Boston Jerk Centre (Boston Beach, Route A4, east of Port Antonio) – the main attraction to this open-air restaurant is its popular jerk pits. Healthy portions of jerk chicken, pork, goat and fish are served here – a great introduction to BBQ Jamaican cuisine for first-time visitors. Side dishes typically include rice and peas.
TAXI – over the years, regular visitors to Jamaica advise visitors to make arrangements with their resort to arrange for their taxi needs. This, since they will have long-standing relationships with reputable local taxi companies, in particular what are known as “charter taxis” (a.k.a. tourist taxis) – which have red license plates with white lettering. […]
Bellefield Great House (Granville Main Road, Montego Bay) — Bellefield Great House and its Estate have the distinction of being one of the oldest sugar plantations in Jamaica. Owned by the Kerr-Jarret family of the Barnett Estates, the Great House and its Sugar Mill were built in 1794. The Kerr-Jarrett family has since played an […]
Montego Bay — was originally a Spanish settlement (from 1510) – calling it “Bahía de Mantega” (because of the large quantities of pigs lard that was exported to other Spanish colonies within the Caribbean and South America) – hence the origin of the “Montego” name of what later became a British settlement. Nowadays, with its […]
Jamaica, an island within the western Caribbean, is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles. Located 145 km south of Cuba and 191 km. west of Hispaniola (Haiti & Dominican Republic), it immediately became a Spanish possession after Columbus’ discovery of it in 1494. With the British’s growing interest in the Caribbean, they drove the […]