river, which has a lazy current that’s a dream for rafting, is also found in these parts.

Daytrips to Montego Bay

Lively Montego Bay is about a 40-minute drive west of the Trelawny port town of Falmouth. A thriving reggae scene is its calling card – Gloucester Avenue is the place to head for live bands and sizzling restaurants. Plus, it’s got a curve of sunbleached sands. Rose Hall golf club is just around the corner from Montego Bay – its world-class set of golf courses offer widescreen sea views.

At a Glance

  • Snorkel the crystal waters of Burwood
  • Beach Snap up local coffee in Falmouth
  • Explore the wildlife-packed rainforest