Welcome to Falmouth, Jamaica and Falmouth Jamaica Info!
We are your guide to everything you need to know about Falmouth, Jamaica and the surrounding area.
Jamaica has a rich culture that has been enjoyed by many people around the world for many years. Until this point, Jamaica has been known for Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril. Falmouth is now making it’s mark. With the opening of the new Cruise Port, Falmouth is fast becoming a destination of choice for many tourists. This historic town and surrounding area is filled with beautiful landscapes, great places to eat and fun things to do.
With all of the tourism websites out there, it is easy to experience information overload and still not find what you are looking for. This site was built with the intention of giving you all you need to know about Falmouth, Jamaica and a little bit about the surrounding areas.
Falmouth is located on the North Coast, a short 25 minute drive from Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. To the East, it is just 45 minutes to Discovery Bay/Runaway Bay and approximately 75 minutes to Ocho Rios. To the West, it is approximately 90 minutes to Negril
Historic Falmouth Jamaica
On Jamaica’s north coast, just east of Montego Bay, you will find the charming town of Falmouth.
Falmouth, which is the capital of the Parish of Trelawny, was declared a national monument by the Jamaican Government in 1996. It is also one of the Caribbean’s best-preserved historic towns and boasts the largest intact collection of Georgian-period buildings, from the first half of the 19th century, in the Caribbean.
Falmouth was founded in 1769 by Thomas Reid and was named after Falmouth, Cornwall in England. Sir William Trelawny was Governor of Jamaica from 1767 to 1772, wherein the Parish of Trelawny was named after him.
From the start, Falmouth was a thoroughly planned town, with wide streets in a regular grid, public buildings and adequate water supply. In fact, Falmouth had piped water even before New York City!
Falmouth welcomed it’s first cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas, on February 17, 2011 and received 4,500 passengers and crew members. The most exciting day of them all was March 22, 2011 when Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, docked to officially open the port.
Also, as part of the renewal and revitalization of Historic Falmouth, Water Square has been fully rehabilitated with new cobblestone (effect) roads lined with palm trees, pedestrianisation of the square, face lifts on all buildings, and a unique shopping experience.
We have have the best things to do, Falmouth Excurisons, Falmouth Jamaica Excursions, Falmouth Jamaica Fishing Charters.