It’s a hidden treasure of a beach framed by rocky outcroppings and covered in a seacoast jungle that creates a natural keyhole to view the soothing secluded turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. It’s a view you wish could stay with you your whole life. While we were in Jamaica filming the work gods smiled down upon us so that our obligatory day off was here. And so my crew and I headed down for a day at not just any beach but THE beach… Frenchman’s Cove.
The surf was perfect that day, full bulbous waves that picked you up and gently placed you back down, a sensation not unlike being rocked like a baby. We had long conversations floating lightly up and down in the water about life, the expectations and some of our fears of the unknown but this beach lulled us with a sense of tranquility and beauty that calmed any trepidation of the future….the beer might have helped too.
Frenchman’s Cove is located in the sleepy port city of Port Antonio on Jamaica’s northeast coast. It attracts eco-tourists to world renowned recording artists and was the destination for old Hollywood types like Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Dick and Liz. If offers an opposite experience to the all-inclusive resort areas of Negril and Montego Bay.
What’s your favorite tropical getaway?