If you’re in Port Antonio looking for a small gift or memento of Jamaica do pop by the Portland Craft Market that enjoys refreshing breezes and great vistas through its coastal location. Although small with just 6 stalls, it’s the perfect place to shop local and invest in local artisans without the worry of being hassled or approached. Their cafe bar is highly recommended by all our guests who have visited.
Do look out for the beaded jewellery, bowls and serving spoons made from mango, cedar, blue mahoe, lignum vitae and driftwood by the residents of the NGO, Portland Rehab Management They provide food, shelter, medicine, and rehabilitative services to the homeless of eastern Jamaica but their actual reach extends to half of the island. At their refuge they encourage better self-care and healthier lifestyles, living together more peacefully and learning co-operative social skills as well as new alternative skills to help gain new employment.