Scotchie’s Ocho Rios is the place for mouthwatering jerk dishes, sides and soups. Rustic, yet homely, & conveniently located in Drax Hall, the restaurant is open from lunch to late.
Savor the smell of the spicy pork and chicken as the pimento smoked meat sizzles and gets slow cooked on grounds that resemble an estate’s botanical garden.
The main beach in Ocho Rios is a quarter-mile strip called Reggae Beach or the Bamboo Beach Club where great beach food and Reggae music are both served. Considered one of Jamaica’s best secrets, Reggae Beach’s scenic beauty with jagged, protective cliffs on both ends make a great backpacker destination for seclusion and serenity.
An entrance fee of $9 gives access to Lounge chairs and changing rooms. demography and gives credence to the National Mono, Out of Many, One People.
To experience the Real Jamaica, you must leave the tourist towns behind and venture into the hills. Here, life is abundant; Rivers & natural springs flow freely, People farm for their food & life is lived as it has always been- connected to Mother Nature. And It is here that you will find Zimbali Retreats which Features Tripadvisor’s #1 Restaurant in all Jamaica- Zimbalis Farm to Table Cooking Show.
Rated as the #1 Restaurant in all of Jamaica on Tripadvisor for 5 years, this is a Foodie experience that is not to be missed. Family owned and operated, this could possibly be the freshest meal you’ve ever had.
A fruit farm of over 1200 trees and 5 full time farm workers provide a steady stream of fresh fruits & food for where creativity and clean flavors can blossom. After a tour of the Farm you enter the specially designed cooking studio where the chef takes you on a 6-course culinary journey. Enjoy a bottle of wine and loosen your belt, there’s no holding back when the food is this fresh.
As with many traditional cultures, you sometimes have to travel a long way to get the genuine experience, and the same is true in Jamaica. However, you’re in luck! Located in the mountains 30 minutes outside Negril, Zimbali is a rare gateway from which you can experience the real culture of Rastafari. Located in Canaan Mountain come and meet Rasta ‘Fiyah’ and hike with him up to his farm ‘Camp Survival’. 30+ years of natural living and farming, Fiyah upholds the real Livity of Rastafari.
Lime Tree Farm is an environmentally friendly coffee farm set in 10 acres at the heart of Jamaica’s Blue Mountains, the highest mountain range in the the Caribbean rising up to 7,402 ft.
As well as growing coffee, Lime Tree Farm provides you with the wonderful opportunity to see the real beauty of Jamaica and to meet her people by staying in one of four Blue Mountain eco-cottages. The holiday accommodation is run like a private house, except that as a guest you need do nothing other than relax, walk, eat and sleep in the most beautiful surroundings in total silence.
Our spacious cottages offer stunning unspoiled panoramic views down into Cedar and Yallus Valley and out across the Blue Mountains towards the eastern tip of Jamaica – a view that hasn’t changed in thousands of years.
For those looking for activities in the Blue Mountains, enjoy fresh air and rambling there are wonderful local mountain trails to be followed, enjoying Jamaica’s most prized natural treasures – its 3000 flowering species, 100’s of orchids and nearly 600 types of ferns. Not forgetting the myriad species of birds, 30 species endemic to Jamaica. For the hardy, a guided day hike to the summit of Blue Mountain Peak allows you to gaze across to Cuba just 90 miles away. There are few things that compare to hiking in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica.
We offer tours of Lime Tree coffee farm. Watch the cherry red coffee beans being picked (or join in) and follow the process through to coffee roasting. Everything is done by hand – picking, pulping, drying, selecting and roasting. Then the best part, we get to drink the freshly roasted coffee.
Drapers San is right on the sea in San San area, 4 miles form Port Antonio. Drapers San is a Bed and Breakfast which offers two cottage-style houses nearby the sea, surrounded by a colourful and flowery garden where chairs and benches offer the perfect relax.
The community of Drapers is approximately 5 km from Port Antonio, at the start of San San, an area which boasts the most beautiful beaches of Jamaica. Maria Carla, the owner, is an Italian who has lived on the island for many years. Besides taking care of her bed and breakfast, with her daughter Francesca, she is very involved with human rights issues and has established a non-profit organization called Stand Up For Jamaica which promotes several humanitarian projects.
For all those interested, the Association has a web site and is on Facebook. Maria Carla is passionate about reggae music and if her guests share this interest, she will galdly a van to take them to some of the most beautiful concerts.
Draper San offers a family atmosphere and there is always someone willing to provide suggestions and advice, information regarding the nearby areas and the local culture. Maria Carla and Francesca know Jamaica very well and are always ready and willing to share their knowledge with their guests. This is the best way to learn about such a diverse and fascinating country which is worthy of one’s curiosity.
Port Antonio is a small town which sits at the intersection of two twin bays where the twin islands are located. The town is fun and lively at all hours, with the exception of Sunday morning. The atmosphere is bustling both in the shops that sell just about everything and outdoors where the Jerk chicken is always being cooked in the barrels and the many carts sell fruit and sugar cane.
In the evening, the streets come to life with a great deal of dancing; again the atmosphere is lively and the Jamaicans stand out for the very bright and colourful style of clothing they love to wear because when the Jamaicans decide to go out and have fun, they love to display their elegance.
The Roof Club, the Road Block Dance and the Crystal are the most well known places. And should you stay there until very late, the taxi service, located in the market square, never sleeps. Our Bed & Breakfast offers 7 rooms which can accommodate up to 13 people at the most.
The rooms are colourful and are furnished in the Jamaican style. The guest house offers either a view of the sea or the garden. There are a variety of options from a triple room, a cottage and the Rasta Cottage all with private bath. We also have three double rooms and a single, each with shared baths.
The cost of each rooms includes a hearty breakfast with coffee, tea, bread and home-made jam, fruit, eggs or cake and the legendary banana and vanilla fritters. For anyone who wants to eat in, we have an excellent cook who prepares tasty meals but you must reserve by 2 PM because we do not cook any frozen food.
If you want to learn some Jamaican recipes, you are welcome to come into the kitchen and observe. Our Guest House also has an equipped kitchen where guests can cook their own meals. The rooms are cleaned everyday and linen is provided. We do not, however, supply beach towels.