10 Restaurants in Jamaica that you must visit.

If you are in Jamaica and you haven’t visited any of these places then it is more than likely that you are missing out on a lot.

1) Little Ochie – This seafood restaurant is located on the beach in Alligator Pond, St Elizabeth. It provides a wide variety of seafood cuisine that is done to your specialized order. It is a great setting for a family evening out, a staff trip, or simply an evening out for you and yours. The gazebos scattered across the sand, gives a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the music and watch the beauty as the sun sets. Further down on the beach, Fish lovers can also purchase their assortment of fish to take home.

2) Scotchie’s Jerk Centre – With a number of locations on the island, Scotchie’s has proven to be the place to get some of the best jerk. If you are a lover of pork, then you have to try some from Scotchie’s! This outdoor restaurant has no cushions and frills, but a more rustic and authentic scenery and the wait might be a little longer than normal, but trust that the food is worth it.

3) Star Grill Restaurant – If ever you find yourself in central Jamaica in the parish of cool cool Manchester then this indoors restaurant is an experience you must have. The ground floor is a fast food restaurant which serves a variety of sandwiches, juices, drinks and burgers and is ideal for the grab and go. The second floor is where most of the beauty lies as it ascends to a soft, relaxing scenery. It is not a very large restaurant but it does cater for large groups and would be an ideal spot for a family evening out. The decor is welcoming and the staff is courteous and attentive.

4) Margaritaville: Jimmy Buffet’s – This three story on the water restaurant is a great place for food and drinks over the ocean. It is perfect to stimulate that pre-party atmosphere before trekking to the local night clubs.
The Jerk Chicken is tasty and the drinks are well-made.

5) The Almond Tree Restaurant – A well known and popular restaurant in Ocho Rios, The Almond Tree offers an array of dishes so wide you may have trouble selecting just one.   You will be able to enjoy in a wonderful view with dishes prepared by a master chef in true gourmet style!

6) Restaurant Mille Fleurs – Located in Port Antonio, this magnificent restaurant offers romantic dining on the veranda with magnificent views overlooking Port Antonio, the Blue Mountains and the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy the spectacular setting and savor the calm and serenity while enjoying culinary delights, beautiful sunsets and candlelit dining. Discover creative Caribbean cuisine breakfast, a light lunch, or romantic dinner. Mille Fleurs is also a perfect location for small weddings and celebrations.

7) Cosmos Seafood Restaurant – Located on the seven-mile beach in Negril with a rustic and pleasant atmosphere.Cosmos Restaurant provides the perfect location with both a rustic and pleasant atmosphere. Cosmos Seafood Restaurant Bar – where seafood and Jamaican style cuisine is served daily. You can even have your choice of inside or outside dinning.

8) Chewsday’s Restaurant, Grill and Jerk – Chewsday’s Restaurant boasts Portmore’s latest hot pot for the tastiest, freshest and most exquisite meals you have ever tasted! Professional service and Satisfied customers are our Delight! They offer a wide variety of meals including a regular lunch menu which changes daily, as well as A grill menu offering pastas, tortilla wraps, sandwiches, salads, burgers, seafood, quesadillas and So Much More! 

9) Glistening Water Restaurant and Marina – Their luminous lagoon gives a great experience for the romantic and adventurous at heart, enjoy a relaxing evening boat ride on the amazing natural phosphorescence waters that illuminates by your touch. If you take a swim, your whole body will glow in the dark; this is something you really have to experience. They serve knock out seafood dishes, curry goat, curry chicken, jerk chicken and many other tasty dishes you will just love. One of Trelawny’s best spots.

10) Homar’s Roti and Grill – This Spot in Clarendon provides tantalizing dishes from Sunday’s to Friday’s and a wide variety of meals all throughout the day. Homar’s also provides accommodations for seminars, board meetings, wedding receptions, etc.

 

You cannot be in Jamaica and not visit any of these places!

