Firewater! St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica

This was one of our first real “off the beaten track” adventures …. we had heard about a place called Firewater (from a few locals and a website called ) – where you could literally light water on fire.  Kate and I were a little skeptical but very intrigued so we figured we should check it out for ourselves – and let me tell you how glad I am that we did, it’s one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen!

The challenge in getting to the Firewater was figuring out where it was!  We read about it online, saw pictures and videos, but nowhere could we find directions on how to get there.  We were told to just drive to Saint Ann’s Bay (the capital of the Saint Ann Parish that we live in located between Runaway Bay and Ocho Rios) and simply ask someone where to go.  As luck would have it, we ran into our old friend Buffalo Bill and told him we were planning to check it out – and of course he knew where it was!!  And I’m sure glad he did …. it was quite the little drive Billy navigated through to get there on the windy dirt roads of St. Ann’s Bay and to be honest I don’t think I could even tell you how to get there now that I’ve been.  Billy told us it was best to go at night, so we headed over there just after dark (after a stop at Scotchies for some yummy jerk chicken and to get our festival fix .. yup, we’re both addicted).

I didn’t really know what to expect about this place, but what I saw was beyond my imagination….. click here to read the rest of this blog at