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  • Travel Photography Course

    Travel Photography Course

    What better way to capture & retain memories from your travels than by learning how to make the most of your digital camera, recommended by The Irish Times

     
  • Meatless Mondays at Mille Fleurs

    Meatless Mondays at Mille Fleurs

    Jamaica's first Meatless Monday initiative

     
  • Perfectly Perched in Jamaica

    Perfectly Perched in Jamaica

    We’ve even created a new perch for them that combines great panoramic views with the perfect location to view all of Jamaica’s 28 endemics

     
  • The Lovely Lobster March

    The Lovely Lobster March

    On the 1st April the lobster season in Jamaica is closed until the 30th June, during this period we do not serve lobster in the Mille Fleurs Restaurant

     
  • Food Miles Count

    Food Miles Count

    How do you like our new food miles poster? There are few restaurants in Jamaica that are more dedicated to making a menu from what's available from local suppliers than Mille Fleurs at Mocking Bird Hill

     
  • Portland Jamaica Photography Competition

    Portland Jamaica Photography Competition

    We’re holding a photography competition that celebrates the fantastic biodiversity of Portland in Jamaica.

     
  • For Easter – Jamaican Easter Bun

    For Easter – Jamaican Easter Bun

    Into the mixture goes lashings of rich molasses, mixed dried fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and if you are feeling very decadent a small amount of stout.

     
  • TODAY is the Day

    TODAY is the Day

    Mocking Bird Hill have just been featured on the Today Show as one of their selected resorts in their special on affordable hidden beach getaways.

     
  • How Safe is Jamaica for a Holiday?

    How Safe is Jamaica for a Holiday?

    Will I be safe on my holiday in Jamaica?” At a recent meeting of the tourism sector within Port Antonio, our local Tourism Police Liaison Officer reported on the release of Jamaica’s crime rates for 2009. In total there were 79 tourist related crimes that were reported on the island

     
  • A Silver Level for this Eco-Foodie Paradise

    A Silver Level for this Eco-Foodie Paradise

    We've just received notification from Virgin Holidays that we've been awarded their Silver level for their initiative in promoting eco tourism - Travelife Sustainability System, a great 471/492, well done to the whole team at Hotel Mockingbird Hill!

     
  • Jerk – A Method not Just a Seasoning

    Jerk – A Method not Just a Seasoning

    Canada's most passionate food community Gremolata.com, recently came to stay and received a cookery lesson on our terrace how to 'Jerk' from award winning writer

     
  • The Alternative Jamaica by Caribbean Travel & Life

    The Alternative Jamaica by Caribbean Travel & Life

    Have a read what Caribbean Travel & Life thinks of just some of the alternative excursions exploring Jamaica that we offer at Hotel Mockingbird Hill.

     
  • The Perfect Birding Holiday to Win for 2

    The Perfect Birding Holiday to Win for 2

    It is a well known fact that the partner of a Birder rarely feels quite as passionate about bird watching as their loved one,

     
  • Ricardo – Birding Guide in Jamaica

    Ricardo – Birding Guide in Jamaica

    If you are thinking about staying at Hotel Mockingbird Hill for a birding holiday, you are probably wondering a little who will be your birding guide? Here's all the information about Ricardo you could need.

     
  • River Deep, Mountain High – A Jamaican Soft Adventure

    River Deep, Mountain High – A Jamaican Soft Adventure

    A Caribbean adventure for those seeking an active yet laid-back holiday to uncover Jamaica’s 7 shades of blue:

     
  • The Secret to Lifting the Lid on Romance

    The Secret to Lifting the Lid on Romance

    Here in Jamaica’s lush North East we believe romance never dies, sometimes it can be forgotten in the tempestuous maelstrom of life, but it can easily be returned to the fore,

     
  • Blue Mountain Coffee Revelry

    Blue Mountain Coffee Revelry

    Jamaica's Blue Mountain Coffee is one of those drinks that once tried is never forgotten. Vibrant but gentle, this rich but mellow coffee is the world's most expensive coffee & Japan's favourite

