Errol Flynn Country Pt. I

24 Feb

     Dear Errol Fans,

               I have decided to let you in on some of my cherished Port Antonio photos and will post them from time to time to show you readers just how beautiful the area is, and maybe share a part of the world that Errol and I have fallen in love with. Now don't get me wrong, I am not comparing myself with Errol, but let me tell you, he had latched onto something good. and I admire his taste in not just women, but locales.

      This chapter is about the marvelous Trident Castle, which is located just W. of the Blue Hole, about 6 miles from Port Antonio. I shamelessly bribed my way into the place some months ago and was very impressed, and I am not easily impressed. It is a palace of immense proportions, and I have never seen it's match in Jamaica. It was built by the same folks who built and run the Jamaica Palace Hotel just down the road.

       The Castle was not there when Errol was roaming around the area, but I think he would have approved. For those who want to stay there, it is easily done: Just be prepared for the $5000.00 US Dollars per night fare. (with motorcar, meals, boat, and airplane available) Tom Cruise had just departed when I arrived to take these photos, and his picture resides on the grand piano.

       The Castle is built on the cliffs and the view is, of course, first-class. A large pool is at the ready, as is a large, friendly staff. A party room, library, game room, and an immense gathering hall( just inside the front doors) are ready for just about anything. There is even a chapel on the grounds for the religious in the crowd. There are guard dogs to keep away the odd paparazzi that may wander onto the property.(always a plus!)

       As a certain T.V. Host would say, “Champagne Wishes!”


                                           Thank You,   JOHN

   P.S. I have some eye-popping video of this place and when I figure out how to put it on the blog, I will be more than happy to share it. The pitiful photos I provided just don't do it justice. It is really 'something else'!  J.T.  Check out the website too!

— john


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  1. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Hi John;
    This are wonderful pictures and I think we all should go there for at least a month as obviously money is no object!
    It's only $5.000.00 a night – Errol would have said “so what” and found a way to tell them it's peanuts! Ha-Ha-ha!

  2. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Thank-you for sharing all of this with us including your rafting river trip.
    Trident Castle looks both spectacular and extremely elegant. Do you have any idea when it was built? Or is that coming in part 2 which I look forward to.

  3. Anonymous

    February 27, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Ralph, Construction began in 1979 and went on for almost 10 years(!) It is very elegant but not to my taste. I prefer a more cozy setting. The place almost reminds me of a museum. As the saying goes.”A nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there” John