With its beautiful beaches, 19th-century Georgian architecture, vibrant arts culture and spicy Caribbean cuisine, Falmouth offers something for every taste and interest. Located on Jamaica's north coast, this charming city is the gateway to popular Jamaican destinations.
Just east of Falmouth is Ocho Rios, known for Dunn's River Falls—a spectacular waterfall that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Travel west to reach Montego Bay and the beaches of Negril. Here, you're perfectly positioned to discover the best of Jamaica during your Disney Cruise Line vacation.
Things to See and Do
Explore Falmouth with an adventurous ride along the Martha Brae River aboard a 30-foot bamboo raft. For a relaxing trip through time, take a horse-and-buggy ride across town.
Further inland, at Appleton Estate, learn about rum production, sample wet sugar and taste different rums. Travel east to Ocho Rios, where you can climb Dunn's River Falls, zipline through lush rainforest canopy and swim with dolphins at Dolphin Cove.
Or, simply relax and unwind on some of the world's best beaches.
Local Culture and Flavor
Art and culture abound at Water Square, home to the Albert George Market. Here, you'll find local craftwork that showcases the history of the region.
For a true taste of Jamaica, be sure to sample traditional jerk cuisine. Spicy and delicious, jerk-seasoned dishes pair well with fresh Jamaican produce, like ackee, mango and guava. And for cooling refreshment, adults will enjoy Jamaica's Red Stripe beer—which was first brewed in the capital city of Kingston in 1928.
Past and Present
Founded as Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter Thomas Reid, Falmouth was once the shipment hub for sugar plantations across Jamaica's north coast. And many buildings from that time period remain intact. From small wooden houses to brick Georgian mansions to plantation complexes, visitors will discover architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries. Falmouth's historic district is one of the few remaining English colonial-style areas in the Caribbean.
At its peak, Falmouth was one of the busiest ports in JaŽmaica. Over time, however, shipping traffic relocated to Kingston Harbor. Today, Falmouth is a tranquil town with approximately 4,000 residents.