Voted in the top 10
most atmospheric lodging in Jamaica by
Lonely Planet, 2008.
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Zion Country Eco beach Cabins are situated in Muirton Pen, Portland Parish, between Manchioneal and Long Road in the east of Jamaica. It is best described as a small, cosy guesthouse. There is no commercial tourism here. Being surrounded by a green forest makes Zion Country Eco beach Cabins a popular place for nature lovers, eco tourism, back packers and low budget travellers.
Zion Country Eco beach Cabins is a 1 acre property with a private beach with a view to the ocean and to the John Crow mountains. Dutch born Free-I, from Holland, bought the one acre property in 1996, re-landscaped the whole property and build 4 wooden beach cabins. The work took five years but Zion Country Eco beach Cabins opened its doors in 1999 and hosts visitors from all over the world. In 2008, after Hurricane Gustaf, Zion Country was badly damaged, but was totally rebuilt and looks even better. Each unit has two rooms (2 persons each room), there is atmospheric light in the cabins, a sea view and balcony where you can relax or fall asleep in a hammock. Or you can walk outside the gate into a friendly Jamaican Community.
These days, Zion Country Eco beach Cabins is well-planted with lumber trees and fruit trees including Banana, Breadfruit, Plum, Ackee, Orange, Soursop, Pear, Coconut, Almond, Jamaican Apple, Passion and Pineapple mixed with Caribbean plants and flowers. Zion Country Eco beach Cabins is the place for eco, low budget and back pack tourism in the east of the island.The laid-back and relaxed holidays are popular in Zion Country Eco beach Cabins. Fall asleep or sit by our campfire (when the wind-direction is good) with the sound of hundreds of crickets, lizards, tree frogs, bull frogs and other sounds of nature including the waves of the sea. Wake up in paradise next morning and have your breakfast served with Blue Mountain coffee or tea -- bush or English -- and watch for one of the following creatures: manatees, dolphins, hummingbirds, nightingales, John Crow birds (Vulture), Baldplates, White owls, Cow birds, parrots, pigeons, Beeny birds, Grey Herons, bats, swallows, Pelicans, Sea Eagles, Frigate birds, butterflies, Fire Flys and Mongoose. In the evening we serve traditional Jamaican dishes; "fingerlicking" they say here.
Zion Country Eco beach Cabins is an enviromentally friendly place. We catch the rain water and supply it to our bathrooms and showers for our guests ( sorry, no hot water ). We recycle our glass, paper and plastic waste; out of our green waste we make compost. Zion Country Eco beach Cabins is trying to get a "Green Globe" certificate in the future. We have initiated a community donation program to help our local schools and health care facilities.
Jamaica is a relatively safe country for tourists. The crime is there, but most of it is in Kingston. We do not advise you to go alone into Kingston. If you want to make a visit to Kingston see: Zion Country Eco-beach cabins Regular Trips.