Meeting local Jamaicans while exploring Bluefield Bay

DAY 4 — Twice a day,  50 year-old   Delta Spence totes two big jugs of water up Blueflields Mountain a mile and a half from Bluefields River to her rustic home on the mountainside above the town of BLuefields Bay in Jamaica.  She has no running water, electricity or indoor plumbing. Marvin Furrest, the houseman at the Bluefields Bay Villa where we are staying has led us on an early morning hike up the mountain, past baby …

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A man on a mission to promote authentic tourism experiences in Jamaica

DAY 3 — Wolde Kristos is a man with a mission—and a vision. He hopes to bring the sleepy Jamaican town of Bluefields Bay into the 21st century—tourist wise. But he’s not aiming to build a big hotel. Jamaica already has enough of those. He wants to offer authentic experiences that at the same time will enable tourists to meet the locals, see the region’s birds, visit artisans, eat local food and at the same time employ …

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A wonderful day exploring around the Bluefield Bay resort in Jamaica

DAY TWO — When I wander out of my bedroom in the morning, the coffee is already made and table is set for breakfast. After my friends get up, we’re served omelets, bacon, and fresh local fruit.  Instead of cooking and cleaning up, my job this morning: simply to enjoy, to soak up the beauty here in our  Bluefields Bay Villa about an hour and 15 minutes from Montego Bay while the staff pampers me. “You have …

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Bluefield Bay Villas offers a unique Jamaican resort experience

DAY ONE OF FOUR–Our staff is waiting at the door of our villa when we arrive –Rose Spence the cook, Sharon Plummer the housekeeper and Marvin Forrest our major domo, who does everything from whip up frozen drink concoctions to take us on a hike past tiny mountain villages. Welcome to Bluefields Bay Villas—the most unresort-like resort I’ve ever visited — in Jamaica, about an hour and 15 minutes drive from Montego Bay in the small community …

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