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Lovers Leap

Yardley Chase Treasure Beach, JA 876 965-6887

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Many stories have been told about the star-crossed lovers who, rather than be taken from each other by a jealous plantation owner, chose instead to run away together. Legend has it, the lovers raced to the edge of this cliff — with a drop of approximately 1,700 feet—the moon caught them in a golden net. Hand in hand they stood in this net, as the moon set slowly below the sea. The myth and mystery of this place give way to the practicalities of modern engineering at the property’s Lighthouse. From the top of the cliff, it seems like you can see forever, so it’s no surprise that Jamaica’s Port Authority chose this as the site, 1700 feet above sea level, to build a lighthouse — making it the highest lighthouse in the Western Hemisphere.


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