Step off the ship and step back in time
Go to the time where quaint wooden houses lined the streets, where village carpenters hand craft custom furniture, and tavern keepers warmly greet town guests. Falmouth Jamaica is often compared with Colonial Williamsburg, but this particular historic town comes with an advantage - the beautiful Caribbean Sun. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.. The town of Falmouth certainly contains the largest collection of Georgian style buildings in the country. Some estimates, however, claim this collection is also the largest in the West Indies!
Falmouth is situated between Montego Bay (20 minute drive) and Ocho Rios (30 minutes), Falmouth Pier will become the fourth Jamaican port to serve the cruise industry. (The less-used Port Antonio on the eastern end of the island is the third.) The new port will start to accept cruise ships in January 2011 (Jan 7 with Navigator of the Seas) and Oasis and Allure of the Seas will start to make biweekly calls in March 2011. "Guests arriving into Falmouth will be able to choose between the shore excursion options in both Ocho Rios and Montego Bay since the new port is in the same distant from both of these towns.
Falmouth has maintained a long and distinguished reputation as a centre for commerce, both in the formal and informal sectors. Falmouth Jamaica today the market is still one of the largest and most attended – especially on Wednesdays – when traders from all over the island congregate on the streets for “Bend-down market”. On Wednesdays, consumers can purchase all sorts of foodstuff, haberdashery and home items at some of the best prices available on the north coast.