The Enchanted Gardens, Jamaica

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The Enchanted Gardens
Enchanted gardens pool.jpg
The swim-up bar at the Enchanted Gardens in 2010.
The Enchanted Gardens, Jamaica is located in Jamaica
The Enchanted Gardens, Jamaica
Location within Jamaica
General information
LocationOcho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica
Coordinates18°24′10″N 77°06′39″W / 18.4026641°N 77.1109074°W / 18.4026641; -77.1109074Coordinates: 18°24′10″N 77°06′39″W / 18.4026641°N 77.1109074°W / 18.4026641; -77.1109074
Closed~2001
OwnerJamaican Redevelopment Foundation

The Enchanted Gardens is a resort near Ocho Rios in St. Ann, Jamaica. It is located in a natural river gorge with 14 waterfalls on 8 hectares (20 acres) of land. There is a nature walk with a wide variety of local plants and jungle like atmosphere. There is also an exotic aviary featuring rare birds, scenic ponds and a seawater aquarium.[1]

The resort was originally owned by former Prime Minister Edward Seaga. It was forced to close shortly after 9-11 because of debt and tax issues.[2]

An injunction barring the sale of the Enchanted Gardens was lifted in September 2008, allowing the property to be put back on the market by its current owner the Jamaican Redevelopment Foundation. This is the third time it has been put up for sale but the first without an injunction. It is expected that it will be sold by July 2009.[3]

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  1. ^ Jamaica's Botanical Gardens, Jamaica Gleaner.
  2. ^ New receiver appointed to sell Enchanted Gardens - Three companies interested, Lavern Clarke, Jamaica Gleaner, 2006-09-08.
  3. ^ Enchanted Gardens up for sale again, Jamaica Observer, 2008-11-26.

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