About 20 miles (32km) east of Ocho Rios in Port Maria Firefly was once Sir Noel Coward’s vacation home and is now maintained by the Jamaican Heritage Trust. Although the setting is Eden-like, the house is surprisingly Spartan, considering that he often entertained jet-setters and royalty. Noel Coward’s mountaintop Jamaican home and burial site is an American free zone. The tropical sanctuary high above the brassy resorts and impoverished towns of of Jamaica, links the Caribbean island’s present with its glamorous past. He wrote High Spirits, Quadrille, and other plays here, and his simple grave is on the grounds next to a small stage where his works are occasionally performed. Tours include time through the photo gallery and a walk through the house and grounds, viewing of a video on Coward. Faded photos on the wall tell the story: Noel Coward with the Queen Mother; Sean Connery, Errol Flynn; Joan Sutherland. To end your tour you can enjoy a drink in the gift shop.
Duration: 2-3 hours
Transportation: 1-4 adults: $140 (additional $20)
All pickups and drop offs will be at the hotel lobby or cruise terminal. Prices are quoted in USD. See websites for further admission prices.