Bluefields Jamaica lies on the southern coast, one of the island’s oldest communities. The Spanish settled this land along the Caribbean Sea in the 1600s, drawn to the natural bay, unspoiled beaches, and green hills. When the British came along, they kicked the Spanish out, and the Bluefields lost its status. Later, pirates took advantage of this relatively quiet status of the Bluefields to launch their rabble-rousing adventures. In more recent years, this area has become a quiet vacation haven, where fishing trips begin and beautiful beaches draw sunbathers looking for a chance to relax.
Bluefields Beach Park
Many of the locals know the Bluefields as the place to hit the shore on the holidays and weekends. They’re drawn to Bluefields Beach Park. The 1-kilometer-long beach features sugar-soft sand, and is located between the Caribbean Sea and the meandering stone wall. There is plenty of parking at the Bluefields Jamaica beach, along with ample space to enjoy the beach once you arrive. You’ll also find a few small restaurants serving up the local bounty along with reggae musicians all along the clear blue water.
While the Bluefields area is pretty quiet, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing here. One of the area’s best all-inclusive resorts - Bluefields Bay Villas - occupies prime space along the beach. The seaside resort blends a private retreat with top-flight service. It features six expansive villas—right on the water—with such amenities as a pool and a personal chef.
Each villa is served by concierge who ensures each guest has meals suited to their tastes and ensures their vacations are filled with the best of the Bluefields. They know the best things to do in the area, including kayaking, snorkeling, and hiking into the rolling green hills. Besides the concierge, the resorts other staff members cater to guests’ needs. Nannies provide care for the children, and a break for mom and dad, and housekeepers ensure that each villa is sparkling clean. They’ll even send guests home with clean clothes. Because Bluefields Villas is an all-inclusive resort, you don’t need to pay extra for the privilege.
Guests also enjoy easy access to a half mile of private beach, complete with a coral reef for snorkeling. They also can book fishing excursions and then eat the catch in the evening. The resort also gives back to the community, managing a school that teaches the locals training for careers in fishing and agricultural as well as literacy classes. Resort guests are invited to tour the school and meet the students, who are more than happy to say hello.
Another choice for hotels in Bluefields Jamaica, the Shafston Greathouse, is nestled between the beach and grove of tropical trees. The old plantation house has been transformed into a welcoming ecologically conscious hotel. Besides distinctive accommodations spread about 17 guestrooms, guests enjoy beach views and meals at the poolside restaurant. This quiet, unspoiled retreat is staffed by people who know and love the Bluefields. They’ll come pick you up with the shuttle from town, dish on the best dining in town, give suggestions on the best local activities and beaches, and watch the sunset with you—a Bluefields tradition.