We traveled via taxi and paid $80 for two to travel to Brimstone Hill Fortress and South East Peninsula (the viewing point where the Caribbean and Atlantic meet). We met others that paid much less - however, we insisted on being the only ... Read More
We traveled via taxi and paid $80 for two to travel to Brimstone Hill Fortress and South East Peninsula (the viewing point where the Caribbean and Atlantic meet). We met others that paid much less - however, we insisted on being the only two in the taxi...so can understand the amounts. Our driver was Chefdon and he was absolutely fabulous. He not only took us to the requested placed but drove us around town as well as pointed out others places and introduced us to people that live there. My excitement for this trip - was sitting in the Immaculate Conception Church while children were in services. It was my highlight - as I went to the school of the same name when a young child in Jamaica and received my confirmation at the church of the same name in Washington, DC.
There is a service fee of $10 per person to enter Brimstone Fortress. We had already been informed that the drive may charge extra if we went beyond 45 minutes at the fortress. We felt 45 minutes was more than enough time. If you decide to visit - there is a $1 fee to use the bathroom (not included in the entry fee) and we noticed that several of the rooms in the fort are under renovation. There is a place to purchase drinks and food - did not note the costs - as well as a picnic area.
The area to view the point where the Atlantic and Caribbean meet is absolutely beautiful. There are vendors there (clothing, souvenirs, and food/drink).....they only take cash and the prices are reasonable. The viewing area is absolutely breathtaking.
We quickly walked in and out of the stores near the pier - nothing really stood out for us. Read Less