Why Women Shouldn’t Send Men Naked Pictures

When a girl sends a man her naked picture… he gets excited… (pun intended)… because it shows that she really likes him. It strokes his ego, and it’s very useful when he’s about to knock one out. Men are drawn to racy women… it’s just our nature.

In the same breath, some women love the thrill of exchanging these types of pictures (or videos). And the reality is … women have become more open about bedroom activities. Perhaps you may disagree with the statement but the astronomical sales of Fifty Shades of Grey suggests otherwise. But of course, women only read the book… or watch the movie… because they are “curious”.

Curious my ass – they’re living vicariously through that movie.

A few women will voluntarily send their pictures to men because they know it will turn them on, while other women will send stuff because their boyfriends asked for it. And then in some cases, some women will send it because their boyfriends demanded it. So, although she was hesitant at first… he pressured her, made her feel guilty… until she caved in.

Whether she voluntarily sent pictures or she was forced to do soshe’s left herself exposed. When there’s a break-up, her boyfriend may turn out to be an asshole and post her pictures to be vindictive. Or, her device may be stolen… and the thief may have access to the classified photos. It’s also possible that her computer may be hacked by someone who wants to be mischievous. And the list goes on.

If her picture is released, few will sympathise with her. People will say all kinds of things – “She’s so stupid”, “What a whore”, “Ediat gyal” etc. And it’s doesn’t matter how strong she is, if her pics are all over the internet, it’s enough to break her down and reduce her to tears.

There may also be ramifications at her job. People may view her differently… think less of her. It may even ruin her chance at a promotion. It’s a tough reality to face. She also has to contend with the embarrassment that she may have caused some family members… especially if she has a child… or if she has a younger sibling who looks up to her.

If a man really cares about his girl, he needs to be mindful of the risks associated with naked pictures and videos. His satisfaction can’t take precedence over her reputation. Men need to live by this mantra. We also should not applaud the men who maliciously ruin the lives of women.

It’s natural to want to see these sexy pictures but it should be more natural for us to want to protect our women.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I know it’s unlikely that pictures will end up on the internet. But you can’t play percentage games with someone’s future. It’s not worth it.

And the truth is… the best memories are never captured on camera. No matter how old you get, there are some things that you will never forget. They will remain as vivid as ever, they will always be embedded in your thoughts. And you won’t need a picture or video to remember the details.

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10 Best Wedding Locations in Jamaica

 

Looking for the perfect spot on the island to have a wonderful life experience while tying the knot or jumping the broom?

One of these locations is likely to be the venue of your dreams and the perfect spot to exchange vows:

 

1) On the beach – pick a beach, any beach, from Negril to Port Antonio (i.e. from one end of the island to the other) a beach wedding in Jamaica is always a dream wedding

2) On the cliffs in Negril – imagine exchanging vows on cliffs overlooking the beautiful, deep blue Caribbean Sea, with the setting sun as a backdrop.

3) Firefly in St. Mary – located in the hills of St.Mary with an awesome view overlooking the sea, is the old vacation home of Sir Noël Peirce Coward, a British playwright, composer, director, actor and singer. The home and its expansive yard have been the venue for many beautiful weddings.

4) Strawberry Hill – located in the hills above Kingston, is the exclusive Strawberry Hill boutique hotel, with an awesome view of wedding perfectness.

5) Treasure Beach – one of the most laid back places you’ll ever find. Pick a villa and say your vows.

6) Good Hope Estate – looking for a rustic, old world type venue? Centuries ago, Good Hope was a sugar cane plantation. Now, its great house and lawn could be the venue for your perfect wedding.

7) Geejam – an exclusive boutique hotel that is perfect for small weddings.

8) Sandals & Beaches Resorts – world renown for their weddings-in-a box.

9) Hope Gardens – one of the most well-kept green areas in Jamaica’s capital, Kingston.

