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Unveiling one of Jamaica’s hidden gems

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2024 | 12:07 AM

In Westmoreland, approximately 25 minutes from Negril, is a hidden paradise: Blue Hole Spring. This natural wonder, well-known for its healing properties, beckons weary souls seeking rejuvenation in the heart of the Jamaican countryside.

Imagine this: a sleepy town called Brighton District whispers secrets of a mystical pool. Descending a flight of stairs, you arrive at a site that might take your breath away. Here, encased by ancient Karst limestone, lies a captivating Blue Hole – a cavernous opening leading to a crystal-clear spring 35 feet deep. The shallow edges allow you to comfortably wade in, while the cooler-than-expected water, infused with amyriad minerals, offers a refreshing escape from the Jamaican sun.

For centuries, locals have revered Blue Hole Spring for its restorative properties. Legends whisper of its ability to soothe aches, ease anxieties, and revitalise the spirit. Whether there’ is scientific truth behind these claims or not, one thing is undeniable: the serenity of the place itself possesses a potent healing power.

Surrounded by towering trees and bathed in dappled sunlight, Blue Hole Spring is a sanctuary for the senses. As you submerge yourself in the cool water, take a moment to pamper yourself. Breathe deeply, letting the natural world wash away your worries. Allow the gentle smiles of fellow visitors and the breathtaking beauty of nature to fill you with a sense of peace and tranquillity.


But it’s not just about the healing waters. It is about the experience. Imagine yourself gliding through the crystalline depths, feeling the weight of the world lift off your shoulders with each stroke. With its shallow edges inviting you to wander and wonder, Blue Hole Spring is more than a destination – it is a journey of self-discovery.

In a world that is constantly on the move, it is essential to pause, to breathe, and to reconnect with the wonders that surround us. So dear friends, as you embark on your journey, remember this: pamper yourself, take time to look around, and bask in the smiles and beauty of nature.

Because in the end, it’s not just about the destination – it’s about the journey, the experiences, and the memories we create along the way. And here, in the radiant embrace of Jamaica, every moment is an invitation to savour life’s simple pleasures and find inspiration in the world around us.


Contributed by Dr Lorenzo Gordon, a diabetologist, internal medicine consultant, biochemist, and a history and heritage enthusiast. Send feedback to