Westmoreland

Westmoreland Westmoreland is the westernmost parish in Jamaica, located on the south side of the island. It is situated to the south of Hanover, the southwest of Saint James, and the northwest of Saint Elizabeth, in the county of Cornwall. The chief town and capital is Savanna-la-Mar. Negril, a famous tourist destination, is also situated in the parish. The parish spans a total of 312 sq miles and has a population of 144,817 (2012). As a result of the fertile plains, the parish thrives on agriculture, mainly sugarcane, which offers direct employment. Other agricultural products include bananas, coffee, ginger,cocoa, pimento, honey, rice, and breadfruit. Pastoralism is also practised; the rearing of cattle, horses, and mules, as well as fishing —there are 19 fishing beaches with over 90 boats engaged in the industry. Manufacturing is the third largest sector. Manufactured items include food and drink, tobacco, animal feeds, textile and textile products. Negril is one of the main tourist destinations in Jamaica. Since the 1950s tourism has been the single fastest growing sector. The major hotels are Couples Swept Away (the northern half of which is technically in Hanover),Poinciana Beach Resort and Negril Beach Club.  There are another 200+ resorts and 200+ bars and restaurants.

Attractions

  • Seaford Town
  • Bridgewater
  • Negril
  • Petersfield
  • Roaring River Park
  • Savanna-la-Mar
  • Mayfield Falls

Property Listings

Shop 37 Holiday Shopping Village
Montego Bay, Jamaica JMCJS12
JA (876) 953 9000
USA (302) 353-1350
UK (207)-993-0517
Fax (876) 953 9228

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