The Parish of St. Ann

Population 166,762

Known as the garden parish on account of its natural beauty, St. Ann is located on the north coast of the island, in the county of Middlesex. Its coastline

is fringed by picture-perfect beaches, while the interior features green, undulating hills and cool valleys. The resort town of Ocho Rios, has many hotels,

villas and guest houses. St. Ann is believed to be the site of the earliest Taino settlement in Jamaica. The first Spanish settlement in Jamaica was also

located in the parish at Sevilla la Nueva, now named Seville. An important bauxite mining area, the parish is the birth and resting place of international

reggae icon, Bob Marley. Black activist, philosopher and national hero, the Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey was also born in St. Ann.

St. Ann Attractions:

  • Mystic Mountain
  • Dunn’s River Falls
  • Green Grotto Caves
  • Chukka Adventure Tours
  • Seville Great House
  • Dolphin Cove
  • White River Rafting
  • Dover Raceway
  • St. Ann’s Polo Club
  • The Gardens of Shaw Park
  • Coyaba Gardens and Cranbrook Flower Forest
  • Fern Gully, habitat to indigenous species of ferns
  • Nine Miles, birthplace of Bob Marley
  • Shopping outlets for craft & luxury items