The Green Grotto Caves, Jamaica

Green Grotto Caves is one of Jamaica’s most beautiful attractions. This location has been famous for its use in the James Bond movie, “Live and Let Die”.

The Green Grotto Caves located just outside of Discovery Bay are of interest not only to Bond fans, but also to people who are interested in the history of Jamaica, and also those who have a passion for natural beauty.

To view this magnificent attraction you will have to walk downwards on centuries old steps, so anyone with mobility issues should discuss their situation with the guide before starting down to the cave.

Green Grotto Caves Jamaica

Green Grotto Caves – Image by Visit Jamaica

Travelling the steps down into the caves to marvel at the stalactites that hang somewhat precariously from the roof of the cave, admire natures artwork. This was created by the pre-Columbia Arawaks.

Over the centuries the caves have become a refuge for many different types of people, from the Spanish who used it as a place to hide from the British in the 17th Century to the slaves who managed to escape their owners in the 18th. More recently smugglers taking guns into Cuba have used the caves as a hideaway!

The main highlight in the limestone Green Grotto Caves however is the huge lake that is some 36m below the surface. Once you get down the steps to this level, you’ll be able to get a closer look at the natural beauty of the cave by boat.

Green Grotto Caves

Green Grotto Caves – Image by Excursion Ocho Rios

Be sure to look up at the ceiling pockets, and to marvel at nature as you see both stalactites and Jamaican Beauty at the Green Grotto Caves

One of the locations used in the James Bond movie, Live and Let Die, the Green Grotto Caves located just outside of Discovery Bay are of interest not only to Bond fans, but also to people who are interested in the history of Jamaica, and also those who have a passion for natural beauty.

Be warned however, to see this attraction you will have to walk downwards on centuries old steps, so anyone with mobility issues should discuss their situation with the guide before starting down to the cave.

Green Grotto Caves

Green Grotto Caves – Image by Irie Tours Ja

As you descend the steps down into the caves to marvel at the stalactites that hang somewhat precariously from the roof of the cave, take a look at the artwork.

This was created by the pre-Columbia Arawaks. Over the centuries the caves have become a refuge for many different types of people, from the Spanish who used it as a place to hide from the British in the 17th Century to the slaves who managed to escape their owners in the 18th.

More recently smugglers taking guns into Cuba have used the caves as a hideaway!

The main highlight in the limestone Green Grotto Caves however is the huge lake that’s some 36m below the surface.

Once you get down the steps to this level, you’ll be able to get a closer look at the natural beauty of the cave by boat. Be sure to look up at the ceiling pockets, and to marvel at nature as you see both stalactites and stalagmite

The tour of the caves is about an hour but it’s an hour well spent. The beauty of the caves is unlike anything else you’ll experience.

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