10) Lovers’ Leap – a 1700 foot-high cliff overlooking the sea with a beautiful love story to go with it.

12 signs that you were raised by Jamaican grandparents.

No matter what part of the world you are right now, there are just some things that will never depart from you, one of which is what is learnt or adapted from your Jamaican grandparents.

You know you were raised by Jamaican grandparents if:

1) You constantly use old Jamaican proverbs for emphasis or reference. “a nuh every kin teet a laugh”

2) Every one says that you are miserable. It is thought that one adapts the trait of becoming easily upset. “a muss u granny yuh grow wid mek yuh miserable suh”

3) You are familiar with a thousand bush remedies that cure everything from as small as the common cold. “drink sum leaf a life, by tomorrow mawning d rash clear off”

4) At least once in your life, you used an enamel “chimmey” and had to make sure not to drop it when you are carrying it.

5) You have a bottle of alcohol, a jar of Vick’s vapor rub, olive oil, and oil of peppermint on your bureau.

6) You have/ had days specific for food. Eg on Mondays only a different meat was cooked but the rice was reheated from Sunday’s cooking (sundeh-mondeh), Fridays were fast food days, Saturdays were soup days and Sundays were, of course, rice and peas (or gungo rice) with up to 3 different kinds of meat.

7) You used to get “worm out” when there was a full moon.

8) You have seen a Macdonald Farmer’s book. Especially for grandparents who were farmers, this was a necessity of the household.

9) You have weird means of gauging time. “Doh mek mi spit dry and yuh nuh come back from shop!”

10) You used to get “granny plats” to go to school.

11) The yard is always swept on a Sunday.

12) If you own a grater and blender. No matter what, a grandparent’s coconut has to be grated and ‘juiced’.

 

3 Destinations You must Visit while in Jamaica

Out of many one people is the motto of this small island in which tourists from all corners of the earth venture for the vacation of a lifetime and experiences worth sharing at some of the most luxurious and beautiful Jamaican Destinations.

Jamaica, the land of wood and water and great beaches to sun bath for the perfect tan, is known for its rich culture, Bob Marley and Reggae music, lets no forget the rum!

All the 14 parishes of the island has their very own unique and boastful experience, however the three Jamaican destinations we chose to share with you will invite you into a unique environment that can be enjoyed by all members of the family.

Check out these 3 Jamaican Destinations You must Visit while in the Island below;

The Seven Mile Beach, located in Negril

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Easily the known as the longest beach in Jamaica, and by far one of the island’s best. The beach was developed back in the 1960s and today is lined with a chain of resorts, but still considered as a free walking path to all who loved the sands and sea, no border hinders its span. Seven Miles Beach also caters to the free spirited folks who enjoy a little nude sun bath, which is indulged at the Hedonism IIresort.

Harassment by vendors selling everything from hair-braiding to marijuana can be a negative at this beach, however.

Rose Hall Beach, Montego Bay

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If you’re ever in Montego Bay (known as the tourist capital) and looking for a much sedate kind of beach vibe, then head east to Rose Hall Beach. What makes it even better is that If you’re staying at one of the luxury beachfront resorts in the area, such as the Iberostar, Half Moon, or the Hilton Rose Hall, then this beautiful strip of sand is just outside.

 

Doctor’s Cave Beach

Founded in 1906, Doctor’s Cave Beach Club is nestled between the Marine Park and the Hip Strip. The translucent water is known for its mineral content and their world-famous white-sand beach is clean and inviting.

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More than just a great beach the “Groovy Grouper” Beach Bar and Grill located at Doctor’s Cave provides a variety of meals and drinks to satisfy the taste buds. Conveniently located right on the beach, the Groovy Grouper Beach Bar and Grill provides a great variety of meals and drinks the whole family will enjoy!

