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Gallery: the quieter side of Jamaica

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TO GO WITH STORY SLUGGED: TRAVEL JAMAICA TREASURE--A boy dives into a swimming pool at Jake\'s Place hotel on Treasure Beach, Jamaica, March 31, 2000. A ramshackle fishing area on Jamaica\'s southeast coast, Treasure Beach attracts an array of visitors from fashion models to penniless backpackers, who out of preference or poverty avoid more upscale alternatives. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)CHIC-SHACK: An awning provides a little shade at an adobe-style villa at Jakes Place hotel on Treasure Beach.TO GO WITH STORY SLUGGED: TRAVEL JAMAICA TREASURE--Edna Smith, 69, stands in the shade of a palm tree as she weaves baskets to sell to tourists on Treasure Beach, Jamaica, March 31, 2000. A ramshackle fishing area on Jamaica\'s southeast coast, Treasure Beach attracts an array of visitors from fashion models to penniless backpackers, who out of preference or poverty avoid more upscale alternatives. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)CUISINE: Ian Marshall cooks the Jamaican specialty of pan chicken at a food stall set up on the grounds of the islands national stadium in Kingston.RHYTHM: Jamaican music legend Jimmy Cliff.

This is Jamaica, but not as the high-volume tourist business usually markets it. Jakes is a collection of suites, cottages and villas in the village of Treasure Beach, part of the out-of-the-way and still-unspoiled south-coast parish of St Elizabeth.

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