Goshen Wilderness Resort

A sign outside this lakeside 'wilderness resort' (ยง 974-4613, 974-5189; Goshen; adult/child US$3/2; S 10am-5pm Tue-Sun), 6km east of Walkerswood, happily proclaims: 'You catch it, we cook it.' Its prime attraction is 42 large ponds stocked with tilapia just waiting for you to yank them out of the water.

Attractions include an aviary, a petting zoo, volleyball, paddleboats and kayaks, nature trails and horseback rides (per hour US$40). A one-hour ATV tour of the plantation and nearby hills costs US$45; there's a longer tour to Spanish Bridge and a lovely swimming spot on the White River (US$80). A fishing package (adult/child US$21/14) includes a drink, tackle and a guide. The chef will prepare your fish with bammy (pancake-shaped cassava bread) and festival (a fried biscuit shaped like a sausage), but burgers, hot dogs and jerk dishes are also available at the thatched restaurant and bar.

To get here from Ocho Rios, take the turn-off from the A3 at the White River estuary. Eventually you'll reach a three-way roadjunc-tion called Goshen. Turn east (left when coming from Ocho Rios) down the deteriorated road. The Wilderness Resort is 1km beyond the gates for Goshen great house - marked 'Goshen.' If you don't have a car, ask at the transportation center in Ocho Rios for minibuses heading to Goshen.

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