Accompong Village is high in the Santa Cruz Mountains and although you can access the village on your own, local tour groups will take you there. The village was formed by Maroons, runaway slaves who fled Jamaican plantations. Descendants of these former slaves still reside in Accompong Village and welcome visitors to hear their history and experience their lifestyle, music and traditions. A celebration takes place each year on January 6 to mark the village’s victory over the British in 1738. Visitors are welcome at the celebration to feast, buy local crafts and hear of the village’s history