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Hotel Mocking Bird Hill Jamaica

Mockingbird Hill does things a bit differently from other hotels in the Caribbean. This boutique hotel in Jamaica’s Port Antonio is one of the greenest hotels in the region and makes a vital contribution to the local, rural economy.

 

The hotel sources most of its supplies from local farmers and fishermen – buying sustainably and organically wherever possible. Energy comes from the sun, the pool is low chlorine and recycled bottles are turned into stylish lampshades.

 

Guests are involved in the local community, visiting a women’s paper-making co-op supported by the hotel or learning to cook with jerk seasoning invented by the local Maroon community. They join treks into the rainforest, hiking to waterfalls or cruising down slow-moving rivers.

 

There are birding trips into the Blue Mountains to spot endemic species such as the Jamaican woodpecker – although you’re also likely to see amazing, rare birds in the hotel’s native gardens.

 

Mocking Bird Hill resort has won several key environmental awards since it opened 15 years ago. The most recent was the Best Accommodation for the Environment section of the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards. The hotel is part of Virgin’s Human Nature Collection.