Port Antonio

Hiking in Port Antonio ranges from very easy to extremely difficult, with everything from hour-long strolls along riverbanks to multiday sojourns through thick rain forests. A short hike to Scatter Falls followed by a rafting trip down the Rio Grande is a good choice for those looking for a short hike; the two- to three-hour hike to Nanny Falls near Moore Town is another good option. One of the most difficult hikes is the two-day trip (and three days are generally recommended) to Nanny Town, where Nanny, Jamaica's only female national hero, led the Maroons against the British.

Jamaica Explorations. The guided tours from this company include a Reach Falls excursion and a Blue Mountain hike. Hotel Mockingbird Hill, Port Antonio, Portland. 876/993–7267; www.jamaicaexplorations.com.