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Great Goat Island

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Great Goat Island is an island near the parish of St. Catherine in Jamaica. Great Goat Island is the largest of the two islands.

Understand[edit]

Great Goat Island or Gt. Goat Island, for short is a private island and park off the coast of St. Catherine Parish in Jamaica. It is about 10 minutes boat ride from Hellshire beach

History[edit]

Landscape[edit]

The landscape is mostly forest.

Flora and fauna[edit]

Climate[edit]

Get in[edit]

  • The island is private, but a boat ride from Hellshire beach could get you in.

Fees and permits[edit]

The island is free.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Do[edit]

  • Touring the island
  • Boat riding on the coast
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Sun Bathing
  • Camping

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • Tourists who tour the island normally cook on the island.

Drink[edit]

There are many drinks in Jamaica. Standards such as Pepsi and Coca-Cola can be found, but if you want to drink local soda, you can try Bigga Cola, or grapefruit soda called "Ting", and also ginger beer. Also, try any soda by Desnoes & Geddes, typically labelled as "D&G." "Cola champagne" and "pineapple" are popular flavours that you won't find anywhere else.

You can try the local lager called Red Stripe (which is exported to many countries in the west, so there is a good chance you have already tasted it) and Dragon Stout. Guinness is popular and the export 7% proof has a kick. Most beers can be found in Jamaican pubs and hotels.

A local hard drink is Jamaican Rum, which is made from sugar cane. It normally tends to be overproof and drunk with cola or fruit juice. Drink with caution! It's not designed for someone who is drinking it for the first time. It is not unheard of to have 75% proof Jamaican rum.

Alcohol is restricted to those 18 and over, but they don't generally enforce the laws as strictly as it would be in other countries.

Sleep[edit]

There are inns, and small accomodations near Great Goat Island, in the nearby Hellshire community, or Portmore.

Tents can sleeping bags can be used on the island.

Lodging[edit]

Camping[edit]

The island has a great camping vicinity and is clean.

Backcountry[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

Great Goat Island is a very safe place.

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