Treasure Beach is a quiet area on the south coast of Jamaica, in the parish of St Elizabeth with a population of approximately 3500. It is comprised of 4 fishing villages including Billy’s Bay, Frenchman’s Bay, Calabash Bay and Great Bay. The area is quiet and peaceful with several miles of beach and reefs and with the Santa Cruz mountains in view. Dolphins are sometimes visible together with sea turtles and many birds. It is the driest part of the island thereby allowing for sunny vacations and steady temperatures of 85 degrees Fahrenheit year round. Here you will find no all inclusive hotels and no hustle or bustle, just serenity and natural beauty.

The area has several restaurants and small cook shops as well as an art gallery and a few gift shops. It is perfect for Eco tourism, hiking, fishing including spear fishing and line fishing, snorkelling, swimming and other water sports. There is also a community centre with cricket pitches, soccer fields and tennis courts for your use or to watch local matches. In fact, the Williams sisters have trained at the facilities as well. Other events include marathons, off road triathlons and acroyoga meetings.

The area is also active in the arts and culture with the annual Calabash International Literary Treasure Beach Festival where national and international authors present works. Among the international authors who have taken part are Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith, Jamaica Kincaid, Colum McCann, Wole Soyinka, Derek Walcott, Junot Diaz, Michael Ondaatje, Elizabeth Alexander, Russell Banks, Edwidge Danticat, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Caryl Phillips, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Salman Rushdie, Chigozie …