Last Minute Vacations To Whitehouse
Whitehouse, Jamaica is a small fishing village on the coast in the southeast corner of Westmoreland Parish. It is 45 minutes from Negril and 75 minutes from the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. The local economy is based on the village’s fish market and fresh seafood arriving every morning. There are major all-inclusive resorts located on beautiful beaches and nearby rainforests with lush foliage. It’s unspoiled natural setting make Jamaica’s south coast a hit vacation destination.
Getting There & Other Transportation
The easiest and shortest way to get to Whitehouse is to take a flight into the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. The drive is about an hour and ten minutes from Montego Bay to Whitehouse. If you are staying at a major hotel like Sandals Whitehouse, your transportation to and from the airport will be taken care of by the hotel. Make sure you check with your hotel or travel agent before leaving to arrange you ground transportation. Another option is to arrange a shuttle upon arrival at the airport. Find an information booth, or even an airport shuttle booth to get more information.
Hotels & Places to Stay
If luxury is what you’re looking for, the main resort hotel is Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa. Jamaica’s south shore is quite undiscovered which makes your visit at this resort feel a bit more special than at other major resorts on the populated north shore. The hotel has 6 restaurants, 3 bars, 4 pools, 3 whirlpools, 2 tennis courts, a fitness center and gym, spa treatments, scuba diving and other water sports, car rental, a theater, a nightclub and internet access.
Vacation rentals are another popular choice on Jamaica’s south shore. Here are some nice choices:
Dining & Nightlife
Jamaican cuisine fuses a mixture of cooking techniques, as well as flavors and spices. Popular Jamaican dishes include curry goat, ackee and salt fish (Jamaica’s national dish), fried plantain, and of course Jamaican ‘jerk (a hot mixture of ’spices dry-rubbed onto chicken or pork). Here are two restaurants to try while in Whitehouse:
The Barn Jerk Centre & Grill
Secrets Restaurant and Beach Bar
As previously mentioned, the beautiful beaches, local markets (especially the fresh fish market) and dining are integral parts of a holiday in Whitehouse. Some other exciting adventures include:
Canopy jungles tours
Kayaking and river tubing
Tours of museums, cultural sites and historical
Currency, Culture and Language
The official language in Jamaica is English.
The official currency in Jamaica is the Jamaican dollar (JMD).