BOB MARLEY’S BIRTHPLACE AND MAUSOLEUM IN NINE MILE
Sightseeing, Cultural, Entertainment
A tour dedicated entirely to Bob Marley, his history, the history of his family and the places that characterised the life of this great Jamaican artist. An excursion not to be missed by all the lovers of reggae music!
What we will see
- Mammee Bay, Saint Ann's Bay, Runaway Bay and Brown's Town
- Nine Mile village: Bob Marley’s birthplace and mausoleum, posters and prizes
- Mount Zion: two mausoleums (mother and brother), Bob Marley's home until he was 13
What we will do
- We board our coach and travel along a panoramic road through Mammee Bay, Saint Ann's Bay, Runaway Bay and Brown's Town as far as the small village of Nine Mile, hidden among the mountains of Saint Ann. It is here that, on 6th February 1945, Robert Nesta Marley was born, known to the world as Bob Marley, the Jamaican star of reggae music. He lived in this village until he was 13 and was buried here in 1981. There are also another two smaller yet significant mausoleums belonging to his mother and brother.
- Multiple pictures of Bob Marley are visible along the village streets, whose walls are decorated with typical Rasta colours and seems as if you can actually hear the legendary songs of the Jamaican music tradition. We then reach the Marley premises where our guide, in fluent Jamaican English, takes us on a brief tour. We see the first house of the Marley family, where Bob was born and where the posters and prizes won by the artist are displayed. Next to the house, there is the museum-chapel where he was buried in 1981.
- A small restaurant (lunch/drinks not included) and souvenir shop are to be found on the property.
What you need to know
- The transfer from the port to Nine Mile takes approximately 75 minutes.
- The road may be uneven and includes a number of curves and hairpin bends.
- Shoes must be removed when entering the mausoleum; we therefore recommend wearing socks or bringing them with you.
- Visitors are not permitted to take photos or videos inside the two mausoleums.