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Holywell Park

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Established in 1988, The Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust (JCDT) is a non-governmental organization and charity with a mandate to conserve Jamaica’s natural environment. The activities of the JCDT centre on the 41,198 hectares (101, 313...more
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B1 road | Past Hardwar Gap on the B1 heading to Portland, Kingston, Jamaica
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Reviewed 28 January 2019

I was picturing Holywell as a vast network of trails up in the mountain. Not so much. a few trails, and their every much in nature, cooler temperatures, fresh air, worth it, just not an all-day trekking location.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lblancq
jamaicaconservation, Manager at Holywell Park, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2019

Dear Iblancq, Thank you for taking the time and writing a review. We love to hear that you enjoy the park, its nature and cool climate. Indeed it is not a place to do a full day hiking trip, for this we would recommend the...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Home to beautiful hikes and a visit one of the homes of the Jamaican Defense Force. Maybe a visit to a local coffee plantation could be arranged too.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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jamaicaconservation, Manager at Holywell Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2018

Dear Richard, Thanks a lot for taking the time to leave a review with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time in the mountains and find it an easy place to get to from Kingston. We will take your advise into consideration...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

Fantastic views of Kingston from 3000 ft above sea level. Beautiful flora and fauna. A must for the nature lovers. Great for all age groups. Hiking trails and picnicing facilities available.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kokosimojo
jamaicaconservation, Manager at Holywell Park, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2019

Dear Kokosimojo, Thanks for taking the time and leaving a review with us. We love to hear that you enjoyed your time in Holywell, and are a fan of nature, too :) Please come and visit us again soon. All the best, JCDT

Reviewed 4 October 2018

The view was amazing ! It's a wonderful rustic place to get away from it all and get back to nature. Our guide Adrian did all he could to make our stay comfortable and the staff in general was very accommodating . Will definitely be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lori S
Jamaica Conserv... D, Recreation and Tourism Officer at Holywell Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. We will certainly make sure that Adrian is aware of his mention and we look forward to your return.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

I stayed in the cabins at Holywell and took full advantage of the chilly night air and lit the fireplace. Also enjoyed the five trails and cooked outdoors in the picnic area. Brought out my inner woman. :) ''More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TeeFos
jamaicaconservation, Manager at Holywell Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2018

Dear TeeFos, Thanks a lot for taking the time and leaving a review. Very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in the cabins and made yourself fully comfortable and enjoying yourself. You are right to say it is a whole other beautiful world, away...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is no 5 star resort, it is a rustic place to have a picnic with some of the best views you can ever get. A great children's play area to keep them entertained and rustic bathrooms all add to it. If you fancy staying...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DaymondeM
Jamaica Conserv... D, Recreation and Tourism Officer at Holywell Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Dear DaymondeM, Thank you so much for your review. You will be happy to know that we have renovated our bathrooms and extended our campsites as well. We hope that you will come and see them soon and thank you again for taking the time...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

A cool quiet, peaceful retreat from the bustle of Kingston. Holywell is a tranquil stop to hang your hammock or have a picnic. Lots of gazebos with picnic tables. Great view. Washroom facilities.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bnclee
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Lovely respite from the heat and bustle of Kingston. Bring a picnic and lunch in one of the gazebos. Bring your hammocks and stretch out for a nap. The drive up to Holywell Park is an adventure in itself - narrow and winding. Stop off...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bnclee
Jamaica Conserv... D, Recreation and Tourism Officer at Holywell Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you so much for your review bnclee and we love the hammock invitation. Hope you will visit again soon. Warm regards.

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Make it a day away with friends or family. It wonderful climate, refreshing atmosphere. The ride is also a great part of the trip, through the lush mountains and pass some great coffee shops and resturants.. It only 45 min from Kingston. take a good...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank David C
Jamaica Conserv... D, Recreation and Tourism Officer at Holywell Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Hi David C, Thank you for your review. Indeed the drive up is spectacular. We recommend that our guests take the time to sop up all the mountains have to offer from the beginning to the end of the journey. We are happy that you...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

this is nice place to get connected with nature.We took some children for a day out,there is a little play area with a slide for the children.there is lots of space to have to have a picnic and play games.The weather will change in a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Yes ;0) The road is narrow and very winding. Albeit, it is in quite good condition.
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