Judgement Cliff - St. Thomas, inland from the main south coast road (five miles north of Yallahs or two miles east of Eleven Miles)
Inland of the main costal road is Judgement Cliff, close to the village of Easington. Judgement Cliff is a sheer cliff face rising some 1,000 feet high. The cliff was created in 1692 by a landslide caused by the same earthquake which destroyed Port Royal. The landslide split a large hill in half, creating the sheer surface.
19 people were killed in the landslide and an entire plantation was buried (along with its owner). According to legend the plantation owner was particularly cruel to his slaves. The cliff was named judgement cliff by locals who saw the landslide as a form of justice being served to the wicked plantation owner.
The cliff face is now largely covered with vegetation so makes for a slightly less arresting sight than it once did.© 2010 Jamaica Travel and Culture .com