Jamaica is creating a new zone for high-end tourism stretching from Oracabessa to Port Antonio along the island’s northern coast. The ‘Revere Zone’ will allow only low-density development.
The zone will include the northern coastal towns of Oracabessa, Port Maria, St. Ann’s Bay, Runaway Bay, Discovery Bay and Ocho Rios. After the planned new highways are constructed, travellers entering the island through the Ian Fleming International Airport in Ocho Rios will have easier access not only to this zone, but also to any part of the island nation in approximately one hour. Redevelopment projects are also underway in Port Antonio.
Creating this zone will also encourage travellers to explore areas beyond Montego Bay and Negril, resulting in more tourism revenue being filtered to more people and businesses island-wide.