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Firefly, Jamaica

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#11 of 19 in Museums in Jamaica
Firefly Estate, located 10km east of Oracabessa, Jamaica, is the burial place of Sir Noël Coward and his former vacation home. It is now listed as a National Heritage Site by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust. Although the setting is Edenic, the house, built in 1956, is surprisingly spartan, considering that he often entertained jet-setters and royalty. The building has been transformed into a writer's house museum.
Noël Coward's mountaintop Jamaican home and burial site was originally owned by the infamous pirate and one-time governor of Jamaica, Sir Henry Morgan (1635-1688). The property offered a commanding view of the St. Mary harbour, and Morgan used it as a lookout. As part of the hideaway, Morgan had caused a secret escape tunnel to be dug, opening at Port Maria.
Named for the luminous insects seen in the warm evenings, Firefly estate has entertained a wide range of guests, including both the Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Laurence Olivier, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Sir Alec Guinness, Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, and neighbours Errol Flynn, Ruth Bryan Owen and Ian Fleming.
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  • An absolutely stunning view of the cove below Noel Coward’s property is worth the chassis and shock absorber destroying, pothole-filled road that one has to navigate in order to get to what was once t...  more »
  • The road to this resort is badly in need of repair BUT once you make your way up that winding road the sight is breathtaking. The journey was worth every bump in the road. Just picture yourself standi...  more »
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  • Historical site well preserved a must see on a visit to Jamaica.
  • Amazing scenery
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