Getting About :

Airport Transfers can be arranged from Kingston (our closest airport) and Montego Bay airports. Transfers must be paid in advance along with full arrival details: airline, flight no., arrival time. Should the arrival change and we are not informed and the driver has already left for the airport, then the transfer must still be paid. Guests should then seek compensation from their airline or travel insurance. For more information please email us with your flight arrival details and the number of persons to be transferred. With children please indicate their age.

Ground Transportation

On request we can arrange for guests to be picked up. Villa Mockingbird Hill works with a reliable local transportation company. The fare from Kingston is US$    one-way for 1-2 persons. From Montego Bay the fare for the 4½ hour drive is US$        for 1-2 persons one-way.  Depending on the number of persons JTB licensed cars or a comfortable bus is used to pick you up. Please send us your flight arrival details (airport/airline and flight number as well as arrival time) and we will be happy to confirm your transfer arrangements. The driver will meet you outside the main airport building as you exit the immigration/customs area. Alternatively you can hire a car if you intend to drive around the island however if you are tired after a long international flight, we recommend you to avail of the transfer services and allow yourself to relax and enjoy the scenery instead of having to concentrate on unfamiliar road conditions and traffic.

Airports :

Norman Manley International, Kingston is the nearest (100 km) international airport. It is approximately a 2½ hour drive along the east coast road- A4 (you avoid driving through the city of Kingston completely by taking this route. This route can be combined with stops at Reach Falls and Long Bay.  You can also drive through the mountains along the Wag Water River (Junction Road or A3). Whichever route you select, each offers a uniquely distinct and different experience highlighting the wide diversity of Jamaica’s landscapes. Choose a different route for the journey here and back and making each a sightseeing trip rather than just a transfer.

Sangster’s International, Montego Bay is located in the North West of the island. The drive is approximately 4½ hours (A1) along the north coast via Ocho Rios, Oracabessa and Port Maria.

Air transfers are presently not possible to the Port Antonio aerodrome unless a small plane is privately chartered. This is recommended for small groups.

DINING :

Your housekeeper / cook will prepare breakfast. Depending on the number of persons and weather, you can sit either on the perch, the open terrace – where ever you would like to enjoy it. There are a number of charming, local eateries at many of the local attractions such as mid-way down the river while rafting on the Rio Grande, or at Winnifred Beach or at Boston or Long Bay. We recommend that you try these out for lunch. For dinner  we can make a reservation for you at one of the restaurants in the area on request.

Port Antonio: Jamaica’s enchanting, untouched, island hideaway.

Mockingbird Hill is located just outside Port Antonio on Jamaica’s north eastern coast, the island’s lush, untouched and enchanting island hideaway that provides a perfect combination of relaxation, romance, discovery, adventure and eco-tourism.  The timeless tranquil charm of Jamaica’s Port Antonio or ‘Porty’ has made it a favourite holiday spot for celebs since Errol Flynn first washed up off the nearby Navy Island in a storm. He said “Port Antonio is more beautiful than any woman I’ve ever known”.  In the 1960s Port Antonio attracted the jet set and today stars including Shakira, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford and Katy Perry still flock to Port Antonio, Jamaica’s secret Eden. Mockingbird Hill’s hilltop location affords stunning panoramic vistas of Jamaica’s Blue Mountains, whilst overlooking the quaint town of Port Antonio and her beautiful natural double harbour, described as being ‘the most exquisite port on earth’, spectacular by day and romantic by night, and the Caribbean Sea. The Villa Mockingbird Hill elevated location ensures that you can enjoy gentle cooling breezes, a welcome alternative to resort air-conditioning and the peace and quiet that being a few kilometres outside of the main town brings. This casual, eco-chic hideaway, is just a 5 minute drive away from Jamaica’s most beautiful and romantic beach, Frenchman’s Cove and we offer you a complimentary shuttle there and back.

Beaches, Waterfalls & Coffee Plantations in Jamaica’s North East

The close-by white sandy beach Frenchman’s Cove, one of Jamaica’s prettiest coves, where you can you can enjoy the luxury of secluded dips in both a fresh water stream and the Caribbean Sea is just 5 minutes’ drive away. Close by is the rainforest clad ‘Reich Falls’ a series of limestone cascades with jade pools deep enough for diving, one of Jamaica’s most beautiful waterfalls. Hiking is recommended in the nearby Blue Mountains through coffee plantations and friendly rural hamlets all offering the experience & tastes of real Jamaica.

A Holiday to Escape and Unwind

Relaxation is the order of the day and the untouched beauty that surrounds you provides the perfect background to escape and unwind. Come to this natural paradise for a unique vacation experience and revel in Jamaica’s captivating and diverse landscapes and scenery and discover the island’s exceptional biodiversity. There are a range of activities for you to enjoy: bird watching, hiking, snorkelling, diving or you can just laze in your hammock and watch emerald green hummingbirds dart from flower to flower.