Port Antonio before was sleepy Jamaican town before it was revolutionized by Lorenzo Dow Baker in the 1880s when he introduced banana trade there. His actions greatly influenced the growth of the town and it became a tourist destination of wealthy American voyagers. Port Antonio has been visited by great people such as great movie stars, royalties, great musicians, and politicians.

People coming to Port Antonio as tourists have got lots to enjoy and see. There is the blue Lagoon, the Frenchman’s Cove beach, the ruins of Folly Mansion and also the historic DeMontevin Lodge. Other points of interest close by tourists can take their time to visit include; Boston Bay, Rio Grande, and the Reach Falls.

The major mode of transport in the island is by bus as the railway in which Port Antony used to be its terminal was later abandoned after the decline of the banana export trade.