234. Holland Bamboo, St. Elizabeth Jamaica


Why Holland Bamboo, St. Elizabeth

Holland Bamboo, St. Elizabeth which is also called Bamboo Avenue is a part of the A2 highway which has bamboos providing an arch. You can also stop along the way and enjoy some local food from the region. It’s a great way to taste Jamaica and shelter from the heat :-). You can read more about Bamboo Avenue.


Holland Bamboo, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

Holland Bamboo, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica


Holland Bamboo is located on the southern parish of Jamaica in the parish of St. Elizabeth. Near to Borders where you can have fried fish and bammy.


How To Get Here

By Train


By Bus


By Plane

The closest major airport to Borders is Montego Bay (MBJ).

The following airlines serve the Donald Sangster International Airport (MBJ):

Air Canada (AC), Air Transat (TS), American Airlines (AA), Caribbean Airlines (BW), Cayman Airways (KX), Condor (DE), Copa Airlines (CM), Delta Air Lines (DL), Eurowings (EW), interCaribbean Airways (JY), Jetairfly (TB), JetBlue Airways (B6), Southwest Airlines (WN), Neos Air (NO), Spirit Airlines (NK), Sunwing Airlines (WG), United Airlines (UA), Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS) and WestJet (WS).

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

By Ferry


Where To Stay

There are limited places to stay in this area. If you prefer, you can stay in Negril, Montego Bay, Treasure Beach or basically anywhere along the west coast. Here are a few places to consider.

South Seaview Guest House

Star Castle Guest House

White House Beach Villa

Sandals South Coast


==>> You can find a list of hotels in neighboring Treasure Beach from TripAdvisor here.

Where To Eat

You can eat at the stalls that are under the arches along the way. You can also head to the town of Santa Cruz or to Borders to eat.


What To Do

Drive through Holland Bamboo and enjoy the shade it provides as well as the bamboo plants. They were planted years ago to protect the area from soil erosion and provide shade. As a child growing up in the nearby hills, I do remember them being much thicker, so much so that certain places you could not see the skies above them. Hurricanes over the years have thinned it out though.
Holland Bamboo, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

Holland Bamboo, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica


Holland Bamboo, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

Holland Bamboo, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica – This river bed and tree is just across the way near Holland Bamboo.


==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.

Additional Information

Language: British English and Patois

Currency: Jamaican Dollar (JMD)

Visit Jamaica




You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *