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  • OK! Recommends Hotel Mockingbird Hill

    OK! Recommends Hotel Mockingbird Hill

    It’s been a week of great press reviews this week, we've been featured by The Independent in their article The Big 6 Caribbean Green Retreats and by OK!

     
  • Jamaican Cuisine Star at the Helm of Mille Fleurs

    Jamaican Cuisine Star at the Helm of Mille Fleurs

    The team at the Caribbean’s No.1 Eco Friendly resort are delighted to welcome aboard their new fusion Jamican Cuisine Star, Chef Melvin Laidlaw.

     
  • The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Trees

    The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Trees

    We recognised the importance of ‘350’ and the International Climate Day on 24th October by tree-planting in Port Antonio, Jamaica

     
  • A Stitch in Time Handcrafted Honeymoon Gown

    A Stitch in Time Handcrafted Honeymoon Gown

    The Caribbean’s No.1 Eco-boutique hotel Mocking Bird Hill in Port Antonio, Jamaica, are delighted to bring one of Jamaica’s national craft treasures to the attention of those outside Jamaica, utilising the lady folk of the local Parish of St. Mary’s that make up the Jamaica Hardanga Trust to create a unique Honeymoon gift for the bride & groom.

     
  • Cookie Kinkead – I see I capture

    Cookie Kinkead – I see I capture

    Our favourite Jamaican photographer is Cookie Kinkhead, whom we must credit for the wonderful photography of the hotel on our website. Cookie’s first official assignment was in the early 70’s with Bob Marley and the Wailers for their album “Catch a Fire”.

     
  • Jerk Sauce Recipe to Heat up Autumn Days

    Jerk Sauce Recipe to Heat up Autumn Days

    We’ve had a rush of emails from previous guests who live in the UK & Holland over the past fortnight all requesting our Jerk Sauce recipe – we’re guessing the barbecue season is well and truly over in Europe!

     
  • Calling all New York State Twitchers

    Calling all New York State Twitchers

    Are you a New York twitcher if so how do you fancy escaping the Fall for a long weekend birding treat in Jamaica accompanied by 10000birds.com

     
  • A Rejuvenate-Me Holiday

    A Rejuvenate-Me Holiday

    We know that 2009 has been one of worst for gloom & stress levels up to bursting point, that is why we have created our new eco-holiday break that re-engergizes & re-vitalises Jamaican Style.

     
  • Jamaica’s ‘Lightning Bolt’ Casts Off at the Round the World 09/10 Clipper Race

    Jamaica’s ‘Lightning Bolt’ Casts Off at the Round the World 09/10 Clipper Race

    And they’re off! This year’s Round the World Clipper Race saw ‘Lightning Bolt’ embark with the other clippers today. Named after every Jamaican & world athletics fan’s sports hero, Usain Bolt, our Jamaican entry will be covering 35,000 miles across the world’s oceans over the next 10 months.

     
  • Exemplifying Carbon Footprint Reduction in Jamaica

    Exemplifying Carbon Footprint Reduction in Jamaica

    Hotel Mocking bird Hill has achieved another step in its efforts towards improving levels of self-sufficiency and sustainability which we believe coincides perfectly for the UN talks in Cophengan on climate change to be held in December.

     
  • Protect Pellew Island

    Protect Pellew Island

    Pellew island sits at one end of a coral reef, which protects the San San Bay. It is surrounded by healthy sea grass beds and wonderful swimming areas. Jamaicans and visitors alike visit the island by boat, laze on the small beach, snorkel at the nearby reef and generally enjoy the gorgeous setting.

     
  • Pioneering Green Tourism Winners!

    Pioneering Green Tourism Winners!

    Who says a green way of sustainable tourism doesn't bring results, we have just won our second award this year this time for displaying the highest calibre of entrepreneurship at the Jamaican leg of the Pioneers of Prosperity Awards!

     
  • Breakfast Comes Free

    Breakfast Comes Free

    We are proud of our organic energising breakfasts; from Coconut bread to Banana Tofu Fritters, Pumpkin Waffles to Semolina Pancakes with Poached Papaya

     
  • Jamaican Birding Holidays that Protect Habitats

    Jamaican Birding Holidays that Protect Habitats

    A little-spoken fact about the rich island of Jamaica is that the island

     
  • Drumming up a Good Story on a Saturday Night

    Drumming up a Good Story on a Saturday Night

    If you are in Port Antonio on Saturday 13th June and are partial to some laid-back storytelling & hypnotic drumming, we recommend a visit up to the Maroon Red Bones Cafe in Charles Town for the evening.

     
  • Best Kept Secret Jamaica Winner!

    Best Kept Secret Jamaica Winner!

    We've just been voted winners of Jamaica's Best Kept Secret at the Jamaica Observer's Food Awards so you can imagine how big the smiles are this weekend amongst the team

     
  • Getting to Jamaica

    Getting to Jamaica

    There are many airlines that fly to Jamaica. Many of the airlines flying to Jamaica are charter airlines and arrive in Montego Bay. There are two international airports, in Kingston, Jamaica, the Norman Manley International (KIN) www.manley-airport.com.jm and in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the Donald Sangster International (MBJ)

     
  • FAQ for a Jamaica Holiday

    FAQ for a Jamaica Holiday

    We are often asked many questions about Jamaica, questions about the cost of living in Jamaica, about transportation, taxi fares, safety and crime. In order to assist you, we have answered some questions often posed to us. We hope this will enable you to appreciate Jamaica and the Jamaican culture.

     
  • Green Travel Tips

    Green Travel Tips

    There are a number of things that you can do to reduce the environmental footprint of your vacation and make it more ecofriendly. We have put together a number of green traveller tips for you. Please let us know if you have a green travel tip that you would like to share.

     
  • Travel Tips to Jamaica

    Travel Tips to Jamaica

    These useful travel tips will assist you with your preparations for your vacation in Jamaica before you leave home.

     
  • The Nanny of a Day Trip

    The Nanny of a Day Trip

    A charming Colonel will trace for you the history of the Maroons, whose Ghanian ancestors have contributed so much to Jamaica’s culture. You'll learn all about our first leading lady, no not Grace Jones

     
  • Sea & Mountain Escape

    Sea & Mountain Escape

    We have teamed up with Lime Tree Farm to provide the unique Sea & Mountains Escape - an incredible Caribbean holiday that is off the beaten track & explores 2 complementary Jamaican landscapes

     
  • Sweet not Sour Holiday Offer

    Sweet not Sour Holiday Offer

    Dreaming of a holiday in an intimate hideaway on Jamaica's lush and peaceful northeast coast, but suffering from the 'crunch'? How does 7 nights for the price of 6