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“Fav Beach in Jamaica”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Frenchman's Cove

Frenchman's Cove
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US$128.75*
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Bikini Beach, Blue Lagoon and Rio Grande Day Trip from Runaway Bay or Ocho Rios
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Owner description: You've always wanted to enjoy elaborate, fruit-flavored cocktails on a beautiful tropical beach, so here's your chance; this beach offers spectacular sand, surf and service.
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20 reviews
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“Fav Beach in Jamaica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

Best of both worlds...beach and river in one spot. Food is also good. A must stop when visiting Portland.

Visited December 2013
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new zealand
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“Disappointing to say the least”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

We found this beach to be a disappointment after paying the $20US entrance fee.
The cafe was dirty and there were no tables set up.
We couldn't locate the Restaurant.
The rest rooms were well sign-posted.
There was a life-guard on duty and there were plenty of notices around telling you what you couldn't do.
Not welcoming and the only negative part of our trip to Jamaica.

Visited January 2014
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Brooklyn, New York
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“I wanted to like this beach...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

But it's overpriced for what you get. $8 per person. Yes, a very pretty beach/cove and delicious water, including a fresh water river that runs into the sea. But the food at the café was atrocious - bring a picnic! - and you have to pay an extra $2 for a plastic beach chair. The only scowling Jamaicans I met were the people working on this beach and in the café.

Visited December 2013
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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“Nice view & clean beach!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

The entrance fee was $8. When we arrived we followed a road that was to the left of the sign that said "Beach this way (to the right)". The road led us to a beautiful lookout point that had a random canyon sitting there - definitely worth the easy 5-7 minute walk.

The beach was very clean; however, I would not say the same about the bathrooms! Swimming was wonderful, as it was all sand and there were nice waves! Just to the left of the main beach there was a clear fresh water river which we swam down as well, going almost all the way to the main entrance. Recommended place to unwind and relax.

Visited January 2014
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Riga
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“Inara”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

We traveling around all Jamaica 15 days by car. Frenchman cove is really the best beach in Jamaica. Very clean, good for snorkling in the river with very clear water, free wifi on the beach, restourant and bar, very friendly staff. 10$/pers, bed 2$/pers, parking for the car. Near beach is very nice tropical park with wild trees and a lot of birds. Clean wc and shower. Very good place for families with children! We can recommend this place for everyone!!!

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