Noel Coward's get away home, built in 1948… He fell in love with Jamaica and it's people, climate, food… and lack of insects! He found this idyllic place on the coast towards Port Maria.
The buildings and salt water pool remain the same, as do many furnishings… recognised in many photos. Which all makes this a very very special, authentic place, full of charm and rich history.
In 1956, Sir Noel needed some space for himself alone, so he built Firefly just up the hill, which also still exists and is well worth a visit.
Hepburn, Dietrich, Niven, Guilgud, Olivier… they ALL stayed here. Even the Queen Mother came to visit. I felt transported and enchanted… it's a setting of utter beauty, the staff, headed by Leroy are lovely, the food, by Candy, so healthy and so tasty. Ernie the driver and unofficial guide a terribly nice man.
Blue Harbour is truly relaxing and replenishing and inspiring… I only hope that I can return and that it remains so special and unspoilt for years to come.
I stayed ten days and did not want to leave… sigh.More