10 Things Jamaican men can get away with that Women Can’t

1. A Jamaican man can have as many ‘outside’ children as he likes and his wife is expected to forgive him and continue the relationship. This is a big issue since if a woman within a relationship gets pregnant for an ‘outside’ man, the relationship is over. Very few Jamaican men will stay with a woman “who annodda” man impregnated. Men who do so are considered fools and lose respect from their male peers. People might say women who stay in these relationships have a choice to leave but in reality some do not. Before you condemn these women, be mindful of the facts, never react without knowledge of their situations.

2. A man can sleep with as many women as he likes and still be considered a very eligible partner while if a woman has been around the “block” a couple times, she is no longer ‘marriage material’. This might only be a perception for women with less virtuous reputations and a history of promiscuity do end up with a good partners. What is trash to one man is gold to another. It is unfair that women are not allowed by social sanctioning to play the field as much as men without any form of reproach. A woman cannot do what a man does and still be a lady.
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3. A Jamaican man is not expected to wash underwear. As a matter of fact, a lot of men within the lower economical class stress the notion of not having their rags in the same basin as a woman’s panties. While women will wash a man’s undergarments. Some men will not even put panties on the line or take them off. To wash female underwear is considered emasculating while female’s washing a man’s brief is seen as traditional.

4. A man can stay out all night and all day if he likes but if a woman decides to live this “pon the road” lifestyle, men complain. It was only recently a female acquaintance explained that her man will go to work, come home and leave again to chill with his friends. She said that she decided to give him a piece of his own medicine by stepping in and out as she liked and spending less time at home. She said he claimed that she was not living a “good gyal lifestyle” and was becoming a “road terrorist”. He found it unpleasant the idea that a woman could love the road as much as him and he might not be alone in this perception.

5. Men are not chastised as much when they abandon children but women are considered lower than the bottom when they leave their children. It is widely assumed that women have a more intense bond with children due to pregnancy and only a heartless woman could leave her child. Men can pass their children on the streets without as much as a glance but a mother is suppose to be committed to her children. Men can spend less time with their offspring, refuse to attend school meetings, have zero contact and it is accepted with little to no reprimand.

6. When a man remarries he can bring his new wife to the house he shared with his previous partner. Women especially if the house was built by their first partner are not expected to bring another man into the home. She can live there with the children as long as she does not bring any man there. A woman will help a man build a house and he will throw her out and bring in another woman while if a man builds a house with a woman and the relationship goes sour, he will insist that “no man nah live a him yard“

7. When a man likes a woman, she is expected to like him back but if a woman crushes on a man and he is not interested she is expected to leave him alone. A man will ‘psst’ at a female and if she refuses to give him any attention, he will pursue, insult and even manhandle her. If a woman likes a man and he is not interested and he makes his disinterest known, the woman is suppose to give up and leave him alone. Why can’t men leave a women alone when they show they are not interested?

8. Men who insist that they do not eat and yet expect women to eat (from) them. Oral sex has always been an issue that highlights the hypocrisy of some Jamaican men. Not all men are uncomfortable and some will admit that they will do it but a vast majority will “nyam bible leaf” that they do not believe in men doing oral sex yet seem to enjoy receiving it from a female. How can you enjoy something you do not see yourself doing? That is just plain hypocrisy. Like Kartel bashing Lisa Hype and then endorsing the same concept in his later music.

9. This ties in with number one. Many Jamaican men love to give bun (cheat) and expect their women to forgive and move on. A man will insist that the woman ‘get over it’ and stop nagging him about his indiscretion. Now make him a get a bun and it’s a whole different scenario. He will cuss, bawl and wail over the alleged cheating and find it very difficult to forgive his woman. His friends who had no qualms about encouraging him to cheat will say ” Don’t be no Bottle torch or One Burner” will boost him to leave him woman cause “the gyal diss him”. So hypocritical.

