Forres Park Resort 60 acre coffee plantation is the ideal base for exploring the Blue Mountains, Bird Watching, Coffee Farm Tours and biking around the Village of Mavis Bank or just plain do-nothing but stare into Nature. Forres Park is just 35 minutes from Papine and once you take the journey, you won’t be disappointed. Come discover another side of Jamaica.
The three-story main house has the look of a Swiss Mountain Chalet in tropical mode, with four cozy cabins rooms nearby, all surrounded by shade-grown coffee. The many fruit trees including avocados, oranges, grapefruit, mangoes, ackees and flowering shrubs added by the late Mr. James Kirlew & Dr. & Mrs. Lyn, provide a range of bird habitats attractive to our 28 endemics species as well as migrants at Forres Park.
Rooms & Prices
Forres Park offers several choices in accommodation. Superior suites with antique four poster king size beds, private baths, fridge and other amenities, with private balconies and mountain views. In addition, we have standard rooms and cabins which are tastefully decorated with antique four poster beds of varying sizes.
Our Standard and Superior rooms are situated in the main house while the Cabins are detached. Each floor of the main house and cabins have spacious verandahs which allow communion with Mother Nature. So the choice is yours, suites, standard rooms or cabins.
Rooms are available from $US90 to US$220 per night, double occupancy, depending on the views and amenities. Discounts and upgrades are sometimes offered depending on availability.
Double or single beds, fan (no air condition needed), integral part of coffee production within eye view. View of the garden and mountains, private balcony and shower.
Peak View Cabin Rooms
Queen sized, double or single beds, fan (no air condition needed), view of the garden and mountains, private balcony, and shower.
Four Poster Queen sized or double bed, fan, view of the garden, coffee trees and/or mountain view, private balcony and shower.
King-sized or Queen-sized bed, fridge, fan, Jacuzzi or bath with uninterrupted view of the surrounding mountains.
The surrounding Blue Mountain Park is ideal for hiking and cycling. A range of exotic birds can be observed within the retreat’s grounds. Set in Saint Andrew, the Forres Park is a 35-minute drive from Papine. Kingston and Tinson Pen Airport are approximately 25 km away.
How to get here
Take Hope Road from Halfway Tree or Old Hope Road from Cross Roads to Papine Square; turn left along the Gordon Town Main Road. Follow the Gordon Town Road as far as the Gordon Town Police Station. Turn right at the Police Station over a two way bridge. You are now on Mavis Bank Main Road.
Drive along this road (steady hill climb with sharp turns, use horns). Look out for the sign Content Gap – St. Peters, etc., on the left at the junction. Bear right continuing along the Mavis Bank Main Road (you should pass the road leading to Flamstead – Bellevue – Mahoe Drive & Parasio on the right.
Keep on the main road for about 10-15 minutes passing “Stony Castle” drive on the right. Soon after, you should reach a Bus Stop labeled ‘MBCF’ (Mavis Bank Coffee Factory). Keep left over a narrow bridge; pass the Coffee Factory on your right, Forres Park is the next entrance on your left, opposite the Seventh Day Adventist Church. The village of Mavis Bank is just beyond us, if you have reached it, you have passed us.