Robin’s Bay in Jamaica is a small fishing and farming village of about 2000 people. Our small community has always welcomed visitors and has a long history of sustainable eco tourism, through supporting the local community. Robin’s Bay in Jamaica is very different to other tourist areas in Jamaica such as Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, or Negril. These areas whilst undeniably beautiful are often packed with tourists. Montego Bay and Ocho Rios are major stop-off points for cruise ships, with nearly two million people staying there each year. Nearly 2000 cruise ships per year drop off further tourists. Robin’s Bay in Jamaica provides visitors with a much more authentic Jamaican experience. It is regarded as one of the least commercially developed areas in Jamaica, free from major hotel chains. It is thanks to this that Robin’s Bay offers some of the best ecotourism and birding in the Caribbean. With tropical forests, and unspoilt beaches offering a true glimpse of Jamaica and providing a home to an incredible array of animals and bird life.
Despite our small size, we have a primary school that serves about 90 to 100 students and a basic school on Green Castle land for another 30 to 40 children from the area. We have four churches and a strong Christian community. Our beautiful location by the sea, with a fish restaurant and a couple of bars are a short distance from the main highway and bustle of the big cities, making for a peaceful, safe and friendly stop for any visitor to Jamaica.
The locals welcome a chance to talk and share ideas. If you are ready to test your skills, you will always find a local, happy to challenge you to a game of dominos. Robin’s Bay in Jamaica is a perfect location, next to the sea and being a small fishing village you can come and buy fresh fish or seafood. If you need an excuse, cool down and enjoy a cold Red Stripe beer at Fays restaurant or Salas’s lawn. If you want to work up a sweat there are many community projects or celebrations. Jamaicans are very friendly are welcoming and would love to show you their culture.
You will always be welcome in Robin’s Bay.