The Firefly Estate was the home, and is now the burial place, of Sir Noël Coward. The land was once owned by the infamous pirate Sir Henry Morgan, and it commands one of the most amazing coastal and mountain views in Jamaica, overlooking the town of Port Maria. It was a haunt of the early jet-set crowd – everyone from the Queen to Ian Fleming was entertained at Coward’s modest villa.
The one-bedroom property is a National Heritage Site and is open to the public throughout the year (entrance US$15). It should be a tourist trap, but it isn’t; it’s an idyllic spot, and worth the drive.