Treasure Beach in St. Elizabeth lives up to its name as a gem on Jamaica’s south coast. Its idyllic scenery, its long six mile stretch of golden sand and, most importantly, its authentic Jamaican vibe, takes this beach into the top five best-kept secrets on the island.
Treasure Beach is a winding 2hrs and 25mins journey by car from Montego Bay’s Sir Donald Sangster International Airport. But there are major hotels on the beachfront itself so, once you get there, you’ll be a hop and a skip from the beach.
This amazing beach combines the aquamarine waters of Jamaica’s southern coastal waters with an awe-inspiring golden sand. It goes on for miles and is dotted with mostly rustic, laidback hangout spots. There are, generally, not too many other visitors so beach clutter is at a minimum here.
Don’t expect easily available Jet Skis and other such watersport activities. Treasure beach is more about the relaxed Jamaica “No Problem” vibe than perhaps anywhere else on the island. Swimming, Snorkeling and Body Surfing top the physical activities list here.
Keep in mind the beach is six miles long and it’s easy to get caught up in your stroll. The beauty of the scenery and the cool Caribbean breeze has a tendency to let you wander off without realizing how far you’ve gone.