     
  • Luscious Love – A Valentine’s Day Dinner

    Luscious Love – A Valentine’s Day Dinner

    Valentine’s Day in Jamaica... what could be more romantic than organic fine dining in Jamaica’s most intimate eco-boutique hotel restaurant, Mille Fleurs, where love & beauty is celebrated

     
  • Full Moon & Tree Frog Chorus at Jamaica Eco-Lodge

    Full Moon & Tree Frog Chorus at Jamaica Eco-Lodge

    There are many things that make staying in an eco-lodge in Jamaica special. One could be that it doesn’t require “roughing it”; you can still be ‘green’ and enjoy guiltless luxury if you stay at Port Antonio’s elegant Hotel Mockingbird Hill, voted best Caribbean eco-hotel by American Express.

     
  • The Cost of Getting a Taxi Jamaican Style

    The Cost of Getting a Taxi Jamaican Style

    A lot of visitors to Jamaica often remark about how the cost of hiring a legal cab to travel in Jamaica costs the same or even exceeds what they would pay back home; most people expect a developing country’s costs to be in line with living costs, therefore transportation should be cheaper.

     
  • Help Haiti Please

    Help Haiti Please

    Hotel Mockingbird Hill are sending an urgent appeal to all our friends & guests to help our Haitian neighbours just 100 miles across the sea from Port Antonio.

     
  • The Girl Guide to Holidaying In Jamaica

    The Girl Guide to Holidaying In Jamaica

    Like many places in the world there are subtle cultural differences that you will encounter when having a break in Jamaica, especially as a woman. You may share the same language, but in the same way that there are differences between the UK and the US you will encounter some minute differences in Jamaican attitudes

     
  • Guest Reviews for Jamaica’s No 1 Eco Hotel

    Guest Reviews for Jamaica’s No 1 Eco Hotel

    Like everyone the team at Hotel Mockingbird Hill love to get feedback from our guests on why they have or haven't enjoyed their stays at our intimate eco-boutique hotel, it helps us to improve if something isn't right and of course for us to celebrate the good things that you like!

     
  • We’ve Made it Into the List of Best Eco Spas!

    We’ve Made it Into the List of Best Eco Spas!

    For those looking afor the best eco spa experience take a look this month’s Organic Spa Magazine where we proudly feature in their new 2010 'Annual Guide to the Best Eco-spa & Spa Hotels

     
  • 10000 Birds Flock to Mocking Bird Hill Jamaica

    10000 Birds Flock to Mocking Bird Hill Jamaica

    At the end of 2009 we had 10,000 Birds founder Mike Bergin stay at Hotel Mockingbird Hill spending some time discovering how good birding in Jamaica actually is!

     
  • Rain? Well for the Length of Time it Takes to Drink a Jamaican Chocolate Tea

    Rain? Well for the Length of Time it Takes to Drink a Jamaican Chocolate Tea

    Thankfully, when it rains in Port Antonio it generally pours but only for a very short time; enough, just to keep our precious Jamaican Rain Forest happy and allow our guests to get back to enjoying the main reasons that they come, to explore Jamaica and make the most of the Caribbean Sun!

     
  • A Sorrel Cocktail Toast to 2010

    A Sorrel Cocktail Toast to 2010

    No Christmas vacation in Jamaica is complete without a large glass of Sorrel, ideally accompanying a moist wedge of heady, all-spice & rum Christmas Cake.

     
  • Where are you Indulging Yourself this Christmas Time in Jamaica?

    Where are you Indulging Yourself this Christmas Time in Jamaica?

    If you are looking to experience the most beautiful, locally-sourced Jamaican food available this Christmas and holiday period on the island

     
  • What’s on in Jamaica

    What’s on in Jamaica

    Our calendar of what's on over the coming months in Jamaica, hopefully it will help you plan and make the most from your holiday.

     
  • Jamaican Style Christmas Eve

    Jamaican Style Christmas Eve

    Christmas Eve in Jamaica is normally 75-83 F or 23-28 C which we personally like to celebrate with Saltfish, nice & light if you decide to pop back to the beach