You can choose to spend your day exploring the mountainside, waterfalls, the quaint parish of St. Elizabeth, or relax along the beach. Here, the most adventurous watersports are snorkeling or fishing for your dinner. The opportunities for relaxation are endless.
While the above statement is true 90% of the time:
– June and October are typically the Rainy Seasons
– June through November is Hurricane Season
– October through May offer calmer sea conditions.
The best option is to arrange to have a taxi driver for airport pick-up/return, and allow our staff to coordinate transportation for your daytrips and sightseeing.
Traveler’s checks are the easiest to exchange and most widely accepted. Provide your passport number or driver’s license/ID number on the back of the check before cashing.
You can change money at the airport, banks, and Cambios (official money exchanges). A few places in Treasure Beach exchange cash and traveler’s checks; ask our front desk for more details.
Credit cards are not widely accepted; only a few restaurants and attractions honoring them. However, you can obtain a cash advance on Visa or MasterCard at most banks, but not with AMEX or Discover.
There are no money machines in Treasure Beach. The nearest ATM is in Black River, a 30-minute drive from Treasure Beach. There is also a machine near the Montego Bay Airport – Arrivals area. Both CIRRUS network ATMS and can give advances on VISA (airport only) and MasterCard. All ATMs dispense only Jamaican currency.
After your cell phone, the easiest way to make overseas phone calls is to purchase a Cable & Wireless World Talk card. These can be purchased in most shops.
There are 4 public beaches well suited for swimming, snorkeling, and body-surfing. Depending on the sea conditions and the season, the waves can vary from 6 inches to 6 feet. The south coast seas tend to be rougher than the north coast.
“That its beaches tend to be less sprawling than those of other island resorts is more than compensated for by the fact that they are also virtually deserted.”
— American Way.
Use the same precautions you would anywhere you are traveling. Lock your doors when you leave, don’t make your cash easily visible, do not invite strangers into your place, etc.
If you have specific questions or concerns, our frontdesk staff will be happy to assist you.