10. The Jamaican man can carry himself any way in a relationship but not so for females. Men think they deserve the most beautiful and sexiest girls and want to carry themselves as them feel like. Men say it is their spending power that a woman is attracted to and not their bodies so they can come with “big belly, face full a hair and two days don’t bathe or brush teeth” and females are suppose to accept it once they are spending their money. Women now have to be perfect in every way and less attractive men will call girls ugly and fat when they have big belly, no teeth and dirty clothes swag.

Ackee & Saltfish Pizza recipe

Who would’ve thought that our national dish would make such a great topping for a pizza? it is the ideal dish for vegetarians who eat fish as well, and of course it sits well with meat lovers. The ackee and saltfish pizza is great for a snack or large portions for a full meal.

INGREDIENTS:

2 pounds baking flour
1/2 packet Anchor Milk Powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 packet yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 ounces Grace Hello Margarine
13 ounces water (luke warm)
1 cup Grace Tomato Ketchup
1 teaspoon basil
1 clove garlic, minced
3 dozen ackee, cleaned
1/4 cup Grace Vegetable Oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks escallion, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 teaspoon scotch bonnet pepper, chopped
1 sprig thyme, leaves
1 teaspoon Grace Caribbean Traditions Black Pepper
1 medium Tomato, sliced
1 medium green sweet pepper, cut into rings
1 medium onion, cut into rings
1/2 pound mozzarella, shredded
1/2 pound cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons oregano

METHOD:

  1. Combine flour, milk powder, sugar and yeast then fold in salt at the end.
  2. Add Grace Hello Margarine to the dry ingredients, using finger tips or a dough blender to incorporate fat.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and add water, use to bind mixture. Knead mixture to form an “elastic” dough (approximately 10-15 minutes).
  4. Place dough into a greased dish, rotate and allow to ferment (until dough doubles in size) approximate 45-60 minutes.
  5. Deflate dough using fist to push downward in the centre of the dough to release the air.
  6. Place on a lightly floured surface, roll out using rolling pin to a thickness of 1/4 inch.
  7. Use to line a greased pizza pan, trim the edges, ensuring that the dough is not stretched. Pierce the dough with a fork (to release air).
  8. Place in a pre-heated oven to bake at 180°C/350°F, for approximately 20-30 minutes.

    Tomato Sauce:

  9. In a saucepan combine Grace Tomato Ketchup, basil and minced garlic and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Set aside.

    Ackee and Salt fish:

  10. Pour water into a large pot and bring to a boil.
  11. Add ackee and boil until fork tender. Drain and set aside.
  12. In a skillet heat Grace Vegetable Oil.  Add chopped garlic, escallion, onion, scotch bonnet pepper, thyme and Grace Caribbean Traditions Black Pepper, saute for 2 minutes.
  13. Add flaked salt fish and ackee and toss to combine thoroughly, cook for 3 minutes and set aside.

    To Assemble:

  14. Brush or spoon on tomato sauce onto baked pizza dough.
  15. Add ackee and salt fish and spread evenly, using a wooden spoon.
  16. Garnish with sliced tomato, sweet pepper and onion rings, sprinkle on shredded cheese and oregano.
  17. Place in oven and bake at 180°C/350°F for 10 minutes or until cheese melts.

    To Serve: Slice and serve immediately.
    Method Note: Deflate – to release air or gas.

Five Things you can say to get a Jamaican Woman In Bed

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It is said that Most males from countries outside of Jamaica crave the experience of having a Jamaican female in bed.
This is so because most Jamaican females know just how to make a man feel good in bed.
Every year tourists flock the small island to try their luck in seducing and charming a Jamaican woman out of her clothes and into bed, some are successful in there attempts while a few fail.

A fraction of the successful ones are said to have spent their money on cheap whores, but does that really count?
Talking a Jamaican woman into getting in bed with you can be really tricky and on the other hand it can be a piece of cake, depending on the approach and the ones approached.
Here are 5 things you can say to get a Jamaican woman in bed.
1.Tell her you love her and you want to settle down and start a serious family with her.

