Let’s go sightseeing in St Elizabeth, Jamaica

Many persons often turn to the north coast of Jamaica for sightseeing and adventure. However, St Elizabeth is fast becoming one of the go-to places for fun, relaxation and tourism.

The beautiful waterfalls are enough to draw people to YS Falls in St Elizabeth.
The beautiful waterfalls are enough to draw people to YS Falls in St Elizabeth.

Allow BUZZ to take you on a mini-tour of some of the hot spots and attractions in St Elizabeth.  

YS Falls

This nature-based attraction situated in rural St Elizabeth offers beautiful waterfalls surrounded by lush gardens and magnificent trees.

This large pool at YS Falls is always welcoming.
This large pool at YS Falls is always welcoming.

There are seven waterfalls, several of which cascade into natural pools.

Another natural pool on the property, which opened to the public in 1992, is fed by underground and above ground springs. This area is more suitable for children and persons who are unable to swim.

The greenery at YS Falls is almost breathtaking.
The greenery at YS Falls is almost breathtaking.

In addition to the waterfalls and pools, YS Falls is also the perfect spot to just unwind and have a meal.

The Longest Corner

The longest corner in Jamaica can be found in St Elizabeth.
The longest corner in Jamaica can be found in St Elizabeth.

While travelling to or from Black River, the capital of St Elizabeth, you will have to traverse the longest corner in the country. This corner seems to go on forever.

It stretches from the shrimp town of Middle Quarters to New Holland in the parish. So, drive carefully.

Wallywash Pond

A section of the massive Wallywash Pond in St Elizabeth.
A section of the massive Wallywash Pond in St Elizabeth.

Very few folks are aware that St Elizabeth is home to the largest freshwater body in Jamaica. Wallywash Pond is located in the district of Pondside, St Elizabeth. It lies about 6 miles southeast of Black River and 1.5 miles from the Parottee coastline. It is Jamaica’s largest freshwater lake, and it is estimated to be about 1 km long.

The pond has not been developed as a tourist attraction, but for the adventurous who like to try the roads less travelled, it’s a short (but a bit bumpy) drive from both Black River and Parottee.