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  • Lush and peaceful site with the Great River running alongside
  • Ziplining, tubing, waterpark and coral reef snorkelling within an hour
  • Fishing pond and spectacular gardens, plus river rafting next door

What a lush island spot: laid out across one verdant acre among spectacularly landscaped grounds, the green and serene site of Calming Waters Riverside Camping Area is surrounded by mountains and foothills, has the fish-laden turquoise waters of the Great River meandering peacefully alongside, as well as a fishing pond on site too for angling addicts to have their fishy fill.

You’re within an hour’s drive of Montego Bay and its airport on Jamaica’s north coast, filled with beaches and golf courses and home to the seaside slides and wave pools of Aquasol waterpark, plus snorkelling and diving around the protected coral reefs that make up Montego Bay Marine Park.

For days around the locale, the site has direct links with local tour guides who know the river like the back of their hand and can show you the best spots to raft around and take you the area’s topping outdoor attractions too, like the ziplining and tubing park towards the island’s north coast.

Calming Waters’ shared outdoor pool is open from the morning right through to the evening, and the river is swimmable from morning until dusk; the property is fully fenced and security cameras are in operation too.

When it comes to eats, self-catering here is a doddle: campfires and barbecues are allowed and you can buy firewood and rent coolers from the owner too, plus a big grocery store and a good local eatery are both a short drive away.

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Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed




Lake and/or mountain


Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents


Small (11-25 pitches)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


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  • Ellis Piece, Montego Bay, St James, Jamaica, JM08
  • Timezone America/Jamaica Eastern Standard Time (GMT-05:00)   GPS 18.2711°N 77.9590°W


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Local attractions

As this site sits right by the river, it’s got super easy access to river rafting, and a ziplining and tubing park too is within an hour’s drive for zooms through the lush mountain valley led by friendly tour guides. The site owners are highly knowledgeable about the island so can also arrange other excursions to local waterfalls, beaches and rum distilleries, so whatever your holiday bent they’ve got it sorted.

Also an hour’s drive away are the resorts and famed beaches of Montego Bay; relaxed sorts should head here to laze around beachfront bars and restaurants around seaside spots like Doctors Cave and Walter Fletcher, and souvenir hunters for tours of the shops and crafts markets.

Bird and flower fanciers should most certainly head the hour-and-a-half’s drive to Barney's Flower and Hummingbird Garden on the coast in Negril: built up over years by the man himself, this famed garden naturally attracts little humming sorts from all over, which visitors can feed and simultaneously fawn over while wandering around what’s oft described as the ‘Garden of Eden’.

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  • When can I check in and check out of Calming Waters Riverside Camping Area?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

A charge of US$1.00 (€0.90) applies for the use of the shower.

Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

Bookings must not be for more than 2 consecutive nights.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

Firearms are not permitted.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 6 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: US$20.00 (€17.97) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Changes to your holiday
Modifications are subject to a US$20.00 (€17.24) fee.

Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

No hen/stag parties permitted via

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via

Swimsuits are obligatory and swimming shorts or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/12 and 30/11 (subject to weather conditions).

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of US$20.00 (€17.74) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.