2. Tell her you want to fulfill all her fantasies and Take her to places she has never seen before.

3. Tell her you want to financially secure her and take away all her debts if she has any.

4. Tell her You want to Marry her and keep her as your queen.

5. Tell her Straight up you want to have sex with her however, this may only work if she finds you attractive and interesting.
Most Jamaican women like a man who knows how to take charge, they also go for men who are financially stable and can bring stability, comfort and luxury to their life.

Getting a Jamaican woman into bed is not easy but if you play your cards right and be the man that they are craving then you won’t have a problem.

How to make Jamaican Blue Draws

Blue Draws, Duckunoo or Tie-A-Leaf are the names that are given to this boiled pudding, which originated in West Africa.

This sweet treat is a starchy, green banana-based boiled pudding, which is predominantly enjoyed as a dessert. However, it can be incorporated as a snack.

It is suggested that once you start eating it, it will be hard to stop. Don’t take our word for it, try it for yourself!

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups green bananas, grated
1 cup coconut, shredded
2 cups sweet potatoes, grated (use a food processor for ease)
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups coconut milk (2 coconut milk powder sachets)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon nutmeg, grated
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon mixed spice

Instructions

In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, mixed spice, shredded coconut and raisins

In a small bowl, add coconut milk, sugar and vanilla. Mix to combine

Add the coconut milk mixture to the cornmeal mixture and mix with a spoon until combined
Prepare 12 sheets of foil, 12″ X 8″

Using a standard ice-cream scoop, place a scoop of batter into the center of the foil sheets, and fold the foil around each scoop to form parcels

Place the parcels in pot enough boiling water to cover them completely

Cook on medium high heat for about an hour

Remove each parcel with tongs and place on a bowl.

Carefully unwrap each parcel over a few sheets of paper towels as some water may drip out
For the glaze: In a small bowl, add coconut milk, and confectioners sugar. Whisk until well combined and smooth. Add orange extract and combine.

Add glaze on top of each pudding once cooled
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Top 5 Games Jamaican Children Played back in the days

If you grew up in Jamaica, before the virtual age became so prominent, these games took precedence to everything in a child’s social life. These are some Jamaican children games:

DANDY SHANDY – Played with three (3) children at a time, dandy shandy requires a lot of physical energy and speed. 2 persons will act be the pitchers while the third person stands in the middle. The game begins as one the pitchers try to hit the person in the middle with the ball, the middle player tries to stay in the game by hopping, skipping and twirling to steer clear of the ball. The second pitcher catches the missed balls and the game continues until the player is outed and changed.

CHINESE SKIP – The game requires a minimum of 3 persons; 2 persons will hold the rope and place it at the designated levels while the third person jumps. The first level begins with the rope around the ankles of two players about 4ft apart, the third person jumps and lands on the rope. The levels get harder as the rope is raised to the calves, knees, thighs, and waists respectively (providing the jumper passes each stage). Jamaican children, of course, took it up a notch and created the armpit and neck levels! Yes, there are jumpers who passed them!

123 REDLIGHT – The leader turns his back and counts “1,2,3, REDLIGHT!” Players have until the count of 3 to close as much distance between themselves and the leader as possible, when the reader says “REDLIGHT” and turns around, every player who is still moving has to return to the starting point and begin again. The first player to reach to the leader and touch him, while his back is still turned, is the winner!

STUCK AND PULL – One team of about 4 persons will be at the base (safe zone) while the other team spreads out in the open. One person from the base runs off and the opposing players try to stuck him. A team mate will then have to run (all the while trying not to get stuck) to pull you then you both try to get back to the base without being stuck. The game continues and rotates when all players are stuck.

MARBLES – Whether you are a male or female, you have to admit that at some point of your childhood you had a collection of marbles both small and huge. This game was the only down and dirty we knew, as we got on all fours and tried to knock our opponent’s marble from the ring.