Given Whitfield Hall's remote location high in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, travelers need to plan certain aspects of their trip in advance, particularly transportation and meals. You will also find information here on guides to Blue Mountain Peak and the cost of incidentals during your stay.

PLANNING YOUR TRIP

 

Blue Mountains Jamaica
TRANSPORTATION
​Bear in mind that due to the condition and steepness of the roads, you will need to travel by 4 wheel drive vehicle from Mavis Bank/Hagley Gap to Whitfield Hall.
 
You may arrange to be transported to and from Whitfield Hall with one of our drivers. (See rates listed below.) Be sure to reserve a pick-up in advance, and confirm by phone. Please pay the driver directly, in cash. Thank you!

 

One way trip Mavis Bank -> Whitfield Hall or WH -> Mavis Bank:

Minimum charge $50 U.S/$6,250 Jamaican

This charge covers transport of 1-6 people.

Each additional person: U.S. $8/1,000 Jamaican

Maximum of 10 people per Land Rover

 

One way trip Hagley Gap -> Whitfield Hall or WH -> Hagley Gap:

 

Minimum charge U.S. $35/$4,400 Jamaican

This charge covers transport of 1-6 people.

Each additional person: U.S.$6/$750 Jamaican

Maximum of 10 people per Land Rover

One way Kingston (Papine)/Sovereign Centre/Constant Spring/New Kingston -> Whitfield Hall or WH -> Kingston (Papine)/ Sovereign Centre/ Constant Spring/ New Kingston.

Minimum charge U.S. $100/$12,500 Jamaican

This charge covers transport of 1-6 people.

Each additional person: U.S. $10/$1,250 Jamaican

Maximum of 10 people per Land Rover

One way Strawberry Hill -> Whitfield or WH-> Strawberry Hill:

One way Mount Edge -> Whitfield or WH -> Mount Edge:

Minimum charge U.S. $120/$15,000 Jamaican

This charge covers transport of 1-6 people.

Each additional person: U.S $20/$2,500 Jamaican

Maximum of 10 people per Land Rover

One way Cedar Valley -> Whitfield Hall or WH -> Cedar Valley:

Minimum charge U.S. $60/$7,500 Jamaican

This charge covers transport of 1-6 people.

Each additional person: U.S. $6/$750 Jamaican

Maximum of 10 people per Land Rover

For travelers arriving at Norman Manley Airport who need transport to Sovereign Centre or Papine, JUTA mini buses are available. There is a JUTA service counter in the airport's arrivals section.

For those who need land transport from Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Mandevile, or Port Antonio, we can suggest the Knutsford Express, an air-conditioned bus service. For more information, call them at (876) 960-5499 or (876) 971-1822. You can find info about their routes on their website www.knutsfordexpress.com.

Blue Mountains Jamaica
MEALS & COOKING FACILITIES
Hostel guests are welcome to use the kitchen facilities, pots, and crockery to cook for themselves. Please be sure to buy your groceries in Kingston before your journey.
 
Or guests can pay one of our staff to cook meals for them. Please be sure to bring cash as our staff cannot accept cheques or credit cards. Thank you!

Alternatively to cooking yourself, meals may be ordered from Everton. The cost of meals with ingredients provided by our staff:

                     

Heavy Breakfast: U.S. $8/$1,000 Jamaican per person

Lunch or Dinner: U.S. $9/$1,100 Jamaican per person

 

If you would like meals, please pre-order them

when you book your stay. As there are no groceries stores

nearby, supplies must be brought up from Kingston. 

                         

Everton can also cook for you, with ingredients provided by you:

Charge per person/per meal: U.S.$5/$600 Jamaican

GUIDES & PARK FEES
We can arrange for trustworthy guides to lead you to Blue Mountain Peak or Cinchona Gardens.

 

 

A guide* to Blue Mountain Peak or Cinchona:

Minimum charge U.S. $40/$5000 Jamaican

This charge covers 1-5 people.

Each additional person costs U.S.

$5/$600 Jamaican.

Please pay your guide (in cash) directly.

* A guide will ensure that you do not lose your way; we especially encourage solo travelers to hike with a guide, in case they need assistance. Please keep in mind these guides do not provide "guided tours" with narration and description of flora and fauna.

Park Access Charge:

$200 Jamaican per person for Jamaicans.

U.S. $20 (or $2,500 Jamaican) per person for visitors.

Please pay to the Park Ranger at Portland Gap.

Be sure to bring enough Jamaican dollars.

 

Blue Mountain Coffee Jamaica
INCIDENTALS
Coffee & firewood

 

 

Firewood:

U.S. $5/$500 Jamaican per fire/per night

Please pay the staff member who provides the firewood.

 

Coffee:

U.S. $1/$50 Jamaican per cup

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